Food Waste

Composting food waste at American University

From the hallways of AU: An orange compost bin found at the front of a line of waste bins. (Photo courtesy of Owain James/The Eagle)

American University
Composting should begin again in April, but will only continue if waste is perfectly sorted.
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
My idea focuses on the company Compost Cab, which provides residents  of the D.C. area with materials to put their food waste in bins, which Compost Cab picks up every week and takes the waste to a compost pile that is then turned into fertile soil.
The George Washington University, Spring 2016 Video Intern
There's a taboo surrounding the beauty standards of our food. No crooked carrots, no speckled potatoes, no bruised apples — even when they're perfectly edible.
Planet Forward
As vital climate talks are conducted in Paris, citizens, scientists and others are inventing new ways to "move the planet forward."
Planet Forward Intern/Marymount University
Food waste is a big problem in America. You might not even realize you're trashing edible food that hasn't expired – right from the cutting board and mixing bowl. 
Planet Forward Intern/Marymount University
Thanksgiving is nearly here. Commemorate this year's harvest by following these tips to prevent food waste and celebrate sustainably.
Planet Forward Intern/Marymount University
A food factory in the UK is taking the term "plant power" to a new level: It runs on potatoes.
Planet Forward, The George Washington University
Climate-KIC (Knowledge & Innovation Community), Europe’s main climate innovation initiative, recently hosted “hackathons” simultaneously in 16 cities around the world. D.C.'s event was at GW.
Iowa State University
We all know that Washington D.C. is known for being home to the White House, the President, and many monuments, memorials, and museums. (Oh, my!) But did you know that, in 2013, D.C. was also home to approximately 650 thousand people; 18.6% of them... Read More
MEANS Database/American University
The ongoing existence of food insecurity coupled with the emerging threat of climate change demands better use of existing food resources. As agricultural production grows more difficult in environments challenged by shifting temperature and weather... Read More

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