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Compostable Packaging
Doug 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
Doug 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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single-use plastics
Doug Brown

Canada Leads North American Charge to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

The plastics in my Nissan Leaf? They’re a good thing. They keep the vehicle light, which helps preserve battery life. In gas cars, the plastic components translate into better gas mileage. Way to go, plastic. Plastic pipes directing water around the house and across my city? Good. Plastic is durable and cheap. The clay pipes

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Pet food is not sustainable
Sustainable pet food
Doug Brown

Story of the Day: Feeding Pets Hits Earth

Campfire World HQ includes two dogs, Buffy (the Vampire Slayer) and Barto. We love ’em. As wannabe earth healers, we wondered about the environmental impacts of pets. Now the University of Edinburgh has released a study detailing how feeding the world’s pets requires a space about twice the size of the UK — and that’s

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sustainable distilling
Sustainable distilling
Doug Brown

Ballmer Peak Distillery Conserves Water, Soil

Turning sugary liquid into booze demands craft, equipment and toil. It also requires enormous amounts of water. At many distilleries, much of the liquid goes down the drain after it has served its purpose. But the team behind year-old Ballmer Peak Distillery in Lakewood engineered its distillery to conserve water. Co-founder Eric Strom says the

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cannabis packaging
Cannabis packaging
Doug Brown

Cannabis Greens Up With Sana Packaging

The budtender champions the genetics, the organic cultivation methods, the sustainability — the grower uses only electric vehicles to ship her product! —of the eighth of Purple Haze.  Solar panels power the dispensary. Artisans crafted the display cases out of trees felled by pine beetles. Product menus — strains, gummies, vapes, lotions — appear only

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