Prime Roots offers ready-made, plant-based holiday meals

November 17, 2020 by  
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The pandemic is obviously creating many downsides for Thanksgiving this year. But one overlooked upside is that it will be much easier to eat what you really want to for the holidays without judgment. If you’re vegetarian, vegan or just cutting back on animal products, this is the perfect year to experiment with vegan meats without any hassle from the family. Plant-based meat producer Prime Roots is offering some special choices. If you’re craving plant-based versions of traditional foods like garlicky mashed potatoes or balsamic and bacon Brussels sprouts, Prime Roots will send them to you all cooked and ready to reheat. The Prime Roots Turkey Special even has something most vegan turkeys lack: legs. Yep, Prime Roots has fashioned little legs onto your mock bird so it looks much like its traditional meaty cousins. Related: 7 tips for a sustainable Thanksgiving celebration The secret to all Prime Roots’ flavor is koji, a substance sometimes called Japan’s national mold . Even if you’ve never heard of it, you’ve almost surely consumed some. The mold is added to cooked grains like barley or rice, then paired with a second product to become substances such as soy sauce, miso or sake. The result is a satisfying umami flavor. If you’re having a holiday away from your most carnivorous family members, this is the best year to try this. Remember when they were skeptical about that tofu dish you brought to the family party? You really don’t want to explain koji. Although this turkey does look and sound delicious enough to tempt meat-eaters, too. The folks at Prime Roots have a lot of goals, including making the food system more equitable and inclusive, educating people about decreasing their meat consumption and manufacturing nutritious, protein-filled products without the greenhouse gas emissions or cholesterol of real meat . “At Prime Roots, we make meals that matter for our planet, and for our connection to each other and food ,” co-founder Kimberlie Le says on the Prime Roots website. “I hope that one day we’ll be able to feed millions if not billions of people our delicious and sustainable foods. We’ll know that we are successful when every person on the planet has access to clean water and delicious and nutritious foods.” Check out the Prime Roots website for the new, seasonal meals, side dishes and limited-time holiday specials. + Prime Roots Images via Prime Roots

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Brussels train station transformed into wooden shopping and event center

November 17, 2020 by  
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The Gare Maritime railway station in Brussels has seen a huge transformation. The building, formerly one of Europe’s largest railway stations for goods, has been renovated into a new city district shopping and event development made of cross-laminated timber. Reimagined as a multi-purpose public space for companies and events, the building is covered entirely in  wood  and highlights sustainable architectural practices such as solar energy and rainwater collection systems. According to the architects at Neutelings Riedijk, the structure is the largest  cross-laminated timber  project in Europe. Architects added a series of 12 new building volumes to accommodate a new program of 45,000 square meters. Along with the existing halls, roofs and side aisles, the new design creates a structure that mimics a small city with streets and parks. Related: Sweden’s tallest timber building could save 550 tons of CO2 The choice of wood came down to sustainability and weight, as a concrete construction would have been five times heavier. Cross-laminated timber with a facade finishing in oak offered the perfect solution to create a prefabricated and dry construction method with shorter building time. As a result, the design features demountable connections and modular wooden building elements to promote sustainability. The central space is reserved for public events and contains a green walking boulevard on both sides. Routes measure 16 meters wide, giving pedestrians plenty of room to enjoy the spacious inner garden complete with a hundred trees. Overall, the space includes a total of 10 gardens based on four themes: woodland, flowers, grass and fragrance. As Brussels enjoys a Mediterranean climate, designers chose plants that adapt to the specific growing conditions. The Gare Maritime also remains completely energy neutral and fossil-free thanks to glass facades and solar cells, with a total area of 17,000 square meters of roof space dedicated to  solar panels . The building uses geothermal energy and a rainwater collection system to water the massive gardens. + Neutelings Riedijk Architects Via ArchDaily Photo: Filip Dujardin/Sarah Blee/Tim Fisher | © Neutelings Riedijk Architects

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Iceland Chooses an Eco-Warrior as Prime Minister

April 26, 2018 by  
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Iceland has experienced a bumpy political climate since its economic … The post Iceland Chooses an Eco-Warrior as Prime Minister appeared first on Earth911.com.

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3 ways companies will push climate action in 2018

January 4, 2018 by  
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And the prime opportunity days to highlight your company’s leadership this year.

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Donate A Computer And Help Students

August 29, 2016 by  
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As students are heading back to school, now is one of the prime times of year to think about upgrading old technology. Whether you’re getting a new phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer for your favorite scholar, chances are you’ll be left…

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Japanese Prime Minister Announces Plans to Start Bringing Nuclear Power Plants Back Online

March 1, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced today that Japan plans to begin restarting its idled nuclear plants later this year . All 50 of Japan’s nuclear reactors were taken offline after a meltdown occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi plant following a devastating tsunami almost two years ago. In the wake of the disaster, Japanese politicians vowed to phase out nuclear power in favor or renewable energy , but the announcement today by Abe signals a change of course back to nuclear. The news coincides with a new report from the World Health Organization that cancer risks are 70 percent higher for female infants living near Fukushima. Read the rest of Japanese Prime Minister Announces Plans to Start Bringing Nuclear Power Plants Back Online Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: earthquake , Fukushima , fukushima daiichi , fukushima nuclear power plant , Japan , japan nuclear , japan tsunami , japanese tsunami , nuclear , nuclear power plant , renewable energy , Shinzo Abe , tokyo electric power company

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron is Not Attending the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference

June 12, 2012 by  
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The Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development is being held in Brazil later this month to bring together world leaders, the private sector, NGOs and other groups to discuss how the world can reduce poverty, advance social equity, and ensure environmental protection on a planet with an ever-increasing population. UK Prime Minister David Cameron clearly doesn’t deem these issues very important – as he has no plans to attend. Read the rest of UK Prime Minister David Cameron is Not Attending the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Angela Merkel , barack obama , David Cameron , G20 countries , G8 leaders , rio+20 , Rio+20 attendance , rio+20 conference , rio+20 goals

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Why the world needs a better way to measure cities’ emissions

March 22, 2012 by  
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There's a mountain of research that indicates cities are the prime laboratories to create real solutions to climate change. And the recent launch of new guidelines for cities means that they can start taking action today.

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