A sustainable agriculture startup is installing hydroponics systems in commercial kitchens in USA. It's like an IV drip when nutrients are dissolved in water. Up to 90 percent less water is used to grow plants inside than in the open air. The plant receives just what it needs at any given moment. The operation is made very simple by the use of a remote control system for the growth process. It requires around 30 minutes of your time each week to keep it running well. Babylon Micro-Farms expects to install thousands of units within two years.
An American non-profit conservation organization, American Forests released a free public tool called Tree Equity Score (TES) to assess the environmental and health advantages of greenery. TES evaluates the canopy cover of an area by comparing the demographic and socio-economic characteristics. A score of 100 represents tree equity. This tool is helping in reducing disparities and assisting decision-makers in rehabilitating low-scoring neighbourhoods.