Eco Living

This Guy Is Growing All of His Food…on Other People’s Land

Aug 20th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

Activist Rob Greenfield is spending a year growing and foraging 100% of his food. As if that’s not challenging enough, he’s growing all this food in urban Orlando with no land of his own. Learn how he’s relying on community to share the land and resources he needs to survive.
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Eco Living

The Nimble Cook: Put Ingredients First to Reduce Food Waste

Aug 15th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

Ronna Welsh’s new cookbook 'The Nimble Cook' will shift your perspective about the contents of your kitchen. Get her tips for reducing food waste, plus a refreshing gazpacho recipe that makes use of one of summer’s quintessential scraps: watermelon rinds!
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Eco Living

How Living Car-Free Made My Neighborhood Stronger

Jul 24th, 2019 | By Carla Blackmar

Is the key to going car-free right on your own block? Learn how Carla Blackmar inspired a neighborhood car-sharing system that is strengthening her community while reducing fossil fuel use.
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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

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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