How food scraps are going to fuel Toronto’s garbage trucks

Toronto’s waste collection trucks fuel up at the renewable gas station in the north of the city. (City of Toronto)

Making sure food scraps end up in the compost and not the garbage just got more important as the City of Toronto is turning your organic waste into a gas that can be used to fuel trucks and even heat your home. 

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Village in India Plants 111 Trees Whenever a Girl is Born

 Feature photo from in 2015

Typically in Asian cultures, the birth of a girl is considered an unfortunate responsibility because of the dowry system that puts a financial burden on the parents. For this reason, daughters were never as celebrated as sons. But in one village in India, the residents honor the birth of a daughter with a unique ritual of planting one hundred and eleven fruit trees.

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