Agrihoods: The Intersection of Sustainable Farming & Real Estate

Agrihoods are residential housing developments with a professionally managed farm as its centerpiece. Considered healthy-lifestyle communities, agrihoods are designed with a purpose — to connect people with the land — not just for agricultural activities, but to also protect and support conservation of farmlands, forests, watersheds, and wildlife habitat. Agrihood…

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Earth911 Quiz #47: Battery Recycling Challenge

Americans buy about 3 billion batteries each year, half of which are AA and 30 percent AAA batteries for small electronics. Do you know which states require battery recycling? Do you know the different requirements for recycling rechargeable and single-use batteries? How about how long the average rechargeable battery lasts?…

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Free Yourself From Single-Use Plastic in July

Plastic-free July starts today. Even if you only reduce your reliance on single-use plastics this month, it’s an opportunity to reduce plastic pollution, CO2 emissions related to plastic production, and eliminate toxins from your life. Simple steps applied every day in your shopping and dining decisions can make a huge…

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Make Every Day World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day, declared by the United Nations as a day to recognize the major role that oceans play in everyday life, passed us quietly on June 8 this year. More immediate needs have dominated activists’ attention, and rightfully so. But protecting the ocean doesn’t take place on a single…

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