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5 ways to stop wasting food

Posted by: Meg Stout
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Do you know that 40% of the food in the U.S. goes to waste? Worse still, according to the recent study by Natural Resources Defense Council, the average American discards 10 times more food than someone in Southeast Asia. Yet, one in six Americans doesn’t have enough to eat.

Read More | Sep 25, 2012 |

The Dirty Dozen: which foods to buy organic

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Nothing evokes summer more than fresh food: succulent red tomatoes, sweet corn slathered with butter, vegetables roasting on the grill. Gardens reconnect us to what we eat. Still, most people shop at the supermarket at least some of the time, where we’re confronted with this question: to buy organic or not?

Read More | Aug 23, 2012 |

The easiest way to cut CO2: keep your stuff longer

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According to the EPA, the lifespan of a cell phone is shorter than other consumer electronics—a fleeting 18 months. This can leave any of us feeling like last year’s model is dated and uncool. But as our possessions age, it’s worth thinking twice before upgrading.

Read More | Jul 18, 2012 |

6 green travel tips from Sierra Club Outings and NativeEnergy

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Vacations are a time to try new adventures, hang out with loved ones, or even find a quiet place to relax. But travel can also leave a footprint on the environment. Whether you hit the beach or the International Date Line, follow these simple tips to green your travel.

Read More | Jun 4, 2012 |

Green sweeteners: 4 tips for your sweet tooth

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Where does the sugar in your morning coffee come from? Imagine if it grew in your own backyard.

That’s right: you can harvest sugar, and likely cut carbon emissions, even if you live in a cold climate. But that’s not all. Here are four ways to “green” your sweetener, from the unusual to the common sensible.

Read More | May 22, 2012 |