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Two percent of American's are vegan. Without traditional sources of protein (meat, dairy, etc), where do they get it from? Tofu, a product of unfermented soy curds, is a main source. This bouncy, little, flavorless chunk of legume based extract is as dangerous (apparently) as it is plain. Many healt...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. Earth Day Network launched the Green Cities campaign to help cities around the world become more sustainable. Focused on three key elements – buildings, energy, and transportation – the campaign aims to help cities accelerate thei...
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Posted by on in Green Design
Last spring, we explored the fascinating work of Ecovative Design, an upstate New York company that was expanding from using fungi as the basis for greener-than-plastics shipping materials into the building insulation realm. That’s right, insulation made from mushrooms. At the time, the company wa...
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When he's not exploring the backstreets of Portland by bicycle with his wife and daughter, Todd Roll is busy leading tours for his bike tour company Pedal Bike Tours. Todd's new book "Pedal Portland, 25 Easy Rides For Exploring The City By Bike" comes out next April. My Darling Portland, I can't s...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Carbon dioxide in our air recently hit 400 parts per million. Since you asked, yes, that’s a lot. Perhaps this a good time to reflect on what we as individuals can do to stem the flow of harmful gasses into our atmosphere. Climate change and carbon dioxide impacts are difficult to comprehend and mak...
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It's cricket crumble for dinner. We should all be eating more insects, because doing so is better for the planet than tucking into conventional meat like beef. In a new report entitled "Edible Insects: Future prospects for food and feed security", the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says...
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Posted by on in Transportation
UCLA staffer bikes 22 miles to campus from Valley Not many people can say they cross a mountain range on their way to work — not on their own steam, anyway. But Annelie Rugg gets to campus from the West San Fernando Valley most days by bicycle. Rugg, who is director and humanities CIO for the Cent...
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