Food Waste

(Greta Hardy-Mittell/Carleton College)

Carleton College
When the idea for a reusable container program was pitched last fall, no one could have guessed that a year later, the campus would be overflowing with the green containers — or that we'd be in the middle of a pandemic.
Learn how to reduce food waste, save money on groceries, and help the environment
Featured Contributor
Nearly a third of food is wasted at the household level and that eats into our own finances while damaging the environment. How can we fix this?

For the physical component of my Senior Capstone Project, I designed a field guide booklet that provides designers with a basic understanding surrounding sustainability as well as outlines ways designers can advocate for sustainable solutions within their own projects.

George Washington University
There's much to unpack within the sustainability movement of design, and it’s becoming increasingly important for designers to open dialogues surrounding what role they play in this movement.

(Greta Hardy-Mittell)

Carleton College
How the Food Recovery Network fights food waste, food insecurity, and climate change—all at once.
The George Washington University
Welcome to the City of Excess! Las Vegas, Nevada has over 40 million yearly tourists… which means lots and lots of food. But what happens to the food that is cooked and never eaten or even put out on the buffet? Las Vegas hotels like Caesars... Read More

Mt. Rainier looms behind the Seattle Seahawks stadium — a constant reminder of the natural world all around us. (J.C. Winkler/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Since 2011 professional teams and venues have come together as the Green Sports Alliance, aiming to reduce sports' environmental impact.

The home of the Washington Capitals faces some limitations on environmental improvements they can make to the facility, but some energy-efficient updates recently made include LED lighting and a new roof. (Clyde/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Hockey, which got its start on frozen lakes and ponds in cold climates, takes action as climate change affects opportunities for players to learn and play the game.
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
Composting is one of the most attainable steps for people on the path to a more sustainable lifestyle, but many find the process intimidating. This inspiring podcast breaks down composting for you.
George Washington University
Food waste is a tragedy, but it doesn't have to happen. I made this infographic to spark further interest in the topic and give some first steps on being a more sustainable consumer. 
SUNY ESF
Food waste is a huge problem not only in the United States but around the world. Insects have been used to help mitigate food waste in two ways; breaking down food waste and re purposing it and using it to feed humans.

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