Piloting Food Scrap Recovery in Alameda County

Piloting Food Scrap Recovery in Alameda County

Global Green and its subcontractors provided D2D outreach and technical assistance to 15 multi-family dwellings (MFDs) that were starting, or improving, food scrap collection
programs.

Sustainable Neighborhood Assessments

Global Green USA was awarded a 5-year grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Office of Sustainable Communities under the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program to assist 30 communities across the US with sustainable neighborhood planning. The Sustainable Neighborhood Assessments are conducted using a tool built around the LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) standard.

Agromin Turns Santa Monica Green and Food Waste Into Mulch

Agromin and Waste Management are collaborating by helping Santa Monica to become a zero waste city by processing green waste and food scraps from city residents. The amount of food we throw away that ends up in landfills is staggering. Agromin currently processes more than 380,000 tons of organic and food materials each year and turns it into compost and soil amendments.

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Just think, the food and organic waste you put out for recycling is being turned into compost and then used in landscape projects around the Los Angeles area. Some of the locations using the materials include the California Science Center, Natural History Museum, San Vincente Park, Watts Towers and Pepperdine in Malibu.

The compost is also great for yards in:

  • Veggie gardens
  • Container gardening
  • Turf maintenance
  • Pathways (ES2 mulch for a natural look)

Agromin’s Dave Green often gives talks to Santa Monica Community College students about organics recycling (next up is March 28).

Congratulations to Rescuing Leftover Cuisine for Reaching 1 million Pounds of Donated Food!

Congratulations to Rescuing Leftover Cuisine for Reaching 1 million Pounds of Donated Food!

Congratulations to Global Green partner, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC) for reaching 1 million pounds of donated food! With support from many local and national partners (including Global Green), Rescuing Leftover Cuisine picks up unused and edible food from restaurants and events and delivers these meals to individuals in need, helping to solving the hunger and food-waste crises simultaneously.

Advanced LCA Methodology Reveals Significant Lower Environmental Impacts of Recycled Papers Compared to Virgin Fibers

Advanced LCA Methodology Reveals Significant Lower Environmental Impacts of Recycled Papers Compared to Virgin Fibers

Is recycled paper really better for the planet than virgin paper? New Leaf Paper recently released a study comparing the life-cycle impacts of its 100% postconsumer recycled coated freesheet paper, Reincarnation 100, with similar papers from virgin sources.