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

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

Hearing loss when you're young could lead to dementia when you're old

How will we bequeath our digital memories?

Here’s a great public infrastructure investment: Public toilets

Mom may be gone, but what about all her stuff?

Should people over 70 lose the right to vote?

Is internet addiction a real thing?

These sunglasses are designed to admit more blue light and make you happy

In British election, millennials turned the tide

Yes, air conditioning is a basic necessity