On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, here’s a feature story about UC San Diego Professor Carolyn Kurle and her mission to motivate and inspire students– many from underprivileged backgrounds–into making an “Earth Connection” to help protect the planet and its resources.
A new $2.5 million grant will help an interdisciplinary team of researchers analyze innovative approaches to improving urban sustainability. The team will study various approaches to bolstering local food production in Des Moines and the surrounding area and how those approaches could affect nutrition, waste and environmental impacts.
As Vermont prepares to implement the first statewide food waste ban, UVM research shows 72% of Vermonters already compost or feed food scraps to pets/livestock, but few are willing to pay for curbside composting pickup. Study offers important policy lessons for rural communities.