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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Food System

Watch John Oliver Take Aim at Food Waste in America

Jul 20th, 2015 | By Amy Leibrock

John Oliver took on the issue of food waste last night on “Last Week Tonight,” and we are so thrilled he did. The comedian spent close to 20 minutes explaining the problem and lambasting the wasteful ways of all players in our food system. Here's the video:
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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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Eco Living

5 (More) Anti-Idling Heroes

Nov 8th, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

Back in July, we wrote about five people and organizations that were doing a great job of spreading awareness about idling. Every week we hear about more people and projects that are working to raise awareness about idling, so it's already time to expand our list.
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Transportation

How Much Corn Should We Put in Our Fuel Tanks? [video]

Mar 18th, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

Want to know more about Sustainable America's mission and work? Watch Executive Director Jeremy Kranowitz explain how the rising demand for oil and food is dangerously intertwined and what we plan to do about it.
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