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  • Hot Take: How Shelter In Place Might Be Your Best Opportunity Yet to Waste Less Food!

    In a “Shelter-In-Place” environment, we’re forced to take a rare opportunity to reflect and refine our daily habits. What are some ways adapting to this curveball can be a net positive? Keep reading for 5 helpful tips on reducing food waste in the midst of a quarantine.
  • Benefits of Composting (Yup, Even In Your Apartment)

    Not every scrap of organic waste can be turned into delicious superfood bars and snack puffs. What can we do with unusable food scraps and inedible organic waste? Compost them, of course! It’s nature’s own way of endlessly recycling itself, with numerous environmental benefits.

  • Food Waste and 10 Easy Ways to Avoid It

    Reducing food waste largely boils down to creativity. ReGrained is the epitome of what can come from combining creativity with sustainability. Read on to uncover 10 tips for amazing and innovative ways can you upcycle at home!
  • Eat Local: How and Why?

    We often think of eating “local” in terms of where our produce comes from, but where our shelved goods come from is also an important aspect of eating locally. 
  • How Should We Value Our Planet’s Atmosphere? An Introduction to Personal Carbon Offsetting

    Our atmosphere is undoubtedly our most important public good, but it is not being adequately protected. To limit climate warming to the critical threshold, we need to reduce worldwide GHG emissions by half over the next decade and to near net-zero emissions by midcentury. This is a complex problem that will require a cocktail of solutions. One ingredient to the solution is a voluntary contribution mechanism called carbon offsetting. Here's how it works. 
  • 6 Tips for an Earth-Friendly Picnic

    Spring has finally sprung! The combination of great weather and Earth Week warrants a picnic, wherever you are!
  • 3 Easy Alternatives to Single-Use Plastic

    In the spirit of Earth Week, we are continuing the conversation around global plastic usage and waste.
  • ReGrained's Upcycled Gift Guide

    Many sustainably-minded shoppers struggle with the consumerism that surrounds the holidays. On the one hand, giving and receiving gifts is part of what makes this time of year so special. On the other hand, all the energy and resources that go into producing, packaging, and wrapping gifts makes us question the morality of it all.
  • From Pumpkin Guts to Glory: Squashing Food Waste This Halloween

    1.91 billion pounds of Halloween pumpkins are grown every year in the U.S., and while they’re perfectly ok to eat, most end up in the trash. We owe it to our planet and ourselves to spend at least as much time upcycling our pumpkins as we do picking them out at the patch. So, here are some tricks and treats to ensure you aren’t haunted by food waste this Halloween...
  • A Zero-Waste Thanksgiving with Kathryn Kellogg

      It has been estimated that $277 million worth of uneaten food will be prepared this Thanksgiving. All that butter, hard work, and more butter - j...
  • Cooking with SCRAPS: An Interview with Chef Joel Gamoran

    Source: Scraps Food waste isn’t just a social/environmental woe, solving it can be fun! FYI has partnered with Sur la Table to create SCRAPS, a ne...
  • The Land of the Waste-Free: Drink Sustainably this 4th of July!

    Cheers to American Sustainability! This 4th of July, let's make the Land of the Free into the Land of the Waste-Free. You can start by drinking res...