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One Person's Trash is Another Person's Income

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

With massive population growth in store for cities across the Global South, the fact that many of cities struggle to provide effective waste collection to serve the current population levels is worrying

How To Reduce Your Trash In Half

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 04.23.2015 | Taste

Get ready for a startling statistic: about 50 percent of your garbage, on a daily basis, shouldn't be thrown away. It's hard to deny the absurdity of ...

Composting With Coppola at Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize

Rebecca Louie | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Rebecca Louie

With such bounty, keeping the soil healthy is key. How does the Blancaneaux team do it? Compost, compost, compost! During a private garden tour, I learned about the resort's super soil practices, large-scale compost strategy, and gardening techniques.

6 Easy Ways to Eat Greener

Rebecca Louie | Posted 04.04.2015 | Green
Rebecca Louie

The more your learn about how our eating habits impact good, glorious Ma Earth, each bite becomes a battlefield in the war to live sustainably.

Cultivating Climate Justice Through Compost: The Story of Hernani

Beverly Bell | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Beverly Bell

Talk about a win-win-win! Jobs, carbon-sequestration, and reduced toxic exposures for farmers and neighbors. For such a humble and ancient practice, composting is a powerful act.

Sweden and the Wakening of Eco-Integrity

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Robert Koehler

What if humanity actually committed itself, at the level of a national government, to learning from and working with nature? What if environmentalism didn't mean (only) marching in the streets, pumping one's fists or chaining oneself to a tree?

5 Things to Do After Climate Week

Diana Donlon | Posted 11.27.2014 | Green
Diana Donlon

Thanks to the epic success of the People's Climate March, alarm bells demanding climate action have never rung louder. So, now that you've succeeded in elevating the mother of all issues to the top of the global agenda, where should you and your fellow 399,999 marchers direct your tide-turning energies?

Seeding the Future: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in an up and coming social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, the Pollination Project has been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world.

Don't Throw Out Your Leftover Coffee Grounds!

Hometalk | Posted 08.04.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

When you've finished with your morning pick-me-up, and you're ready to get rid of the breakfast rubbish, put your used coffee grounds aside for a simple, smart reuse.

Getting Rid of NYC's Garbage

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

The issue of New York's garbage is considered by many to be intractable due to the size, scale and the fast-paced lifestyle that this city is famous for. The city that never sleeps seems to be either too busy or too tired to sort its garbage.

9 Creative Composting Ideas From Across the Country

Hometalk | Posted 09.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Exactly how you compost will vary depending on your state's regulations, climate and amount of rainfall. Here are 9 creative home solutions from composters across the country (and one Canadian).

Shining the Spotlight on Sanitation

Sasha Kramer | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Sasha Kramer

Gone are the days of sanitation languishing in the shadows while other basic human needs take the spotlight.

Will This Year's Super Bowl Be The Greenest Yet?

Posted 01.31.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: Community tree planting. Renewables purchasing. Carbon offsetting. Prominently placed recycling bins anx...

Rachelle Carson-Begley: Going Green This Thanksgiving

Red Room | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By Rachelle Carson-Begley There are many green Thanksgiving ideas to save you time and money, help keep waste to a minimum, and create a festive dinn...

Fifty Shades of Sunflowers: Teen Garden Club Says No Way to Grey Walls

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

These students are my superheroes. Nothing deters them. Worms, spiders, muddy shoes, hard dirt? No problem.

4 Ways to End Food Waste

Modern Farmer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Modern Farmer

A Match.com for Waste? An expired-food supermarket? Ending food waste is going to take generations of work. But here are four solutions that are up and running, today.

The Dilemma of a Hardcore Environmentalist: Trying Not to Scare the S#*+ Out of My Family, or Succumb to Defeatist Apathy

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Yes, this is turning into a mutant species horror movie. We, the people, are being biologically changed, by chemicals that disrupt our endocrine and neural development.

Why Compost?

Food Politic | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Food Politic

Composting isn't just for cooks -- it's for anyone who throws out leftovers, stale bread, or pizza. It's for everyone. And everyone recycles plastic and paper, so what's stopping us from recycling food waste?

Why the New York Voluntary Composting Program Will be a Winner

Sasha Lipton | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green
Sasha Lipton

Planning to chuck leftover food into the dustbin? Think again! Wouldn't you want to recycle your food scraps for some serious environmental good? I'm guessing you would!

Scraps in the City: Will Composting Rot the Big Apple?

OnEarth | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Elizabeth Royte, OnEarthSometimes I bike and sometimes I walk, but either way I'm a tree-hugging, 350.org-supporting, vegetarian Brooklyn cliché -...

Vermicomposting: "Lowly" Worms and School Lunch

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

My students often remark on a 'weird' smell that comes from our vermicomposting bin in the classroom. A slightly "earthy" smell is produced as the worms break down fruits, vegetables, and starches into fertilizer that contains readily available phosphorous.

Not All Compost Is Created Equal

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Just as the statement "milk is milk" is patently not true, so is the idea...

Composting Our Way Into Renewal

Grove Harris | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Grove Harris

Composting is in many ways one of the most spiritual of practices. It is the process that will feed the next cycle of life, which will take endings and serve new beginnings. For Christians, this is Holy Week.

Sustainability and Salad Greens: A Greenhouse Success Story, Part II (PHOTOS)

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

I love that every day in the cafeteria I can get a salad grown right here, in Montpelier High School greenhouse.

Sustainability and Salad Greens: A Greenhouse Success Story

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

Every single student spends at least one biology unit growing salad greens that are served in the school's cafeteria. Students in Environmental Applications and Health classes prepare dishes using food grown in the greenhouse.