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Agrilab Launches Mobile Compost Heat Recovery System

With a new containerized compost heat recovery system from Agrilab, farms and compost facilities can harvest energy from manure, bedding materials, or other biomass sources, and recoup up to $50,000 per year in additional revenue from their operations. Agrilab’s Containerized Isobar Unit (CIU) sits inside a standard 40′ shipping container, and is said to be […]

October 21st

Re-Nuble: Crowdfunding Local Solutions for Food Waste and Energy Problems

Re-Nuble, a social enterprise is crowdfunding a campaign to develop local, community based recycling facilities. These facilities have a three-fold advantage- they help divert organic waste from landfills, convert it into compost and fertilizer for sustainable farming and generate renewable energy for communities. It is dedicated to redefining how the world generates energy, cultivates food, and manages the waste it produces. Are you in?

December 3rd

Eco-City Seattle's Recycling and Composting Program Scales New Heights

According to the City of Seattle’s annual recycling report, released yesterday, the amount of Seattle’s solid waste diverted from the landfill and into recycling and composting rose, for the seventh straight year by 2.6 percent in 2010 to an all-time high of 53.7% (the national average is 32.1%) and individual families were diverting wastes at 70.3%. How did they accomplish this?

July 21st

Turning Smelly Food Scraps Into Gold

This is a guest post by Julie E. Gabrielli, NCARB LEED, a green business advisor, founder of and author of the greening business action list with a twist!. Keith Lasoya, founder of  Waste Neutral, owns an organics waste hauling company that collects source-separated “all food” scraps (pre- and post-consumer) waste in the Baltimore, MD […]

August 30th

Green Marketing Firm Curb Prove not all Advertising is Garbage. Sometimes it’s Snow.

Some people feel that advertising is garbage. London based Curb advertises with garbage. And sea water. And snow.

Calling themselves “The Natural Media Company,” Curb create advertising based on natural elements, the most recent being for the London Aquarium utilizing “sea tagging,” which is using sea water and a stencil to create temporary ads on the sidewalk. Sea water evaporates more slowly then water, but being a completely natural substance, no permit is needed to do it.

Another water based innovation is what they call H2Show, where a waterfall is somehow able to be manipulated to display words, logos, and images, and even accept text messages to display different words.

Crop carving, once the province of aliens and pranksters, is now being put to use in a smart way, as in their Shredded Wheat logo carved out of, yes, a wheat field.

In the clearest example of green marketing I’ve heard of,

April 23rd