Cooking for Compost: Thanksgiving

For the Thanksgiving edition of our Cooking for Compost series, we called on the award-winning chefs of Candle Cafe and Candle 79 to design a completely waste-free Thanksgiving meal especially for Earth911.com. Based in New York City, Candle 79 offers an upscale dining experience with an artful menu. While Candle…

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How To Plan a Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner

Turkey for Thanksgiving? That’s sooo 1621! While carnivores and traditionalists may disagree, contemporary Thanksgiving dinners can consist of vegetarian, pescatrian, vegan, and even cheagan options (and, yes; the latter is a cheating vegan). The Pilgrims may not have had a Whole Foods or produce stand on every street corner; today,…

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How Curbside Recycling Works

Few environmental lessons have taken hold as strongly in the United States as the imperative to recycle. For some people, recycling serves as a proxy for sustainability; a full recycling bin excusing any number of wasteful practices. But recycling is not the be-all-end-all solution for our environmental woes. The American…

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Holiday Entertaining This Fall? Cork It!

Cork. It boasts itself as one of the top 10 rapidly renewable materials. Environmentally friendly, cork (harvested from oak trees) production is sustainable in that only the cork bark is harvested and the cork oak tree itself is not cut down. Cork is 100 percent recyclable and completely biodegradable, reducing waste in…

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