"Zabaleen" is the Arabic term for those visionary and enterprising people whose culture revolves around recycling. The Zabaleen are experts at "transforming one man's garbage into another man's gold" and aspire toward a net zero-waste economy. Applied and supported this could lead to true energy independence, not only by radically reducing our demand for "raw materials" and hard to extract natural resources but by recycling other less obvious phenomena and materials that are now wasted.
Could you please spread the word about my new photo exhibit "Elephant Emotional Intelligence"? It's online for a few days to raise money for an NGO working to get elephants off the streets and save them from extinction. Even if you can't buy, please look at the exhibition. The photos will make you smile and the accompanying information is totally fascinating.