16 articles by Alex Lahr


Eco Living

Three ways the Tokyo Olympics are pursuing sustainability

Jul 20th, 2021 | By Alex Lahr

Some of the ways the Olympics are going green are just as exciting as the games themselves.
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Food System

Combating food insecurity with Google’s newest search tool

Jul 1st, 2021 | By Alex Lahr

Google’s new searchable database contains over 90K locations to help those in need of food get assistance.
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Transportation

Our Electric Vehicle Future is Finally Starting to Feel Real

Jun 1st, 2021 | By Alex Lahr

There’s still a ways to go before EVs go mainstream, but excitement and optimism is at an all-time high.
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Food System

Zero-Waste Cooking Doesn’t Have to Be Daunting with this New Cookbook

Apr 13th, 2021 | By Alex Lahr

Friend of Sustainable America Anne-Marie Bonneau (a.k.a. the Zero-Waste Chef) opens up about her new cookbook and making meals without waste.
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Eco-Living, Food System

High Schoolers Make Compost Buckets for a Cause: Community Changemakers

Feb 19th, 2021 | By Alex Lahr

High Schoolers Make Compost Buckets for a Cause: Community Changemakers
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Food System

The Cooking Competition Show Addressing At-Home Food Waste: Netflix’s Best Leftovers Ever!

Jan 13th, 2021 | By Alex Lahr

“All is fair in love and leftovers!” — Check out the cooking show remaking leftovers into delicious dishes.
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Eco Living

Our Most Popular Stories from 2020

Dec 30th, 2020 | By Alex Lahr

The next round of grants from the state’s Volkswagen emissions-cheating settlement includes new criteria to award charging with local clean energy.
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Eco Living

Last Minute Gifts for the Sustainability Lover in 2020

Dec 20th, 2020 | By Alex Lahr

Still on the hunt for a sustainable Christmas or holiday gift? We’ve got a few quick recommendations.
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Eco-Living

Meet Watt Watchers: the Energy Education Program Saving Texas Schools Thousands of Dollars

Sep 22nd, 2020 | By Alex Lahr

Watt Watchers of Texas offers free online lessons and activities centered around energy conservation.
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Food System

ReFED’s COVID-19 Solutions Fund is Helping Organizations Rescue More than 50 Million Pounds of Food

Jun 23rd, 2020 | By Alex Lahr

More than 25 organizations are scaling up food recovery efforts thanks to ReFED’s grants.
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Eco-Living

Introducing the Food & Fuel News Roundup newsletters

May 28th, 2020 | By Alex Lahr

Two new email subscriptions from Sustainable America to stay informed on food and fuel issues and solutions.
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Eco-Living

Ten of Our Favorite Food & Fuel Documentaries to Watch While Social Distancing

Apr 30th, 2020 | By Alex Lahr

In need of something to watch? Here is a list of our favorite documentaries that delve into food, fuel, and energy topics.
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Innovation

From Food Waste to Cleaning Spray

Apr 24th, 2020 | By Alex Lahr

Veles is a new household cleaner made entirely from food waste—and is living a sustainable mission from start to finish.
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Eco-Living

This Home-Grown Cooking Show is a Perfect Watch in a Time of Social Distancing

Apr 9th, 2020 | By Alex Lahr

The Sustainable Cooking Show showcases real conversations among culinary experts and entrepreneurs and offers tips for fighting food waste and eating sustainably.
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Eco-Living

Community Changemaker: Paul Davidsen

Apr 6th, 2020 | By Alex Lahr

From personal hardship to a professional calling — this is the journey of sustainable food advocate Paul Davidsen.
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Innovation

Four Food Waste Innovators from CES 2020

Jan 14th, 2020 | By Alex Lahr

From at-home solutions to commercial integrations, here are a few innovative technologies from CES 2020 that may help fight food waste.
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