sustainable business

Bike-Powered Farming Program Turns Lawns Into Urban Farms

Bike-Powered Farming Program Turns Lawns Into Urban Farms

Eating local keeps communities healthy and reduces the miles that food travels to get to your plate, but what could be more local than plucking food right from your own yard? Fleet Farming volunteers. Photo credit: Fleet Farming Fleet Farming, a bike-powered, all-volunteer team of farmers in Orlando, Florida is turning wasteful, water-hogging lawns into mini […]

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    Will Philadelphia Become the Vertical Farming Capital of the World?

    Will Philadelphia Become the Vertical Farming Capital of the World?

    With its muggy summers and freezing winters, Philadelphia isn’t exactly known as an agricultural hotspot. But a resolution passed Thursday by Philadelphia City Council could put the City of Brotherly Love on the map as the next international green hub. Will Philly’s skyscrapers be home to urban farms? Vertical farms, which use height to maximize growth space […]

    Nation’s Leading Yogurt Maker Will Remove GMO Ingredients and Source Milk From Non-GMO Fed Cows

    Nation’s Leading Yogurt Maker Will Remove GMO Ingredients and Source Milk From Non-GMO Fed Cows

    Two more major food companies, Dannon and Hershey Co., are making big changes to their ingredients in products sold nationwide as the July 1 deadline for Vermont’s law—which requires the labeling of genetically modified (GMO) food products sold in the state—approaches. Yogurt maker Dannon is removing GMOs from its popular products. Photo credit: Instagram The nation’s leading yogurt maker announced today that its […]

    The Role of the Worm in Recycling Wastewater

    The Role of the Worm in Recycling Wastewater

    Water, as we all know, is a terrible thing to waste. But for businesses that go through a lot of water—dairy farmers, wineries and sewage plants—vast quantities of wastewater is an unfortunate byproduct. But since 1995, Chilean company BioFiltro has recycled more than 28 billion gallons of water to date with this humble organism: the […]

    One of the World’s Largest Hospitality Chains to Grow Its Own Vegetables at 1,000 Hotels

    One of the World’s Largest Hospitality Chains to Grow Its Own Vegetables at 1,000 Hotels

    In an attempt to eliminate 30 percent of its food waste by 2020, AccorHotels has announced plans to grow vegetables at 1,000 of its hotels. The Novotel at Auckland Airport, New Zealand. Photo credit: Chris McLennan/AccorHotels The Paris-based AccorHotels is one of the world’s largest hospitality groups. It operates and franchises roughly 3,900 hotels in 92 countries, […]

    Costco Lends Money to Farmer to Buy More Land to Meet Growing Demand for Organics

    Costco Lends Money to Farmer to Buy More Land to Meet Growing Demand for Organics

    Costco has already turned its back on genetically modified salmon and now the major warehouse club is helping farmers buy land and equipment to grow organics in order to meet insatiable consumer appetite for healthier food. The wholesale giant is working with farmers to help them transition to organic fare to meet growing consumer demand for organic foods. […]

    Elon Musk Unveils Tesla Model 3: Accelerating Sustainable Transport Is ‘Important for the Future of the World’

    Elon Musk Unveils Tesla Model 3: Accelerating Sustainable Transport Is ‘Important for the Future of the World’

    Elon Musk has unveiled the hotly anticipated Model 3—aka Tesla’s mainstream electric vehicle—at his Los Angeles design studio last night. Meet Model 3 – Make your reservation at https://t.co/8uVlhvzpu5 #Model3https://t.co/NdyGLgoW0D — Tesla (@Tesla) April 1, 2016 The Tesla chief immediately jumped into the big questions during the big reveal: Why does Tesla exist? Why is Tesla doing […]

    Big Business Steps Up to Help Solve California’s Drought

    Big Business Steps Up to Help Solve California’s Drought

    By Kirsten James Long before the California drought became a national crisis, multinational berry company Driscoll’s knew it had to organize a solution to the water problem its grower partners were facing. Groundwater was being over-pumped in its major California growing region in the Pajaro Valley, and as a result saltwater was seeping into farmers’ […]