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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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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2015 REPORT ON LEGISLATION RELATED TO FOOD AND FARMING

Posted on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 by

Check out this report from the california food policy council on up to date legislation for state water quality, rising hunger, warming climate, and crisis levels of obesity and poverty.

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Heating Up- the road to the Paris climate talks

Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 by

True to form, NPR has been on the environmental discussion scene, compiling stories and audio on the happenings of the 2015 Paris climate talks taking place these next two weeks between world leaders, most of whom are anxious for dialogue. The Heating Up climate talk page focuses on a wide range of topics, from cooperations advancing […]

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Hands On Urban Composting Workshop- SF

Posted on Saturday, November 28th, 2015 by

Always wanted to compost but need a little direction? Garden for the Environment, located on Lawton street in San Francisco, offers just that; a free, hands on class that teaches methods for backyard and worm composting for home and community gardens.  “Come learn what you can do to improve your garden and prevent organic waste […]

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Live in SF? Get a free kitchen compost pail!

Posted on Saturday, November 28th, 2015 by

Free Compost Pail here 😛 After moving to San Francisco from Berkeley, the first thing I did the next morning was grab the French press to brew some much needed coffee to tackle the perilous day of unpacking I had ahead of me. Unfortunately, when I went to compost my coffee grounds, I found I had […]

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You Can Compost Human Waste!

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by

Oceans of sewage. Tapped-out water sources. Ever-costlier fertilizers. A flurry of recent studies warn of resource scarcity for the world’s cities. Fortunately, a growing legion of urban dwellers think the nutrients and water in their toilets are too valuable to flush away. From Boston to San Francisco, city dwellers are taking the “waste” out of […]

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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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On The Way To Zero Waste: SF Celebrates Garbage Landmark

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by

The city of San Francisco is diverting 80 percent of all its waste away from landfills, Mayor Ed Lee announced today. Working with the city’s Department of the Environment and Recology, the city’s garbage collector, Lee has been pushing residents, businesses and industry to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost in an effort to create a […]

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From Farm to Fork and Back Again: New California Law Seeks to Close Food Waste Loop

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by

California’s regulations governing organic food waste became more stringent on September 28, 2014, as Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1826 into law.  The law requires commercial generators of food waste to have it composted or transformed to energy via anaerobic digestion. Read the rest of article at SeedStock

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