Eco-nomics

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Two years of co2 saving with bioplastic packaging

Exactly two years ago, in the Autumn 2014, Officina naturae changed direction in making an effort to increase its sustainable footprint. In fact, since that October, the packaging of household cleaners – especially the 1 liter and 750 ml bottles, and 4 liter cans–,...

France Paves The Way- new law forbids food waste by supermarkets

Ever wonder what happens to unsold food at your favorite supermarket? Unfortunately, it usually gets tossed in the trash. However, there is still hope to be had; a newly passed French law has something big to say about diverting supermarket food waste, and it's worth...

Growing Power- promoting healthy affordable food to diverse communites

Growing power is a non-profit organization that does amazing work; they provide hands on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance for people from diverse backgrounds who want equal access to affordable, healthy food. Growing power has...

8.75 Million Metric Tons of Plastic Waste Entered the Ocean in 2010

It's hard to believe that an estimated 8.75 million metric tons (MT) of mismanaged plastic waste entered the ocean within the span of only one year; 2010. In a new study (click for link), published early Feb 2015, scientists calculated that 275 million metric tons...

Why Doesn't Santa Cruz Recycle?

Food waste is collected in more than 100 American communities. When will Santa Cruz County get on board?   There they stand, proffering fistfuls of carrot peels, zucchini tops and kale stems, scanning the kitchen in bewilderment. “Where’s the compost bin?” Any Santa...

COMET-Farm

COMET-Farm is a whole farm and ranch carbon and greenhouse gas accounting system.   The tool guides you through describing your farm and ranch management practices including alternative future management scenarios. Once complete, a report is generated comparing...

Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grant Program

In FY 2016 NIFA's CFP intends to solicit applications and fund three types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects (CFP), (2) Planning Projects (PP) and (3) Training and Technical Assistance (T & TA) Projects. The primary goals of the CFP...

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