Termodinamic of Sustainability

Remember when you used to sleep in physics class? Well, from the second law of thermodynamics comes a very interesting concept: Entropy. “The total entropy of any isolated thermodynamic system tends to increase over time, approaching a maximum value.” In other words, as time goes by, the efficiency of the system reduces, since the loses … Continue reading

Exter…. what? Externalities

  As promissed, here comes the second post from the series “Red Pill”. The subject, externality, is fundamental to the comprehention of the problems that humanity faces today and for each one to comprehend its part in a less disastrous future.

There’s no such thing as throwing away

About a year ago we wrote a post named “Know how to throw away”. The idea, at that time, was to discuss recycling and how important it is to know what to do with materials such as cooking oil and batteries. But now it is time to tell the naked truth: there´s no such thing … Continue reading

Notes from a Freecycler

About six months ago, I decided to learn first hand what the Freecycle Network is all about. For those who don´t know, Freecycle is an initiative created in 2003 by a guy from Arizona, Deron Beal. Helping an NGO that recycles materials in his hometown, he noticed that objects in perfect conditions often ended up … Continue reading

Give gifts, not garbage

I´ve been looking for alternatives to wrap up my gifts for a while. At first, I stopped wrapping them at all. That made people look at me in a very strange way.  This look didn´t actually bother me. What bothered me was the lack of surprise which, I believe, is the best part about giving … Continue reading