32 articles by Nicole Sturzenberger


Eco Living

8 Tips For Raising Eco Conscious Kids

Jun 30th, 2022 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Teaching the next generation to love and care for the earth may be a promising strategy for protecting our planet for years to come.
Continue Reading


Innovation

Minimizing Waste Emissions with Smart Dumpsters: Community Changemaker Jason Gates

May 27th, 2022 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Smart Dumpters are helping businesses avoid recycling contamination, lower their emissions, and save money.
Continue Reading


Eco Living

How Publicly-Traded Companies May Be Required to Report on Climate Risk

May 11th, 2022 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

A new rule by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission may hold companies accountable for the climate related financial risks they pose.
Continue Reading


Innovation

What is V2G or Vehicle-to-Grid technology for electric cars?

Apr 25th, 2022 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Learn how your electric vehicle could help power the grid while your car sits in the driveway.
Continue Reading


Food Systems

DIY Soup Stock: From Scraps to Deliciousness

Apr 11th, 2022 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Learn how to turn food trimmings and scraps into the best stock for your next soup or stew.
Continue Reading


Transportation

The Reality of Buying an Electric Vehicle in 2022

Apr 7th, 2022 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Learn how global shortages and conflicts are impacting the supply and prices of electric vehicles as consumer demand increases.
Continue Reading


Food System

New Podcast Explores the Impact of our Food Choices

Apr 4th, 2022 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

What You’re Eating” a new podcast by Food Print, delves into where our food comes from and the impacts it has on the planet.
Continue Reading


Food System

Community Changemaker Dion Dawson: Addressing Food Insecurity in Chicago

Mar 23rd, 2022 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Dion Dawson is alleviating food insecurity in his Chicago neighborhood through programs that bring fresh, quality food to residents.
Continue Reading


Food Systems

Upcycled Foods to Add to Your Shopping Cart

Mar 10th, 2022 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Upcycled foods are more than a fad: the sector is helping mitigate climate change and offering healthy foods to consumers. Here are five brands to try today.
Continue Reading


Transportation

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles: Pros and Cons

Feb 18th, 2022 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

We’ve heard all about the growing trend of electric vehicles but what about hydrogen fuel cells? What are they and will they be in our future?
Continue Reading


Eco-Living

What is Greenwashing and Ways to Spot it

Feb 16th, 2022 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

You’ve heard the term greenwashing but what does it refer to and what should you look out for when testing sustainability?
Continue Reading


Eco-Living

Living with Eco Anxiety in a Changing Climate

Feb 14th, 2022 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Eco anxiety is a new American affliction as people feel overwhelmed with their emotions around climate change and the future of our planet.
Continue Reading


Ecoliving

6 Tips for Purchasing Green Furniture and the Merchants to Support

Feb 1st, 2022 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

The furniture industry is growing up with sustainable, fashionable options for your home.
Continue Reading


Ecoliving

Why You Should Host an Eco-Friendly Clothing Swap

Jan 19th, 2022 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Clothing swaps are great ways to remove unwanted items from your closet, score new fashions, and do something good for the planet.
Continue Reading


Innovation

What is Carbon Capture and Storage?

Jan 12th, 2022 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Carbon capture and storage is all over environmental news these days. What is it and why may it play an important role in mitigating climate change?
Continue Reading


Eco Living

A Zero-Waste Christmas Guide for a More Sustainable Holiday

Dec 15th, 2021 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Learn to create more sustainable traditions for a zero waste holiday.
Continue Reading


Eco Living

DIY Christmas Gifts that Help Reduce Everyday Waste

Dec 7th, 2021 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Help your friends turn a new leaf in 2022 by gifting do-it-yourself, eco-friendly gifts that are reusable and even use upcycled products from around the house.
Continue Reading


Eco Living

The Ultimate Guide to Sustainability Certifications

Nov 30th, 2021 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Learn to choose products and services that are good for the planet with our ultimate guide to social and environmental certifying organizations.
Continue Reading


Eco Living

Tips for Hosting a Zero Waste Thanksgiving

Nov 22nd, 2021 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Learn how to celebrate this Thanksgiving without the usual food and packaging waste.
Continue Reading


Food System

Indigenous Food System Changemakers to Follow Now

Nov 17th, 2021 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

From food bloggers to chefs, podcasters to activists -- these Indigenous food system changemakers should be on your radar for learning about and following Native foodways.
Continue Reading


Eco Living

Community Changemaker Groundswell Community Project: Healing the Ocean to Heal Ourselves

Nov 10th, 2021 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Natalie Small and her nonprofit, Groundswell Community Project, take an alternative approach to collectively healing the ocean and women experiencing trauma.
Continue Reading


Innovation

These Sustainable Skis are Made With Algae (And Fewer Fossil Fuels)

Nov 8th, 2021 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

WNDR Alpine is redefining sustainability in skiing with the use of algae-derived products.
Continue Reading


Food System

Healthy Food as Medicine: Community Changemaker Alyssa Snyder

Oct 29th, 2021 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Community Changemaker Alyssa Snyder brings healthy foods to Northwest Arkansas through innovative programs that treat food as medicine.
Continue Reading


Eco Living

Got bruised apples? Here’s 8 Ways to Use ‘Em Up

Oct 25th, 2021 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Bruised and wrinkled apples may be what's for dinner. Find out how to get creative with what you might normally toss.
Continue Reading


Transportation

Should I Keep Flying If I Care About the Planet?

Oct 18th, 2021 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Air travel can have a huge impact on our climate. Here’s the lowdown on flying (and not flying) more sustainably.
Continue Reading


Food System

What is Food Insecurity?

Oct 13th, 2021 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Food insecurity is a dire matter, impacting about 1 in 8 Americans but innovative ways are evolving to meet the populations at risk.
Continue Reading


Eco-living

6 Ways to Live More Sustainably

Oct 6th, 2021 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Learn how to make a dent in your environmental impact with this handful of smart actions.
Continue Reading


Eco-living

How To Go Solar At Home

Oct 4th, 2021 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Solar options are becoming more affordable. Learn what you need to know to make the investment in clean energy.
Continue Reading


Innovation

Imperfect Foods at Six: Celebrating a Sustainable Innovator

Sep 23rd, 2021 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Imperfect Foods is one of the biggest sustainable business success stories of the last few years. Here’s how the small food rescue and retribution company became a model for food businesses and sustainable practices.
Continue Reading


Transportation

What Do Biden’s Electric Vehicle Goals Mean for You?

Sep 20th, 2021 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

Electric vehicles are about to be much bigger in the U.S. Here’s what to expect.
Continue Reading


Food System, Innovation

Waste Less, Save Millions: Community Changemaker Katherine Sizov

Sep 15th, 2021 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

How a recent college grad is helping pear and apple packers waste less and save millions.
Continue Reading


Transportation

5 Things to Consider When Buying an Electric Bike

Sep 2nd, 2021 | By Nicole Sturzenberger

E-Bikes are becoming increasingly popular among urban commuters and families alike. Here’s a few things to consider if you’re thinking about diving in.
Continue Reading


Subscribe to our Newsletter

Get regular stories, tips and solutions from Sustainable America and opt-in to receive roundups of the latest food and fuel news.
Also subscribe me to:
Subscribe to our Newsletter