Sara Bernard

Sara Bernard is a Grist fellow, wilderness junkie, and globetrotter. Follow her on Twitter.

Cities

Seattle to shame residents for throwing away food

The city will shame and fine residents for putting compostable food in the trash bin.

Saving private ryan's energy usage

When it comes to efficiency, U.S. military soldiers on

The military is trying to shift the habits, routines, and practices of individual service members.

Living

Outfit so last year? Compost it

Eco-clothing brand Freitag wants you to feed your plants with its pants.

Food

Even Hello Kitty is getting into sustainable food

The cartoon cat moves on from homemaking and Ferris wheel-riding to start her own wildly popular organic farm in Hong Kong.

Climate & Energy

America sucks at recycling, so we’re burning trash again

Waste-to-energy plants promise to turn garbage into electricity. Too bad they're dirty and expensive.

PENN IS MIGHTIER

This 14-year-old will fix the planet before she graduates

Maya Penn is an eco-fashion designer, children’s book author, artist, animator, coder, public speaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and environmentalist. So, you know, don't feel bad about your life or anything.

Foam party

Rejoice! New York is the biggest city to ban foam packaging

Now the only New York City takeout leftovers will be your Kung Pao.

Climate & Energy

We wrote (and sang!) these climate apocalypse holiday carols just for you

Here are the Grist Family Singers with a little two-part harmony on "Away in the (climate apocalypse) Future" and "Violent Night." You're welcome.

SHROOMS WIZ

This guy thinks mushrooms can save the planet and he’s not even tripping

Radical Mycology cofounder Peter McCoy thinks mushrooms hold the secret to human and environmental health. He may be on to something.