The GOOD 100: Humble Pile The GOOD 100: Humble Pile
The GOOD 100: Humble Pile
Crap Caper: Chicago's illegal cache of human waste is tomorrow's gardening gold.In an undisclosed storage area in Chicago, Nance Klehm has a hidden stockpile of human excrement. When the 1,500-gallon stash finishes its two-year composting cycle next summer, it will be soil as rich as any you could buy at the store-a gardener's black gold. If it's discovered by the authorities before then, it'll be deemed hazardous and removed. The hoard belongs to Humble Pile Chicago, a conspiracy of 22 people Klehm has rallied to help.Credit her childhood on a farm in northwest Illinois: Klehm is a self-made food and soil consultant who thinks we need to close the nutrient loop when it comes to a sustainable source of fertilizer. "It's hard to find safe soil for planting in the city," she says. "Most of what you get is stripped from someplace else; we're stealing it from one place and trying to enrich another with it. It's nuts."
Ireland Chooses Love in Historic Referendum on Gay Marriage By a margin of nearly 2-to-1, Ireland becomes the first country on Earth to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote.
A Whole Lot of People Bared Their Feet to Help TOMS Give Away Nearly 300,000 Shoes The internet went shoeless this month for a good cause.
France to Stop Trashing, Start Donating, All Unsold Supermarket Food France’s new law bans stores from throwing away unsold food. Instead, it will be given away to those in need.
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Mother-To-Be Becomes a Living Canvas for Her Unborn Baby In “Bellypaint,” a pregnant woman undergoes an artistic transformation to celebrate the life growing inside her.
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