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Sharks Are Citizens, Too: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.31.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In every ocean, sharks are highly sought out... By one another and by the human race for their meat and for their valuable fin, often used in cuisine and trading.

This Compost-Collecting Bicycle Is Helping Reduce Food Waste In New York

The Huffington Post | Paul Josephson | Posted 08.29.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


These Guys Are Not Your Typical Garbage Collectors

The Huffington Post | Karah Preiss | Posted 08.03.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


These 4 States Are Doing Something Truly Revolutionary With Food

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.29.2016 | Impact

The mind-boggling amount of food Americans throw away is the kind of problem that seems ripe for nationwide reform. But while federal legislation ling...

NYC's Big Businesses Now Have To Compost Food Waste

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.25.2016 | Impact

New York City is cracking down on food waste. Starting Tuesday, big businesses that generate a lot of food waste ― including hotels, stadiums, food ...

Music Strings Together Communities: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we shine a spotlight on seven recent recipients of seed grants, allowing their visions to become a reality. This...

10 Ways To Go Green With Your Pet

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

1. Prevent Unplanned Litters Pet overpopulation is a serious problem, which I witnessed firsthand while working at a kill shelter from junior high th...

Composting At Home Is Easier Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.18.2016 | HuffPost Home

Composting at home is far more straightforward than one might assume, says Summer Rayne Oakes of Foodstand. With just a bin, some dirt and food waste,...

Sustainable Living - Reduce Your Waste With The Five R's

Zac Thompson | Posted 07.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Activist and adventurer Rob Greenfield thinks we can manage our waste better. In his new series, "Sustainable Living", Rob shows that we can manage our trash and create an incredibly minimal impact as long as we're conscious.

How To Create A Bokashi Composting Bucket

The Huffington Post | Alex Kushneir | Posted 07.13.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


New York Challenged Businesses To Cut Their Waste In Half -- It Actually Worked

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business

New Yorkers just got one more thing to brag about. Over the course of five months, more than 30 major businesses in New York City managed to cut in h...

Well Preserved- the Problem with Landfills

Sally Brown | Posted 07.06.2016 | Science
Sally Brown

Here is a picture I took at our regional landfill If you were curious about back to school fashions in 1965- just have a look. I live in Seattle ...

5 Tips For A Better Compost Bin

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.01.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Gizmo Attaches To Garbage Disposals, Turns Food Waste Into Compost

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.29.2016 | Good News

A tiny tweak can have a huge impact. Six students at Rice University have created a motor-operated device that attaches to your food disposal and turn...

Why California is spreading waste on the prairie

Apolitical | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact

A groundbreaking farm scheme in California has the potential to cancel out the state's entire commercial and residential carbon emissions - by using w...

8 Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day and Why It Matters

Kathleen Ventura | Posted 04.22.2016 | Green
Kathleen Ventura

In my world, it is Earth Day every day. Every choice I make is a conscious one, with my own health and the longevity of the planet in mind.

Eat Your Compost

Julie Resnick | Posted 03.24.2016 | Taste
Julie Resnick

Eat your compost. Really! Stop throwing away perfectly good food. Many vegetable tops and scraps (typically thrown away) can often be eaten from root to stem.

Growing Summer Savings in the Garden

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

I love the outdoors and I use any excuse that I can to get out and experience nature. However, during the worst of winter, it can be tough to even rec...

To Compost or Not to Compost: A Helpful List

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 01.26.2016 | Green
Read More: Compost, Green News
Rosaly Byrd

Composting keeps waste material out of landfills, avoiding the production of methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide (CO2). It also eases the burden and extends the life of landfills that are stressed to handle the waste our lifestyles create.

One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.06.2015 | Green
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability Inc., we dream of a waste free world. In this world, all food scraps are transformed into nutrient rich compost yielding healthy crops, all aluminum cans are converted into new cans, building facades or bicycles, all plastic bottles are transformed into furniture, clothing, or home décor.

How One New York Woman Is Changing The City's Composting Game

Rebecca Louie | Posted 11.19.2015 | Green
Rebecca Louie

"Perhaps there could be a way to compost for credits toward fresh produce. Really, New Yorkers need to buy what they can consume and stop producing so much waste in the first place."

Compost: To Turn Or Not To Turn

Rebecca Louie | Posted 11.04.2015 | Green
Rebecca Louie

Anyone who has passively nurtured a pile (i.e. just let it sit there) knows that it can take months, if not years, for a mini mountain of food scraps and landscaping waste to become luscious black gold.

Sustainable Urban Cities: Ecogardens and Environmental Education for All

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.06.2016 | Green
Gaia Paradiso

Sunday is devoted to relax and body battery recharge after a tough working week. The well-being of humanity, the environment and the functioning of th...

Why You Should Pee On Your Plants

Rodale's Organic Life | Posted 09.22.2016 | HuffPost Home
Rodale's Organic Life

Depending on which gardening circles you hang with, the concept of urine in the garden may already have surfaced as a discussion topic. So what's the deal? Should you seriously pee on your peas, tinkle on your tomatoes, and take a leak on your lettuce?

Goats, Chickens and Compost: Volunteering With Earth Matter on Governors Island

Rebecca Louie | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green
Rebecca Louie

I started volunteering with Earth Matter several years ago because I was drawn to the chickens, rabbits and goats. Aggressive squirrels, threatening rats and dive-bombing pigeons made up most of my wildlife interactions in NYC, and I longed to be around creatures more friendly and fun.