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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Green Roofs & Grants: NYC Climate Mobilization in Action
The recent passage of the Climate Mobilization Act has set in motion a wave of eco-friendly initiatives designed to reduce New York City's carbon footprint by incentivizing the widespread implementation of green roofs.
American Organic Energy CEO Charles Vigliotti Featured on 'Waste on Wednesdays'
American Organic Energy President and CEO Charles Vigliotti recently sat down to discuss the latest developments in the company's plan to break ground on a cutting-edge anaerobic digester by year's end.
Green roof projects have begun to get back underway, following a pause in new construction and development during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, as urban development continues to look to natural solutions for the future.
Charles Vigliotti Appears on 'Grow for Good™' Podcast
AOE CEO Charles Vigliotti recently sat down with Jed Morey on the latest installment of Morey Creative Studios' Grow for Good™ podcast to discuss American Organic Energy's mission to transform organic waste disposal in the New York metropolitan region through its cutting edge anaerobic digester project.
Pollinator Problems: Murder Hornets' Effect on Bees
Recent sightings of Asian giant hornets, aka ‘murder hornets,’ in the Pacific Northwest have led to renewed concerns about the decline of the honey bee population and viable pollinators for flowering plants and crops in the United States.
Though organic soil is generally a bit more pricey than its inorganic counterpart, the benefits derived from such an investment are worthwhile in cultivating a healthy environment for plants and produce to flourish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York State DEC Announces $4M in Food Waste Recycling Grants
Grant funding will help facilitate and expand the state's diversion of food waste from restaurants, supermarkets, hospitals and colleges to food banks, organics recycling centers and anaerobic digestion facilities, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, feed the hungry, and protect the environment.
American Organic Energy CEO Charles Vigliotti Recognized for ‘Environmental Leadership’
American Organic Energy CEO Charles Vigliotti recently won the prestigious 2018 Smart Growth Awards 'Environmental Leadership' prize at Vision Long Island's annual ceremony recognizing eco-friendly innovators.
Aim for the Green: Compost & Renewables Revolutionize Golf Courses
Topdressing golf courses with eco-friendly compost, engineered soil and all-natural fertilizer holds significant benefits, including helping to prevent soil and grass degradation, improve fertility, and safeguard against turf diseases.
Studies Highlight Significant Carbon Reductions & Eco-Friendly Transport Fuel Creation via Anaerobic Digestion
U.S. Department of Energy case studies exploring the production of renewable natural gas via anaerobic digestion to power transportation fleets project a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, among other environmentally friendly benefits.
American Organic Energy CEO Charles Vigliotti Recognized as 'Global Game Changer'
Prestigious award from global nonprofit Biogas Academy honors American Organic Energy CEO Charles Vigliotti as environmental visionary transforming the world through anaerobic digestion biogas technology.