Food waste is a staggering global problem: Roughly a third of the food produced for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tons — is lost or wasted. But a select few companies are taking innovative approaches to cut those figures down to size. From small startups to major multinationals, this week we tip our hats to 10 companies that are rethinking food waste.
Author: Mary Mazzoni
Even as the cynic within us gripes about yet another Earth Day, it’s important to remember how the tradition began. Ready for a five-minute history lesson? Grab a fresh cup of coffee, and brush up on the history of Earth Day.
Although study after study has shown that it costs states and cities more money to leave homeless people on the street than it does to give them a place to stay, few localities have done anything with this data. But a select few are leading the charge and showing that it is indeed possible to end homelessness.
American eating habits have been the joke of the world for years. The fat, lazy American filling up on junk food and soda proved to be both a punchline and an unfortunate reality. But if recent trends are any indication, the American food industry may be changing for the better.
We’ve already covered sustainable beer and wine in our 3p Weekend series, but what about sustainable spirits? From grain-to-bottle to fair trade certified, no bar cart is complete without these sustainable sips.
This Sunday, March 22, is World Water Day — a day to celebrate water and make a difference for those who lack access to it. To mark the occasion, this week we’re rounding up 10 companies that are proven leaders in water stewardship.
We’re only a few months into the year, but all signs point to 2015 being a big one for electric vehicles. So, start your (electric) engines and read on for five trends that caught our attention.
This week ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, released a list of the top 10 friendliest metropolitan areas for EV drivers. Curious to see how your city stacked up? Catch the full list after the jump.
Budding fashion designer Carrie Hammer made headlines with her debut runway show this month, ‘Role Models Not Runway Models,’ which included powerhouse women from CEOs and entrepreneurs, to the first model with Down syndrome to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week.
Stop the presses: Walmart just announced that it will increase wages to $9 an hour for half a million workers by April. Could the big-box retailer long bemoaned for its low wages finally be turning over a new leaf?
“Automakers have effectively delivered electric vehicles that can satisfy the needs of most American drivers,” Sommer said this week in Washington, D.C. “In addition to the investment we and other companies and industries are making, we would like to see federal financing support for establishing fast-charging networks in urban areas and interstate corridors.”
A few months back, we ran a roundup of the top 10 sustainable U.S. breweries. As the list made its rounds on social media, a few of you asked us to give a nod to the wine-lovers out there. You asked, we answered. Break out those glasses, and toast the weekend with a sip from one of these 10 sustainable U.S. wineries.
before we turn on our TVs this Sunday, let’s take a moment to recognize companies that used their million-dollar ad spots for something bigger than themselves. Grab a tissue, because you’re about to feel things.