Dirty dishes in a cafeteria storage rack American Organic Energy Anaerobic Digester October 06, 2021 3 minute read

How to Cut Back on Food Waste in the Cafeteria

Common sense measures such as auditing meal programs, modifying menus, redistributing uneaten items, and composting and recycling leftovers can help reduce cafeteria food waste and lessen the impact of schools on the environment.

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Custom Green Roofs Key to Combating Urban Heat Island

Green roofs are critical to combating the urban heat island effect, but they require custom designs to thrive. The New York City mayoral election may ultimately determine their proliferation in the metropolitan area.

Top view of food waste from fruits and vegetables in the garbage bag on a wooden table Anaerobic Digester September 08, 2021 3 minute read

New Global Food Waste Figures Underscore Need for Immediate Action

New data suggests global food waste is far greater than previous estimates, necessitating an urgent response to curb greenhouse gases.

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NYC's Urban Soil Rich in Biodiversity

Soil is a valuable resource, but has long been mistreated in urban areas. New York City’s soil is rich in biodiversity that must be protected to preserve the environment and support local green spaces.

exterior of school building with greenery surrounding it Green Roofs June 09, 2021 3 minute read

Green Roofs & Public Schools: A Post-COVID-19 Recovery Plan for NYC

Proposed legislation allocates funds for installing green roofs on public schools, which could be especially beneficial for New York sustainability efforts and educational opportunities following the COVID-19 pandemic.

various fruit and vegetables in a shopping cart Anaerobic Digester May 26, 2021 3 minute read

Supermarkets & Restaurant Industry Step Up Efforts to Address Food Waste

The food waste epidemic is wasting valuable resources and contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. Supermarkets and restaurants are stepping up their efforts to combat the problem by reducing waste.

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Organic Soil Initiatives Combat Climate Change

While the effects of climate change often deplete valuable nutrients from the soil, organic initiatives can reintroduce carbon, and reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

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Quantifying the Effectiveness of Green Roofs in Urban Markets

While some property owners have voiced concerns about implementing green roofs, their overall effectiveness and profitability should ultimately outweigh drawbacks as long as steps are taken to maximize potential benefits.

wasted food in garbage Anaerobic Digester April 07, 2021 3 minute read

NYC’s Proactive Role in Reducing Food Waste

New York City aims to fight hunger, reduce food waste, and combat global warming through new initiatives and laws.

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Green Roof Development Soars in Cities

Green roof initiatives are taking foot in many cities around the world, as efforts to stem the effects of climate change rise to global prominence.

person tossing a banana peel into a garbage filled with food waste Anaerobic Digester January 13, 2021 3 minute read

Collaboration Is Key to Cutting Food Waste

Joint efforts between key players in the farming, distribution, retail and consumer industries are imperative to tackle the growing issue of global food waste.

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Climate Savings Outweighs Cost Factor in Green New Deal

The building requirements put forth by New York City Local Law 97 have ignited a heated debate between those proponents of sustainable solutions and NYC real estate developers concerned about the costs associated with implementing them.

assorted variety of organic vegetables Organic Soil November 18, 2020 3 minute read

Cool Weather Doesn't Spell the End of Organic Gardens in New York

Those in the New York metropolitan area may prolong the growing season by strategically mapping out their gardens and undertaking certain measures to preserve seeds and soil, and reap a harvest year-round.