How one app fed almost 600,000 homeless people

June 30, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. A simple lunch with a homeless vet forever changed the life of Komal Ahmad, who was then a student at University of California, Berkeley and is now a CEO. Ahmad was walking near campus a few years ago when a homeless man asked her for money. She bought him lunch instead. The meeting left a deep impact, so she soon devised, along with classmate Chloe Tsang, a way to get campus food waste onto the plates of local people who were going hungry . Her initiative sparked food waste “forwarding” programs on other campuses and inspired an app that has fed almost 600,000 people in the San Francisco Bay area alone. Read the rest of How one app fed almost 600,000 homeless people Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Chloe Tsang , donation app , feeding america , feeding forward , feeding forward app , food waste , food waste donation , Komal Ahmad , uc berkeley , wasted food

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Foster + Partners picked to design an exciting new transport hub in Wales

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Foldability’s Exquisite Chloe Pendant Origami Lamp is Made from 70 Hand-Folded Paper Squares

May 5, 2014 by  
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Design studio Foldability recently unveiled the Chloe Pendant, their newest line in origami lighting in honor of the John Lewis department store chain’s 150th anniversary. The exquisite hanging lamp is constructed from 70 origami paper squares, each folded and pieced together by hand for a wonderfully full and 3D effect. Rather than using traditionally delicate origami paper, the designers cut the squares out of specially prepared, translucent parchment paper produced by the Italian company Fedrigoni . + Foldability 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! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chloe pendant , chloe pendant lamp , chloe pendant origami , fedrigoni , foldability , john lewis , john lewis 150th anniversary , Kyla McCallum , origami hanging lamps , origami lamps , Origami lighting , origami parchment paper , parchment paper , reader submitted content

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Win $5,000 in Bike Commuting Gear in Reliance Foundry’s Pedals for Professionals Contest!

May 5, 2014 by  
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Break out the bicycle helmet and get ready to get back in the “saddle” — May is National Bike Month ! While it’s no secret that bike commuting boasts amazing benefits , National Bike Month– and more specifically “Bike to Work” week–is the best time to spread the message. To support the growing cycle movement, Reliance Foundry launched Pedals for Professionals , a contest that will award $5,000 in bike gear to a full time professional with the best story about how bike commuting changed (or has the potential to change) their life for the better. Read on for the full contest details! Read the rest of Win $5,000 in Bike Commuting Gear in Reliance Foundry’s Pedals for Professionals Contest! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycles , bike commuters , bike commuting , bike commuting contest , bike racks , Bike Storage , bike to work day , bike to work week , bikes , biking benefits , national bike month , pedals for professionals , pedals for professionals contest , Reliance Foundry

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Organic Food May Not Be as Organic as You Think

May 5, 2014 by  
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When it comes to organic foods , the labels you see at the grocery store might not be as straightforward as you expect. You might assume those organic apples were grown without antibiotics, but the USDA allows a list of exceptions to the list of banned chemicals. This week a few of those excepted substances were up for debate at the USDA’s National Organic Standards Board – and the discussion was heated. Read the rest of Organic Food May Not Be as Organic as You Think Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Methionine , Methionine in organics , organic chemical exceptions , organic laws , organic regulation , organic regulation exceptions , organic sunset laws , organics exceptions , organics regulations , Streptomycin , Streptomycin in organics , USDA Organic , USDA organic chemical exceptions , USDA Organic exceptions , USDA organic laws , USDA organic rules , USDA organic sunset laws , USDA organics , USDA sunset laws

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Scientists Still Baffled by Grisly Disease Causing Thousands of Starfish to Pull Themselves Apart

May 5, 2014 by  
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Earlier this year we reported on a grisly disease that’s causing thousands of starfish to tear themselves apart – and though researchers have ruled out a few potential causes, they still aren’t sure what is causing the deaths. Scientists first discovered the problem – which causes starfish to sag and rupture, spilling their organs out – months ago, and it hasn’t showed any signs of slowing. What’s particularly concerning is that the issue is impacting 18 different types of starfish – and it could potential wipe out entire species. Read the rest of Scientists Still Baffled by Grisly Disease Causing Thousands of Starfish to Pull Themselves Apart Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: disease killing starfish , North American sea star deaths , North American sea star disease , North American starfish disease , ocean ecology , ocean environment , sea animal diseases , sea animals dying , sea star population disease , sea stars disease , sea stars dying , sea stars population dying , sea stars populations , starfish disease , starfish populations dying , starfish species dying , unexplained starfish deaths , unknown starfish disease

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