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Vertical mealworm farms are the future of protein

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You voted on Monday, and the results are in... We're going back to the way it was: F*ck Yeah Fridays! I get it, daily emails are a lot. Maybe I'll toss in the occasional Monday if there's some really good news to share (at the great suggestion from some of you :)

And believe it or not, it's already February. How are those sustainability new years resolutions going?

Since the year ticked up to 2023, my roommates and I have switched to solid laundry detergent, plastic-free cleaners, and started consistently composting and shopping locally at the farmer's market every Saturday morning (lots of bread and cheeseπŸ˜‹). Let me know if you've made any progress on your sustainable goals this year, and enjoy this week's good news.

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It was a great week, and here's why

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Cleaner air is coming to NYC

Walking or biking is the best way to get around. Second best is taking the train or the bus. But sometimes (often, if you live in most places in the US 😐), you have to take a car. Thankfully, all 100,000 Ubers and Lyfts in New York City will have to be electric by 2030, and it will come at no additional cost to the drivers!

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France is opening the world's largest vertical insect farm

I'll never forget waking up on the floor of a yurt in the mountains of Israel to a spider the size of a squirrel next to my face. But it's time to move past that, and become cool with the creepy crawlies. Mealworms may be the future of cheap, nutritious, and sustainable protein. This farm is set to make 200,000 tonnes of insects in their vertical farms for plants, animals, and humans to benefit from.

Seagrass Habitat | Old Tampa Bay | Photographer: Joe Whalen | Caulerpa (top right) and its role in the overall seagrass ecosystem in Tampa Bay continues to be of interest to TBEP and its partners.
Photo by The Tampa Bay Estuary Program / Unsplash

Fancy an algae dress? You're in luck

My personal wardrobe is about 50% short-sleeve button-down shirts. They started as the only thing I could physically wear when I dislocated my shoulder, and over time became a thrifting extravaganza. But most of the fashion industry isn't quite as sustainable as my thrifting habits. In fact, they make 100 billion garments every year, often at least partially made from oil products. But what if your dress, raincoat, and adventure t-shirt were made from algae?

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