Working in teams of two, the Oops team pulls up to a house, rifles quickly through the recycling, and then fills out the report card: a red “Oops” note, which says which items in the bin can’t be recycled, along with a handwritten explanation of where the bin went wrong; or a green “Shine On,” telling the resident to keep being awesome. The house’s status is then logged in a database by the second team member, who is also marking which houses they’ve hit and which route they’ll take. The first time a house gets an Oops tag, the city will still empty the bin. After that, it’s up to the resident to either correct the error or risk having their recycling bin sit full of empty cheesy pizza boxes and plastic bags until they clean it out themselves. If a house gets two Oops tags in a row, the city will drag the bin back up to the house, in a slap on the wrist to the resident. If someone insists on placing recycling bins full of … [Read more...] about How America’s least sustainable city learned to love recycling
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Brands can work across all time zones DJ Haddad, the CEO and founder of Haddad & Partners, didn’t exactly choose a remote workforce. Rather, his company fell into it and inadvertently discovered the benefits. For the past 13 years, he’s been running his agency remote with leaders across the globe. This takes an average workday of eight to nine hours and turns it into 24. Because his team covers seven time zones, they can kick off a project at noon in New York and hand it over to a lead designer in Australia, who could then give it to someone else in the United Kingdom. By the time Haddad turned on his computer, the task would be 90% complete. “This is a project that would take our former agency at least three days to complete, and we would turn it around in one night,” he shares. “Of course, this means a lot of early-morning or late-night phone calls for our employees on East Coast time, but it’s part of our lifestyle by now, and in the end, it … [Read more...] about We’re in the midst of a massive work-from-home experiment. What if it works?
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But perhaps the obvious solution to finding wonder in this season of staying put is that some of the best journeys await us right where we are now. Today Max and I broke our house quarantine and took a walk through the woods. We scoured the forest floor for perfect walking sticks; we marveled at how an earthworm wasn't sad that it didn't have any legs; we pretended we were searching for a mythical bear named Steve. At some point we startled a cluster of deer into doing pirouettes through the brush. Max froze in admiration of such galloping physics. … [Read more...] about How to see the world when you’re stuck at home