What Makes a Product Sustainable?

We talk a lot about the importance of sustainability and making sure the products we purchase are sustainable. But what is it, exactly, that makes a product sustainable? As you might suspect, “sustainable” can mean different things to different companies...
Chickenomics: The Economics of Backyard Chickens

Chickenomics: The Economics of Backyard Chickens

Does keeping chickens make better economic sense than buying eggs at the store? As we adjust our lifestyles to the realities of COVID-19 and growing geopolitical conflict, take a moment to consider the humble chicken coop. The ongoing pandemic has brought to light the...
We Earthlings: Substitute Chicken for Beef

We Earthlings: Substitute Chicken for Beef

Did you know you can significantly reduce your meal’s carbon footprint with one easy swap? If you’re making a meat dish, just substitute chicken for beef. A 2019 study at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine found that simple...

Infographic: What’s Your Environmental Footprint?

Are you doing enough to keep your environmental footprint small? There may still be room for improvement. You can easily make a difference just by making minor adjustments to your daily habits. For example, did you know that something as simple as skipping the...

Building Local Food Resilience

Before the coronavirus pandemic reached the United States, between 30 to 40 percent of our food supply was thrown away. Since lockdowns started, however, we’ve seen this play out on a much larger scale. Widespread restaurant, hotel, and school closures have...
Cricket Protein Promises a More Sustainable Dog Food

Cricket Protein Promises a More Sustainable Dog Food

What if there was a healthy alternative to mammal- or fowl-meat pet food? So, would you consider feeding bugs to your beloved dog? As it turns out, insects like crickets are not only a great protein alternative to traditional animal proteins, they’re also a more...