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  • The Importance of Recycling Printer Cartridges

    According to Planet Ark – an Australian not-for-profit environmental agency – in 2005 alone, more than 18 million printer cartridges were discarded. As you can see in the infographic below, the majority of printer cartridge e-waste comes from residential dwellings; and that the waste disposal bins provided for these dwellings are not equipped for recycling of e-waste. […] More

  • New Data Center Technology Could Reduce Energy Demands

    The world is creating massive amounts of data at alarming rates. In fact, the amount of data that exists doubles every two years. If that doesn’t seem like a big deal, consider the fact that every piece of data currently must reside somewhere on a physical server, either within a data center or on a […] More

  • Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Are More Practical than Ever

    An affordable and easy way to increase efficiency and reduce carbon emissions is to install light emitting diode (LED) and compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) light bulbs as a replacement for your incandescent lighting. In fact, to steadily increase the efficiency of world energy use, this is the first step in the Earth Policy Institute’s climate […] More

  • Animal Place: Protect all Animals

    If you’re a fan of Eat Drink Better, more than likely you’re not only a foodie but an animal lover, too. That describes most of us at Animal Place, one of the nation’s largest and oldest sanctuaries for farmed animals. We like to eat good vegan food, hang out with the resident animals, and of course work diligently to protect them from cruelty and neglect. More

  • Kauai News: World’s Largest Chemical Companies Sue to Squelch Bill 2491

    Last week, three of the world’s largest agrochemical companies filed a lawsuit against the County of Kauaʻi to block implementation of the recently passed Kaua’i Ordinance 960 (formerly known as Bill 2491). Syngenta, DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred, and a Dow Chemical subsidiary filed the lawsuit in federal district court on Oahu. More

  • New Year, New Start: Going Green in the Office

    Now that you’re back from the festive break – feeling refreshed and re-energized – it’s the perfect time to give your office that much needed revamp you’ve been putting off. According to GOV.UK, a low number of businesses were recycling in 2013. The government are hoping to move to a more ‘eco-friendly environment’ in 2014, […] More

  • Feeding the World: The Story of Soy

    Our taste for soybeans is devastating ecosystems and farmers are having a tough time meeting demand. What’s going on here? The bulk of our soy consumption isn’t in the form of tofu, tempeh, or edamame. People worldwide eat millions of pounds of “invisible soy” each year, because soy has become a staple in animal feed. If we’re really interested in feeding the world, maybe we need to rethink the way that we are using our soybean crops. More

  • Eco-Friendly Mold Removal Solutions: Pros and Cons

    Mold is a pesky problem that has to be dealt with right away! Unfortunately, the most commonly used solutions are sometimes just as bothersome as the problem itself! Fumigators, bleach and other specific products are bad for your health, heavy on the environment and risky for cute little nosy pets! More

  • Why Wind Power Works in the UK

    In the UK, we have some of the most suitable weather for different types of renewable energy systems to work at their best. Although both solar and tidal power are renewable energy sources which are being put to good use already, it is wind power that has made the biggest impact on the general awareness of clean power generation. More

  • Edamame Recipe: Farm Fresh Now

    Edamame (eh-dah-mah-may) are sweet young things — sweet, young soybeans, to be exact. And they are perhaps the world’s easiest and most nutritious snack food. Popped from the pod directly into your mouth, the slick orbs have a pleasing toothiness, followed by a sweet, buttery taste that makes it impossible to eat just one. In fact, in Japan, where I first enjoyed them, the edamame recipe below takes the place of peanuts, and come to the table as a salty snack in bars. More

  • Summer Beet Salad Recipe: Farm Fresh Now

    Around the beginning of August, there is a literal red-shift at farmers markets, as brightly colored tomatoes, apples, and beets roll in. The deeply colored fruits and vegetables are beautiful to behold and delicious in a summer beet salad recipe. . . but that’s not all! More

  • Eggplant Recipe: The Incredible, Edible Eggplant is Farm Fresh Now

    As a child, I often wondered what sort of monstrous creature would lay a huge, purple-black egg, for surely the eggplant was named after such an egg laid by such a creature. Imagine my relief, tinged with disappointment, when I eventually learned that the first eggplants, grown in China, were small, ivory, and egg-shaped, with a delicate pearly skin–just like an ordinary egg. Learn a bit about the noble eggplant and check out our tasty Asian eggplant recipe! More

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    Asian Cucumber Salad Recipe: Farm Fresh Now

    When I go out on hot summer days, I often trade my bottle of water for a cool cucumber–or two, or three. The clean flavor and crunch make cucumbers much more satisfying and thirst quenching, not to mention more nutritious, than plain old water–or even newfangled Vitaminwater. Check out these fun facts about cucumbers and our Asian Cucumber Salad recipe! More

  • Farm Fresh Now: Carrots: Nutritional Powerhouse

    Red, black, yellow, white, purple, green—these were the colors that wild carrots (also known as Queen Anne’s Lace) started out being – pretty much every color but orange! First cultivated in Afghanistan in the 7th century, the original domesticated carrot was purple outside and yellow inside, similar to the Purple Dragon carrots you see at local farmers markets. More

  • 7 Ways to Ditch Fad Diets, & Change Your Lifestyle!

    How many ‘eating plans’ have you been on, in your lifetime? According to the CDC, 70% of adult Americans are overweight or obese — and that number is not decreasing, regardless of the fact that the fad diet industry is booming. If you’re working towards healthy-body-weight goals, it’s important to consider just why quick fix diets don’t work. And more importantly, it’s important to explore the basic rules of what does work! For a lastingly healthy lifestyle and an end to destructive fad diets, read on… More

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