Eco Living

How to Host a Film Screening

Oct 15th, 2019 | By Sustainable America

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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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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