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A Virtual Garden in Missouri, a Food Refuge in Los Angeles

From the Midwest to the West Coast, urban farms are taking unique approaches to the same mission: building a community, a connection to the earth, and a local food supply.

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Making Change With Her Pen

A conversation with environmental artist Elkpen about her work and inspiration.

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The Meat Supply Chain Is Broken

Meatpacking plants have proven to be major hotspots for the coronavirus, with some forced to temporarily shut down as a result. But there was nothing stable about them to begin with.

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Taking Climate Campaigns Online

Amid widespread shut-downs across the world in response to COVID19, climate strikers are getting creative.

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First Came the Milkman. Then Came Loop.

Where most of us see trash, Tom Szaky sees potential. In 2001 Szaky set out to recycle the hard-to-recycle products we use, from coffee capsules to cigarette butts. Today, his company TerraCycle offers a suite of waste sorting services that includes free recycling programs, industrial waste management, and now, refillable container programs.

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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.

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When Death Creates Life

ReCompose, a Seattle based startup, reintroduces an ancient death ritual.

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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.

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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.

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What “Certified Compostable” Means

The global symbol for recycling — that three-arrowed triangle — was inspired by Earth Day 1970. USC student Gary Anderson won a contest with his simple visual that featured the three steps of the recycling process: collection, manufacturing, and purchase of the new product.