Whatever your political party affiliation, we can all agree that strong, centralized environmental policy will not be a priority under Donald Trump. If Americans care about a healthy planet, we’ll have to persuade state and local governments to care too, or roll up our sleeves and get to work ourselves. For this reason, I’ve challenged […]
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The founders of Regrained saw opportunity in spent beer grains, and are now raising funds to take their small business to the next level.
Curbside recycling increases the amount of material diverted from landfills, so use these successful tactics to bring this service to your community.
A new anaerobic digester technology turns waste food into compressed natural gas ready for use in CNG-powered vehicles.
With California’s statewide plastic bag ban, millions of Americans are now prevented from using these wasteful, polluting convenience items.
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.
Eight cities in the US are leading the pack in terms of bike-focused developed. Take a look at the best cycling cities in the country.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous & Green Fashion Show brought lots of pretty people together in San Francisco to raise funds for urban sustainability efforts.
Zero waste strategies help societies to produce and consume goods while respecting ecological limits and the rights of communities. The strategies ensure that all discarded materials are safely and sustainably returned to nature or to manufacturing in place of raw materials. In a zero waste approach, waste management is not left only to politicians and technical experts; rather, everyone impacted—from residents of wealthy neighborhoods to the public, private, and informal sector workers who handle waste—has a voice.
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.
How many parks does your city have? Can anyone get to them? Are they well maintained? These are some of the questions asked by the Trust for Public Land in their recent ParkScore study.
If you’re an environmentally minded person then there may be no better city to live in than beautiful San Francisco, California. Well known for its strong political stance on many “green” issues and sporting a population long admired for its liberal ideas and social conscience, San Francisco offers some of the best events available to broaden your environmental horizons by educating, teaching skills and organizing like-minded people via a broad array of fun, appealing events.
In a subversive form of food production, the Guerrilla Grafters have been craftily grafting fruit bearing branches onto otherwise unproductive ornamental fruit trees in the city.