Greenovate Boston published Great news: Project Oscar Is Expanding to More Neighborhoods in Latest News 2015-08-11 13:46:21 -0400
Ever wonder what composting has to do with reducing waste and lowering our greenhouse gas emissions? The National Resources Defense Council estimates that roughly 40% of all food in America ends up as waste -- that works out to more than 20 pounds of food waste per person each month! When that food waste ends up buried in landfills it decomposes anaerobically, that is, without access to oxygen. This decomposition process produces an excess of methane gas, an extremely potent greenhouse gas that traps the sun’s heat in the lower atmosphere and contributes to climate change. When we compost our food scraps we are diverting waste away from landfills and allowing it to decompose aerobically (with oxygen), preventing the production of methane altogether.Read more
Greenovate Boston published Can you limit your waste to a one-gallon kitchen bag for a month? in Latest News 2015-08-04 16:07:04 -0400
This month, we challenge you to take the ultimate waste reduction test. Can you limit your waste to a one-gallon kitchen bag for a month? We think you can! Sign up today for August’s #30DayCarbonChallenge!
(And don’t worry, we’ll be sharing tips and tricks to help you cut your waste all month long!)Read more
Greenovate Boston published Walking in Boston: Taking Steps towards a Greener City in Latest News 2015-07-29 16:11:52 -0400
The benefits of walking seem endless.
In addition to providing energy boost while improving heart, lungs, and muscle health, walking can also help reduce stress and stimulate cognitive processing. At the same time, walking (like biking or taking the T or carpooling) also plays a role in the City’s greenhouse gas emission reduction efforts. Started in 2009 with the Complete Streets Initiative, the City continues collaborating with partners and community organizations to incorporate smart, green, and multimodal principles as design standards for Boston’s streetscape. We’ve compiled resources here to help make your walking experience more enjoyable:Read more