Tag: farmers

Farm to Closet: Do You Know Where Your Wool Comes From?

Written by | September 3rd, 2013

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Knowing where your food comes from – the “farm to table” concept – is all the rage. But what about your clothes? Can it still be done “naturally”? Is it possible to follow that path?

Eating Local: A Lesson in Berry Picking

Written by | June 25th, 2013

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Strawberry season is the perfect time of year to educate your kids that our food is grown outside — it doesn’t magically appear on the table like a feast at Hogwarts (contrary to what some may think!).

What Is the Future of Nature?

Written by | May 3rd, 2013

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By 2050, the Earth’s population is expected to exceed 9 billion, and our climate is changing at a rate even faster than anticipated. How can we continue to meet the needs of nature and people?

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.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2013

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In today’s green news we learn that an apple a day keeps landfill waste at bay.

  1. As much as 30% of fresh produce doesn’t make it off the farm. One grocery store aims to change that. (Grist)
  2. Salt Lake City gives Beijing a run for its money when it comes to air pollution. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Fukushima radiation fears still haunt Japan… and us. (LiveScience)
  4. The good news: Greenland melting slows. The bad news: Antarctica doesn’t. (Nature)
  5. From the brink of extinction: elephant seals make a remarkable comeback. (Mongabay)

Ken Burns’ ‘Dust Bowl’ a Cautionary Tale

Written by | November 21st, 2012

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Ken Burns called the Dust Bowl “one of the great cautionary tales of all time.” We learned, then, about the need to care for nature. Are we so absorbed today by political division that we cannot or will not heed nature’s latest warnings?

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 12

Written by | September 12th, 2012

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Sometimes it’s not just about what’s organic, but what is good for you and the environment.

  1. Here’s a list of foods that are generally clean, nutritious and affordable. (The Daily Green)
  2. Check out these WWII-era posters about not wasting food, from a time when we cared about not wasting food. (Treehugger)
  3. The Caribbean’s coral reefs are on life support. (Mongabay)
  4. Construction of a highway in San Antonio was stopped indefinitely by a teeny, tiny, very rare spider. (Houston Chronicle)
  5. An innovative program is making birds and farmers happy in New Jersey. (Green)

Passed: Senate Approves U.S. Farm Bill

Written by | June 22nd, 2012

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The U.S. Senate passed a Farm Bill with strong bi-partisan support. The Nature Conservancy takes a look at several particularly good features of this important conservation milestone.

If You Care About the Environment, You Should Care About the Farm Bill

Written by | June 15th, 2012

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Our president and CEO Mark Tercek urges congressional leaders not to further cut funding to vital conservation programs in the Farm Bill — programs that protect the health of America’s soil, water, wildlife and other natural resources essential to our lives and livelihoods.

Eating Invasives: Delicious or Dangerous?

Written by | May 29th, 2012

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Could campaigns to eat kudzu or camels or iguanas actually have the reverse effect? Our blogger weighs the risks and benefits of eating invasives.

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