Lloyd Alter

Lloyd Alter

Writer / Toronto, Canada

Lloyd Alter is design editor of TreeHugger. He has been an architect, developer, inventor and prefab promoter.
He contributes to, The Guardian, Azure and Corporate Knights magazines, and is Adjunct Professor teaching sustainable design at Ryerson University School of Interior Design. Lloyd is a Past President of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario.

In the course of his work developing small residential units and prefabs, Lloyd became 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.

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Book Review: The Omnivore's Dilemma

A joy of writing for TreeHugger is that one learns so much, about things we never thought much about before. This may make us a lousy book reviewer, because we are certainly not experts in the subjects of the books we are reading and tend to gush. We

100 Mile Diet: Finding Food

Commenters to our recent post about the 100 mile diet have been suggesting that someone should set up a Craiglist type site that will help people find appropriate food. The Sustainable Table people (they were part of the fabulous Meatrix movies) have

Happy 53rd Birthday, Big Metal Box!

There is no question that the shipping container is an invention that has changed our lives and our economies- goods that previously cost too much to ship can now be transported safely and inexpensively. World trade depends on them; Urban landscapes

Plant Me Pets

We remember when there were so many kids toys around the house that you just wanted to go out and bury them all. (Now it is shoes and purses) Here is a squeaky latex toy that lets you do just that- "If and when you get tired of looking at your
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