BioCycle West Coast Conference 2012 happening this week!

April 17, 2012

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Waste management leaders are getting inspired with new ideas, new projects and new strategies this week at the 26th Annual BioCycle West Coast Conference 2012 in Portland, Oregon. This event is must -see for anyone around the Portland area who cares about processing organic residuals and is working to transform organics in the waste stream Read more...

Try Compost Tea!

April 14, 2012

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Most of us know that chemicals in soil can wreak havoc on our soil quality, watersheds and our bodies. But let’s be real – often the desire for perfect veggies and landscapes outweigh concerns. The good news is that an increasing body of research demonstrates how compost applications, such as compost tea, not only helps Read more...

Investors Show Their Love for Harvest Power

April 12, 2012

Big news here at Harvest: We just announced a $110 million Series C financing round! We’d like to extend a warm welcome to the newest members of our team: They are a great addition to our roster of leading investors. True North Venture Partners led the investment with American Refining and Biochemical, Inc. Existing investors, Read more...

Companion Planting: Let your garden work for you

April 5, 2012

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Let’s face it. We as a culture are busy, often overworked and pulled in too many directions. But on top of this, we are faced with the need to become more sustainable, waste less, produce more local food and keep pesticide and fertilizers to a minimum. Thankfully these two problems are not mutually exclusive and Read more...

Interested in using a small scale digester?

March 29, 2012

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We often get asked about small scale digesters. We heard about a workshop in April which will provide hands-on experience with a 600-gallon digester. Maitreya Ecovillage, in Eugene, Oregon, is hosting a two day biogas workshop April 14-15. Participants will utilize the community’s digester that converts the organic waste from their members into cooking fuel, fertilizer Read more...

Earth Hour Is Less Than a Week Away

March 27, 2012

What are you doing for Earth Hour? On March 31, from 8:30 to 9:30 PM, millions of people and organizations will turn off all non-essential lights for the sixth annual Earth Hour. The event is organized by the World Wildlife Fund on the last Saturday in March each year, and according to the WWF website, Read more...

Harvest at the CT Materials Management Summit

March 22, 2012

Nearly 200 materials management thought leaders will gather in New Britain, Connecticut today for a summit entitled “Unlocking the Value: Transforming the Connecticut Materials Economy.” The event will focus on Connecticut’s waste stream in an effort to understand what materials are collected and what business opportunities exist to create products out of recycled items. Harvest Read more...

Want to Understand Your Business’ Trash And Its Impacts?

March 22, 2012

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Want to improve your businesses trash and recycling program but not sure where to begin? CalRecycle recently released the Commercial Climate Calculator designed to help businesses understand their trash and its impacts – including cost, volume, and environmental impact. The coolest part – and what separates it from other tools – is that you don’t need a Read more...

Taking “Sorting” To the Next Level

March 15, 2012

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Portlandia fans may have noticed a nod to recycling with their clip, “Sanitation Twins.” Like most episodes, they take a regular situation – recycling sorting – to the highest level. Ahh, Portlandia, where coffee shops have four recycling bins for their cups, including rose bins for straws with lipstick. Satire aside, anyone who has implemented Read more...

GLOBE 2012: Dramatic Change, Sustainable Future

March 12, 2012

This week in Vancouver, 10,000 business leaders, policymakers and sustainability experts from more than 50 countries will gather to explore sweeping changes in global energy and environmental sectors. The GLOBE 2012, the GLOBE Foundation’s 12th biennial conference and trade fair on business and the environment, will take place March 14-16 at the Vancouver Convention Centre Read more...

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