Patricia Escarcega

Patricia Escarcega

Contributing Writer


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The U.S. Navy's "Great Green Fleet" demonstrates biofuels during the Rim of the Pacific 2012 exercise. Photo: Flickr/Official U.S Navy Page
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The fuels use materials as diverse as switchgrass, algae, municipal waste and other forms of refuse.

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The "BIQ" building in Hamburg, Germany is powered by the live algae growing in its walls. Photo: IBA Hamburg
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The BIQ building's 'bioskin' is used to produce energy.

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celebrity chef, The Naked Chef, Food Revolution
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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has opened a new American-style pop-up restaurant in London that will enforce a zero waste policy. All produce at Jamie Oliver’s Diner will be eaten, composted, recycled or upcycled. Some menu items will even be made ...

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Photo: flickr/Rubbermaid Products
NEWS
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Marketing firm DDB Worldwide surveyed more than 6,000 American consumers in January.

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Photo: Skate Guitar
A&E
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Each fully-functioning guitar is hand-carved from two old skateboard decks, one for the body and one for the neck.

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Spent cooking oil will power the world's largest fat-fueled power station, set to open in London in early 2015. Photo: flickr/_e.t
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The facility will be powered by spent cooking oil and grease produced by London restaurants, homes and food manufacturers.

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e-waste, electronic waste, recycling
Quick Bit from Patricia Escarcega
Bitlist.com was launched in February by Listmill, a Pittsburgh-based tech start-up specializing in online marketplace sites.

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Harney Sushi, sustainable sushi, QR codes, NOAA FishWatch
News from Patricia Escarcega
Do you know where the fish in your sushi comes from? A California sushi restaurant has introduced an “edible technology” program to provide diners with sustainability information about the fish they consume. San Diego-based Harney Sushi is printing quick response, ...

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hoodie, 10 year, sweatshirt, guarantee
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Brooklyn-based clothing label Flint and Tinder has designed a sweatshirt built to last a lifetime– or at least 10 years. The 10-Year Hoodie is a premium unisex zip-up hoodie made entirely in America. If the sweater rips or tears during ...

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gardening, garden, composting
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A new company has developed an organic waste recycling system that it says is capable of converting organic waste into premium grade fertilizer within 24 hours. This would make the Rapid Thermophilic Digestion System, developed by Singapore-based Biomax Technologies, the ...

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Photo: Flickr/KayOne73
News from Patricia Escarcega
One of Taiwan’s leading entrepreneurs is building an electronic waste recycling center built entirely out of trash and recycled materials. The facility, which will be located an hour’s drive north of Taipei, will recycle electronic waste generated by consumers and ...

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Photo: Flickr/bigwibble6
News from Patricia Escarcega
SustainU, a clothing company that makes 100 percent recycled, American-made apparel, is teaming up with Planet Aid for the nation’s largest collegiate clothing drive. Colleges and universities from every state will compete in the One Shirt Challenge to see which ...

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