Individual changes aren’t enough Reducing contributions to the landfill is an enormously complex task. Even with the amount of brainpower and effort Phoenix has applied to the system, it’s hard to know whether they’ll hit their goal by the end of this year, or their longer-term dream of becoming zero-waste. And if it’s too much for a city to handle, it’s certainly too much for individual citizens to handle. When Spencer starts telling me about what I should do with my old clothes (yes, I should take them to Goodwill but only the nicely used ones, and Phoenix’s Textile Curbside Collection program means people must not only separate yard waste and recyclables into different containers but also old clothes), I feel my brain start to tug apart at the seams. It’s enough for me to get through the workday and make sure there are vegetables on the table at dinner. Even though I don’t want to be buried in my own garbage, it’s too hard to … [Read more...] about How America’s least sustainable city learned to love recycling
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Companies have access to a larger pool of talent—including parents The right person for the gig may not be located in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, or any other major metropolitan area. This was Abby Coleman’s mindset when she created her fully remote company, Territory Foods, in 2019. Currently, the company operates in 13 markets. While they have team members in each of those regions, they decided against creating a central headquarters. Rather, they have talent from all over the country, including a leadership team located in five different states, with past experience working at companies such as Amazon, Kraft, General Mills, PepsiCo, and Target. Collectively, these leaders have nine children, with five under the age of five. “Remote work allows us to retain great talent because they feel they are able to more effectively juggle the daily demands of parenting, while not wasting any precious minutes commuting,” says Coleman. … [Read more...] about We’re in the midst of a massive work-from-home experiment. What if it works?
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Two of the attendees refused to talk with me about why they showed up, and they left midway through the second day. (Ruiu later told me that they were Eastern Europeans passing through Vancouver.) The third attendee, Stephen Johnson, is a Vancouver resident who works in cybersecurity and has been doing graphic design work for CanSecWest for 10 years. He came on the last day of the conference—just hours before the U.S. and Canada shut their overland border—as a show of support for Ruiu and the other staffers who were ensuring the Zoom streams worked.Johnson sat down at a small table in the conference area with me, wearing a disposable medical face mask, and said he came because he felt he was at relatively low risk of infection. “I’m in my late 30s, in good health. In terms of spreading it, I’m happy to take precautions,” he said, such as using hand sanitizer and maintaining social distancing. “My wife is concerned about me coming here. But I … [Read more...] about What it’s like to attend a conference—in person—in the age of COVID-19