6 Earth Day Activities That Will Actually Make a Difference

April 22, 2011 by  
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Read the rest of 6 Earth Day Activities That Will Actually Make a Difference http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 6 Earth Day Activities That Will Make a Difference , earth day , earth day 2011 , environmental sustainability , farmer’s market , green design , green lifestyle , sustainable design , sustainable lifestyle , vegetarianism

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Ellen Talks Turkey, Comedians Fight Malaria, and More

October 22, 2010 by  
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Photo: ronpaulrevolt2008 / Creative Commons Comedian — and vegan — Ellen DeGeneres is the face of Farm Sanctuary ‘s annual Adopt-a-Turkey Project , which encourages supporters to rescue a turkey this Thanksgiving (instead of roasting one). Find out how you can join the cause — witho..

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Dairy Industry Says Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions Lower Than Previously Reported: 2% of US Total

September 24, 2010 by  
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photo: www.bluewaikiki.com via flickr Let’s take it as given that considering the flack dairy gets from segments of the green community for its environmental problems that this result is probably what the Innovation Center for US Dairy wanted, and move on: According to a new calculation of the carbon footprint of a gallon of milk in the United States, the emissions of the dairy industry are 2% of the nation’s total, lower than previous studies have shown,

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NYC Grad Students Reimagine Disaster Relief (Photos)

September 24, 2010 by  
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All Images Courtesy of Pratt Institute At an exhibition at the Pratt Insitute’s Brooklyn Campus last Thursday, two graduate industrial design students presented to the public their ambitious idea for revolutionizing disaster relief efforts worldwide. The students, Mike Seto and David Kim, focused on the recovery stage of relief, rather than the immediate post-disaster response, and the result is (project) PL : a way to provide disaster victims with communal, transportable, a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The ‘Livestock Revolution’ is Environmental Disaster & Social Mess

March 17, 2010 by  
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photo: Wm Jas via flickr. Science Daily has some more compelling stats about the impact of the the growing global and increasingly industrialized meat industry’s impact on the environment and on society. The top line is that global meat production has tripled in the past thirty years and will double present levels by 2050 at current growth rates, hence the “livestock revolution”….

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Sainsbury’s To Be First UK Supermarket to Keep Bees

March 17, 2010 by  
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Photo via Don Hankins Sainsbury is known for it’s environmental mindset, from launching EV charging stations at stores , to turning wasted food into energy . It’s been known to push the envelope for chain markets, and now it’s moving into another area that is a supermarket first – keeping bees.

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Wasted Food: Trashing the Idea of Throwaway Food

March 17, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Wasted Food On some basic moral level, there is very little more repugnant than wasting good food. Having written about massive on-site composting , freeganism and even jet fuel made from food waste , it would be fair to say that I am somewhat obsessed with this subject.

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Pork Meat ‘Grown’ in Labs to be Sold in Grocery Stores as Soon as 2014

November 30, 2009 by  
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Some meat fresh from the lab. Photo via the Telegraph The prospect has always been intriguing, to say the least: producing meat meat without have to raise, feed, or butcher animals

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Eat Meat, Ditch Factory Farming, Save the Planet, says Friends of the Earth Report

November 12, 2009 by  
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Photo credit: FotoosVanRobin via Flickr You don’t have to be a vegetarian to eat green. Not only that, we can feed the fast-growing population of the planet, and slow down (and eventually stop) climate change, and stop destruction of the world’s forests, all without the deleterious effects of factory farming. So says a new report from Friends of the Earth , which lays out a model for food production and consumption that includes fair,…

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