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Tips: Reducing Food Waste

Slate | Nina Shen Rastogi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A few weeks ago, after serving up some sobering statistics about food waste in America, the Lantern put out a call for your best tips on how to avoid ...

Eco Etiquette: Help Tame My Trash!

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I'm watching my husband s...

5 Green Living Resolutions You Can Handle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Welcome to 2009! The year of the eco-ox. On the off chance that you're still recovering from too many libations and you haven't had a moment to write ...

The Growing Movement Of Living Without Waste

AP | SEAN O'DRISCOLL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When she goes to the supermarket, Bea Johnson brings along a sealable glass jar so the butcher can slide in a pork cutlet. In the bulk aisle, she fill...

Friday Night is Pizza Night--At Home

Susie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susie Middleton

Yeah, I know, I know, you've been good all week. Making dinner every night, bringing your lunch to work; no donut stops (well, almost none). So now it...

New Yale Study Shows Majority of Americans Support Climate Education and Carbon Regulation

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

A new study released today by Yale University in conjunction with George Mason University finds the majority of Americans favor regulating carbon emissions and educational programs related to climate change.

50 Ways to Never Waste Food Again | Colleen Vanderlinden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With a little creativity, and an eye toward vanquishing waste in our lives, we can make use of more of our food before it goes to waste....

Less Waste: Magazine Uses Dissolving Plastic Packaging

Creative Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Newsstand copies of the November issue of CR come in a revolutionary new bag that simply dissolves in hot water. No waste. No landfill....

Air Travel Made Greener: 4 Tips

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Though air travel is unavoidable at times, there are a few things responsible travelers can do to make flights greener.

Reuse or Recycle? Try Freecycling

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Merritt

Unfortunately, there is more to sustainable living than just recycling. Recycling is good, but it is even better not to use disposable goods if possible.

9 Things You Can Give Up For Lent To Help The Earth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Daily Green and NRDC put together a list of things that you can give up for Lent (or just because!) to help the environment. Our favorite is this ...

Why Quality Matters, Even in Tough Times

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Grayson

If every time we pulled out our wallets, we stopped to think about whether or not we really needed something we might have more money left over for things that are truly valuable.

Green News Report - June 18, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT:: Energy legislation fight now moves to the Senate; Climate change outlook now worse than before; Libby, MT now a "public hea...

Libraries Save Money And Other Resources | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Instead of buying small mountains of books, CDs, DVDs and even magazines that you barely use, check materials out of your neighborhood library, or rel...

How to Fix a Broken Zipper: Make Those Clothes Last

Zipper Repair | Lorain Blanken, | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

How to repair a broken zipper. Sometimes the teeth on a zipper don't line up right, causing the zipper to catch. At this point, most people will get r...

San Francisco Wasted Food Fines

AP | MICHELLE LOCKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO — Trash collectors in San Francisco will soon be doing more than just gathering garbage: They'll be keeping an eye out for people ...

Google London Removes Employee Trash Cans To Promote Recycling

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Google's removal of employee trash cans is an ingenious idea. It costs nothing for a business to remove the item and direct employees to a centralized...

Greener Shaving Now! Do Away With Disposables (VIDEO)

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

How green is your grooming routine? Shaving is one place where a lot of Americans end up wasting a lot of water -- and other stuff. Grist's Umbra say...

Lose The Dryer, Save The Money

Chelsea Green | Makenna Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Guest post by Chelsea Green's Makenna Goodman: Behold the classic domestic duos of the past: Ricki and Lucy. Ozzie and Harriet. Bennifer. Tom and Jer...

Square Toilet Paper Begs You Not To Waste It | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ban reduced the amount of paper that rolls off the tube by making it square instead of round, so that what you take is what you really need. According...

Save 60 Gallons Of Water In One Day | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

You can save 60 gallons of water today without spending any money (I'm going to assume you own some of the things that I mention, like a 1000 sq ft ga...

Cool Reuse: Cardboard Packaging Transforms Into Hangar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Packaging is a tough one. You can often reduce the amount used, but you still need something to protect what you're shipping. One solution is to make ...

Broken Earbuds Become Eco-Earrings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Headphones are some of the toughest things to reuse. To add to that problem, cheap earbud headphones (you know, the kind that came with your iPod) are...

Does Turning Off Your Computer Really Save Energy? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to the United States Department of Energy, there are no computers on the market that actually last long enough for the negative effects of t...

5 Reasons To Find A Farm And Pick Your Own

Chelsea Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Yep. Anyone can farm for a day, and then have a freezer stocked with fresh goods for the rest of the season. And the news gets better. You don't need ...