Following the People's Climate March and with the arrival of heads of state from around the world, Climate Week has kicked off in New York City. While countries present their climate cases at the United Nations, we are thinking about how to reduce our personal impact on the climate. One solution: reduce food waste.
With the UN Climate Summit upon us, what can the rest of us do to address climate change in our own lives? When it comes to food, reducing the amount of emission-heavy foods we eat can go a long ways. Eating less meat (perhaps going meatless just one day a week) is easy and effective.
Pervasive antibiotics use in large-scale poultry production continues to impact animal welfare and our health. And it turns out that fixing climate change may cost no more over the next fifteen years than building old-school coal plants and business as usual. So is it time to make some changes?
Joel Bach, co-creator of Emmy-winning series Years of Living Dangerously, fills us in on how he and David Gelber came up with the series concept, how Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ian Somerhalder's fans starting talking climate change and what's next for the #YEARSProject and season two.
This week, BP has finally been (sort of) held to account for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill - too little, too late? On a really happy Eco News note: sustainably-raised and Animal Welfare Approved-certified meats are on sale at the St. Louis Rams stadium. Will your favorite sports venue be next?
Years of Living Dangerously is being released on DVD September 7, streaming to follow soon, and fresh off its Emmy win for Best Documentary or Nonfiction Series. Here's our episode guide to Season 1, complete with must-watch moments and synopses.
Lots of good videos and water-y news in this edition, a fitting wrap-up to World Water Week 2014. We found out this week that GMO labeling opponents have spent $27 million so far this year as they fight labeling laws nationwide, again begging the question: if there's nothing to be afraid of, why the massive investment in fighting labels?
It's World Water Week and we're happy to report that this year's theme is "Water and Energy." Have a look at our curated list of recent posts that help to illustrate just a few examples of how water and energy are connected, and what that means for all of us.
Reusing and repurposing our stuff is a great way to go for the environment and our wallets - and consider the just plain fun, creative benefits! From a beautiful backyard herb garden in an old kitchen sink to mindful back to school shopping, here's some food for thought this Labor Day weekend.
Talk about opposites: record-setting rain drowned parts of Long Island, New York last week while California's water overuse is aggravating already parched conditions. One great piece of Eco News: Oregon's state legislature said no to a coal export terminal on the coast which could have fouled native fisheries in the Columbia River and other waterways.
How do you manage your resources? Several stories this week deal with that question, on scales ranging from national to your very own home. (Remember, a solar energy spill just means an extra-sunny day at your house!) Find out the latest source of aid for California's farmers who are still enduring the state's awful drought.
The effects of industrial farming were on vivid display last week as toxic algae contaminated the water in Toledo, Ohio. Here's what you can do to bolster sustainable food: shop at a farmers' market to celebrate local farmers who are building a better food system. (While you're there, wish everyone a Happy National Farmers' Market Week!)
What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think about attending your favorite football/baseball/soccer/hockey team's game at their hometown stadium? Sustainable food? Water conservation? Maybe recycling or composting? No? What about LEED Gold Certifications, green rooftops or farm-to-table menus?
Rarely is the food, water and energy nexus presented as convenient, much less in ways that are easy to understand. But if you strip away all the complex discussions and you're left with this simple idea: A sustainable choice in any one of these three systems is likely to be a sustainable choice for the other two, as well.
We hope you're enjoying a beautiful summer lazing beside your favorite waterfront! Lots of good stories this week on GMO labeling, the California drought and why your favorite cup of iced coffee is costing you more these days.
Pop quiz: Why does your iced coffee habit cost so much more this hot summer? Turns out that there's a whole lot of stuff (and effort) that goes into making that cold cup of joe. Read on for the reasons behind those jacked up prices.