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This Store Lets You Pay What You Can For Groceries That Would Otherwise Be Tossed

This Store Lets You Pay What You Can For Groceries That Would Otherwise Be Tossed | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It's saving perfectly good food from going to waste.
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How to Go Green With Silv: Clutter

How to Go Green With Silv: Clutter | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Photo courtesy of David Wheeler via Flickr. Americans swim in clutter. And lots of it at that. At the end of 2013, the total self storage rentable space in the
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Massachusetts Governor Creates Climate Change Strategy Through Executive Order

Massachusetts Governor Creates Climate Change Strategy Through Executive Order | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order last week that spells out a plan to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.
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A Shocking Amount of E-Waste Recycling Is a Complete Sham

A Shocking Amount of E-Waste Recycling Is a Complete Sham | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Secret GPS trackers show how sham e-waste recyclers profit by dumping America’s toxic garbage on developing nations.
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Ocean plastic upcycled into elegant "ocean terrazzo" table

Ocean plastic upcycled into elegant "ocean terrazzo" table | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Though it looks like a stone-based material, this striking table is made from bits of plastic waste, harvested from the coast.
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Banks Sponsoring ‘Climate Week NYC’ Responsible for Investing Billions in Extreme Fossil Fuels

Banks Sponsoring ‘Climate Week NYC’ Responsible for Investing Billions in Extreme Fossil Fuels | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
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Why the 'Break Free From Plastic' movement is a really big deal

Why the 'Break Free From Plastic' movement is a really big deal | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Finally, more than 100 NGOs from all around the world have joined forces to fight global plastic pollution, and they need you to join the movement.
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President Obama just designated the Atlantic’s first-ever marine monument

President Obama just designated the Atlantic’s first-ever marine monument | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Today, President Obama designated the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean, protecting fragile deep-sea ecosystems off the…
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Virgin Atlantic: Recycled steel emissions could power its planes

Virgin Atlantic: Recycled steel emissions could power its planes | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Steel creates a lot of emissions. So does aviation. What if one could piggyback off the other?
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New York named as USA’s most sustainable city

New York named as USA’s most sustainable city | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New York is the leading US city in terms of sustainability, according to a new study from Arcadis.
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California Governor Signs Law to Reduce Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

California Governor Signs Law to Reduce Greenhouse-Gas Emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed two bills into law dramatically expanding the state’s plans to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions while also providing increased oversight of that effort by elected officials.
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Obama on Climate Change: The Trends Are ‘Terrifying’

Obama on Climate Change: The Trends Are ‘Terrifying’ | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
More than health care, race or the economy, Mr. Obama believes his efforts to slow global warming will be the most consequential legacy of his presidency.
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California eyes unusual power source: its gridlocked roads

California eyes unusual power source: its gridlocked roads | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it

The California Energy Commission is investing $2 million to study whether piezoelectric crystals can be used to produce electricity from the mechanical energy created by vehicles driving on roads. 

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An Interview with Gia Machlin: Founder of EcoPlum Business Gifts

An Interview with Gia Machlin: Founder of EcoPlum Business Gifts | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Gia Machlin shares her mission to use sustainable business products to help save the environment. She values the planet and people equally with profit.
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Nike and Levi's pile on for 'fast fashion' culture reform

Nike and Levi's pile on for 'fast fashion' culture reform | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Americans dispose of about 12.8 million tons of textiles annually — 80 pounds for each man, woman and child.
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Are solar roadways on the road to reality?

Are solar roadways on the road to reality? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The first public trial of Solar Roadways will soon debut in Missouri, and two European agencies are also testing this type of futuristic technology, which begs the question: Are solar roads closer to reality than we think?
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Experts Weigh In: Cost of Wind Energy to Keep Going Down, Down, Down

Experts Weigh In: Cost of Wind Energy to Keep Going Down, Down, Down | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new Energy Department survey of wind energy experts indicates that the cost of wind energy has a long way to go before it hits bottom.
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Obama Establishes First Marine Monument in the Atlantic Ocean

Obama Establishes First Marine Monument in the Atlantic Ocean | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
On Thursday, President Barack Obama established the first U.S. marine monument in Atlantic waters. Some stakeholders are elated. Others, not so much.
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That Cute Whale You Clicked On? It’s Doomed

That Cute Whale You Clicked On? It’s Doomed | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Adorable animal photos on Instagram are the new way to spread the dire message of climate change.
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Oceans Are Absorbing Almost All of the Globe’s Excess Heat

Oceans Are Absorbing Almost All of the Globe’s Excess Heat | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This year is on track to be the third consecutive hottest year on record. Where does that heat go? The oceans, mostly.
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Levi's Stadium, home of 49ers, unveils rooftop farm

Levi's Stadium, home of 49ers, unveils rooftop farm | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Levi's Stadium, home of San Francisco 49ers, unveiled a new rooftop farm that will generate 150 pounds of produce weekly for food served at the stadium.
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Bill would encourage rooftop gardens on new SF buildings

Bill would encourage rooftop gardens on new SF buildings | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
From the sidewalk, the Whole Foods building on upper Market Street looks like any other sleek new development. Essentially, for every square foot intended for solar energy, there would have to be 2 square feet of green space — the idea being that at that calculation the two options would cost roughly the same. Broadly speaking, they include water retention and drainage systems, a waterproofing membrane and plants. An October 2013 study by the urban think tank SPUR on the benefits of green roofs identifies their benefits: reduced storm water runoff, food production through community gardens, improved air quality, better views and an increase in habitat that improves biodiversity. A June 2016 study by the consulting firm ARUP Group that looked at the costs and benefits of green roofs in San Francisco concluded that “owners tend to bear all costs for living roofs, even though the community receives many of the benefits.” Without the use of incentives and other policy investments, the report said, “San Francisco is unlikely to see as rapid an increase in living roof areas as would be preferred for community benefits.” Germany has had a green roof industry for 40 years, according to the SPUR report, with 70 cities there offering “direct financial incentives” and 150 cities requiring green roofs on new construction. Chicago had a three-year grant program that offered a subsidy of $5,000 per project, in an effort to cool the city during the summer. Bottom line, said Barry Hooper, a green building specialist with the city’s Department of the Environment: “One thing that doesn’t make sense anymore is just wasting that space.”
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