English Village Becomes Climate Leader by Quietly Cleaning Up Its Own Patch

Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2016

This small village of about 1,000 people looks like any other nestled in the countryside. But Ashton Hayes is different in an important way when it comes to one of the world’s most pressing issues: climate change. Hundreds of residents have banded together to cut greenhouse emissions — they use clotheslines instead of dryers, take […]

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Edible, Recyclable, Biodegradable Packaging Latest Weapons in War on Plastic Waste

Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Wrapping food in plastic can reduce spoilage, but presents challenges related to waste recovery and recycling. It presents a tough choice for producers between prioritizing food waste or plastic waste, both of which are top-of-mind with consumers. For this reason, solutions that are biodegradable, recyclable, or both are gaining traction. Scientists from the U.S. Department […]

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This Floating Food Barge Is Nourishing Communities For Free

Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Swale is a collaborative, floating food forest that’s dedicated to rethinking New Yorkers’ relationship with the environment and providing them with fresh, healthy food. read more here BBC news

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Real Foodies Compost

Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Here in San Francisco, residents are given a free bin to collect compost materials. This is in an effort to eliminate all waste in landfills. Tara explains how you can make your own compost bin right in your backyard!

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Innovative Solar-Powered Pipe Will Desalinate Drinking Water For California

Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

It’s no secret that California is in the midst of a devastating drought. Though Governor Jerry Brown implemented California’s first-ever mandatory water restrictions last year, the drought still encompasses more than 98% of the state. Considering that California is the world’s fifth-largest supplier of food, this is bad news. As the world’s population grows, the […]

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Gleaning is catching on!

Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Audrey Berman is no stranger to the farming life. Over the last three years, Berman has worked on various farms in New York’s Hudson Valley with the intention of one day starting her own farm. But it wasn’t too long before she started to notice disheartening trends. “We always had to plant more than we […]

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How America’s dirtiest city in 1969 became one of the greenest

Posted on Friday, August 19th, 2016

One of America’s dirtiest cities has completely altered its legacy as one of the country’s greenest. Over the last few decades, Chattanooga, Tennessee has been transformed from a smog-filled city named America’s dirtiest in 1969 to a clean livable community. A pioneer in green urban policy, the Chattanooga city government has enacted a series of bold sustainability […]

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Solar + Storage for Resilience

Posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

There are over 6,000 photovoltaic systems installed on homes and businesses throughout San Francisco that will, for safety reasons, stop generating power when grid power is lost during an earthquake or storm event. Matter of Trust is the fiscal sponsor for a project by the San Francisco Department of the Environment that is exploring how […]

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The Fate of Pharmaceutical Compounds in Thermophilic Compost

Posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

The goal of this project is to establish a Bay Area resource for evaluating the effectiveness of composting on the decay of pharmaceutical and other potentially toxic organic compounds, and facilitate the widespread use of compost as a safe solution to the greenhouse gas crisis. Matter of Trust is the fiscal sponsor for this Andersen […]

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New Carbon Capture Will Use Pulp and Paper Emissions to Grow Vegetables

Posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

A Canadian carbon capture technology firm announced a new project that will trap carbon dioxide emissions from a pulp and paper plant and transfer them to a nearby greenhouse. CO2 Solutions, based in Quebec, says the CAD$7.4 million (US$5.8 million) project will prevent up to 30 tons of carbon emissions from being released into the atmosphere a […]

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