Sustainable Living

This undated photo provided by courtesy of Brooklyn Botanic Garden shows staff and volunteers demonstrating composting techniques at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, in New York. Composting, long reserved for those with gardens or at least enough outdoor space for a big pungent composter, is now being embraced by many apartment-dwellers too. (AP Photo/Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Elizabeth Peters)

“It sounds gross, but they can eat a half pound of fruit and vegetable bits, eggshells and coffee grounds a day, and if you manage the composter well you should forget it’s even there,” said Teddy Tedesco, project manager for the New York City Compost Project, hosted by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, election worker Gary Daniels prepares ballots to be recounted at Multnomah County election headquarters in Portland, Ore.  Proponents of an Oregon ballot measure requiring labels on genetically modified foods are conceding defeat.  The Yes on 92 campaign said Thursday there are no other legal options remaining that could lead them to victory.(AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)

“The labeling movement will continue to grow,” the campaign said in a statement. “We draw strength from the fact that we came so achingly close to winning this vote, despite being outspent by more than $12 million.”


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