Tag: vegetables

Farm to Closet: The Joys of Dyeing Naturally

Written by | September 16th, 2013

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Why choose synthetic clothing dye when blueberries, spinach and turmeric can produce rich, natural colors? For the next step in the quest to follow wool from farm to closet, we’re turning to nature to find dye for our yarn.

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.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 1

Written by | October 1st, 2012

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It’s just another cool green Monday:

  1. Global demand for oil falls, and so do prices. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. A new study says climate change will make fish tinier. (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. Here’s how to cook your veggies to retain the most nutrients. (Grist)
  4. Illegal logging is shockingly lucrative. (Mongabay)
  5. Melting Arctic ice could have serious impacts on the Inuit way of life. (YaleE360)

Rooftop Gardening Part 2: Garden Party

Written by | June 20th, 2012

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Feeling inspired by the rooftop garden at the Conservancy’s New York City office? This week, we share five essential steps for getting started with your coworkers in a workplace garden project.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 27

Written by | October 27th, 2011

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What do Paul McCartney, Gisele Bundchen, and Latin superstar Miguel Bosé have in common?

  1. The 6th annual International Green Awards are coming up. What star will win the Best Green Celeb category? (TreeHugger)
  2. Caged orangutans in Indonesia may be getting a one-way ticket to a secluded home on one of northern Sumatra’s proposed “orangutan islands.” (Guardian)
  3. What’s your number? As we await the arrival of our planet’s 7th billion person, see where you stand with this interactive graphic. (Population Action International)
  4. Next month, polar bears steal the spotlight when Coca-Cola turns their iconic red cans white for a new campaign to protect the Arctic. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Huffington Post explores how pigs, pollution and other people taint our fruits and veggies. (Huffington Post Green)

Eat Green: How to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

Written by | March 15th, 2011

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Ten years ago, vegetables were her archenemy. Now she’s their biggest cheerleader. Margaret Southern shares tips and tricks to make sure you’re getting enough on your plate.

Do You Know What a Radish Looks Like?

Written by | April 13th, 2010

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Eating fruits and vegetables isn’t just good for you — it’s good for the environment, too. But too many people don’t know what plant food looks like, says our green blogger Margaret Southern.

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