Eco Living

Survey Results: Our Tools Inspire Sustainability Action

Apr 26th, 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

6 Types of Gardens That Work Hard for the Environment

Apr 26th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

We all know the benefits of a back or front yard food garden. Food grown yourself is nutritious and fresh, and it lessens the need to buy food shipped from faraway places. But there are more types of gardens and landscaping approaches that have other community, ecosystem, and food system benefits. Here are a few ideas to consider.
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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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Eco Living, Innovation

New Ways to Close the Loop on Single-Use Packaging

Mar 18th, 2019 | By Stacy Torino

Consumer pressure on companies to reduce single-use plastics has been building. Here’s a look at new ideas and established solutions that go above and beyond traditional recycling.
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Eco Living

How You Can Help Solve America’s Milk Problem

Feb 14th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

America, we have a milk problem. We pour out 34 pounds of milk per person every year, costing us a collective $4 billion, according to the USDA. The real tragedy is that a lot of this wasted milk is still safe to drink and use. Here’s everything you need to know about getting the most from your milk, both the sweet and the sour.
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Transportation, Eco Living

Video: Save Gas, Become a ‘Hypermiler’

Dec 11th, 2018 | By Amy Leibrock

For those of us who must rely on a car, there’s actually a way to be much more fuel-efficient every time you drive. The secret is hypermiling, a set of driving techniques that can help you beat your car’s MPG rating. Our new video explains how it works.
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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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