Food System

New Toolkit: A Food Waste Challenge for Groups

Sep 10th, 2019 | By Sustainable America

Food System

What the Amazon Rainforest Fires Say About Our Food Choices

Aug 28th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

The fires happening in the Amazon rainforest are sending a burning message: In the age of globalization and climate change, it’s critical to know where our food is coming from.
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Eco Living

This Guy Is Growing All of His Food…on Other People’s Land

Aug 20th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

Activist Rob Greenfield is spending a year growing and foraging 100% of his food. As if that’s not challenging enough, he’s growing all this food in urban Orlando with no land of his own. Learn how he’s relying on community to share the land and resources he needs to survive.
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Eco Living

The Nimble Cook: Put Ingredients First to Reduce Food Waste

Aug 15th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

Ronna Welsh’s new cookbook 'The Nimble Cook' will shift your perspective about the contents of your kitchen. Get her tips for reducing food waste, plus a refreshing gazpacho recipe that makes use of one of summer’s quintessential scraps: watermelon rinds!
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Innovation

This Cheap Sensor Could Solve a Big Food Waste Problem

Jul 31st, 2019 | By Marlene Cimons

Scientists have developed a low-cost microchip that can tell if food is safe to eat.
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Eco Living

How Living Car-Free Made My Neighborhood Stronger

Jul 24th, 2019 | By Carla Blackmar

Is the key to going car-free right on your own block? Learn how Carla Blackmar inspired a neighborhood car-sharing system that is strengthening her community while reducing fossil fuel use.
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Transportation

New Anti-Idling Toolkit: Take Action in Your Community

Jul 9th, 2019 | By Sustainable America

In the United States, nearly 4 million gallons of fuel is wasted every day as a result of vehicle idling. We’ve developed a new anti-idling toolkit to make it easy for anyone to take action against idling and make a positive impact on the environment. Help us make turning off the engine rather than idling as natural as wearing a seatbelt!
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Innovation

Electric Ice Cream Trucks: Two Scoops, Hold the Emissions

Jun 28th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

The sound of an ice cream truck sends kids and adults digging for change on a hot day. The trouble is that most trucks need to use a lot of fuel and spew dangerous emissions while parked to power freezers and equipment. Is there a way to get a greener frozen fix?
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Transportation

Anti-Idling Laws Gain Momentum Around the Country

Jun 17th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

When it comes to reducing harmful vehicle idling, laws and regulations are a good start, but they aren’t very effective unless they are enforced or paired with public education. Find out what cities like New York, LA, and Washington D.C. are doing to solve this problem.
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Transportation

How Cities Can Reclaim Their Streets for Walking and Biking

May 28th, 2019 | By Rachel Somerstein

The future of the country’s aging interstate highway system looks bleak, and that’s a good thing for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers.
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