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5 Eco-Friendly Apps To Help You Live A Greener Lifestyle

It might seem counterintuitive, but sometimes technology really can connect people back with the environment. Not sure how to recycle that flexible plastic or where to buy local produce? Here are five free apps to make your life a little greener. 

By Desiree Kaplan
3 days ago
News

These Zero-Waste Cocktails Use Food Scraps To Refresh Drinks

Don't throw away those fruity pulps and husks! They can be reused to make some interesting new cocktails. Trash Tiki is touring all over the world to give us more awareness on the waste created from drinking with easy recipes that anyone can make.

By Brian Spaen
3 days ago
Living

New Electric Bike Offers Customization At Affordable Prices

The Elbike—which raised more than 10,000 times its initial ask of $35,000 before funding ended Aug. 15—promises to be the word’s first customizable e-bike on the market while also being among the most affordable.

By Nicole Caldwell
3 days ago
Renewables

Why Scientists Want To Turn Cacti Into Renewable Energy In Mexico

Researchers in Mexico City want to use the traditional prickly pear cactus for more than food, and they've found the perfect niche with a biogas generator built next to a produce marketplace.

By Aimee Lutkin
3 days ago
News

Beverage Startup Turns Beer Byproducts Into Plant-Based Protein

Every year, beer brewing creates eight million pounds of perishable byproduct that generally enters the waste stream. One startup is trying to curb this waste, and turn that byproduct into a healthy, sustainable beverage. 

By Tessa Love
3 days ago
News

Home Depot Partners With GE And Tesla To Add Solar Panels To 50 Stores

The Home Depot will be installing 50,000 solar panels across their stores in California and the Northeastern part of the United States.  They'll be working with Current by GE on the project while adding Tesla Powerpacks to select stores.

By Brian Spaen
3 days ago
News

This Is How IKEA Plans To Cut Its Food Waste In Half Within Three Years

Ikea is planning to cut its food waste by 50 percent in the next three years by implementing the use of digital scales in its cafeterias to measure the amount of food it wastes, as gather data to figure the best way to reduce that waste. 

By Tessa Love
4 days ago
News

Renewable Energy May Have Saved Over 12,000 Lives

Transitioning to renewable energy doesn't just help the environment, but saves lives. A new research study from 2007 to 2015 shows that better air quality from wind and solar generation compared to fossil fuels could have saved up to 12,700 lives.

By Brian Spaen
4 days ago
Food

New NYC Restaurant Serves Healthy Fast Food In Reusable Jars

Lunch for most people is a simple affair. They go to a store, buy food, and throw out the packaging. That 20 minute experience creates lasting problems with plastics piling up in the trash. One woman in NYC is helping to change that narrative.   

By Desiree Kaplan
4 days ago
News

Australia Aims For World's Biggest Solar Thermal Energy Source

Australia is looking at various ways to store solar generated power. A new solar thermal power plant is going online in 2020 at Port Augusta, which is much more efficient than its photovoltaic companion. Will it take over the battery market?

By Brian Spaen
4 days ago
Living

These Are The 10 Most Sustainable Cities In The United States

These are the top 10 United States cities for sustainability, according to a new report out this month, taking into account factors like alternative energy, gender equality, responsible land stewardship, and innovation.

By Nicole Caldwell
4 days ago
Community

Artist Turns Plastic Waste Into Giant Gorgeous Sculptural Installation

An Indonesian artists is trying to draw attention to the pollution of water around his country's shores by making gigantic works out of discarded plastic.

By Aimee Lutkin
5 days ago
Living

How One Company In Maine Has Saved 500 Tons Of Waste From Landfill

One company based in Maine is keeping thousands of materials out of landfills each year by accepting donated sails and up-cycling them into stylish pieces. Their core business is based on recycled materials as they focus on using local materials and talent. With so many companies struggling to meet their sustainability goals, it’s great to see one whose making real change through their sustainable practices and goods.

By Desiree Kaplan
5 days ago
News

Chile Uses Geological Advantage To Push Renewable Energy

Chile has the geological potential to grow their green energy, such as creating geothermal plants at volcanoes and installing solar farms at one of the hottest deserts in the entire world. The renewable push has been made due to inconsistencies in traditional methods.

By Brian Spaen
5 days ago
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