Archive for October, 2011

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Dear Pablo: The latest craze seems to be food trucks and I want to know, which is greener: food trucks or restaurants?
Food trucks have become the latest foodie fad, with mobile gourmet canteens flooding the domain of roach coaches all across the US. Aside from just being part of the general trend in increasing nutritional awareness among consumers of food truck meals, food trucks are now also providing a restaurant alternative to hipsters and yuppies. With this demographic’s keen interest in the declining state of our environment, it is only natural to wonder which has a lower impact on the environment: a food truck or a restaurant. Of course, there are many components, so let’s take a look at a few…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Dear Pablo: Is it more sustainable to use cash or credit cards to pay for transactions?

The correlation between consumerism and environmental impact goes without saying but aside from the embodied impact of our purchases, what about the transaction itself? Each year vast quantities of paper money and coins are produced for use in commerce but increasingly people are paying with plastic. What are the relative impacts of paper money and credit card transactions? This week we will find out and we will also explore some emerging alternatives…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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