Nadine Zylberberg is a writer and editor based in New York, with focuses on arts and culture, food, travel, biotech, sustainability, and more. She’s interested in the people and projects making the world a better place — and bringing those stories to light.
Can We Plant One Trillion Trees?
In 2019 at Davos, the World Economic Forum launched an ambitious initiative to grow, restore and conserve one trillion trees globally. The aim is to join existing projects already engaged in the effort, and to raise funds and political support.
When Death Creates Life
ReCompose, a Seattle based startup, reintroduces an ancient death ritual.
Plastic Free Coatings that Extend the Shelf-Life of Produce
Food supply chains are tightly run machines designed to deliver fragile fresh whole foods to your plate as quickly as possible. What if we could stop flying that asparagus in, and put it on a boat? Apeel targets both home based food waste, and supply chain inefficiences, by extending the shelf life of high value perishables.
Takeout Delivery Apps Repurposed to Reduce Food Waste
An overview of Door Dash's Project Dash, Postmates' Food Fight!, Seamless' No Kid Hungry, Uber Eats' opt-in, Swiggy's Packaging Assist and more...
How Does Bhutan Remain Carbon-Negative?
Landlocked between China and India, Bhutan has been an independent state throughout its history, building a national identity around the tenets of Buddhism. Today, 72% of Bhutan is forest; the government, following a ruling from the fourth king, has mandated that 60% remain that way indefinitely.
Low on Water, Cities Get Creative
Droughts are increasingly common worldwide. Brought on by changes in rain, snow and wind patterns, the effects take years to reveal themselves.
Praise for the Banana Leaf
In March 2019, photos from inside a Thai supermarket went viral. In an effort to reduce the ubiquity of single-use plastic, the Rimping shop in Chiangmai had replaced its packaging with local banana leaves.
Women Set Sail in the Name of Science
In October of 2019 an all-female crew embarked on an ambitious sailing mission around the world to research and raise awareness of the threat of ocean plastic pollution.
Crowdsourcing Trash Collection
September 21 2019 marked World Cleanup Day. Activists from around the world hit the streets, forests, and beaches to pick up trash.
Burning the Amazon
The first time I really, truly began to understand the Amazon — river and rainforest — was through the words of David Grann, in his narrative nonfiction masterpiece, The Lost City of Z.