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

Rebecca Louie | Posted 09.16.2015 | 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.

The Black Gold in the Freezer

Liz Neumark | Posted 08.31.2015 | New York
Liz Neumark

The subject of food waste has never been more popular, generating vigorous discussions about the amount of edible food that ends in the trash. How we create and think about our trash - like food waste - has evolved with the growth of our consumer economy.

The Soul of a Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week we funded stories and soul around the world from Kandace Vallejo's Youth Rise Texas project that works with children of incarcerated parents, to Tracie Pouliot's Chair City Oral History project that tells the stories of a working class community in Massachusetts.

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.

Flushing vs. Composting in Drought Stricken California Valley

Angie Cordeiro | Posted 05.16.2015 | Impact
Angie Cordeiro

California has antiquated composting toilet regulations that need to be modified to address the current 20+ year catastrophic drought that we are facing.

10 Things to Do with 'Rotten' Bananas

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.11.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

I was reminded about how versatile a product a rotten banana is the other week when I was in the Florida Keys and ordered a banana-orange-mango smoothie at a local health food store. The woman took a bag of frozen banana pieces out of the freezer and used them instead of ice. Of course! That just got me thinking of all the ways we can use our old bananas instead of throwing them out.

Residential Garbage Fees Vital to Achieving NYC's Environmental Goals And Lowering Costs

Carol Kellermann | Posted 04.20.2015 | New York
Carol Kellermann

New York City's solid waste management practices call out for reform. Addressing the environmental and fiscal costs of garbage will require a bold redesign - one that should begin with how residents pay for trash disposal.

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.

Seattle To Fine Residents For Not Composting

AP | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle residents who fail to separate food waste from trash will be fined. The City Council voted Monday to impose th...

New York City Mayor Makes Sweetest Composting Video Ever

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio may have finally taken up residence at Gracie Mansion, but his Brooklyn roots are showing in this promotional video...

Don't Throw Out Your Leftover Coffee Grounds!

Hometalk | Posted 08.04.2014 | HuffPost Home

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.

9 Creative Composting Ideas From Across the Country

Hometalk | Posted 09.17.2014 | HuffPost Home

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).

Join the Revolution -- It's Not What You Think

Valerie Kausen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Valerie Kausen

When I look around at the state of the world: the wars, the debilitating addiction to technology, massive species die-off, ocean destruction and overu...

Emily Thomas

'Compost Islands' Could Help Solve NYC's Trash Problems | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.05.2014 | Green

Each year, New Yorkers produce more than 14 million tons of trash, which usually gets sent to landfills outside the city. Nearly 29 percent of that wa...

'Talking Trash' Report Slams NYC's Expensive and Environmentally Outdated Garbage Plan

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.21.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

For the first time in a decade-long fight against a garbage site slated to be built in surreal proximity to public housing, a report has been published that exposes not just the absurdity of this one site, but the absurdities and weaknesses of the entire plan it is a part of.

What This Green Super Bowl Signifies

Allen Hershkowitz | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Allen Hershkowitz

In his most recent State of the Union Address President Obama declared that "climate change is a fact." While inside the Beltway that declaration migh...

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...

Innovation Earth: This Is Like Biofeedback for Food Wasters

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

On a planet where one in eight people is chronically hungry, it's an almost unimaginable irony: every year, one-third of the world's food supply is wasted.

Composting Churches Mix Food And Faith

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) The wheelbarrow outside the sanctuary was overflowing with vegetable scraps; decomposing matter filled the baptismal font; and a pile...

Activist, Millennial Denounces Climate Change Denier

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Christopher Norris

After years in the rumor mill, it's safe to say Mother Nature is bipolar, but it's not her fault. For decades, analysts have pointed to a steady decline in the Earth's natural environment.

New Life For The 26,000 Fish Killed In The Honolulu Molasses Spill

Posted 09.27.2013 | Green

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and when it gives you 26,000 dead fish, make fertilizer. The fish victims of the Honolulu Harbor molass...

NASCAR and NRDC Join Forces

Allen Hershkowitz | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green
Allen Hershkowitz

Today at a ceremony in Chicago I will be joined by former Vice President Al Gore and General Wesley Clark at the NASCAR Green Summit, where a formal p...

TeamYetta NYC Survey Results -- CitiBike

Yetta Kurland | Posted 09.21.2013 | New York
Yetta Kurland

One idea I had is to require all Citibike riders to punch into the terminal when they pick up their bike that they agree to wear a helmet, that they understand and will obey all traffic rules and then be shown a couple of safety tips.

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!