Mars Snackfood's 28,000-panel "solar garden," expected to be completed this fall, will supply 20% of the power at its Hackettstown, N.J., headquarters and manufacturing plant. It will be the largest solar garden used by a food maker in the state.
Scotts Miracle-Gro is testing a sustainable herbicide that, unlike some other products, will wipe out unwanted plants but not grass. The product could be available by 2011, and there's demand for it, with 40% of households with a yard or garden saying they want to use a natural product. But some environmental advocates say we should be rethinking lawns entirely by improving soil and using only native plants.
Grocery chains are anchors in many communities, influencing shoppers to have sustainable lifestyles and being leaders in the global shift toward green thinking. The Food Marketing Institute's Food Industry Sustainability Summit, this week, discussed everything from packaging to policy.
Buying music digitally shaves 40% to 80% off the carbon footprint when compared with buying a CD, a study found. That's even if you buy an album on iTunes, burn it to a CD and give it to your friend in a jewel case.
Nonprofit Green for All is looking to help green businesses, entrepreneurs and other nonprofits get stimulus funds. Green for All is offering a webinar and a comprehensive online primer for those in search of the funds.