These 5 technologies are set to transform the way we consume everyday products

Posted on Monday, June 5th, 2017 by

From hamburgers to plastic, new technologies are reinventing the products we consume Take a look around you. Many of the products you see were made using industrial processes that are at least a century old. That is set to change. New technologies developed in laboratories around the world are reinventing the materials and processes used […]

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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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Tristram Stuart: Waging War Against Global Food Waste

Posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016 by

The British activist wants the world to stop throwing away so much good food. By Susan Daugherty, for National Geographic PUBLISHED OCTOBER 16, 2014 Editor’s Note: Tristram Stuart is one of National Geographic’s 2014 Emerging Explorers, part of a program that honors tomorrow’s visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to care about […]

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One-Third of Food Is Lost or Wasted: What Can Be Done

Posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016 by

From our farms to grocery stores to dinner tables, 30 percent of the food we grow is never eaten. We can do better. By Elizabeth Royte, National Geographic PUBLISHED OCTOBER 13, 2014   Spills, spoilage, table scraps, and other losses from the typical American family of four add up to 1,160 pounds of uneaten food annually. The Waldt […]

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How Reducing Food Waste Could Ease Climate Change

Posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016 by

Producing the food we throw away generates more greenhouse gases than most entire countries do. By Roff Smith, for National Geographic PUBLISHED THU JAN 22 21:05:00 EST 2015 Workers harvest celery in Greenfield, California. The energy that goes into the production, harvest, transportation, and packaging of wasted food produces more than 3.3 billion metric tons […]

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How ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Solve World Hunger

Posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016 by

About a third of the planet’s food goes to waste, often because of its looks. That’s enough to feed two billion people. Every year some six billion pounds of U.S. fruits and vegetables go unharvested or unsold, often for aesthetic reasons. By Elizabeth Royte Photographs by Brian Finke PUBLISHED TUE MAR 01 00:00:00 EST 2016 Tristram Stuart has 24 […]

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Symbol Mania: Green Product Certifications you need to know!

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by

Ever been confused by the growing number of green labels you see posted on your food, clothing, or kitchen appliances? With the demand for environmentally friendly products increasing from consumers by the day, there are a myriad of green product certification symbols on the market, of this we can be sure, but what do they […]

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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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NASA has Climate Education Games, for kids!

Posted on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 by

NASA has put together a website full of amazingly fun “learn about climate change” oriented games, where kids can play OFFSET: A Global Carbon Cycle Game, PowerUp: Light up a whole city with renewable energy, or Missions to Planet Earth: Beat the computer at completing three missions to explore Earth from space. (Just to name a few!) […]

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Take a Kid Friendly Climate Change Expedition

Posted on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 by

The environmental protection agency got Kids Friendly, and ended up with a pretty cool resource for kids to learn about global warming. The website provides a place for students to calculate their emissions, think like a scientist, and be a part of the solution. It also has a place to examine the clues of climate change so […]

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