The 2015 Plastic Gyre Symposium

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PPC is proud to be one of the hosts of the 2015 Plastic Gyre Symposium at Georgia State University on March 26-27, 2015. The 2015 Welch Symposium, The Plastic GYRE: Artists, Scientists and Activists Respond is part of the Atlanta Science Festival, produced in an effort to raise awareness and discourse on the global crisis of plastic pollution, and will feature a wide array of experts discussing the most current research, creative response, activism mobilization and industry best practices in a quest to address runaway global plastic pollution. The symposium ...

Lentil Macaroni and Cheese

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A childhood favorite kicked up a notch! This Lentil Macaroni and Cheese is packed with vegetables and lentils for a hearty vegetarian meal.Time for another second-look recipe. This Lentil Macaroni and Cheese is one of my absolute favorites. I first shared it on the blog back in 2012 ...

Plastic pollution found inside dead seabirds

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POST-MORTEM examinations on puffins found dead on a Scottish island have found their stomachs littered with small plastic pellets used in the manufacturing industry. Known as ‘nurdles’, the pellets are the raw materials used to make plastic items and are a growing cause of pollution in the world’s ...

Plastic pellets found in puffin tummies

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Puffins, shown here on the Farne Islands in England.Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Researchers in Scotland have made an unsettling discovery. Puffins on the Isle of May are nibbling on nurdles, the little nuggets that serve as raw materials for plastics manufacturing. Needless to say, this is not part ...

'Biodegradable' plastics don't live up to manufacturers' claims – News – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Plastics labelled biodegradable may not break down in landfill as advertised, according to new US research. BIN LINERS and other products made of 'biodegradable' plastic may not living up to their claims, according to new US research. In response to consumer concern over the rising amount of plastic ...

Microwave Hot Cross Bun (Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)

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A delicious, single serve hot cross bun which takes three minutes to whip up thanks to some microwave magic- Paleo, gluten free, sugar free, dairy freeand with a vegan option too- Don’t forget the butter!Single serve microwave friendly recipes make up a significant proportion of my e-cookbook. A ...

Sacramento City Council approves urban farm ordinance

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Buying locally sourced fruits and vegetables may soon become as simple as walking over to a neighbor’s garden, thanks to a new urban farm ordinance passed Tuesday night by the Sacramento City Council. In a 6-1 vote, the city effectively opened the door to minifarms on private properties ...

The home for green crafts and tutorials!

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Published on March 25th, 2015 |by Becky Striepe Spring is here! It’s still not too late to start your spring garden, even from seed. Whether you’re new to gardening or an old pro, we’ve highlighted some super fun garden guides to help you start growing and deck out ...

6 Ways to Make Gluten-Free Sandwiches

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Here are some simple tricks to making your gluten-free lifestyle approachable, enjoyable and reliable. These are my top six health hacks for the gluten- and grain-free eaters: The Real Food Revolution: Congressman Tim Ryan’s Manifesto for a New Food System The Real Food Revolution: Congressman Tim Ryan’s Manifesto ...

Ham Cheese and Onion Ring Frittata

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5 mentions19 hours ago
My Ham Cheese and Onion Ring Frittata is fabulously flavorful and a delicious balanced meal when paired with a mixed green salad and fresh fruit. Some days just don’t go the way we hope or plan. Schedules get juggled — added to — subtracted from — or just ...

Banana Split Cheesecake Parfait [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

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Dairy FreeHealthyKid-FriendlyRaw VeganSoy FreeVeganWheat Free Julie Van den Kerchove is a certified raw food chef & writer graduated from the Living Light Culinary Institute. After successfully healing herself from several chronic health conditions with the help of raw food, she founded Julie’s Lifestyle where she now offers raw ...

Electric vehicle batteries 'already cheaper than 2020 projections'

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The cost of electric vehicle battery packs is falling so rapidly they are probably already cheaper than expected for 2020, according to a new study in Nature Climate Change. Electric vehicles remain more expensive than combustion-engine equivalents, largely because of battery costs. In 2013 the International Energy Agency ...

ElecFreaks Is Selling (And Giving Away) A DIY VR Drone

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12 mentions6 hours ago
A new 3D-printed drone called the ELF VR Nano is available for pre-order on Indiegogo and for download on Thingiverse. That’s right: you can either buy the product and receive pre-printed parts or you can simply print it yourself. It’s one of the purest open source hardware plays ...

IPCUK Scholarships, a Community project from London, United Kingdom Crowdfunding on Crowdfunder.co.uk

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Help build a scholarship fund so that we can support practitioners from across the world attend the international permaculture convergence. Help us build up a scholarship fund so that we can support permaculture practitioners from across the world - especially people from the Global South - to attend ...

World Environment Day 2015 to promote sustainable lifestyles

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Margaret Badore (@mbadore) Living / Culture March 25, 2015 Every year, the United Nations Environment Program honors World Environment Day on June 5 to raise awareness about environmental issues and call for action. The UN Environment Program just announced the theme of this year’s event: sustainable lifestyles. The ...

Tackling Food Waste in Sussex

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You and I have something in common. Food. Getting together to cook, share a meal, and swap stories is something we can all relate to. On the flip side of this we instinctively know there’s something bad about wasting food. That’s why I wanted to write about Brighton ...

Costa Rica is now running completely on renewable energy

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Costa Rica is running without having to burn a single fossil fuel, and it’s been doing so for 75 straight days. Thanks to some heavy rainfall this year, Costa Rica’s hydropower plants alone are generating nearly enough electricity to power the entire country. With a boost from geothermal,

Top 31 Super Smart DIY Storage Solutions For Your Home Improvement

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All of us often are facing problems with the storage. We don`t have enough space for all our stuff and our homes are not so good organized, and usually we spend a lot of money for buying extra closets and storage items. But we have some easy DIY ...

Germany's Renewable Energy Revolution & Social License

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Published on March 23rd, 2015 |by Roy L Hales The newly released video from Germany Trade & Invest shows what a nation can achieve, if has the collective will to adopt renewable energy. It could be called “Germany’s Renewable Energy Revolution & Social License.” Their electrical mix is ...

The Renewable Electricity Grid: The Future Is Now

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Nicholas Keyes, The World BankMarch 25, 2015| Even a few years ago, renewable energy played only a small role in most countries’ energy planning. While governments and publics were eager to increase the share of renewables in their energy systems, the economics of doing so were challenging.

Take the Better Bag Challenge for World Oceans Day

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Avoid microbeads, and reduce your use of other disposable plastics More than 8 million tons of plastic trash end up in the ocean every year, including millions of disposable plastic bags Reducing the plastic we use and discard, is the first step to stopping this Together we can ...

Leafy Green Machine is a complete urban farm system in a shipping container

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Derek Markham (@derekmarkham) Technology / Clean Technology March 23, 2015 These shipping container growing units from Freight Farms feature high-density vegetable & herb production, and include everything needed to go from seed to table, year-round, in a fraction of the space as a conventional greenhouse. Ideas for methods ...

Plastic Pollution Coalition on Instagram: “Kick the "Plastic Habit" #graffiticafe #plasticpollutes #resolve2refuse #userealstuff #plasticpollution”

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Kick the "Plastic Habit" #graffiticafe #plasticpollutes #resolve2refuse #userealstuff #plasticpollution

Build a DIY solar-powered backyard tiller

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Derek Markham (@derekmarkham) Technology / Solar Technology March 24, 2015 Instead of adding a lot of noise and pollution to your backyard garden with a gas-powered tiller, build a DIY solar-powered version that's clean and quiet. One of the surest signs of spring is the Saturday morning roar ...

Urban Agriculture in Cuba: Parts One and Two

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Growing more food in cities improves biodiversity, air pollution, green space, public health, food literacy, community engagement, employment prospects and urban regeneration. By Alice Claydon Landscape Institute Mar 6, 2015 Alice Claydon is one of three Student Travel Award 2014 recipients. She recently visited Cuba to investigate urban ...

Why We Need Systemic Change, not Token Community Gardens

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Every public space, every niche, could be planted up as a food forest. The lead picture is taken in LA and shows how a simple change in the law by pioneering urban farmer, Ron Finley, has allowed food to be grown in public lots all over the city.

A mile deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution

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Deep-water marine fish living on the continental slopes at depths from 2,000 feet to one mile have liver pathologies, tumors and other health problems that may be linked to human-caused pollution, one of the first studies of its type has found. The research, conducted in the Bay of ...

Marine Pollution - Garbage Patch - Indiegogo

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We've invented a revolutionary recycling technology. Only 1/3 of the world recycles. The other 2/3 don't because of lack of infrastructure. Without recycling plastics and oil run into waterways and oceans. We've built a Mini Portable Recycler (Mini for short) that is small enough to transport to communities ...

Egypt Fast Becoming A Hot Renewable Energy Market

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Published on March 22nd, 2015 |by Aisha Abdelhamid With ample natural resources to supply the renewable energy market, Egypt is finally finding its way to a cleantech future. Plagued with chronic shortages in electricity supply, a new, ambitious wind and solar procurement schedule is propelling the country forward.

Vegan Caramel Coffee Chia Pudding with Hemp Protein

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Add a little protein boost to your breakfast with this Vegan Caramel Coffee Chia Pudding with hemp! I love adding hemp protein to chia pudding and soaking it in coffee and coconut milk. It makes for a nutrient dense breakfast that’s naturally gluten free and delicious!First of all,

Vegan Red Lentil, Sweet Potato, Kale Curry {Gluten-Free}

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5 mentions4 days ago
A comforting hearty bowl of vegan red lentil, sweet potato and kale curry is perfect on a cold night. Gluten-Free too. Just brimming with flavor. Or just about anything steaming hot, that is perfectly comforting and hearty. Even better if you can scoop it up with a spoon.

These urban farmers want to feed the whole neighborhood — for free

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The Beacon Food Forest is giving away dozens of strawberry plants. For free. It’s a drizzly, chilly, gray Saturday, typical of January in Seattle. In just a few hours, the Seahawks will host the Packers for the NFC Championship. While the rest of the city slugs its first ...

Wellness and Self Expression

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The quest for balance and health leads down some blind alleys. I found a medical doctor last year in my neighborhood because I will soon have Medicare and have no idea how to make it work for me. The guy is billed as alternative health gerontologist, so I ...

Home listing fails that keep properties from selling

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CNBC consumer reporter Kelli Grant offers tips to make the most out of your real estate sale Location and price aren't everything. Success in getting top dollar for your home may also come down to a few "unique" factors, such as the words you use in your property ...

Carrot Crumb Cake Recipe (naturally Dairy-Free + Vegan)

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There is never a bad time for carrot cake, as far as I’m concerned, but something about the gentle sunshine, fresh air, and renewed hints of warmth particularly call for this earthy sweet treat. Cream cheese frosting, slathered with abandon in thick, creamy flourishes is the topping de ...

Employers Boost Wellness Spending 17% From Yoga To Risk Assessments

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The nation’s employers, trying to boost participation in corporate wellness programs to improve the health of their workers, this year have increased spending by 17 percent on everything from biometric screening and yoga classes to incentives to walk more. The National Business Group on Health, a larger employer ...

Electric vehicle batteries 'already cheaper than 2020 projections'

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The cost of electric vehicle battery packs is falling so rapidly they are probably already cheaper than expected for 2020, according to a new study in Nature Climate Change. Electric vehicles remain more expensive than combustion-engine equivalents, largely because of battery costs. In 2013 the International Energy Agency ...

BBQ Jackfruit [Vegan]

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4 mentions4 days ago
Kim Campbell is the daughter-in-law of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, considered by many as the “science father” of the rapidly growing plant-based nutrition movement. She works with her husband, Nelson, in a health and wellness business promoting a whole-food, plant-based diet. This experience has allowed her to hone ...

Mobile grocery store rolls into St. Louis food desert this summer

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A retrofitted city bus full of fresh local food is slated to roll into the JeffVanderLou neighborhood of north St. Louis this July. The mobile farmers’ market is designed to combat the health problems associated with food deserts by bringing fresh produce, fish, meat and other staples to ...

Save, Save, Save: Eco-Tasks For Daylight Savings Time Change

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Twice a year, the time changes for Daylight Savings Time. Like it or not, we all have to either set our clocks back or spring our clocks forward, even if it's hard to get used to the time change. Changing our clocks is also a great reminder to ...

Food Crowdfunding: From Zero Gravity Cocktails to Urban Farming Education

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Crowdfunding is a great way for food entrepreneurs to validate product market fit, raise capital and market their product or service. Every few months, we curate a roundup of the most interesting campaigns we come across. We’re especially excited to share this month’s roundup because, this weekend in ...

Philips uses LEDs to bolster urban farming

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Leading LED light manufacturer Philips has partnered up with indoor farming company Green Sense Farms in an innovative project that could bring indoor farming to cities worldwide. Faced with the effects of climate change on global farming, Philips, along with other LED manufacturers, are looking to alternative ways ...

Massive Wind Power Opportunities for Tennessee

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March 27th, 2015 › Special Events, Wind energy › Simon Mahan › This post is the second in a blog series discussing state-by-state highlights of wind energy throughout the South in the lead up to the WINDPOWER Expo in Orlando, FL, May 18 – 21. See the rest ...

Exposing America's Billionaire Welfare Ranchers

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Americans love ranchers: Gritty ranchers, mom-and-pop ranchers, renegade ranchers — especially those who raise livestock on the vast open prairies of the West through a mixture of hard work and rugged independence. But there’s another side to the ever-popular rancher mythology— a side the media doesn’t cover and ...

LGA weaves sustainability into fabric of modern Toronto home

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LGA's Bedford Park House is designed to be sustainable without looking conspicuously so (Photo: Ben Rahn/A-Frame) For many people, the idea of green living might give the impression of needing to make big changes to their lifestyle and home. A new house in Toronto, Canada, however, shows that ...

A London Community Grows Flax to Turn Into Clothing

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In the spring of 2014, a dedicate lot of Londoners embarked on a mission to grow a garment. That meant starting from seeds, and using only hand labor techniques to turn a plant into fashion. One year later, they have made a gorgeous woven top entirely from urban ...

Survey: Employers spend about $700 per head on wellness incentives, but few workers partake

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A new survey of 121 employers from Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health shows that employer spending on incentive-based wellness programs is up an average of $100 per head over last year. Respondents said they planned to spend an average of $693 per employee on ...

Eco Comedy Viewers Choice_Voting

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Comedy can encourage people to take environmental challenges more seriously. That is the goal of the Eco-Comedy Film Competition, presented by American University's Center for Environmental Filmmaking and sponsored by The Nature Conservancy. 60 short films were submitted from around the world, all taking a humorous approach to ...

Permaculture Comes To Southeast San Diego

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Above: Project New Village Director Diane Moss is pictured at the Mount Hope community garden in this undated photo. By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico Relearning the lessons of nature, and using that knowledge in your own community is the core of a new series of workshops ...

No Bake Chocolate Oat Custard Cups (Vegan + Gluten Free) ~ Runner training for life

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3 mentions5 days ago
It is another dessert to satisfy my dairy free sweet tooth while keeping it low sugar! I’m a big fan of using tofu for a couple of reasons: A. I buy it on sale and pop it in the freezer. When I thaw it out it drains perfectly ...

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