Category: Food

A New Diet for the Planet?

Written by | May 1st, 2013

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Should environmentalists say no to meat? Our CEO Mark Tercek, a long-time vegetarian turned vegan, tackles this tough question and offers solutions that even meat-eaters may like.

Earth Day 2013 Recap: Picnic Superlatives

Written by | April 27th, 2013

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A huge Earth Day thank you to everyone who participated and made Picnic for Earth a worldwide celebration. From D.C. to Afghanistan, over 12,000 nature-lovers celebrated Earth Day outdoors with good food and great company.

This Earth Day, Let’s Picnic for Earth!

Written by | April 19th, 2013

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This Earth Day (April 22!), The Nature Conservancy is hosting picnics around the world. Attend a picnic or host your own and celebrate the planet we call home.

Earth Day Twitter Chat: April 19 at 1PM

Written by | April 18th, 2013

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How will you be celebrating Earth Day? Tweet us your Earth Day plans and green tips — and learn some new ideas for getting outside this weekend or on Earth Day, April 22.

How Better Meat Can Mean Less Meat… and More Water

Written by | March 18th, 2013

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If you’re a meat lover, making the conversion to vegetarianism might seem impossible. But “Meatless Mondays” are a straightforward choice that can allow you to reduce your meat consumption AND conserve water.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 14

Written by | March 14th, 2013

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Great, now I want a donut.

  1. Dunkin pledges to use only sustainable palm oil in the making of its delectable confections. (NPR)
  2. Don’t worry about those dead pigs, Shanghai, the water’s fine. Really? (Discovery)
  3. Monarch migration hits its lowest point in decades. (New York Times)
  4. Iowa and South Dakota produced almost 25% of their electricity from wind in 2012. (Treehugger)
  5. Food deserts? No, this map doesn’t show you where food doesn’t grow — it shows where people can’t access fresh food. (Grist)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 12

Written by | March 12th, 2013

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Serving up today’s green news stories with a side of GMO.

  1. Could the next Fukushima be in your own backyard? (Grist)
  2. Whole Foods paves the way: becomes first grocer to label GMO foods. (The Daily Green)
  3. Huh? What? Songbirds can’t hear each other over the roar of traffic. (BBC Nature)
  4. White-nose syndrome invades South Carolina, the 21st state to be infected. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Mussels could lose grip on rocks in acidified oceans. (Conservation Magazine)

Tasty Invasives

Written by | March 8th, 2013

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Mmm, invasive species. Have you ever eaten one? You can help combat these invaders of natural habitats and fill your belly all at once!

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, February 26

Written by | February 26th, 2013

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Today’s green news is… well, a little wacky.

  1. Dim the lights, we’ve got glow-in-the-dark carnivorous plants! (National Geographic)
  2. Can we officially link wacky weather to global warming? (Guardian)
  3. Federal budget cuts may force some national parks to close their gates. (CNN)
  4. New report evaluates environmental impacts of the world’s largest food companies. The results are not good. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Are you smarter than an elephant seal? Elephant seals help solve a global climate mystery. (Scientific American)

ABC: This Valentine’s Day, Consider the Cacao Bean

Written by | February 12th, 2013

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, Jack Hurd examines the history of the cacao bean and explains how you can make sure your chocolate is responsibly harvested.

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