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By Alexandra Fleischman | July 26, 2013

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Photo: cleber

Photo: cleber

It’s never possible to make all the right choices when it comes to food. Sometimes we think we’ve got the basics down, but then we realize that the labels on our food aren’t as straightforward as we thought. The low-fat diets we thought were getting us closer to happily healthy? Turns out, sugar might be the bigger and unseen culprit. But in better news, maybe we can throw out the no-pasta rule: there’s a local, slow-food (not to mention gourmet and tasty) option now from two Italians in California. And when it comes to protecting our skin from the sun, there’s a (tasty) extra step we can take without that sunscreen smell. And, the city of New York is joining us this week and expanding its recycling programs to include compositing initiatives. There–feeling better already. Read More

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America’s ‘Recycle Day’: Feeding Mouths, Not Landfills

By admin | November 22, 2011

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Photo: andyarthur

By: Saira Malhotra

November 15th marked the 12th successful year of Americas ‘Recycle Day’. A prompt to tie up ones shoe laces, this day serves to remind and encourage Americans to both recycle and purchase recycled products. Apart from the basic lesson of avoiding wastage and the over-production of materials, such as plastic, cardboard and glass, there are other efforts being made to divert tons of material being dumped at landfills by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and their partners: the New Jersey Devils, the National Hockey League and the Boston Bruins. The Boston Bruins has taken it a step further and as reported by the EPA, the team is spearheading efforts to redirect prepared, unused and safe-to-eat food from landfills to the Boston Rescue Mission.

The benefits of such steps are multifaceted. Not only does the food come to the assistance of people in need, it also brings about some relief to the ever-burgeoning landfills. Read More

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Composting: Out With the New and In With the Old

By admin | September 5, 2011

Photo: Kristy Hall

Photo: Kristy Hall

Composting has become the hottest thing in the world of environmental consciousness. What exactly is compost or composting? Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment and it is a key ingredient in organic farming. Many disposed-of products that normally would end up in landfills are now being developed into compostable items. The only problems is, many people are unaware that if you throw these compostable items into the garbage you are still causing the same harm you did then buying a plastic plate, fork or cup. Read More

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