Sustainability
One Cool Thing: Fungus Among Us

One Cool Thing: Fungus Among Us

Thousands of travelers go to Yellowstone National Park every year to explore the wonders of nature, and if they’re lucky, catch Old Faithful in the act. But what they don’t know is that beneath their feet, in the park’s hot springs, was a tasty fungus that could be the key to meatless snacking. “It was […]

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States Pressure EPA to Adopt Stricter Vehicle Emissions Standards

States Pressure EPA to Adopt Stricter Vehicle Emissions Standards

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer A coalition of 22 state attorneys general and a number of US cities, including Washington DC, put pressure on the Biden Administration to implement stricter vehicle emissions standards.    In August, the EPA announced a 10% increase in efficiency standards for 2023, and proposed a light vehicle fuel economy […]

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The Dark Secrets of the Apparel Industry

The Dark Secrets of the Apparel Industry

By Alejandra Pollak, Originally published September 14, 2021   New York Fashion Week (NYFW) took place from September 8th through 14th. On its final night, all eyes were on the Met Gala in New York City, arguably fashion’s biggest night of the year. Designers, models, celebrities, influencers, and the media — the entire fashion world — […]

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One Cool Thing: Happy Meal, Happy Earth

One Cool Thing: Happy Meal, Happy Earth

The McDonald’s toys you grew up loving (and then losing under the seats in your mom’s car) are going green. The iconic toys that come in every meal will soon be made mostly from corn and other sustainable materials instead of petroleum-based plastics. The company hopes to make the transition complete across all stores globally […]

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One Cool Thing: Get on Your E-Bikes and Ride

One Cool Thing: Get on Your E-Bikes and Ride

Bike riders and commuters across the nation will be getting some special benefits for purchasing an electric bicycle. Included in President Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget plan is $7.4 billion in tax credits for e-bike purchases. The administration hopes that it can encourage more people to choose biking instead of driving to help curb transportation emissions, […]

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California Bill Aims to Clarify Recycling Symbols

California Bill Aims to Clarify Recycling Symbols


By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Those three arrows in a triangle are an easy shorthand for recyclables, but there’s one problem:  just because the symbol is printed on a product, doesn’t necessarily mean the item is recyclable. It simply informs consumers of the type of plastic used based on the number within the arrows. […]

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