Monthly Archives: August 2010

Where have all the fishies gone?

Is anyone else concerned that we are overconsuming and polluting a MAJORITY of the world’s fish-stock?  This idea is mind-boggling to me.  I have the feeling that just the thought of this is enough to turn clueless Americans into self-deluding … Continue reading

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How to Reduce Your Pesticide Intake? Know The Dirty & Clean 15!

This article has been copied in its entirety from http://www.foodnews.org (reposted to thegreenest.net–thanks!) as it provides an excellent resource to explain why buying organic justifies the extra costs that may prevent future costs arising from poor health. Why Should You … Continue reading

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An Ethnology of Sustainability: Pre-lude

Digging.  A sizable shovel delivering mounds of rich earth.  Sun ablaze, mosquitoes swarming, fierce for their morning sanguine meal.  Me.  A skeptical bourgeoisie, whose peasant earth-bound tendencies have been carefully manicured, trimmed back to an effete intelligentsia by “proper” upbringing.  … Continue reading

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An Ethnology of Sustainability: Part 3

One major component in sustainability of our food chain depends on the ability of small farmers to produce native crops for local populations.  Every “locavore” knows that when we support local, independent farmers, we are reducing our dependence on fuels … Continue reading

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An Ethnology of Sustainability: Part 2

One of my major inspirations in pursuing a hands-on understanding of sustainability is Will Allen, MacArthur prize fellow and the CEO of Growing Power, a wildly successful urban farm in Milwaukee.   Will Allen is a powerful torch-bearer for urban farmers … Continue reading

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What does urgency look like?

Just as a reminder, this information on the degradation of ecosystems was reported in a speech by UN Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference: “A few facts: * Entire forest systems have effectively … Continue reading

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Ethnology of Backpacking

I haven’t done much backpacking in my life, or international travel for that matter.  My backpacking has been of the studious girl-with-too-much-to-carry variety.  But having visited India and now Costa Rica, I have begun to familiarize myself with the other … Continue reading

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