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Eco-Friendly / Eco-Conscious

What Is Oat Milk and Why Has It Become So Popular?

Non-dairy milk choices continue to expand, but oat milk is one of the newest and most popular vegan options. We look at how oat milk is made, how good it is for you (and the planet), how it tastes...
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"Wasted!" screening & panel discussion, free (July 20 HMB & Aug 4 San Carlos)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

The Master Food Preservers tackle food waste! "Join the San Mateo/San Francisco MFP program for a screening of the exciting documentary Wasted!, followed by a panel discussion with local leaders...

Your Hummus Habit Could Be Good For The Earth

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

" . . . Some American farmers were already well on their way to embracing pulses, seeing the role they could play in improving soil health and setting the stage for better harvests of cash crops li...

RECOOL - Igloo's biodegradable reusable cooler

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . Recool would work well as a cheap, eco-friendly cooler during a tailgate or a quick day-trip to the beach. I can't imagine squeezing in much more than that six-pack or so once you've filled...

Cheap thrills: economical dinner menu that wows

free sample addict aka Tracy L
by free sample addict aka Tracy L 3 years ago

I was going to make a lavish dinner for a friend, but need to scale back as I had a financial set back. He loves Italian food. He lives in Mexico so no Mexican food. I don't want to make pasta as ...

Bluefin Blues: Valuing A Tuna Species Before It's Too Late

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

"... The future for Pacific bluefin is anything but bright. Late last month, new projections from the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean sh...

Edible Cutlery...So Cool!

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by bear 3 years ago

Sorry if this has been posted about before, but this is seemingly a great product with much future potential. The cutlery is made largely from millet, is environmentally friendly, decomposes after ...

Recycling: Do you? How Do you? Etc.

MplsM ary
by MplsM ary 3 years ago

I love that my city of Minneapolis does no-sort recycling and they've added aseptic packaging (Tetra Pak) to the mix of stuff I can recycle. In the last two years I've gone from two trash bags a we...

Is it ethical to eat Bluefin Tuna?

StriperGuy
by StriperGuy 8 years ago

On the Boston board there was discussion of whether Atlantic Bluefin should be eaten. The Monterrey aquarium says no: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/download.aspx Personal...

Food Container Recycling in Brookline?

opinionatedchef
by opinionatedchef 4 years ago

Does amyone have any links they could share about how Brookline got its smart food related recycling program? I feel very out of it; because I had no idea, until yesterday's lunch at Dorado,that th...

Disposal of "off" or rancid oil

LindaWhit
by LindaWhit 11 years ago

I rarely use canola oil for cooking, but was going to brown some beef short ribs in a large stockpot before putting them into the crockpot this morning. Before pouring a couple of Tbsp. of the oil...

Recycling corks in France

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by onzieme 4 years ago

Although there are various locations in the Bay Area where corks can be recycled (and of course, they can also be put in with your regular recycling), but until now, I was unsure whether it was pos...

Cooking and being friendly to planet earth

chowhormones
by chowhormones 4 years ago

I recently bought a bunch of dish/hand towels to reduce our home use of disposable paper towels. I'd like to stop buying bottled water so I got myself a reusable bottle. I'm also thinking to re...

The Future of Food

1001dinners
by 1001dinners 4 years ago

There are noticeable changes in attitudes to food, to ethical eating and also to the science and technology of food production. What will drive changes in the Western world over the next decade. Wh...

Is it time to stop buying/eating almonds?

MGZ
by MGZ 4 years ago

I'm curious. Given the severity of the California drought and the enormous amount of water used for agriculture, are you avoiding products like almonds? One example of some background informa...

Wine corks?

Flexitarian
by Flexitarian 7 years ago

Maybe this is the wrong place to post this (and my post will get booted off) but I don't know where else to post it.. Given there are a lot of foodies here and therefore likely wine drinkers, I am ...

The environmental unfriendliness of K cups?

fldhkybnva
by fldhkybnva 6 years ago

I wouldn't describe myself as the most environmentally conscious person, but as I emptied the K cup bin at work this afternoon, it occurred to me that this is quite the waste. It seems that in man...

Do you use cloth napkins?

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by lgss 10 years ago

I'm on the Green Team at work and have made 147 cloth napkins (from fabric I got from a freecycler!) for the cafe at work and 90+ so far (from fabric from 2 other freecyclers!) for the group homes ...

Why Can We Not Reuse Freezer Bags Used for Raw Meats or Seafood?

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by inventivefficiency 9 years ago

I couldn't find any educated or informed answers googling. Comments just say they wouldn't reuse freezer bags that had raw meats in them but no reason why. Does cooking not kill any potentially...

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