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. 

Recent content

Clear Filter

Investors' billions are chasing the baby boomer market

How to cut the cable cord and not miss a thing

Running just 10 minutes a day can reduce your risk of early death by 27 percent

'Downsize' shows you how to think big when living small

Is OK Boomer about age or attitude?

World's greenest senior living community breaks ground in Seattle

IrisVision is a VR headset that delivers reality to people with low vision

A bike is like 'a rolling walking stick'

What is a 'forever home?'

Too much TV is bad for your health, and older people are watching it more than ever

What's that secret chip in the new iPhone?

All the lonely people: Where do they all belong?