Food System

Believe it or not, it may be illegal to grow your own food

Apr 30th, 2018 | By Amy Leibrock

The city and town names may change, but the stories are strikingly similar. Every year, new tales of urban gardeners who are cited for “illegally” growing food in their yards or on vacant lots bubble up. Find out how some home gardeners are fighting these charges, and what you can do if your front yard garden get cited.
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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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Transportation

8 Reasons to Turn Off an Idling Car

Oct 31st, 2017 | By Amy Leibrock

It happens, we know. You’re picking up a friend, waiting for a food order, or just trying to warm up your car on cold morning — and you leave it running for a little while. It’s easy to let those minutes tick by, but getting into the habit of turning your car off when you’ll be idle for more than 10 seconds can make a big difference for your pocketbook and the planet. We put together this infographic to illustrate the many benefits of turning off your car. Be part of the solution by taking our pledge to Turn It Off when you'll be idle for more than 10 seconds.
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Innovation

Rising Stars: High Schoolers Win National Contest on Sustainability

Jul 30th, 2014 | By Laura Waldman

A few months ago, a couple of local high school students came to us for help with a project. They were looking for information about sustainability and green practices for a video they were producing. We were happy to help, but little did we know how far that video would take them.
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Food System

5 Ways to Green Your K-Cup

Mar 19th, 2014 | By Katrina Kazda

While the convenience and variety afforded by single-serve coffee systems is celebrated by many, the appliance’s darker side—the mountains of unrecyclable waste—is equally abhorred by those concerned about the impacts of on-demand coffee. Fortunately, more sustainable alternatives have been popping up on the market that allow you to keep using your single-serve system (and enjoying that hot cup of coffee when you want it) while reducing plastic waste and capturing the used coffee grounds for compost.
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Eco Living

Seattle Vs. Denver: Who Wins the Sustainable Super Bowl?

Jan 30th, 2014 | By Amy Leibrock

Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos fans may not see eye to eye about who they want to win Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII, but supporters of these two football teams do share one thing in common: They live in eco-minded cities. So we thought we'd pit Denver against Seattle in our own EcoSmackdown to see who really comes out on top on food and fuel sustainability issues.
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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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Eco Living

Will Insects Save Our Food Supply?

Sep 13th, 2013 | By Aubrey Yee

Insects contain more protein per pound than any meat and are easy to raise with little polluting side effects. Will we all eat insects in the future?
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Food System

Food Forests Take Root

Jul 12th, 2013 | By Aubrey Yee

Last spring, the city of Seattle announced plans for the nation's first food forest, and people around the country immediately took notice. News of the 7-acre public park to be converted into a free, open, public food forest spread through blogs and other news publications and before long others decided to embrace the idea for their own community.
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Food System

First Ag-Bioscience High School to Open This Fall

Jul 5th, 2013 | By Laura Waldman

Global Impact STEM Academy, a new public high school in Springfield, Ohio — and the first in the nation to focus on agricultural biosciences — is now recruiting students. The concept for the school was developed to address the region's widening gap between the skills of its workforce and the skills required for the agbioscience industry and give young people real-world experience in areas with strong job and economic growth — agriculture, energy and the environment.
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