App Prevents Food Waste—And Gives Customers a Deal on Groceries, TooDaniel Hautzinger
October 4, 2022
Food waste is a huge problem that not only deprives hungry people of food but also contributes greenhouse gases. The app Flashfood allows users to buy groceries nearing their sell-by dates from stores at half price, preventing them from being thrown out.
Reducing Food Waste By Redirecting Restaurant Surplus Straight to Consumers at a Reduced PriceDaniel Hautzinger
July 14, 2022
In a year in Chicago, the app Too Good to Go has redirected around 108,000 meals from landfills by allowing consumers to buy unsold surplus products from restaurants and other food service businesses at a reduced price.
Innovative Chicagoland Buildings Striving for SustainabilityGeoffrey Baer
April 26, 2022
Geoffrey Baer highlights some Chicago buildings addressing climate change by striving for net-zero energy, incorporating renewal energy sources, repurposing existing buildings, and incorporating agriculture, among other things.
The Widespread Benefits of CompostingDaniel Hautzinger
April 22, 2021
More than 20% of material sent to the landfill in Chicago by weight is food waste, which decomposes and releases the harmful greenhouse gas methane. Instead, that food waste could benefit the earth by being composted.
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