15 articles by Sustainable America


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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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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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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Eco Living

Survey Results: Our Tools Inspire Sustainability Action

May 7th, 2019 | By Sustainable America

Last month, we surveyed Sustainable America followers to find out what they think about Sustainable America’s tools and how they’re using them to take action in their homes and communities. What we learned is exciting and inspiring! Read on to discover how people around the country are making sustainable changes for the better.
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Eco Living

What Is Your Community Doing to Make Sustainable Change?

Apr 21st, 2019 | By Sustainable America

In 2019, we want to shine a light on the ways communities are working together to make sustainability changes happen. You’re invited to share stores from your community. Click through to find out how.
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Eco Living

Survey: We Want to Hear From You

Mar 20th, 2019 | By Sustainable America

Share your thoughts about Sustainable America and enter to win a $50 Whole Foods gift card by taking our short survey.
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Transportation

The Back-to-School Rule Every Parent Needs to Know

Aug 25th, 2017 | By Sustainable America

As kids head back to school around the country, here's one school rule every parent need to follow: turn off your car when you're waiting near a school. Use our new infographic to challenge your school community to take the pledge to stop idling.
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Food System

How to Reduce Food Waste Like a Chef

Jul 31st, 2017 | By Sustainable America

Are you ready to tackle food waste in your kitchen? Now, you can do it the way professional chefs do it with the "I Value Food: Too Good to Waste" Challenge.
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Food System

Valentine's Day Is for Food Rescue Lovers

Feb 8th, 2017 | By Sustainable America

This month, we’re teaming up with Jordan Figueiredo, anti-food-waste activist and founder of endfoodwaste.org, to spread the love for food rescue organizations and volunteers that are reducing food waste and hunger in communities around the country. Join in the #LoveFoodRescue movement by using our Food Rescue Locator to find organizations in your area to support.
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Innovation

Our Top Stories of 2016

Dec 27th, 2016 | By Sustainable America

Every year, we like to take a look at our most popular blog posts from the past 12 months. This year’s list highlights a few projects that deserves special mention, in case you missed them.
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Food System

New Program! Sign Up to Reduce Food Waste & Save Money

Aug 8th, 2016 | By Sustainable America

Today, we're excited to launch a new online program that can help you break the cycle of food waste in your kitchen. It's called I Value Food: Too Good to Waste, and it's based on successful strategies developed by the U.S. EPA. Through this program, many families have reduced food waste by up to 50%, saving up to $1,600 per year!
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Food System

A Hyperlocal Solution to Food Waste

Jul 6th, 2016 | By Sustainable America

Schools, campuses, food and beverage producers, and food banks all produce thousands of pounds of food waste each year, and typically have to pay to have the waste hauled to a central location such as a landfill. In landfills, organic matter breaks down and produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas that, if captured, can be a valuable source of energy. Enter Impact Bioenergy: the company’s small anaerobic digester systems, or microdigesters, convert food waste and other organic matter like paper and yard clippings into fertilizer and energy in the form of electricity, heat, and even transportation fuels.
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Food System

Winning the Race to End Food Waste

May 31st, 2016 | By Sustainable America

In April, we returned to the Richmond International Raceway for a third time for a weekend of food waste diversion and recovery at the Toyota Owners 400, a NASCAR race. Coordinating food recovery at an event this size is a challenging task, but we learned lessons from two previous races in 2015 that have increased our efficiency — and the amount of food we were able to divert. The results demonstrate the important opportunity that large event venues have to reduce their environmental footprint and help those in the need in their communities.
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Innovation

Sustainable America Joins 1% for the Planet

Apr 18th, 2016 | By Sustainable America

Sustainable America is thrilled to join the growing network of businesses and nonprofit partners aligning through the 1% for the Planet movement to protect and improve our world. Just like the team at 1%, we passionately believe in the power of connections and the strength of a bond between businesses and mission-driven organizations.
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Food System

Food Rescue: Now There's a Map for That

Apr 1st, 2016 | By Sustainable America

To help simplify and strengthen the food donation process, we have just launched the Food Rescue Locator in collaboration with our partners at EndFoodWaste.org and the Food Rescue Alliance. This free online tool allows anyone with excess food (individuals, offices, events, restaurants, you name it!) to find a nearby food rescue group they can donate to.
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