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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 ...

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,...

Curbside Compost Pickup Comes To New York City

The Huffington Post | Alex Kushneir | Posted 07.12.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Edible Cups Let You Throw One Back Without Creating Waste

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.16.2016 | Good News

Now you can have your drink -- and eat it, too. Tableware company Loliware sells disposable cups that are both biodegradable and edible -- or in their...

Why California is spreading waste on the prairie

Apolitical | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Apolitical

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

5 Simple Steps for Families to Go Green at Home

Celeste Erlach | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Celeste Erlach

In May, my goal was to find environmentally-friendly practices that were simple, yet effective. And by simple, I mean damn easy, because I want these practices to go well beyond May. I want them to be a new way of life for me.

Waitress Serves Up A Solution To Her City’s Food Waste Problem

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.22.2016 | Good News

One waitress wants to 86 food waste. Twice a week, Melissa Tashjian, 35, serves grub at a local pizza joint in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The rest of her t...

Jack Johnson Wants You to Compost

NationSwell | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

Many people know Jack Johnson as a musician. But far fewer know of his commitment to sustainability and green touring practices. Recently, NationSwel...

WATCH: This Is How To Use Your Food Scraps To Make Energy

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact

You might want to give a second thought to tossing out your food waste. A company called HomeBioGas makes a device that converts food and animal waste...

This Japanese Town Is On Target To Produce Zero Trash

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.11.2015 | Impact

We need to do some serious trash talking about Kamikatsu, Japan. Since taking on a rigorous recycling program, this southeastern town of 1,700 people ...

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.

Quit Treating Soil Like Dirt

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 12.06.2015 | Green
Pierre Ferrari

United Nations designated the entire year the International Year of Soils. And today is World Soil Day. As helpful as soil is to keeping humans alive, we humans haven't taken very good care of this precious, non-renewable resource.

In Climate Talks, Learn From the Real Climate Change Heroes

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 12.03.2015 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

Drawn from World Hunger: 10 Myths, by Frances Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins. World leaders in Paris are in the midst of critical climate negotiati...

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."

Dreaming of Blue: Water and Mars

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 11.10.2015 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

You live on a world of dry red rock. Something's missing. Air? Check. Gravity? Check. 294 days worth of Tang? Check, check, check. So, what could it be?

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.

Why One Mexican Farmer Got Her Whole Town Hooked On Worms

Carly Schwartz | Posted 10.14.2015 | Green
Carly Schwartz

Domitila has been fascinated by working with the earth since she was a young girl, growing up in a Mazahua indigenous community nearby. There, she says she spent her childhood learning how to grow her own crops.

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.

The Black Gold in the Freezer

Liz Neumark | Posted 08.31.2016 | 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 08.12.2016 | 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.