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Sustainable packaging at Vukoo
Compostable Packaging
Douglas Brown

Vukoo leverages mushrooms, hemp for bar packaging

Vukoo Bars Packed in Mycelium Offer Fresh Sustainable Paths Does the world need more energy bars? Additional cacao-and-almond saturated bricks wrapped in plastic? Are the people of the planet screaming for new meal-replacement slabs packed with dates, cashew butter and coconut flakes? No! Not one of earth’s 7.8 billion humans laments a poor selection of

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Environmental regulations
Douglas Brown

Reversing Trump’s Horrific Environmental Legacy

His administration’s actions within the Environmental Protection Agency alone threaten human health, the climate and the environment. When I consider executive actions taken in other Trump administration bodies, such as the Bureau of Land Management, the Department of Interior and the Council on Environmental Quality, the blunt force of it all leaves me staggering —

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Composting
Douglas Brown

Compost Colorado Hauls Food Scraps, Delivers Provisions

Compost Colorado Hauls Food Scraps, Delivers Provisions We learn which plastic is easily recycled, and which is a bear — and toil to avoid the grizzlies. Styrofoam? Never. Glass jars get cleaned before heading to the recycling bin, and the last time we tossed an empty can or bottle of beer into the trash was

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Essay
Douglas Brown

Forests Transformed My Life. It’s Time To Save Them.

Forests have anchored and inspired me since I was six years old, when we moved from the New York City area to semi-rural Chester County, PA. Our property line extended into a dense forest fanning out across hills and valleys. The forest held two streams. It bordered rolling, fallow fields as well as plots of

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Compostable Packaging
Douglas Brown

Plastic With Your B12? Not With Earthseed

A trip to the Amazon rainforest planted the seed. There, Hava Horowitz learned that Big Ag was ripping apart wild land, and replacing it with pasture and cattle. She decided to become a vegan for the sake of the environment. The seed sprouted. Hava’s ethos of environmental veganism rooted and spread. But as she rejected

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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris
Green New Deal
Douglas Brown

Green New Deal to Cleanse National Contagion

The horror tide recedes. We grin with wonder, our hearts flooded with relief, as the toxic surge slides away.  This is a good time to celebrate. Our votes dispatched a sinister force, a sneering virulence relentlessly choosing rot and death for us, rather than vigor and life.  But the dark forces that whipped reservoirs of

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