New York City’s (NYC) decommissioned newspaper boxes are being reimagined as receptacles for organic waste collection. Graphic designer Debbie Ullman started the New York Compost Box Project in Spring 2013 as part of her NYC Compost Project’s Master Composter Certification course. These repurposed boxes are currently accepting food scraps at the Urban Garden Center in… Read More NYC’s Retired Newspaper Boxes Now Serve a Purpose
At colleges and universities across the United States, residential hall composting programs are becoming more prevalent, especially when following the successful adoption of pre and postconsumer food scraps collection in their dining halls. The higher rate of organics diversion contributes to these universities’ initiatives to achieve Zero Waste, and to encourage environmental stewardship. The majority… Read More These Colleges Are Leaders in Campus Composting
40%- that’s how much food is being wasted in the United States annually. Food is wasted in all stages of its production and consumption. (If you’re thinking to yourself “how?”, I would suggest reading NRDC’s pretty comprehensive issue paper from 2012- Wasted: How America is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food From Farm… Read More Food Waste Policy Proposal Could Promote a Sustainable Food Model in the US
Let me just preface this article by offering this disclaimer: I am by no means a fractivist, but I am not pro-fracking either. In any worldly issue, I like to view all sides of the story. As for hydraulic fracking and shale gas drilling anywhere, we have the technology to drill sustainably, however, the companies responsible for… Read More Fracking in Kgalagadi Park, Botswana?