Rep. Chellie PIngree’s proposed Food Recovery Act would address food waste in America in a comprehensive fashion.
Who’s Responsible For Reducing Food Waste? The United States Government Wants To Rescue More Food From The Trash
Like the United Nations, the United States’ EPA and Department of Agriculture has put forth a plan for reducing food waste by 50% by the year 2030.
Will Creating More Plastic Waste Save Water? Um, No…
Shade balls have been all the rage as a potential California drought solution… except they won’t work. They will create lots of plastic waste, though.
Time To Get Plastic Microbeads Out Of Personal Care Products?
Plastic microbeads are polluting waterways, and legislatures around the US, as well as some companies making these additives, are responding.
The Politics Of Chicken Poop: Should Manure Get The Same Treatment As Other Renewable Energy Sources? [Updated]
Chicken poop is polluting the Chesapeake Bay, so businesses in Maryland want to build a methane digester. Is their approach the most sensible?
How To Create A Movement For Curbside Recycling In Your Town
Curbside recycling increases the amount of material diverted from landfills, so use these successful tactics to bring this service to your community.
Did Mayor De Blasio Really Reject A Plan For Expanded Polystyrene Recycling?
Did the de Blasio administration really choose to send tons of expanded polystyrene – aka Styrofoam – to landfills rather than recycle it?
Composting vs. Waste-to-Energy: The Politics Of Green Waste
What is the best way to deal with green waste? Burning? Composting? Recycling? May be the best answer is creating less of it?
Solar Power in Florida: a Shining Opportunity
The Sunshine State isn’t taking advantage of the energy in that sunshine. Help push for more solar power in Florida with the Rally for Clean Energy.
Ivory Trade Ban Won’t Cost Musicians Their Instruments… but Will Save Elephants
Heard the one about the Obama administration wanting to confiscate musicians’ instruments when they return from international tours, auditions, etc.? If you’ve spent any time following right-wing media in April, [ … ]
Forests: an Important Barrier to Greater Global Climate Change [Infographic]
Forests are an important barrier to the release of excessive greenhouse gases, and greater levels of global climate change.
The Better Buildings Challenge: Harnessing Competition to Save Energy [Infographic]
The Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge has now run for 3 years. Here are some results we’re already seeing from this successful program.
Gandhi the Cotton Spinner & 47 Other Historical Examples of Craftivism
Crafting as a political statement? It’s happened many times through human history. Blogger Betsy Greer is documenting some of them at her site craftivism.