Eating seasonally helps reduce harmful emissions related to transporting out-of-season produce and goods from other parts of the world. Plus, buying locally grown produce supports the local economy. Summer in Tennessee is hot and humid, perfect for the sweet and juicy fruits and vegetables that grow this time of year. Try one of these recipes if you’re looking for something to do with your latest farmers market haul.
Business, capitalism, and consumption are often labeled as adversaries of the environmental movement. From the extraction of resources to the amount of waste that piles up, it’s fair to say that a lot of corporate interest doesn’t actually align with consumer interest. But, there is a solution that’s well within grasp for companies eager to make change.
In addition to giving you a peaceful place to relax, your garden can clean the air or harmful pollutants and keep sediment out of waterways. Sustainable gardening is all about working with nature and making conscious decisions to mitigate our impact on natural ecosystems. Here are some tips to help your garden thrive this year.
Although the most visible champions for sustainability are white, communities of color are ore likely to be alarmed or concerned about climate change than whites. Because of systemic racism, Black Americans are disproportionately impacted by environmental stressors. Get familiar with these seven Black environmentalists fighting for a sustainable future.
Approximately 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged every year, not including the packaged cards that tend to be exchanged in classrooms. This makes Valentine’s Day the second largest holiday for card giving after Christmas. Unfortunately, this also translates to increased global waste. Consider these five ways you can reduce your waste while spreading the love this year.
For the first time in its history, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing a quantitative report underscoring the importance of reducing food waste to address climate change. This initial report analyzes the environmental impacts of food loss and waste (FLW) throughout the food supply chain—from farm to kitchen.