Food System

Lemon Trees for All in San Francisco

Oct 2nd, 2013 | By Nicole Rogers

A project called Just One Tree has a singular but ambitious goal: to make sure San Francisco can grow all the lemons it consumes. To do this, the community will need to produce 461 tons of lemons annually—that's a lot of lemons! But Dr. Isabel Wade, founder and executive director of Just One Tree, thinks it's possible. She's put together a program to encourage residents to plant new lemon trees and register existing ones to meet the goal.
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Transportation

How Green Is Your Airline?

Sep 20th, 2013 | By Aubrey Yee

A new ranking of U.S. domestic airlines based on fuel efficiency makes it easier for passengers to choose a lower carbon footprint on their next flight.
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Transportation

Infographic: Top 10 States to Drive Electric

Jul 26th, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

Determining how much money you can save by switching from a gas-powered vehicle to electric became a lot easier in June when the Department of Energy released it's new eGallon calculator. Find out which states' EV drivers save the most, and how you can lower your costs even further.
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Food System

Is Your State Locavore-Friendly?

Jun 27th, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

The second-annual Locavore Index, which ranks states in terms of access to locally produced food, was released recently by Strolling of the Heifers, a Vermont-based local food advocacy group. The rankings compare the number of farmers markets, CSAs and food hubs on a per capita basis. Like last year, Vermont came out on top by a landslide, which shows that it is possible for a state to build a thriving local food system. Also, like last year, we used the data to make an infographic. How does your state stack up?
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Eco Living

The Truth About Idling [infographic]

Jun 11th, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

As part of our Turn It Off anti-idling campaign, we created this handy, shareable infographic that explains the facts about idling and why it is a crucial economic, health, and environmental issue. A small change to your daily driving habits can make a big change. Take a look, then take the pledge to stop idling and spread the word.
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Eco Living

How to Grow an Avocado Plant

Apr 2nd, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

Grow your own avocados with this helpful infographic
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Eco Living

Feeding 7 Billion People And Counting

Jan 28th, 2013 | By Nicole Rogers

Inspired by a recent Wall Street Journal article written by Anna Lappe and Danielle Nierenberg, Sustainable America has created the following infographic to explain how food is wasted and lost around the world, and what can be done about it.
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Eco Living

25 Facts for a Sustainable Holiday Season

Dec 19th, 2012 | By Nicole Rogers

In our holiday infographic, we share interesting statistics, facts, and good practices to think about as you eat, travel and celebrate this holiday season. Happy Holidays from Sustainable America!
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Eco Living

How to Have a 100-Mile Thanksgiving

Nov 15th, 2012 | By Nicole Rogers

Our helpful infographic challenges you to try a 100-mile Thanksgiving, using some key ingredients sourced from within 100 miles of your dinner table. Think of it as an opportunity to celebrate local food, rather than an obligation to source every last ingredient from within 100 miles. From the drive, to the food, to the trash, there are plenty of opportunities to make your feast more sustainable!
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Eco Living

Bokashi composting

Oct 17th, 2012 | By Aubrey Yee

Get started with Bokashi composting using this great infographic!
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