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Cat DiStasio

Wordsmith, Editor, Bread Maker

Columbus, Ohio, USA

Cat DiStasio

Writer, editor, and social media strategist for hire

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DIY Trash Can Composter Tutorial

Composting food scraps from your kitchen is an easy way to reduce landfill waste and create nutrient-rich potting soil for your garden. You probably already knew that. Did you also know you can build your own composter for the cost of a movie ticket and less than 30 minutes of your time? There are many, many different types of composters available for sale at hardware stores and garden markets (and online, of course), but they are often quite expensive.
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Off-grid Utah home nestled inside a natural cave-like opening

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Living billboard of greenery to grace Brooklyn Botanical Garden this spring

Brooklyn-based artist Edina Tokodi is building a living art installation that highlights the effects of climate change and “dissolves the barriers… between nature and art.”. Her upcoming exhibit, Living Fence, combines the technologies of a sustainable green wall with public art, and will be on display at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden this coming spring.
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Panasonic investing $256M in Tesla’s Buffalo solar manufacturing plant

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San Francisco man wants to end homelessness with tiny MicroPAD mini homes

In San Francisco, approximately 7,000 people live on the street without a permanent home, and one man believes he has a solution. Patrick Kennedy and his team at Panoramic Interests developed MicroPAD, a tiny, prefabricated housing unit that can be used alone or stacked into 200-unit complexes to provide efficient shelter for those who currently have none.
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Juicer electric bikes bridge dorky environmentalism and cool-guy style

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MIT’s “supermarket of the future” reveals every product’s history

Future grocery stores will be full of smart technology, according to predictions by the designers at Carlo Ratti Associati. Carlo Ratti is the founder of CRA and director of the MIT Senseable Lab. Last year, his team unveiled prototypical technology through its Future Food District installation at the Milan World Expo.
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Netherlands proposes ban on all new fossil fuel cars by 2035

In a leap forward for clean air, the Netherlands’ government has proposed a new bill requiring all new cars to be 100% emissions-free by 2035, if not sooner. The measure is part of a larger plan to lower the nation’s overall greenhouse gas emissions and reduce air pollution. In addition to pushing for clean vehicles, the Dutch government also plans to disconnect all houses in the country from the natural gas grid by 2050.
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Costa Rica ran almost entirely on renewables in 2016

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Solar-powered Farm From a Box is a compact farm kit that feeds 150 people

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Massive rooftop farm in Tel Aviv grows 10,000 heads of lettuce every month

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Autonomous concept car features an urban garden on wheels

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About

Cat DiStasio

Cat DiStasio is a writer, editor, social media strategist, and community architect. Previous to her freelance career, Cat worked in human resources with a focus on recruiting. She holds a B.A. in Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies from the University of Washington. These days, Cat is a dedicated green homemaker and compassionate mama to an ambitious little mountain goat of boy. In addition to her earth-loving ways, she works to raise awareness for attachment parenting, babywearing, intactivism, and budget-friendly living. Cat believes wholeheartedly in the healing power of freshly baked bread.