Innovation and Inspiration from Wasted: The Story of Food Waste

The innovation discussed

Ways you can reduce food waste, reduce their impact in how you get rid of it, and how some innovative chefs are reducing food waste through the entire food usage cycle, from prior to cooking to after the food has been rejected towards the trash.

 

What YOU can do with this innovation

  • See where you can waste less food, whether better planning, better understanding of “best before” dates, or otherwise.
  • Figure out how to minimize the impact of the food you have to throw out from the¬†from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and practical tips in the documentary.
  • Get inspired to cook with more of the food you can buy, better food and/or not judge food you buy based on their appearance alone.

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Watch Earth from Space (Discovery Channel Documentary)

Earth from Space is by far the best video I have ever seen about the Earth. The videography is absolutely stunning, but the information presented also rivals that. See how natural forces work on Earth, on its own and, of course, together. You really get a sense of how everything influences everything else. There’s a TON of information to learn, then contemplate consequences after that. Headache medication makers should really sponsor these awesome documentaries!

Below is the entire documentary. You can watch it in HD if you have the bandwidth and want to see it in all its glory. Do that by clicking on the YouTube icon near the bottom left corner.

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Help Me With My Fashionable Earth Day Goal for 2012

Happy Earth Day, everyone!

In the past, I have set annual Earth Day goals to work on for the “environmental year”. For example, I pledged to reduce my possessions by 3X my weight in 2009. I still don’t own a car and rarely ever take a cab, opting for public transit and walking mostly… by choice. I recycle a lot. I’ve become much better at energy usage than before, including turning off just about everything any time I’m away for more than 3 days. The freezer is usually the exception. I eat more locally and seasonally now, and so on. I plan to upkeep all this, of course, but have one more thing to add for the 2012-13 “environmental year”.

With my new foray into sewing and fashion since last fall, though, this will be the area of my Earth Day environmental focus for this upcoming “environmental year”. Below is what I plan to do to start.¬†However, because I need to do a lot more research in this, I will have to add more specifics as I go along. Any suggestions anybody’s got is much appreciated. Thanks!

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A Septillion Snowflakes Fall on Canada Each Year and What It Means

According to Environment Canada’s senior climatologist David Phillips, a septillion snowflakes fall on Canada each year. That’s a fact every Canadian should know so that the next time anyone asks them about lots of snow in Canada, they can quantify it. Then here’s how to put it into perspective for someone.

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