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Understanding Carbon Footprint

Carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly or indirectly support human activities. It’s usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). “Reducing your carbon footprint” is a big buzzword in environmental talks, but what exactly does this mean, and how can you calculate your carbon footprint? Understanding CO2 CO2…

8 Brands with Sustainability Initiatives

When it comes to going green at home, we all know the suggested changes can save us some green: switching to CFL lightbulbs and turning those bad boys off when you’re not in a room, trading your solo morning commute for a city bus or bike ride, line drying clothes, installing solar panels … the…

Food for Thought

How wasteful are Americans when it comes to food? Check out our food waste infographic. The answers may surprise – or disgust – you!

Looking to Millennials to Fuel Sustainability

Deep down we all know that living a more sustainable lifestyle is a good idea, but few of us actually dig deep and make the changes necessary to “go green.” It’s easy to talk yourself out of it when eco-friendly options tend to cost more and adoption of these practices continues to be slow, making…

California signs two new anti-waste bills

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed two landmark ant-waste bills that will dramatically reduce the disposal of organic waste. AB 1826, by Assembly Member Wes Chesbro, will require businesses to separate their food scraps and yard trimmings for composting or anaerobic digestion. AB 1594, by Assembly Member Das Williams, will eliminate a loophole in state…

AgSTAR promotes Anaerobic digestion

Renergy is a leader in providing biowaste solutions for food manufacturers, municipalities, agriculture partners and just about any business or public sector that produces biowaste. AgSTAR, one of the Environmental Protection Agency’s several climate-protection programs, promotes investments in alternative energy technologies by encouraging the development and use of anaerobic digestion (AD) technology in the livestock sector.…