In Vancouver, shipping containers are the new tool libraries

Read the full story at Shareable. This spring, Vancouverites may find renting a set of camping equipment as easy as borrowing a book from the library. The Thingery project is a recent initiative launched by Vancouver Tool Library founder Chris Diplock. The first Thingery pilot project was carried out in summer 2016, and Diplock reached agreements over …

Soaring Popularity Of Grass-Fed Beef May Run Into Roadblock: Less Nutritious Grass

Read the full story from WILL. One hundred and twenty miles west of Kansas City, researcher Joe Craine kneels in the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve to grab a handful of grasses. From the road, this looks like an unbroken wave of green. A close look at Craine’s hand shows a variety of grasses, a small …

Co-op and Iceland back bottle deposit scheme to reduce plastic pollution

Read the full story in The Guardian. Iceland and the Co-op have become the first supermarkets to support a bottle deposit scheme after the government sought views on the idea to reduce plastic pollution in the oceans. The retailers came out in favour of setting up a mandatory deposit return scheme (DRS) in England and Wales as the …

Videos from Midwest Food Recovery Summit now available

The first ever Midwest Food Recovery Summit was held September 6-8, 2017 in Des Moines, IA. Attendees from 18 states including Washington D.C. and Ontario joined together for two-and-a-half days of keynote presentations, breakout sessions, networking, and events. Watch videos of the sessions here.

Missing From Amazon’s Search For A Second Home: The Climate Effects

Read the full story in the Huffington Post. When Amazon kicked off a bidding war for its second North American headquarters in September, the company laid out a vision of its perfect suitor. The ideal city would have more than a million people, mass transit, an international airport, attractive housing and “stable and business-friendly” regulations. …