Every holiday season presents an overwhelming array of decisions, conundrums and opportunities for fun. Here are some good ones (we think) you might find interesting as we embark on The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. If nothing else, they're great conversation fodder!
In this InSinkErator-funded study, a life cycle analysis was done for 12 disposal scenarios of food waste. According to the study, using a garbage disposal could help to curb climate change if your wastewater treatment system has an anaerobic digester that converts food waste into biogas.
A new study comes to a counter-intuitive conclusion: City residents have bigger carbon footprints than suburban or country residents. (Well, at least in Finland.) How is that possible? Higher consumption, and that has big implications no matter where you live.
A group of people who research, manage and write about the energy-water nexus recently gathered at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Washington, DC to determine research needs to help the country achieve sustainability at the nexus. Here's what they found.
Have you ever wondered what your state government does to ensure that water is used wisely in your state? Maybe you wondered how your state's efforts compare to those of others? Now you can find out in an Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) report that graded all 50 states on their efforts.
As demand for resources grows, a strategy that focuses solely on food production while ignoring inefficiency and waste will not be enough.
Checking in with the Gardeners Across America this time returns to a whole new scene. I am amazed at how quickly plants grow. Even the unattended weeds in my backyard (that I have no access to!) have completely taken over. Those weeds have grown without any water but rain. But how do people - in various parts of the country -- water their garden these days with water conservation on their minds?
While hanging out in the yard can be carefree summer fun, saving water is serious business, especially as a devastating drought stretches over much of the US. But with these tips, conserving water doesn't have to be a drag.
Ecocentric's Kyle Rabin is moderating a panel at the Brooklyn Food Conference today on the interrelated nature of food, water and energy systems, so we thought we'd share some facts with our readers who aren't able to attend.
Carole Baker is the Chair of the Alliance for Water Efficiency. Here we discuss how she got to that position, water efficiency and conservation and Texas water politics.
Let’s take the opportunities that recent natural disasters present and redefine our exceptionalism. Let’s build a sustainable future that can withstand uncertainties.
The USPS has a set of 16 Go Green forever stamps with tips designed to encourage people to live a more sustainable life. This is the latest Postal Service effort to green up their act and curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Why do we know so much about the supply chain and so little about the removal chain? TrashTrack focuses on how pervasive technologies can expose the challenges of waste management and sustainability.
A new DOE rule that multinozzle showerheads have a combined flow rate of 2.5 gpm is a problem for luxury bath installers.
By addressing both direct and virtual water use, we seek to promote a water conservation ethic - so that more people will demand comprehensive freshwater conservation and efficiency.