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Challenge Yourself to Waste Less

July 18, 2011 No time like the present to change some old habits into ones that not only are beneficial to you, but ultimately to the planet as well. GOOD magazine is holding a 30-day challenge this month and it is one we all can participate in each and every day: Waste Less. “…the average […]

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Gleaning Helps Cut Down on Food Waste and Feed Hungry

January 30, 2011 Food waste is a big subject and one that has been getting some notice as of late – especially with the help of such writings of Jonathan Bloom. A nationwide ecumenical nonprofit ministry, the Society of St. Andrew, has focused on changing the growing tons of wasted food into fresh food made […]

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Sustainable Food: Mushrooms Grown from Coffee Grinds

January 20, 2011 This was an inspirational post, not just for the fantastic idea of using an ongoing resource of coffee grinds – Americans alone consume up to 400 million cups of coffee a day – but the fact that the idea of growing mushrooms from coffee grinds arose from a college lecture given by […]

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St. Petersburg Urban Garden Club

January 12, 2011 As you might imagine with any large urban metro area with over 6 million residents, there exists an ongoing challenge of what to do with all the waste. The St. Petersburg Urban Garden Club (in Russia) set out to create something that was more ecological and also gave something of great value […]

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Plans for First Food Waste to Energy Plant in U.S. Underway

December 13, 2010 The green light has been given by Portland Metro to Columbia Biogas to “build a facility that will use anaerobic digestion to transform commercial food waste into methane gas that will run engines to generate electricity.” The food waste will be collected from commercial and industrial sources and is “expected to produce […]