Too Good To Go Fights New York Food Waste

November 17, 2020 by  
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Introducing Klima: the app on a mission to reduce carbon footprints

August 27, 2020 by  
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Released this month, Klima allows its users to take direct action against climate change with a simple and beautiful app. The user-friendly app quickly calculates your personal carbon footprint and finds ways to offset your emissions through an affordable monthly subscription that goes straight to carbon offsetting charities. Your carbon footprint is calculated through tailored lifestyle questions, including how many short or long flights you take per year, whether or not your home uses renewable energy, your eating habits and more. You can then see how your footprint compares to the national and global average. According to Klima, the national average is 16.5 tons of annual carbon emissions and the global average is 4.5 tons. Related: 14 apps to help you live a more sustainable lifestyle After the calculation is complete (it only takes a few seconds), Klima presents different subscription options that support nonprofit carbon offsetting programs based on your personal carbon footprint. Typically, this amount is less than $20 per month for the average American lifestyle. Causes range from reforestation programs in vulnerable places like Madagascar, Panama and Tanzania to solar power technology and research companies. Causes are fully transparent, with detailed project information and real-time impact data included. Klima only includes solutions that rank among the top 10 most effective ways to fight climate change worldwide, benefit the local communities and meet the highest international quality standards for certified carbon offsetting. Everything is verified through either the Verified Carbon Standard or the Gold Standard developed by WWF and similar NGOs. This way, users can support the nonprofits that they are most passionate about while creating their own carbon-neutral lifestyle, ensuring that their funds are going toward good causes. Best of all, Klima suggests specific tips that outline how much CO2 reduction a certain lifestyle change will result in, such as switching to green energy or going pescatarian. With every change you make to reduce your carbon footprint, the cost of your subscription decreases. The app itself has stunning graphics and contains a wealth of valuable information on carbon neutrality. The app and carbon calculator are both free to download, too, so you can still get started on your sustainable journey even if you’re not ready for a carbon offsetting commitment. + Klima Images via Klima

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Find vegan restaurants using Yelp’s updated, personalized app

August 30, 2019 by  
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Feel like feasting on a batch of sweet potato fries and a thick soy milkshake? Maybe a tempeh sandwich from the best vegan cafe in your ‘burb? Yelp’s updated, personalized mobile app makes finding a vegan restaurant near you easy. For example, if you follow a strict vegan diet and need to know the ultimate spot for a meatless sandwich, Yelp’s app can be tailored to meet the specifics for whatever you’re craving as well as your dietary needs, whether you are following a vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc. diet. It can also provide recommendations, such as where to take Mom for her birthday, find a fun kid’s activity or grab lunch at a dog-friendly cafe. Related: 14 apps to help you live a more sustainable lifestyle “As Yelp turns 15 this year, we’re embarking on one of our most significant product updates with the introduction of a new, personalized experience,” Vivek Patel, Yelp’s chief product officer, told CNN . “Yelp has always been a helpful discovery platform that surfaces great local businesses based on your search. By making it more personalized, we’re saving people time and giving them an easy way to find the right business for them. Now, Yelp will help you discover businesses and activities based on who you are and what you like to do.” After you set up your preferences, you won’t have to change them each time you launch the app; it’s customized to your own needs and wants. With a vast number of followers already, Yelp has experienced steady growth from 2016 to 2019, according to Statista . Its unique mobile app visitor numbers have reached more than 36.74 million in Q2 2019. As people search for better food choices that address climate change and animal welfare, more sustainable restaurant options continue emerging. Currently, vegan-focused website HappyCow.net lists 33,253 options for vegan, vegetarian and veg-options throughout North America. The updated Yelp app will help consumers navigate this growing field of plant-based restaurants across the nation to find the juiciest veggie burger, the best plant-based pizza for a party and the most impressive vegan brunch for a weekend feast. + Yelp Via CNN and Happy Cow Image via

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Amazon opens new grocery store sans checkout lines

January 23, 2018 by  
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You’ll never wait in checkout lines at Amazon’s new grocery store, Amazon Go . Shoppers enter the store via an app , grab the food they need, and then simply walk out. The first Amazon Go just opened for business in Seattle . Amazon is opening up their first Amazon Go, an 1,800-square-foot physical grocery store. People scan an app on their smartphones to enter, pick up whatever food they want to buy, and leave without the hassle of waiting in line. Once through the doors, users don’t need the app to shop – Amazon said in a video they drew on “ computer vision, deep learning algorithms, and sensor fusion, much like you’d find in self-driving cars” to make the concept a reality. The Next Web said cameras on store shelves track what customers grab. Related: You can now buy tiny shipping container homes on Amazon What can you purchase inside an Amazon Go? Similar to a regular old grocery store of the past, customers can pick up staples like milk and bread, alcohol, and ready-to-eat snacks, breakfast, lunch, or dinners to start. The company will also offer Amazon Meal Kits, which include ingredients to cook a meal for two people in around half an hour. #AmazonGo opens on Monday, January 22 in Seattle. Get the app to enter the store. See you soon! https://t.co/jt7quQ4rke pic.twitter.com/shIyrifZyk — Amazon.com (@amazon) January 21, 2018 The New York Times said there are no baskets or shopping carts – customers place the items they want in a bag they walk out with. And while there aren’t cashiers, an Amazon Go store still requires staff – to stock shelves, help shoppers with any technical issues, help them find items, and check identification in the beer and wine section. Amazon unveiled plans for Amazon Go back in late 2016 – but had to delay the launch because of some technical difficulties, according to The Next Web. But it appears they’re ready to go with this first location, which is at 2131 7th Avenue, and is open Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 9 PM. The app works for Android or iOS. Amazon has not yet said whether they’ll open more Amazon Go stores, or utilize the technology in other ways — like selling it to other retailers. + Amazon Go Via The Next Web and The New York Times Images via Amazon Twitter and Amazon

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New refrigerator camera takes aim at food waste

August 17, 2017 by  
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We know food waste is an issue, but often it’s all too easy to forget about that bag of lettuce in the back of your refrigerator until it rots. It turns out 40 percent of the salad British families buy each year ends up in the trash – but a new refrigerator camera could help slash that waste. The Smarter FridgeCam helps people monitor expiration dates and even suggests recipes – for far less than the price of a smart refrigerator. London-based company Smarter says their FridgeCam can turn any refrigerator into a smart one for £99.99, or $129.50. The wireless FridgeCam allows users to monitor what’s in their fridge from anywhere using an app . But the product doesn’t just snap a fridge selfie. It also tracks expiration dates, notifies users when it’s time to buy more of a product, and offers recipes to help them use up food . Related: Peek inside the zero-waste kitchen of the future Smart refrigerators can cost thousands of dollars, but according to Smarter, the FridgeCam could save users as much as £400, or around $518, every year – meaning the device pays for itself in around three months. The company says their product will work with any refrigerator on the market right now, and their app works for iOS and Android. Smarter founder Christian Lane told The Guardian, “The supermarkets tell us that the way we shop has fundamentally changed. People are shopping little and often and using different shops. The more we developed and trialed this technology, the more we found that it could not just help reduce food waste but it also encourages people to shop in a smarter and more efficient way.” The FridgeCam is currently available for pre-order here . It’s slated for a September launch, and Smarter says free shipping is available for the United Kingdom and United States. + Smarter FridgeCam Via The Guardian Images via Smarter Facebook

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Intellibins helps you find recycling bins on city streets

March 28, 2016 by  
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Have you ever found yourself wandering around a city trying to find a recycling bin, only to have to stow that plastic food container in your backpack because you don’t want to pollute? Many American cities aren’t exactly ahead of the game when it comes to public recycling — they aren’t offered on every corner. But one startup is on a mission to facilitate recycling on city streets, simply by helping people find the bins. Their location-based mobile app called Intellibins helps you find the nearest recycling bin with step-by-step navigation, so you can always recycle no matter where you are. The current Intellibins app is available on iPhone and Android for all five boroughs of New York City. Let’s hope the idea catches on in other cities soon. + Intellibins The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Jewel-like glass box deftly extends a Victorian house in London’s Mile End

March 28, 2016 by  
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Grow Your Own Dinner with the Niwa Smartphone App

May 5, 2014 by  
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UK startup Niwa has developed an amazing hydroponic gardening system that allows you to perfectly control growing conditions through a sophisticated app, giving anyone an instant green thumb. Co-founders Agnieszka Nazaruk and Javier Morillas created the high-tech plant container and custom software as a part of their mission to make it easy for food to be grown indoors by even the least savvy farming enthusiasts. Read the rest of Grow Your Own Dinner with the Niwa Smartphone App Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Agnieszka Nazaruk , app , food growing apps , Gardening , gardening app , grow food with a smartphone , hydroponic gardening , hydroponics , Indoor , NIWA , plants , smartphone , Urban Farming

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Tubular GoSun Solar Cooker Heats up to a Sizzling 550° F in Mere Minutes

May 5, 2014 by  
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Solar cooking just got even better thanks to the new fuss-free GoSun stove . This uber awesome tube stove can cook delicious meals without using a lick of fuel – in just 20 minutes. Baking, boiling or frying is easy and fast and the stove costs less than $200! Read the rest of Tubular GoSun Solar Cooker Heats up to a Sizzling 550° F in Mere Minutes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , alternative cooking tools , alternative energy , clean tech , cooking without fuel , eco design , evacuated tube stove , GoSun Stove , green design , green tech , renewable energy , solar cooking , solar kitchen , sustainable design

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There’s an App for Detecting Plant Diseases?

November 15, 2011 by  
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MSU researcher Syed Hashsham has invented a handheld, low-cost application that can perform genetic analysis.

How do you identify plant diseases, keep pathogens from spreading and help protect the food supply? The old way was to collect field samples, send them to a lab … and wait. The new way: An app that works with an iPod Touch or Android-based tablet (how inclusive) and can ID a plant pathogen in 10-30 minutes. The technology, called Gene-Z, was developed by Michigan State University scientists and is being developed for the market. Gene-Z is not only a gee-whiz project; it’s designed to speed treatments and keep pathogens from spreading.

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