Two years of co2 saving with bioplastic packaging

Posted on Monday, June 5th, 2017 by

Exactly two years ago, in the Autumn 2014, Officina naturae changed direction in making an effort to increase its sustainable footprint. In fact, since that October, the packaging of household cleaners – especially the 1 liter and 750 ml bottles, and 4 liter cans–, usually made of conventional PE, were replaced with a similar bioplastic […]

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Paul Hawken Presents the World’s First Comprehensive Plan to Reverse Global Warming

Posted on Monday, April 24th, 2017 by

Can we stop global warming in the next 30 years? This is the burning question of the 21st century and renowned environmentalist Paul Hawken used our March What’s Now: San Francisco gathering to give his answer: Yes we can. More on Project Drawdown: http://www.drawdown.org/

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France Paves The Way- new law forbids food waste by supermarkets

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by

Ever wonder what happens to unsold food at your favorite supermarket? Unfortunately, it usually gets tossed in the trash. However, there is still hope to be had; a newly passed French law has something big to say about diverting supermarket food waste, and it’s worth listening to. As the first country IN THE WORLD to […]

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Look to Milwaukee, WI, for socially responsible & sustainably produced BEER!

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by

The recent 6th Annual Good Food Awards- which took place right here in San Francisco- recognized the partnership of Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery as well as Milwaukee’s Growing Power, to create locally-sourced, sustainably-produced beer- a product that consumers can really enjoy all aspects of! “Lakefront Brewery was one of 14 breweries recognized at the event, which […]

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Growing Power- promoting healthy affordable food to diverse communites

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by

Growing power is a non-profit organization that does amazing work; they provide hands on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance for people from diverse backgrounds who want equal access to affordable, healthy food. Growing power has locations in Milwaukee, Chicago, New Jersey, and Madison, where projects and growing methods, education and technical assistance, and […]

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8.75 Million Metric Tons of Plastic Waste Entered the Ocean in 2010

Posted on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 by

It’s hard to believe that an estimated 8.75 million metric tons (MT) of mismanaged plastic waste entered the ocean within the span of only one year; 2010. In a new study (click for link), published early Feb 2015, scientists calculated that 275 million metric tons (MT) of plastic waste was generated in 192 coastal countries in 2010, […]

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Composting Yard Trimmings and Municipal Solid Waste

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by

A handout from the EPA

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Why Doesn’t Santa Cruz Recycle?

Posted on Saturday, November 7th, 2015 by

Food waste is collected in more than 100 American communities. When will Santa Cruz County get on board?   There they stand, proffering fistfuls of carrot peels, zucchini tops and kale stems, scanning the kitchen in bewilderment. “Where’s the compost bin?” Any Santa Cruz County household that has hosted guests from San Francisco—or Portland, Ore., Seattle […]

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The Potential Contribution of Waste Management to a Low Carbon Economy

Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 by

Take a look at the whole report Here

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COMET-Farm

Posted on Sunday, November 1st, 2015 by

COMET-Farm is a whole farm and ranch carbon and greenhouse gas accounting system. The tool guides you through describing your farm and ranch management practices including alternative future management scenarios. Once complete, a report is generated comparing the carbon changes and greenhouse gas emissions between your current management practices and future scenarios. http://cometfarm.nrel.colostate.edu/Home

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