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How to Reduce Food Waste: 3 More Ideas

July 21st, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

We continue to feature organizations working on how to reduce food waste: these three turn existing service models on their heads to feed the hungry


Oxnard, California’s Café Nefola: Leading the Green Lunch Brigade

June 18th, 2013 | by Guest Author

Her name is Cynthia Neftin, and she is the owner of Oxnard, California-based Café Nefola, whose motto is “healthy, local, fresh and natural.” An additional tag line – “from fat to fit, this is it” – leaves returning customers and new visitors in no doubt as to the restaurant’s orientation


Top Five US Cities for Urban Homesteading

May 28th, 2013 | by Guest Author

Where do urban homesteaders live? Where are they gathering? Using the Gallup Wellbeing Index as a jumping off point, here are the top five cities for happy homesteading


Riverside, California: Solar Town USA??

November 29th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

A number of towns around the country have put their bid in for "capital" of particular renewable energy technologies: Rock Port, Missouri, for instance, is completely powered by wind, and Reynolds, Indiana was shooting for the title of Biotown USA. Solar's still competitive on this front, but, today, Riverside, California tossed its hat in the ring for the title of America's Solar City


San Francisco: Zero Waste by 2020?

November 8th, 2012 | by Guest Author

San Francisco has established itself as a global leader in waste management by diverting 77% of its waste away from landfills and incinerators. The city has achieved its national distinction through a three-pronged approach: enacting strong waste reduction legislation, partnering with a like-minded waste management company to innovate new programs, and creating a culture of recycling and composting



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