Eco Living

Skin to Seed: How to Eat an Entire Pumpkin

Oct 11th, 2018 | By Amy Leibrock

Pumpkins. The plump, orange orbs are everywhere this time of year. While you’re picking out a few for Halloween decorations, it’s worth it to set aside a few for eating too. We’ve rounded up some recipes that will help you make use of everything but the stem, and we’ve found some ideas for what to do with the ones that get carved as well.
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Eco Living

How to Waste Less Lettuce

Oct 2nd, 2018 | By Jill Lightner

When Seattle-based food writer Jill Lightner started researching her book Scraps, Peels, and Stems: Recipes and Tips for Rethinking Food Waste at Home, she asked a diverse bunch of people what their most wasted foods were. “Every single family included leafy greens in their top three,” she said. To help you waste less leafy greens, Jill offers up easy tips from her book, as well as a chance to win a copy for yourself.
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Food System, Eco Living

Why You Should Plant a Front Yard Veggie Garden

May 31st, 2018 | By Amy Leibrock

If you’ve wanted to start growing food but don’t have much space, the answer may be right in front of you — your front yard, that is. Front yard vegetable gardens are a growing trend. Nevertheless, some people don’t even consider growing food in the front yard because they think it might look messy or lead to neighbor complaints. Those folks should think again, says Natalie Carver, horticultural director for Love and Carrots, a company that designs, installs, and maintains urban vegetable gardens for homeowners throughout the Washington D.C. metro area.
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5 Ways to Green Your School

Mar 27th, 2018 | By Elaina Tiller

I’m a junior at New Canaan High School, and I am grateful for the ways my schools have worked environmental lessons into my education. When environmental consciousness starts young, students can form green habits that will stick with them for the rest of their lives. While tight budgets may make it a challenge for schools to make big changes, here are some inexpensive ways to get started greening your school.
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Food System, Eco Living

Seed Sharing in the Age of Climate Change

Feb 22nd, 2018 | By Amy Leibrock

Sharing seeds is the age-old practice of saving seeds from your own plants and sharing them with others. At first glance, it can seem like a quaint hobby, but seed saving and sharing can actually be an act of building resilience.
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Eco Living

6 Ways to Green Your Super Bowl

Jan 31st, 2018 | By Katrina Kazda

Wondering what you can do to make this your greenest Super Bowl party ever? These tips will help you score an eco-win on game day.
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Food System, Eco Living

6 Ways to Shop Smart and Waste Less

Dec 29th, 2017 | By Amy Leibrock

We think of food waste as something that happens at home. But really, it starts with what we put in our grocery carts. With supermarkets designed to tempt us in every aisle, it’s easy to end up overbuying. Here are some tips to help you buy just what you need.
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Eco Living

What's the Greenest Way to Ship Packages?

Dec 15th, 2017 | By Amy Leibrock

If you’ve found yourself buying more of your holiday gifts online every year, you’re not alone. Most Americans, 79 percent, shop online, and the volume of online holiday shopping increases every year. With so much free two-day shipping available, who can blame us? But does it make you wonder what effect all those doorstep deliveries are having on the environment?
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Eco Living

Building a Better Coffee Cup

Nov 27th, 2017 | By Amy Leibrock

The founders of TrioCup are on a mission to design a better cup of coffee—literally. What started as a project for a student competition is may be in a coffee shop near you soon.
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Eco Living

Why and How to Shop by Bike

Sep 7th, 2017 | By Anne-Marie Bonneau

Today, we bring you a guest post by Anne Marie Bonneau, otherwise known as The Zero-Waste Chef. Anne Marie blogs about living a zero-waste life, and she's got some great tips. Here, she writes about shopping for food by bike.
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