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'Fix It, Don't Nix It' is the creed of a growing movement to ditch the disposable mindset and make repair 'the fourth R' in Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Communities like iFixit.org provide DIYers with the manuals, tutorials, parts and tools they need to fix their Stuff, as well as encouragement along the way. According to Kyle Wiens, the CEO, "if you can't fix it, you don't really own it."
You can hear Annie's interview with Kyle in the latest episode of our new podcast series, The Good Stuff, which chronicles everyday heroes working to build a more sustainable, just and fulfilling future.
Click here for more information on Episode 4: Fix It, Don't Nix It.
While you're there, download Episode 3: Getting Started. Annie talks with Philadelphia mom and entrepreneur Karla Trotman about the basic steps she took to reduce her family's waste after an appearance with Annie on the ABC daytime show The Revolution.
And make sure to keep your ears open for Episode 5 of The Good Stuff, coming in late June. We'll be talking about the importance of stepping out of our consumer-selves, and into our citizen-selves, to make change.
P.S. Just six weeks left until we release our next movie, The Story of Change, on July 17.
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In a new report about how the world's coral reefs face "the combined threats of climate change, pollution, and overfishing" — endangering the future of marine biodiversity — a London-based nonprofit calls for greater global efforts to end the climate crisis and ensure the survival of these vital underwater ecosystems.
The world is using up more and more resources and global recycling is falling. That's the grim takeaway from a new report by the Circle Economy think tank, which found that the world used up more than 110 billion tons, or 100.6 billion metric tons, of natural resources, as Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.
By George Citroner
- Recent research finds that official government figures may be underestimating drug deaths by half.
- Researchers estimate that 142,000 people died due to drug use in 2016.
- Drug use decreases life expectancy after age 15 by 1.4 years for men and by just under 1 year for women, on average.
Government records may be severely underreporting how many Americans die from drug use, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University.