Internships Funded by Great Lakes Help Level the Playing Field among College Students

$2.5 million in Career Ready Internship Initiative grants were awarded to 19 Wisconsin colleges and universities. These grant recipients will create new paid internships and convert existing unpaid internships into paid internships for nearly 1,300 college juniors and seniors by working

McDonald’s – Company Agrees to Replace Paper for Polystyrene Cups at All U.S. Restaurants

After nearly three years of engagement with As You Sow, McDonald’s agreed on September 24, 2013 to replace its polystyrene foam hot beverage cups with paper-based cups at all 14,000 U.S. restaurants.  

Bloomberg seeks to ban food from landfills in New York City

The Bloomberg administration hopes to introduce legislation requiring hospitals, hotels, universities and other large-scale producers of food waste to make it into something useful rather than just send it to landfills or incinerators, sources told Crain’s New York Business, a

Dairy’s Sustainability Journey: Green Valley Dairy of Krakow, Wis.

Dairy’s Sustainability Journey is a new video series produced by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund ®. It features the 2013 winners of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards on our farms, sharing our stewardship

Food Waste Costing the Earth – And $750 Billion per Year

Around the world some 1.3 billion tonnes of food waste is produced annually, at a direct economic cost of some $750 billion, according to a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).  

Power plant to run on Wisconsin biomass

At the newest power plant in Wisconsin, fuel will come from close to home. Unlike coal, which is brought in by train from Wyoming and Appalachia, biomass will be culled from the sawmills and forests of northern Wisconsin.