Kathryn Sukalich

Kathryn Sukalich

Kathryn is a writer based in Portland, Ore. She writes about sustainability, the environment and science, among other topics. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running and exploring the Pacific Northwest. She is a former Earth911 staff writer.


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Road Trip
A&E
Feature from Kathryn Sukalich
Is taking a cross-country road trip on your bucket list? How about a trip that stops at more than 100 landfills, recycling centers and other waste related places around the United States? That’s exactly the kind of trip that Philip ...

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Library, Books
A&E
Feature from Kathryn Sukalich
Over the past five years, eco-friendly Little Free Libraries have popped up all over the world to provide people with free books and promote literacy.

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Researchers at the University of Leicester in the U.K. have developed a type of pressed wood that could lead to more recycling. Photo: Flickr/John Loo
News from Kathryn Sukalich
A professor at the University of Leicester recently developed a way to make a recyclable wood product similar to medium-density fiberboard that's better for the environment.

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Furniture, Kickstarter
H&G
Quick Bit from Kathryn Sukalich
The Floyd Leg allows people to make tables from almost any flat surface, which prevents the discarding of furniture when moving from place to place.

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Mannequin Madness
Feature from Kathryn Sukalich
Mannequin Madness received a special achievement award from the Environmental Protection Agency for recycling more than 100,000 pounds of mannequins in one year. Once mannequins arrive at Mannequin Madness, they are either resold, rented or sent to the “boneyard.”

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Students at the University of Michigan recently competed in the campus’s third annual Kill-A-Watt competition, a battle among residence halls to reduce energy consumption. Photo: Kill-A-Watt
NEWS
Quick Bit from Kathryn Sukalich
During the month-long Kill-A-Watt competition, University of Michigan student residence halls compete against each other to see who can decrease their energy consumption the most.

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Kitchen Mat Home Page
Feature from Kathryn Sukalich
Oxgut Hose Company of Emeryville, Calif., salvages old fire hoses from fire stations in California and turns them into one-of-a-kind chairs, mats, phone cases, slippers and other products.

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Powerslayer, a new USB charger, uses software that can stop electronic devices from drawing power once they’re fully charged. Photo: Velvetwire
Quick Bit from Kathryn Sukalich
Powerslayer, a new portable USB charger for phones, tablets and other electronic devices, uses smart software that delivers energy only when it’s needed.

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Hosting a green Super Bowl party is easy if you follow some of our simple tips. Photo: Shutterstock
A&E
Feature from Kathryn Sukalich
Hosting a green Super Bowl party is easy if you follow our eight simple tips.

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Cities nationwide are seeking alternatives to rock salt for de-icing roadways. This winter one neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wis., is testing out cheese brine, a by-product of cheese making. Photo: Shutterstock
News from Kathryn Sukalich
Bay View, a neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wis., is testing cheese brine to help de-ice roads this winter; if the program proves successful, it will save money and be easier on the environment.

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Many of Fireclay’s products, including tiles from its Debris Series pictured here, incorporate recycled materials. Photo: Fireclay Tile
Feature from Kathryn Sukalich
Fireclay Tile, which has been making tiles using sustainable methods since 1986, will now create a line of recycled tiles crafted from the glass of obsolete TVs and computer monitors.

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