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. 

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Why are older Americans sicker than seniors in other developed countries?

Help! I just turned into a senior citizen

It's time to change our definition of 'old'

When is it time to hang up the car keys?

Are baby boomers 'a generation of sociopaths'?

30 minutes of doing just about anything will extend your life. (That includes you, boomers)

​Why are so many people dying on our roads?

Architects know what aging boomers want, but are they giving them what they need?

How do you stay relevant as you get older?

Eating alone is becoming more common — and it's a big problem for boomers

It's time to take back the streets and make them safe for walking

Loneliness kills — it's as bad as 15 cigarettes a day