People have said it's time to declare war on climate change, but using drone strikes to plant trees might not be quite what militant carbon-cutting activists had in mind. According to Good, the 2018 project is showing results that could lead to positive changes both in methods and in scales of success around the world.
What happens to all the leftover food? Typically, it's thrown away. When school cafeterias make breakfast and lunch for students, over-preparation is the order of the day.
How many heads of lettuce, spoiled cucumbers, blocks of moldy cheese have you thrown out this year? Too many to count, right? According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, greenhouse emissions that equate to 37M cars come from methane produced by rotting foods as well as the energy used to grow the food. Those numbers do not bode well for either our planet or our health.
Two barriers frequently prevent people from recycling outdoors. The first is it's not convenient for them.
Food waste is a problem, and one of the primary sources of that waste comes from stores throwing out unsold food. While everyone agrees food should go to people who need it, the challenge has been finding a way to distribute the food in the time between when it's not fresh enough to stay on the store's shelves, and when it's no longer safe to eat.
You don't have to pollute to enjoy your cup of joe in the morning. It only takes a few steps to be greener while savoring your favorite brew.
If you've ever sorted your garbage for recycling, then you know there isn't just one kind of plastic. Some can be recycled, and some can't.
With over 800 ski resorts currently in North America, recycling programs are increasingly important. More and more people are gearing up to spend more time on the slopes each winter.
From securing leadership buy-in to getting financial approvals on purchasing, or motivating employees to adopt new routines, getting the green light for green initiatives can be a challenge. Resistance to change and making new investments comes in many forms.
The reasons for starting an office recycling program are clear: it saves money and energy, it’s good for employee morale and your brand image, and it’s the right thing to do. Your workspace has been recycling for more than a few years, but suddenly there are recyclables in garbage bins and a general sense of green fatigue among the troops.