Food

Installing Solar-Powered Fridges in Developing Countries Is an Effective Way to Reduce Hunger and Fight Climate Change

Installing Solar-Powered Fridges in Developing Countries Is an Effective Way to Reduce Hunger and Fight Climate Change

By Abay Yimere Food loss and waste are major problems around the world. When food is tossed aside or allowed to spoil, it makes economies less productive and leaves people hungry. It also harms Earth’s climate by generating methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Food loss and waste accounts for 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. If […]

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    Food Waste 101: The Facts and Solutions

    Food Waste 101: The Facts and Solutions

    There is a global food waste revolution happening with many changemakers creating solutions to help feed the hungry, to feed the soil, to repurpose food waste into renewable energy, and find innovative ways to sell food that otherwise would never be out in the supermarkets.

    Solar Panels and Crops Can Coexist, But More Research Needed to Maximize Success

    Solar Panels and Crops Can Coexist, But More Research Needed to Maximize Success

    By Kari Lydersen A recent analysis reveals the daunting number of variables that need to be considered when attempting to pair agricultural production and solar generation.  Federal researchers know that solar panels and crops can coexist and provide mutual benefits in certain scenarios. A recent study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) confirms this but also […]

    How to Make Your Thanksgiving More Sustainable

    How to Make Your Thanksgiving More Sustainable

    While you’re enjoying that pumpkin pie and thinking about what you’re grateful for this year, give the planet something to be thankful for, too! During Thanksgiving week alone, 200 million pounds of turkey are thrown away in the U.S., according to the NRDC. Among other wasted resources, the water from these tossed turkeys alone could […]