San Francisco's Orchard Hotel has small sustainable touches and impressive sustainable practices
May 17, 2013, 1:23 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
This California hotel that our food blogger stayed goes beyond LEED certification in its sustainability initiatives. It also opened her eyes to some of the contrasts between how sustainability is thought of in different regions of the country.
L'Uritonnoir transforms hay bales into compost-making pee stations
April 30, 2013, 9:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Designed to deliver 'liquid gold' directly into the center of a hay bale, L'Uritonnoir is a clever funnel-urinal hybrid from France that promotes urine upcycling in both festival and backyard settings.
Iowa middle schoolers propose food waste legislation
April 3, 2013, 8 a.m. by Robin Shreeves
Republicans, McDonald’s and the American Forest & Paper Association oppose a bill, proposed by three students, that would curb food waste sent to landfills.
Keep America Beautiful goes social for annual Great American Cleanup event
March 7, 2013, 9:03 p.m. by John Platt
Millions of volunteers will help beautify their communities while keeping in touch via Twitter and Instagram.
Composting 101 [Infographic]
February 15, 2013, 8:38 a.m.
About half the stuff you throw away is compostable. Here's what can and can't go in the pile.
Austin rolls out curbside compost collection pilot
January 24, 2013, 11:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
In an effort to send zero waste to landfills by 2040, Austin expands its long-running curbside yard debris collection program by allowing nearly 8,000 households to add food scraps and other types of organic waste to the mix.
The moment this street dog recognizes his long-lost owner is pure joy
These California succulents are at the center of a massive smuggling ring
How scientists unraveled the mystery behind a 1,700-year-old striped sock
In 1972, a computer model predicted the end of the world — and we're on track
What is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?
Why I'll never have a lawn again