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Rooftop Farming

In cities across the US, crops are moving from the ground to the sky.

When in a city, its skyline is often what’s most impressive. Recently, what’s more impressive is that topping those roofs is no longer just pavement. The green roof movement is pushing city slickers to remove the blacktop from their roofs and cover them in green. By growing vegetables, fruits, and other plants on rooftops, the movement aims to decrease storm runoff, create urban heat, and provide natural insulation. In a survey by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, an organization representing companies that create green roofs, it was discovered that green roofs cover 6 million to 10 million square feet, a 35 percent growth since last year. Schools use green roofs to get kids involved, churches utilize their greenery to teach volunteers about growing and cooking their own food, and some green thumbs simply enjoy getting their hands dirty. Whatever the reason, green is definitely the new black.

IKEA Debuts Plant-Based Hot Dogs

The furniture giant debuted the new animal-free option at a single store in Sweden with plans to expand the offering across Europe by August.
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Rooney Mara Launches Luxury Vegan Fashion Line

New fashion brand Hiraeth includes faux-leather pants, velvet garments, and combat boots—all made ethically in Los Angeles.
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NYC Meat Emporium Now Serves Vegan Beyond Sausage

Sausage bar Schaller's Stube—an offshoot of 80-year-old meat company Schaller & Weber—has added three vegan hot dog options to its menu.
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Vegan Truffles Beat 141 Brands in Blind Taste Test

Chocolates made by United Kingdom brand Booja-Booja received top honors in Good Housekeeping's annual Easter Egg Taste Test.
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POC-Owned Vegan Lipstick Brand Debuts at Target

Vegan Bawse Lady red lipstick, and other hues aimed at women of all skin tones, will be available at 100 Target stores by May.
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