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Our favorite picks for the week of July 27th!

TAKE A BREAK FROM WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING AND CHECK OUT OUR PICKS FOR THIS WEEK’S BEST NEWS STORIES, ARTICLES, AND VIDEOS!

The ROI of San Francisco’s Zero-Waste Program– Through its three-bin collection system and partnerships with local organizations to raise awareness of waste reduction efforts, San Francisco has already reached 80 percent waste diversion in commercial and residential buildings – and better yet, has found that achieving zero waste can be as good for Mother Earth as it is for municipal wallets. Read more here.

via Triplepundit
via Triplepundit

Student solutions to the world’s food waste problem– At the final of Food Saving BEC in Milan, a worldwide competition organised by Expo 2015 and Bocconi University, students devised new ways to reduce food waste – with 35 students from 13 countries presenting their ideas. Check out the entries here.

 Among the students’ ideas was a low-tech refrigerating box to prevent the waste of bananas. Photograph: Alamy
Among the students’ ideas was a low-tech refrigerating box to prevent the waste of bananas. Photograph: Alamy

Three of the official climate reporting organizations around the world, including the Japan Meteorological Agency, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), have each found that June was the Earth’s warmest such month on record. Read more of the story

Image: Earth Simulator
Image: Earth Simulator

Anaerobic Digestion – Feasibility and Benefits– This video describes how an anaerobic digester reduces greenhouse gas emissions from manure while helping a dairy farm operation stay profitable. The video highlights the digester on the Vander Haak Dairy Farm in Lynden, Washington.


42 Ways to Save by Cutting Out Food Waste– In light of the enormity of the food waste problem, here’s an exhaustive refresher course in how to cut back on (and even eliminate!) household food waste.

Evan Sklar—Getty Images
Evan Sklar—Getty Images

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