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Tag: conservation

Learn How a Refrigerator Works to Conserve Energy in the Kitchen

Knowing how a refrigerator works is a great place to start when it comes to making your fridge and freezer more energy efficient. After all, fridges and freezers account for roughly 6% of the average monthly electric bill. So to help you get a head start on saving both money and energy, we’ve come up with the following guide to help you understand how a refrigerator works.

Save Water and Money During a Drought: Go Vegan

Much of the United States has been experiencing near-historic drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The drought and accompanying heat wave are not only parching people’s lawns and impacting their air-conditioning bills but also causing animal suffering—more than 1,000 calves died from heat stress on Midwestern dairy farms in July alone—and sending food prices soaring, especially for people who eat meat, eggs, and dairy products.

Keep the Farm Bill Healthy

Some 250 amendments to the Farm Bill are sitting in the Senate. Most won’t make it into the Farm Bill, but some will. Call your senators and let them know which ones you prefer.

Farm Bill 2012 – Senate Version

The Farm Bill passed out of Senate committee last week and soon it will come to a vote on the Senate floor. It’s not too late to let your Senators know what you think of the bill. Here’s a summary of some of the things included in the 2012 Farm Bill.

Food Waste by the Numbers

When we discuss food waste we tend to focus on the hows, so I thought you guys would dig this infographic that gets into why reducing food waste is so important. Sure, wasting food is also wasting money, but food waste is also part of a bigger, global food picture.

5 Ways to Save Energy in the Kitchen

When you think about the kitchen you probably imagine putting together tasty meals, sitting around the kitchen table, or maybe fixing a hot cup of tea or coffee. The kitchen is all about food and family, but did you know that the kitchen also uses about half of the energy in your home?

Giveaway: Win a Copy of American Wasteland

We’re big on reducing food-related waste around here, so when I heard that someone had written a book on the topic, I knew you guys would be interested. American Wasteland recently came out in paperback, and the publishers have generously offered up two copies just for you guys!