Posted on 04 September 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Photo: Sam Beebe / Ecotrust
Scientists say that the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population has dramatically declined to 5 percent of what it was when European settlers first inhabited the area, according to an article in Reuters. Unsustainable fishing practices, Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 28 August 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Mt. Ararat, seen from Armenia. Photo: Maks Karochkin / Creative Commons.
Towering above the Turkish-Armenian border, Mt. Ararat is thought by many to be the place where the biblical Noah’s ark — the vessel said to have taken on a pair of every animal species in order to repopulate the earth — came to rest after the great flood…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 18 August 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Photo: Jose Fuste Raga/Corbis
Maybe you’ve only been looking at your vegetable garden as a means to an end: An easy way to get organic herbs, produce, and edible flowers without a grocery-store spending spree or a lineup of tasteless, non-local goods.
But as these photos show, your garden can be so much more than that: An eye-catching geometric layout of herbs, a home for sculptural shrubs, a masterpiece of shockingly colorful foods, and a peaceful place for getting in touch with your inner gardener.
Read on for more inspiration and ways to turn your plain plot into the centerpiece of your yard.
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Posted on 21 July 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Image Credit: Lisa Casali
Lisa Casali is an environmental risk expert by day, and an eco-food blogger by night. Her passion for cooking got her to think about all the stuff that usually doesn’t enter the recipe, such as the outer leaves of artichokes, the stems of asparagus, peels, pods, cores,… A few years ago she asked herself: Is it really necessary to throw aw…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 30 June 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Note date on original study, linked to in articles
All the blogs are writing about a Harvard Business Review story by Andrew Winston, titled Local Food or Less Meat? Data Tells The Real Story ; even our Rachel picked it up with New Study: Going Meat-Free One Day a Week Saves More GHG Emissions Than A 100% Local Diet.
There are are, however, a couple of problems; a) the study on which the article is old an…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 28 May 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Photo: hi-lo under a Creative Commons license.
Last October, Matt told us about about GrowNYC’s Fresh Bodega’s program, designed to bring fresh produce to bodegas in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Now, four bodegas and an upstate farm have been selected by the non-profit matchmaker, and the locally grown fresh fruit and veggies will be coming in this…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 01 May 2011 by Sustainability Digest
A school garden in Uganda. Photo: Slow Food.
One thousand gardens are blooming across Africa, where the international organization Slow Food is helping schools, villages, and other communities grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs using sustainable water management, pest repellent, and fertilizing techniques. The project also aims to protect varieties of indigenous crops that would otherwise …Read the full story on TreeHugger
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Posted on 01 April 2011 by Sustainability Digest
Bloggers Fighting Hunger join forces on April Fool’s, I mean, April Food Day.
Today is the third annual April Food Day, an initiative launched by a bunch of bloggers as a hunger awareness campaign. It’s a worthy way to shift the focus from foolishness to something worthwhile, and a good excuse to look at how to feed the world – and ourselves. April Fools is fun for a laugh but there’s certainly nothing funny about 925 million hungry people – or 13.1 percent in the world — and of course, it’s not reserved for one day. So skip the stunts and indulge in this effort. Here’…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 15 October 2010 by Sustainability Digest
Image credit: The Food Forest
From building a DIY compost tumbler through composting human waste to planting a permaculture allotment, we’ve featured some great how-to videos for the crunchier, dirtier end of green living. But this next one should appeal to the hippies and the high-fliers alike—surely everyone …Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 10 October 2010 by Sustainability Digest
Photo: Bonnie Hulkower
Indian summer weather drew hundreds of people to Hayes Valley Farm today, October 10th 2010, to participate in an environmental work party. The work party was part of a worldwide day dedicated toward actions to avert climate change. The event was hosted by Hayes Valley Farm and Kitchen Garden SF. Participants celebrated with activities in 350 gardens, yards, balconies and community spaces throughout San Francisco to l…Read the full story on TreeHugger