"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.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Cordova Students Experimenting with Lake Mud | APRN
Here is a great radio piece, featuring the students, on the work that we (Sybille and me, Katey, Adam, Clay, Laurel and Brandon and the students of Cordova High School in Alaska) are doing trying to harness the power of psychrophilic bacteria. The students do a fantastic job of explaining the project in the interviews! Bravo, kids!