Volunteers at The Plant have been taking apart the former meatpacking building - tearing down walls, jackhammering the floors and deconstructing old machines for scrap metal. They are committed to reusing as many of the materials as possible. On the tour, our guide tells us that in the past year, only two dumpsters of trash have left the building. Once the building is complete (a milestone scheduled to occur in 2015), the goal is for nothing to leave The Plant except food. Well, and beer.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.