Green Up and Get Crafty for Earth Day

On Monday, April 22, the U.S. will celebrate another Earth Day, giving people a chance to spruce up their green profile and reduce carbon footprints. First celebrated on April 22, 1970, this uniquely eco-centric holiday celebrates global sustainability by asking celebrants to “Live their lives in such a way that future generations of humans can … Continue reading

Tips on Conserving Energy and Saving Money

In spite of the fact that economists called the recent United States recession (December 2007 to June 2009) over, economic forecasts continue to decline, taking their losses from recent housing starts and persistent unemployment. Even worse, household incomes have fallen 6.7 percent. That means, in an inflationary cycle where food prices have risen on average … Continue reading

A Better Place

Israeli entrepreneur, Shai Agassi, is one of the leaders of the next generation of ‘giving the finger’ to the antiquated, bloated, often corrupt, greedy and irresponsible fossil fuel industry. He is the former CEO and founder of Better Place, one of the first successfully rising companies to tackle the technological, political and corporate challenges of … Continue reading

Sustania: The Business of Sustainable Business

Discussing the environment can be akin to discussing religion or politics, not a place you may want to go with some people. Fingers begin to point, misunderstandings flare and a nice afternoon can go sour in an instant. However, what if there was a chance for the free market to step in and convince many … Continue reading

What Makes a Season?

What Makes a Season? I’ll be posting here regularly about community supported agriculture (CSA) and my own personal experiences with the tasty, organic produce from my local CSA. Most CSA farms will offer their produce on a seasonal basis. Mine has a warm (March – July) and cool (October – January) delivery schedule with each … Continue reading

What Makes a Building Green?

What Makes a Building Green? What makes a building green? The answer might seem obvious—any building that has a minimal impact on the environment should be called green, right? If we dig a little deeper, though, the question turns out to be a lot more complicated than that. With the rapid growth in the green … Continue reading

Examining Conventional Wisdom

Examining Conventional Wisdom By: Andy Griffin Andy Griffin and his wife Julia work a small farm near Watsonville, California. Each week they send out an online newsletter with info direct from the farm. This commentary originally appeared in farmletter #134 on June 21, 2002. Newsletter subscriber Joanna C. writes “…there was a commentary on KQED … Continue reading

Why Join a CSA?

Why Join a CSA? I’ll be posting here regularly about community supported agriculture (CSA) and my own personal experiences with the tasty, organic produce from my local CSA. What is a CSA? Community supported agriculture (CSA), also sometimes known as community shared agriculture, is a community-based alternative to unhealthy and environmentally damaging agricultural practices. Since … Continue reading

Adventures in Community Supported Agriculture

Adventures in Community Supported Agriculture My interest in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA for short) started at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. I don’t know if you’ve ever been there, but it’s definitely worth a stop if you’re ever in town. Obviously, the exhibits are great (it is the Smithsonian, after … Continue reading

Top 10 Super Green Celebrity Women: How Might they Contribute to the Holidays?

Top 10 Super Green Celebrity Women: How Might they Contribute to the Holidays? Once in a while it is fun to peek under the celebrity veil. Celebrities who embrace the green movement send a message to many of their fans and beyond. Therefore, any green message that can sweep the globe through such an influence … Continue reading