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France was the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away unused food — and the world is taking notice

France is a culinary leader — both at the table and, more recently, in the trash can.<p>In February 2016, France became the first country in the world to prohibit supermarkets from throwing away unused food through unanimously passed legislation.<p>Now, supermarkets of a certain size must donate unused …

How to get off the grid and live rent-free

Many people dream of living off the grid, rent-free — and a select few have turned that dream into a reality. It takes more than just a stack of …

Off-grid

3 indoor plants that actually clean the air

We're all for helpful household hacks that either make our life easier or better (preferably both). So when this idea about fresh air plants came onto our radar, we were instantly obsessed.<p>Here's the skinny: These 3 household plants will actuallyimprove air quality and help rid our environment of …

Plants

6 Nontoxic Ways to Keep Wasps Away

<i>by guest blogger Rebecca Straus, online assistant editor at</i> Rodale's Organic Life<p>Aside from different nesting preferences, the main difference between bees and wasps is that bees feed their larvae pollen, while wasps--a category that includes yellow jackets and hornets--nourish theirs with insects. …

How The World Can Get To 100% Renewable Energy By 2050

Is 100% renewable energy feasible for the world, or is it just a pipedream? It can be reality, according to a new report issued by Greenpeace. Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable World Energy Outlook 2015 contends that it is possible for Earth's electricity needs to be 100% provided by renewable …