Tag Archives: Inspiration

Growing Groceries in Pots: Lessons from workshop at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

I had a great time with some eco-conscious, healthy eating pals with whom I attended a lecture/workshop at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.  Gardener and foodie Marie Viljoen talked “Edibles on the Eduge,” about growing edibles in small urban spaces, such … Continue reading

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Video: International development fund answers prayers in Harlem and Ethiopia

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting with Reverend Nicholas Richards of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, to talk about his spearheading of the Abyssinian Fund, which provides development grants in the form of training, education and technical assistance to a … Continue reading

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4 Key reasons you should network in the green economy

I had a really wonderful time at the UrbanGoGreen Expo.  The event was charged with a warm community feel, and it was very easy to talk to all the speakers and vendors in the room.  People directly grappling with job … Continue reading

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10.10.10…I win!

The date October 10, 2010 seemed to have enamored many with lotto wins, news of babies born to the corresponding minute/second deemed destined, and calls for social campaign efforts like http://www.worldwidemoment.org, which asked people all over the world to take … Continue reading

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How can we define “environmental justice”?

Majora Carter is a super charged environmental justice advocate who’s work is akin revolutionizing city planning, access to green services, and the use of public space in the South Bronx. What a guiding light. If you have not seen her … Continue reading

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Aware We Grow: Your story here.

“Aware We Grow” Sustainable and holistic living, up from the ‘roots. Wherever you live, wherever you look there’s someone close by who is seeking and practicing holistic and sustainable living in ways large and small. Our diverse stories can inspire … 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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