Green News For The Weekend Volume 300

February 22, 2013

Time yet again for a green news roundup!

Automakers have long resorted to incentives like zero-percent financing, rewards points and rebates to inspire customer loyalty. Now Honda is offering a different deal: inexpensive home solar power systems for customers.

The average American household wastes roughly 159 gallons per day, whereas across the world, many people make due with 25 gallons or less per day. I am not suggesting going to extremes (such as not bathing), but I definitely believe we all need to be more conscious of water usage. In hopes of giving practical water conservation advice, I have 5 tips that any average household (or individual) can use to GREATLY reduce their water footprint.

Members of the community at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst took a step beyond the normal organic kitchen garden on campus, and created (and filmed) a permaculture garden.

Scientists at the Stanford University Global Climate and Energy Project have proposed taking the global warming fight to a whole new level. The problem is that we’re so far behind in greenhouse gas emissions management, that it’s time to get more aggressive. Rather than simply trying to reduce the carbon we put into the atmosphere, the Stanford team proposes a carbon negative strategy in which plants are deployed on a massive scale to grab carbon out of the atmosphere.

The United Nations treated government ministers and officials to a meal of blemished African fruit and vegetables on Tuesday to highlight how perfectly edible food is being rejected by European supermarkets.

Could forcing food companies to separately label added sugars lead to a reduction in sugary ingredients? The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) thinks so!

Have a fantastic weekend!

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After a varied past of being a test driver for automotive television programs, a Hollywood studio lackey, and an online media sales director, David is now the publisher and editor of The Good Human. In his spare time he rides motorcycles, drinks good beer, and builds stuff in the garage. You can follow him on Twitter at @thegoodhuman or G+ at Google
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Comments (1)

  1. Rebecca haughn says:

    I have long wanted to know what sugars were added not the total sugars. I thought it would be the much better way to decide which things to buy. Some need to avoid added sugars and can process the natural sugars in items. I am very hopeful new open labeling occurs. I hope I can trust it.