Innovation

Sailing into a Clean Shipping Future

Dec 10th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

Eco Ideas

10 of the Best Sustainability Podcasts

Nov 25th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

Podcasts are a great way to learn about new topics, go in-depth on issues you care about, and geek out on anything under the sun (solar power cars, anyone?). We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorites that cover food, fuel, and other sustainability issues.
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Eco Living

A New Toolkit for Community Change

Nov 18th, 2019 | By Sustainable America

In the movement to make our society more sustainable and resilient, person-to-person environmental actions can help positive changes ripple through a community. In that spirit, we’ve developed a new community action toolkit full of ideas that you can do with neighbors, coworkers, church groups, and friends to improve the environment where you live and work. Ready to make a difference? Download our guide, grab some friends, and dig in.
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Transportation

Massachusetts city considers requiring climate warnings on gasoline pumps

Oct 31st, 2019 | By Sarah Shemkus

The city of Cambridge is aiming to become the first in Massachusetts — and perhaps the country — to require gas pumps to display warning labels describing the contribution fossil fuels make to climate change. The goal is to make consumers confront the impact of their choices, one fill-up at a time.
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Innovation

Is an EV Battery With a 1,500-Mile Range Possible?

Oct 28th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

Imagine driving a zero-emissions car that didn’t need anything from you for 1,500 miles — no gas fill-ups or even plugging in. Thanks to a persistent inventor, that may be a reality in the UK as soon as next year.
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Eco Living

How to Host a Film Screening

Oct 15th, 2019 | By Sustainable America

If you are moved to share what you have learned about environmental issues with others, consider hosting a documentary film screening. This guide will provide you with the information needed to plan and host a successful screening in your community.
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Eco Living

How to Answer the What’s-for-Dinner Question with Less Waste

Sep 30th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

A concerned chef decided to stop “ranting about food waste” and do something about it by starting Ends+Stems, a meal planning service that helps home cooks manage dinner with less waste.
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Eco Living

Meet a Community Changemaker: Amy Bartucci

Sep 27th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

Meet Amy Bartucci, our first Community Changemaker. Amy is organizing and inspiring her neighbors in suburban Chicago to live more sustainably and make the community a healthier place. “I saw how sorely our planet, and my town in particular, needed my voice,” she says.
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Transportation

How to Get Paid to Report Idling in New York City

Sep 19th, 2019 | By Jeremy Kranowitz

New York City is rewarding citizens for improving air quality. Thanks to activist George Pakenham, citizens can file complaints against idling vehicles and pocket 25% of the fine, which can range from $350 to $2,000. Here’s how it works.
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Food System

New Toolkit: A Food Waste Challenge for Groups

Sep 10th, 2019 | By Sustainable America

Are you part of a group or organization looking to make a lasting impact on environmental issues? Food waste prevention is one of the most important projects you can tackle. To help groups take action on this important issue, we have just launched a new companion toolkit for the I Value Food: Too Good to Waste Challenge. It’s designed for workplace, school, religious or community groups, or it can be done by a group of neighbors or as a city-wide challenge.
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