How You Can Save Water in Your Home

The earth holds fresh water beneath its surface, but it is being used faster than it is being replenished. Society lives off groundwater, which is our main source of drinking water. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that the average American family of four uses...

Incredible People doing Incredible Things

Over 800 million people in the world are undernourished. With about 72 billion pounds of food going to waste each year, we could be using that surplus to feed families that are facing hunger. There are always ways to help make a difference with this...

Waste Not, Want Not!

About one-third of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste. Between consumers, manufacturers, grocery stores and restaurants, approximately 72 billion pounds of food is wasted each year that could be feeding a family facing hunger.   Various organizations partner with non-profits in order to do...

Going #WasteFree for a Week

The average American produces around 4.3 pounds of trash every single day, 1.6 pounds more than each American produced in 1960. With 365 days in a year that amounts to over 1,500 pounds of trash created by a single person...

3 Different Types of Farming

Day 4 on our Sustainable Farming Program was a trip all the way out the Pennsylvania to visit Bright Farms. Bright Farms builds and operates green house farms that grow produce by hydroponic farming. Hydroponic farming...

Sustainability at the 2016 Olympics

The 2016 Olympics closing ceremony was just last week and it was quite the year for the Olympics. Whether we were being wowed by Simone Biles' ability to defy gravity, or shedding tears of joy with Simone Manuel on being the first African American woman...

CUT DOWN ON FOOD WASTE

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) estimates that the US throws away nearly 40% of its food. And a recent book, The Waste-free Kitchen, says that food waste in the US is up 50% since 1970. These numbers are staggering, especially when you think of how...