Environment

50 Crazy-Wonderful Things about the Earth (and Its Creatures) to Be Grateful for!

I know, everyone is busy. But stop for a few minutes and consider just how amazing and magical our planet really is. This is an especially good time to consider the crazy-wonderfulness of Earth, with Earth Day and the Earth Gratitude Wave both on the 22nd. It’s never too early to feel grateful, which is […]

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Change Makers: Elizabeth Bennett, Combatting America’s Food Paradox by Loving the Ugly

by guest blogger Lily Oswald, freelance environmental and garden writer Elizabeth Bennett sees opportunities in the imperfect, the discarded, the undesirable. Put another way, she’s a big fan of ugly. This redheaded wonder out of Washington, DC, is protesting the way we waste food in America, saving “ugly food” from the dumpster and repurposing it […]

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Why Modern Regenerative Organic Farming Is THE Way to Feed the World

Photo by thebittenword.com/Flickr, licensed under CC 2.0 Recently, a friend of mine who is trying to transition a farm to organic asked me with a bit of frustration why people keep insisting that “you can’t feed the world with organic.” My response was that it’s important for him to realize that “We Need to Feed […]

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Is This the Beginning of the End of Glyphosate?

With the recent news that the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) International Agency for Research on Cancer has labeled glyphosate—the active ingredient in the world’s most widely used weedkiller, Roundup—as “probably carcinogenic to humans,” those of us who oppose GMOs and the rampant overuse of glyphosate that goes with them finally have a ray of hope. […]

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Whoops! ‘Safe’ Weedkiller Now a ‘Probable Human Carcinogen’

  by guest blogger Leah Zerbe, online editor for RodaleNews.com For years, chemical reps assured farmers that Roundup was safe and “biodegradable.” Fast-forward and farmers now spray more than 185 million pounds of glyphosate—the active ingredient in Roundup—on U.S. food crops. It’s also the most popular weedkiller used in yards, gardens, parks, and playgrounds all […]

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Change Makers: Danielle Vogel, Leveraging the past to Create a More Sustainable Future

by guest blogger Lily Oswald, freelance environmental and garden writer Danielle Vogel, a young entrepreneur out of Washington DC, is shaking up Capitol Hill one bite at a time by delivering tasty foods to the community via Glen’s Garden Market. Glen’s is a grocery store with a unique mission: to populate the shelves with local […]

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Are You Eating These 12 ‘Dirty’ Fruits and Vegetables?

by guest blogger Leah Zerbe, online editor for RodaleNews.com Here’s a not-so-fun fact you need to know: Even if you rinse, scrub, and peel your fruits and veggies, harmful—sometimes even brain-damaging—pesticides often remain. That’s because many weed- and bug-killing chemicals on the market are systemic, meaning they are taken up inside of the food you […]

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Save the Date: Earth Gratitude Wave, April 22, 2015

I was sitting outside this past Thanksgiving, surrounded by beautiful trees and rolling hills and feeling grateful for the crisp, clean air, when it occurred to me that we should have a similar holiday of thanksgiving for the earth. However, we don’t need a whole new holiday for Earth; we have Earth Day. We also […]

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