Lloyd Alter

Lloyd Alter
I write for MNN, TreeHugger.com, contribute to the Guardian, Corporate Knights Magazine and Azure Magazine. I am really proud about just winning the 2014 USGBC Leadership award, for my writing on green building. I am past president of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario where we fight to save old buildings, and I teach sustainable design at Ryerson University School of Interior Design. I am also trying to write a book on bathrooms. 
I am convinced that we just use too much of everything- too much space, too much land, too much food, too much fuel, too much money, and that the key to sustainability is to simply use less. And, the key to happily using less is to design things better.
When not at my computer I am running, on my bike or in my rowing shell. 

Lloyd's most recent content

In British election, millennials turned the tide

Yes, air conditioning is a basic necessity

How self-driving cars could change the way boomers live

Don't bash millennials about avocados — blame their parents

Our roads and our vehicles aren't designed with pedestrians in mind

Are boomers going to age in place or be stuck in place?

E-bikes are booming among boomers

What's in that smoke from the Atlanta highway fire?

The old and the young need safer streets

Traumatic brain injuries are hurting (and killing) too many of us

Has technology made basic things demonstrably worse?

Bill Gates thinks robots should be taxed. Is he right?