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Overflowing dumpsters

Here's an unpopular, but environmentally friendly habit that can prevent food waste and reduce the amount of waste that heads to the landfill: Dumpster diving. And, surprise! You might also make some money doing it. (Photos by Peter Jurich/University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
My partner and I have been dumpster diving for a little over a year now. It sounds gross — and it certainly can be — but we've found mostly benefits to this uncommon practice.
Mark Lichtenstein on a boat in Brazil

Mark Lichtenstein, Chief of Staff and Chief Sustainability Officer at SUNY's College of Environmental Science and Forestry, is shown here while exploring the Amazon river outside Manaus, Brazil, with Planet Forward in June 2017 for our Storyfest storytelling expedition. (Hannah Dale/Planet Forward)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry sustainability expert Mark Lichtenstein discusses the social equity aspect of sustainability, which is often overlooked when discussing environmentalism.
George Washington University
Researchers at UDC are implementing "urban food hubs" in food deserts in DC to teach people how to grow their own food.
The Art and Design of Sustainability
The Art and Design of Sustainability
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public, independent college of art and design. The college's professional baccalaureate and graduate programs prepare students to participate in the creative economy as fine artists, designers, and art... Read More
Oyster farming in Rhode Island
Oyster farming in Rhode Island
BRISTOL, RI __ In Rhode Island, scientists at Roger Williams University are working to make oyster farming more sustainable. To do this, they are perfecting technologies that allow coastal farms to harness the energy of the sun to power incubators... Read More
Why waste space on campus? One student wants to turn limited outdoor space on campus into a functional solar charging hub.
Secretaría de Educación de Bogotá
Alternative Energies at the School is a project leading by the electronic engineer Luis Arturo Vera Barrios (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) at the San Martin de Porres School in which we study and implement devices using renewable energies. E-... Read More
Many people already believe that buying locally grown produce is more environmentally friendly.  A new study shows that locally grown produce tastes better, too!
Green infrastructure is defined as “the interconnected network of open spaces and natural areas, such as greenways, wetlands, parks, forest preserves and native plant vegetation, that naturally manages stormwater, reduces flooding risk and improves... Read More
The International Panel on Climate Change stated that, "Average Arctic temperatures have increased at almost twice the global average rate in the past 100 years."

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