Sustainability is about ecology, economy and equity.- Ralph Bicknese

Reducing Food Waste

foodwasteSo this statistic took me by surprise: in the U.S., forty percent of our food gets thrown away. How can this be? While a lot of food is lost in the production phase, sixty percent of wasted food can be linked to the consumer. According to research conducted at the University of Arizona, households waste 14 percent of their total food purchases. Continue reading

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Steps to Happiness: Environmental Quality

SeattleSkyline_300Media and research often talks about how people affect the environment, but few are concerned about how the environment affects people. Issues like greenhouse emissions, waste management, and air quality actually influence our levels of happiness and satisfaction in life.Though we have posted about environmental awareness before, this post primarily concerns how environment directly affects your happiness. Continue reading