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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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?

The rich are different from you and me — they live a lot longer

More millennials are moving in with their boomer parents

Walking while old is killing a lot more pedestrians than walking while distracted

Baby boomers are going to face another problem: The baby bust

What's the best car for older drivers?

Why more boomers are going bankrupt

Infotainment systems in cars are distractions for all, but even more so for older drivers