October 16, 2016

For those interested in organic food yet confused about benefits, this is a great article. Originally published on Huffington Post.

Buying organic food typically involves shelling out a premium. But is the extra pinch to the pocket actually worth it?

Last week, a Departm...

July 28, 2016

An interesting article on Huffington Post that identifies ways that we can divert perfectly good food from landfills to plates.

BARCELONA, June 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new global standard for measuring food loss and waste will help countries and companies ste...

June 30, 2016

The BBC recently reported how fish are drawn to plastic in the oceans.

Young fish become hooked on eating plastic in the seas in the same way that teenagers prefer unhealthy fast food, Swedish researchers have said.

Their study, reported in Science, found exposure to hig...

April 19, 2016

An interesting article on how we can provide clean water for nearly a billion people. Courtesy the Huffington Post.

 

 

When you think of cleaning a city’s dirty drinking water, it’s easy to imagine using giant plants or some tiny new portable technology. But one of the m...

February 25, 2016

As outlined in a recent news story, some imported laminate flooring has been found to have excessive levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. Learn why screening for toxic chemicals is now part of LEED v4.

 

 

CDC: Elevated cancer risk in Lumber Liquidators laminate fl...

October 21, 2015

 

In a first-of-its-kind for California, the State has designated a main ingredient of Roundup - glyphosate - as a cancer-causing agent. This is huge.  If you are looking for a natural weed-killer, check out recommendations at The Garden Counselor

 

The full story...

July 2, 2015

First, there were green roofs - roofs that included plants as a part of design to reduce urban runoff and the heat island effect.  The ideas around green roofs have advanced to now include "food roofs" where urban agriculture can play double duty to also include greenh...

April 20, 2015

At Ampajen, we love garbage: we love to analyze (aka audit) waste streams. Check out some of our photos below from a recent waste audit!   In the end, our goal is to help building occupants make smarter decisions about reducing what goes into landfill.

 

e-Waste is...

March 6, 2015

From Ampajen's Denver home base at 5,280 feet above sea level, you might think that Colorado need not worry about flooding. In 2013, we were proven wrong with the worst flooding in state history

 

Whether you agree or disagree about the causes of climate change, the fa...

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