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April 29, 2019 4 minute read

AOE's Anaerobic Digester Factors Into NYS Budget

New York's 2020 budget mandates the largest food waste generators recycle or donate, with American Organic Energy's anaerobic digester a prime destination.



April 04, 2019 2 minute read

Benefits of Topdressing Your Lawn This Spring

Topdressing, the process of applying sand or a prepared soil mixture to the surface of a lawn, ideally during the growth seasons of spring and autumn, is designed to improve soil structure, promote root growth, and maintain the integrity of the drainage properties.



March 25, 2019 3 minute read

LIPA Approves American Organic Energy Anaerobic Digester Facility

The Long Island Power Authority approved an $84 million contract to purchase power from American Organic Energy's proposed anaerobic digester, which will convert food waste into sustainable energy and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.



March 11, 2019 4 minute read

Green Roofs in Action: Spotlight on The Visionaire

Long Island Compost has designed custom soil mixes for numerous municipal and green roof projects in the Long Island and New York City area, among these, The Visionaire in Battery Park City—the first LEED Platinum-certified apartment building in The Big Apple.



February 12, 2019 2 minute read

Winter Wear: Maintaining Your Green Roof in Cold Weather

Green roofs require careful maintenance during winter months, including snow removal, re-caulking damaged seals, cleaning drains and gutters, and more.



January 21, 2019 3 minute read

How to Minimize Food Waste at Home

By making shopping lists, planning dinner menus, and understanding the shelf life of perishable items, we can each take steps to minimize food waste at home and help alleviate this growing global concern.



January 02, 2019 3 minute read

Wasted: Changing the World, One Head of Lettuce at a Time

American Organic Energy was recently recognized for its revolutionary initiatives in the anaerobic digestion industry in the landmark documentary, Wasted: The Story of Food Waste from executive producer Anthony Bourdain.



December 26, 2018 2 minute read

How Green Roofs Help Conserve Energy During the Winter Months

Green roofs help to conserve substantial energy through natural insulation provided by custom soil mixtures and the plants that thrive in them, reducing heating costs during the winter months.



December 05, 2018 4 minute read

Beyond the Dinner Table: Holiday Food Waste

Shopping smart, paying attention to food labels, making the most of leftovers and learning about the many benefits of anaerobic digestion are all ways to help reduce food waste, and even transform any scraps into a cleaner, healthier future for us all.



October 24, 2018 3 minute read

Charles Vigliotti: The Man Behind the Mission

Charles Vigliotti is the co-founder of American Organic Energy, an innovative company with a rich history as a leader in the compost industry. We learned about the man behind the mission and how he intends to change the way we process organic waste on a massive scale.



October 17, 2018 4 minute read

Buzzworthy: How Green Roofs Can Save Bees

Green roofs are an ideal solution to the steadily declining bee population, providing natural habitats replete with colorful flora for these all-important pollinators.



September 21, 2018 3 minute read

Global Annual Food Waste to Top 2.1B Tons by 2030, Warns Report

A recent study by Boston Consulting Group foretells of a worldwide 'food waste disaster' with global implications, underscoring the critical importance of utilizing anaerobic digester facilities, such as American Organic Energy, to process organic waste and divert food scraps from landfills.