The avenge American home has 300,000 items. The initial shock of realizing that is powerful but even more powerful is knowing that most of those 300k items are going unused, cluttering the home, negatively impacting the environment, and destroying the mental health of those who live in the house. 308 more words
Tags » Sustainability
Everyone agrees that being more eco-friendly is a great goal, but is anyone really doing anything about it? You may be put off by the thought of composting, separating recyclables into a variety of bins, or buying new appliances that are more energy-efficient. 794 more words
And now, the synthesis of some notes I took on food waste while doing research for a story I’m writing.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency defines food waste as “uneaten food and food preparation wastes from residences and commercial establishments such as grocery stores, restaurants, and produce stands, institutional cafeterias and kitchens, and industrial sources like employee lunchrooms.” Food waste can occur all throughout the life cycle of a food product, from before the harvest all the way to the dining room table. 1,392 more words
GUEST WRITTEN BY BECCA COUGHLAN AND JENNY NICOLAS
The way that our society approaches clothing has changed drastically over the last 20-30 years. The days of the local shoemaker, dressmaker, milliner, and ‘Sunday Best’ have long been replaced by the buy-and-discard culture that came along with the phenomenon known as fast fashion, and the industry is now the second-most polluting in the world, after oil. 523 more words