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Farm to Table or Farm to Landfill?

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.23.2013 | Home
Alison Spiegel

With one in six Americans hungry, and one in eight worldwide, we have no excuse for taking the food we have for granted by throwing it away before it reaches our plates and then not recycling food scraps. Simple, easy adjustments in our daily lives can make a big difference.

Why These Models Are Covered In Manure

Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 12.11.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- Good intentions and common sense aren't enough to turn heads in South Florida. So when trying to raise awareness about unnecessary waste and ...

How Do I Keep My Compost Contaminant Free?

Posted 06.07.2012 | Green

From Networx's Chaya Goodman: I interviewed three professors to find out what, if any, contaminants could be lurking in home compost piles. I wante...

A Quicker Way To Compost

Posted 05.07.2012 | Green

From Earth911's Leon Kaye: While composting has become more mainstream, not everyone has access to the space necessary for the maintenance of a com...

Can This Toilet Save The Planet?

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.20.2012 | Small Business

With Earth Day, on April 22, just around the corner, companies are scrambling to release their most environmentally-friendly products. In the race to ...

Wow, I Can Compost That?

Posted 04.17.2012 | Green

From Earth911's Mary Mazzoni: When it comes to compostables, most of us think of the usual suspects – fruit and vegetable scraps, yard trimmings ...

What is Trash?

Caroline Armitage | Posted 05.15.2012 | Teen
Caroline Armitage

We need to rethink what kinds of things we consider to be useless, non-repurposable trash, because a lot of this material is taking up space in landfills when it doesn't need to be.

Composting's Dirty Little Secret

| Posted 05.07.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By William Harless California's next big step in recycling - composting its meat scraps, ...

Eco Etiquette: How To Be A Gracious Green Guest (And Proselytizer At The Same Time)

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 04.23.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I went to an elegant dinn...

WATCH: How To Conquer The Compost Bin

Posted 01.20.2012 | Latino Voices

About 8 years ago, I got a compost bin. I was on my way to doing my part. And I failed miserably. For whatever reason, it didn’t happen for me. So ...

10 Steps to Becoming a Greener Angeleno

Erin Mahoney Harris | Posted 01.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Erin Mahoney Harris

Did you see WALL-E? If not, please Netflix it. If so, treat yourself to another viewing. Hopefully, that will get you in the mood to start generating less trash.

PHOTOS: Top 5 Tips For Reducing Food Waste And Saving Money

Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

From Terri Bennett, Founder of DoYourPart.com: Americans spend a lot of money each year on food we don't even eat. The truth is that roughly 30% of...

Compost California

Beth Spotswood | Posted 09.17.2011 | San Francisco
Beth Spotswood

How many Bernal Heights dinner parties have you attended where, when you've asked your host how to dispose of your half-eaten plate of quinoa, he responds, "Just toss it in the compost bowl"?

How to Manage Food Waste

Allen Hershkowitz | Posted 08.16.2011 | Green
Allen Hershkowitz

Food scraps should not be sent to landfills or incinerators. Instead, the best option for disposing of food waste is composting, whether at home or in a municipal system.

A Revolution Out Of Garbage In Haiti

Uma Viswanathan | Posted 07.22.2011 | Impact
Uma Viswanathan

The unique cornerstone of Nouvelle Vie Haiti is to shift the mindset of an entire generation. Wilner and the rest of his team are doing just that.

Weekly Mulch: The EPA Can Regulate Carbon, For Now

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.08.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger This week, the House voted to shut down the carbon regulation program at the Environmental Protection Agency...

From Uncycling Junkie to Recycling Addict, All in One Short Decade

Penny Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Penny Love

My mother was way ahead of her time when it came to not wasting anything.

Haiti's Future Hinges on New Ideas, Sustainable Agriculture and the Rural Environment

Eric Sorensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Eric Sorensen

After all the devastation wrought upon Haiti over the last year (decades, really), a country that was once the "Pearl of the Caribbean" stands at a crossroads of opportunity.

Worm Composting Becomes Big Business

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A few weeks ago we caught a behind-the-scenes glimpse at an industrial composting operation. But it's not just regular composting that's going mainstr...

Green New Year's Resolutions for 2011

Kaity Tsui | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kaity Tsui

I'm listing my Top 10 Green New Year's Resolutions for the New Year, but really for any year. Remember, it's all about taking baby steps.

A Rapture of Humus

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Day after the election and, wow, there it was, a story in my local paper that cried out that the world was changing in a sensible direction. I simply ...

Eco Etiquette: 10 Tips For A Green Halloween

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

With a few simple swaps you can guard the health of the planet and your little ones (and your own, if you're still a kid at heart) without sacrificing a ghoulish good time. Here are my top 10 tips for a green Halloween.

One Man's Mission To Cut Down On Coffee Ground Waste

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Shane Genziuk of Victoria, Australia thinks we could be doing something better with all those grounds, so he started a local initiative called 'Ground...

Food: Why We Waste So Much

Chris Elam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Elam

What is it about our relationship to food that's changed so drastically since the Depression-era hoarding of our parents or grandparents?

Race Car Driver Fuels Up On Tofurky: Meet Leilani Munter

Chris Elam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Elam

The blare of revving engines, the squeal of tires leaving pit row, it's not an atmosphere where you'd expect someone to be touting the benefits of veg...