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12 Steps to a Greener 2012

The Worldwatch Institute—an independent research organization based in Washington, D.C., that works on energy, resource, and environmental issues—recently published these 12 tips we can all try in…

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Eat Local, Shop Local

  I've had a few excellent conversations lately about the true meaning of "food security." In the past, the conversation has centered around the need to bring grocery stores into low-income n…

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Occupy Local Businesses for the Holidays

As I write this post, it is Black Friday, the day that all of us are encouraged to go out and spend money to not only support the economy, but ironically, to save ourselves some money for the holiday …

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Quinoa: Should I Eat This Grain?

If I were sent to a desert island with one type of food only to sustain me, I would choose quinoa. Like many people since quinoa began gaining visibility, I became a convert with my first spoonful. …

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Why Buy Local?

We’ve all seen the “Buy Local” signs popping up in stores around our towns, and most of us have a sense that it would be good to follow their advice. But do we really understand how crucial of a diffe…

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Local Food Movement is One Thing, But Local Booze May Be Another

I for one am a rabid fan and enthusiast of artisan and locally made foods. I live in one of the more exemplary corridors for this movement (NYC/Hudson Valley) and am at the receiving end of some of fi…

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What If Supermarkets Fail Us?

If you’ve read the news closely these past couple of weeks, you may have found a very interesting item buried somewhere in between headlines: food prices in America grew by more than 1.5 times the…

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3 Simple Ways To Thank A Farmer This Thanksgiving

As I wrote about last year, not only is this week, Thanksgiving Week, it is also National Farm-City Week (November 19 – November 25, 2010). It’s a week designed by the National Farm City Council to hi…

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Part Two: Eat Local, Even in Winter

Last week, I wrote about a couple of ways to eat fresh, local produce even in the winter: either by shopping at a winter farmers’ market or joining a winter CSA. As I noted, these options may not b…

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Get On Board the Non-Consumption Train

I sat down at the keyboard this morning, all set to write up a new post when I found this note that I thought was worth sharing. I've had it on my computer for a while and, to be totally honest, h…

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