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BY THE BROOK TEMPEH

May 10, 2021

  From bean to block, Taylor Westbrook is combining fermentation with artistry to create a unique product representative of a more sustainable food-future. Tempeh is a fairly foreign product to American consumers. I came to know it as a lot … Continued

Designing Sustainable Cities: Songdo

May 3, 2021

The United Nations projects that by 2050 over two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas. That equates to about 2.5 billion additional people moving to cities around the world (United Nations). When constructed correctly, cities have the … Continued

Earth Day is Every Day

April 19, 2021

One of the most frustrating parts of environmentalism, in my opinion, is the tendency for portrayal as a movement for a specific subset of people. In hearing the term “environmentalist,” it’s hard not to think of “tree huggers” or vegan … Continued

Sustainability through Solar Powered Sheep

August 20, 2020

Can the sum of two things be worth more than the individual parts?  In the case of solar farms and sheep, the answer is yes. The Cornelius based company, Sun Raised Foods is doing just that, using the symbiotic relationship … Continued

Springclean: Repurposing Your Textile Waste

August 6, 2020

Over the past decade, the textile industry has received a lot of criticism for promulgating “fast fashion” – a term that neatly encapsulates the horrors of a multi trillion-dollar industry built on extractive and exploitative practices. With only 2% of … Continued

Arbiom: Paving a New Path for Plant-Based Protein Products

July 14, 2020

Gone are the days of traditional, animal-based proteins; today, a new wave of plant-based protein prevails.  As the world’s focus on sustainability in the food industry increases, a new alternative protein source is entering the market: protein derived from wood.  … Continued