Is the High Street making a comeback?

Green (Living) Review

One surprising comeback to the High Street, in many places and countries, despite Amazon''s impact, are the local independent bookstores and the more the merrier, I say. And e-books, in my opinion, are not an answer for the great majority and neither will they do anything to save trees and the Planet. Local coffee shops have grown faster than Starbucks. Bakers and specialty food stores are thriving.

10 Smartphone Apps to Green Up 2013

Green Prophet

Locavore uses your phone’s GPS to make searching for in-season, local foods a breeze. Use it to find that specific local fruit you’ve been craving, or to check out what’s in-season. The Night Sky enables you to identify stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and even satellites in real time as you see them. Less likely to waste food if you see more ways to use random ingredients.($1.99).

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Is the Local Food Movement Really Sustainable?

Elephant Journal

When asked why they buy local food, the stereotypical tote-bag-carrying farmer’s market customer will tell you that their reasons have a lot to do with environmental sustainability and doing their part to save the planet.

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Imported food could be greener than local, says DEFRA

Green (Living) Review

It has been obvious for a very long time that they are not on the same planet as us mere mortals. Imported food from Brazil and New Zealand, a new a DEFRA-funded study has claimed, could have less impact on the environment than food produced in the UK. Researchers from the Cranfield University claim they found that Spanish strawberries and tomatoes and lamb from New Zealand could be more environmentally-friendly than the same food produced in Britain.

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Heroines for the Planet: Holistic Nutritionist to the Stars Kimberly Snyder

Eco Chic

Being able to experience first-hand the indigenous health practices of diverse, local communities was invaluable and totally eye-opening. Lindsay: So how would you sum up your food and nutrition philosophy? The idea is to increase the Beauty Foods you are eating and maximize Beauty Energy. My plan is about abundance, and approaching how we eat foods in a different way. a food has. The Beauty Detox program encourages a more natural, holistic approach to food.

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Meal Plan: Resources for Teaching and Learning about Food

The Green Changemakers

Dear Educators, Food touches nearly every aspect of our lives. Restaurants are partnering with local farms. In this newsletter, we offer a collection of classroom resources on the food, economy, and environment connection. Local food in schools.

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Being an Eco-Friendly Volunteer


While it might seem a difficult task at first, there’s plenty you can do to proactively protect the planet while you volunteer. A lot of travel companies offer a service where you can pay to offset your carbon footprint at the same time as you buy your ticket. Is it grown locally?

Five Easy Earth Day Tips

The Go Green Blog

Show the world you care about the planet with these five easy tips for conserving energy, water and waste. Buy local food & products. This weekend is Earth Day! What a prefect time to go green, if you haven’t already. 5 Earth Day Tips. Use reusable shopping bags. Upcycle / reuse everything you can. Ride your bike instead of driving your car. Fix all leaky water fixtures. Happy Earth Day!

Harvard Study Proves Why Are Honeybees Disappearing


They have thrived in amazing harmony on this planet for 50 million years. Out of 100 crop species that make up 90% of our global food supply, 71 are pollinated by bees. Bees travel from flower to flower to gather their food. Through pollination our food is grown.

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How Does Climate Change Affect Biodiversity?


But arguably the most significant effects of a warming planet and changing weather patterns will be on other living species; plants, animals, birds and marine life. First, the effects of global warming are not uniform across the planet’s surface.

Hosting an Eco-Friendly Super Bowl Party

Sustainability Ninja

I’m not much of a gambler and to be honest Super Bowl betting is about the only time I wager on any sports, but I’d be willing to bet my life savings that even with all this common knowledge of the impact we are having on the earth the majority of hosts this year will still not do their part to help the planet. Buy local – This goes for all food and snacks, beer or whatever you plan on serving at your Super Bowl party. Well, 2011 is here.

Become a Jedi of the Farmer’s Market

Green Life Smart Life

Since buying locally is the biggest way to high five mother earth I thought I’d put together some tips and tactics in preparation for the upcoming season–to make sure you find the produce you are looking for. Ask where your food comes from, are they certified organic ? Do a little research for in-season produce and look at seasonal menus to help you figure out what you’d like to be looking for and what to do with your locally grown haul.

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How to Green Your Life

Green Home Blog

Food and Stuff we Use. This is about more than saving the planet, it’s about keeping your family safe. Food and Stuff We Use – While we don’t carry food, encouraging you to buy local and organic, we are a big believer in reusables, recycled products and compostibles.

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How to Green Your Life

Green Home Blog

Food and Stuff we Use. This is about more than saving the planet, it’s about keeping your family safe. Food and Stuff We Use – While we don’t carry food, encouraging you to buy local and organic, we are a big believer in reusables, recycled products and compostibles. Greening your life, home or business is not a small task. But like with most large tasks, there’s an 80/2 0 rule.

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Water Pollution Facts, Causes, Effects & Solutions


Long, long ago our planet was just a rock, a shell that had cooled over its molten hot interior, devoid of life. Our planet needs water to maintain life. Of the water that covers 70 percent of our planet, only 2.5 Propose the same to local organizations.

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Getting started with “Green Living”

Green (Living) Review

It means conserving energy, buying local (organic) produce and locally made products, reducing your environmental footprint, lessening the use of petroleum products and conserving water. Buying local will reduce your environmental footprint in that items that you buy have to be shipped to the store where you buy them and if they are locally grown, raised, produced and made then the shipping costs, in the form of carbon and other emissions, is greatly reduced.

From Jackie's Blog

Green Earth Journey

Look closely at labels when buying light bulbs. By buying and eating certain types of seafood, you can discourage harmful fishing practices and avoid the more depleted or threatened species. 8) Buy locally produced meats and produce. Just type in your zip code on Local Harvest's website to see a list of farms and farmers' markets close to home, as well as nearby restaurants committed to supporting their neighbors.

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Why travel green: 3 good reasons

Green Traveler Guides

Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? Study after study shows organic foods are just plain better. Finally, do eat local.

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Lazy People Can Change the World Too

Eco Friendly Daily

Adjusting your lifestyle so that it has the planet’s best interest in mind can be overwhelming, and it’s not always so easy for even the most passionate environmentalists. Purchase Local Fruits & Veggies. Does it make sense to purchase an apple that has traveled almost 2,000 miles when you can buy one that has only traveled less than 100? By buying local fruits and vegetables your educe the greenhouse gas emissions that result from transporting non-local foods.

Make green the new white - tips for an eco-friendly Christmas

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Want to save money and do your bit for a healthy planet this Christmas? Friends of the Earth's Head of Climate Change Mike Childs said: "There are lots of things people can do to go green and save cash at Christmas - from buying local and organic food to recycling your tree. "Simple steps like these can help cut carbon emissions and protect our planet's precious resources, helping us create a cleaner, greener future."

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Recognition that we cannot continue to mistreat our natural environment growing

Green (Living) Review

In making choices what we buy and where we buy and from who also is a great step and everyone can do this. Buy local and buy and eat food according to the seasons and preserve stuff for the winter months. Grow your own food or at least as much as possible. Make your own and reuse, repurpose and upcycle instead of buying new all the time.

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Londoners vote for top vegetarian restaurant

Green (Living) Review

The competition was run by London’s longest running food magazine, The Jellied Eel,[2] together with the Ethical Eats[3] caterers network. Judges based their final decision on the restaurant’s commitment to vegetarianism as well as sustainability, taking into account issues such as the provenance of ingredients, the sustainability of water and waste practices and engagement with the local community. Food enterprises have to be supported by the community.

Green Eating Guide

The Green Changemakers

Tips for making healthy food choices for you and the planet Introduction The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to fork, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. Buy fresh. Avoid frozen or extensively processed and packaged foods.

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Support Fair Trade

Eco Friendly Daily

Like the organic and local food movements, it’s an attempt to increase consumer awareness and corporate responsibility simultaneously. Generally speaking, proponents of the fair trade industry embrace an understanding that social and environmental responsibility and a sustainable relationship with the planet are both good business and necessary practice. Tomorrow, Saturday May 12th, is World Fair Trade Day.

Plan a Green Retirement

Eco Friendly Daily

Now is also the time to eat healthier foods and shop in a more frugal and informed manner. Since you have the time, take the time to buy locally grown crops and organic food. Not only will it help to preserve your health, it will also help support local farms. Living an environmentally friendly lifestyle is possible into your retirement years, and it actually becomes easier since you have more time and energy to put into caring for the planet.

Canadian Clean Energy Initiative Under Attack - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Established in 2009, the initiative sparks investment in and production of renewable energy by guaranteeing that the Ontario Power Authority, a public utility, buys electricity from wind and solar producers at a competitive rate that will help the local clean energy producers thrive and support new clean energy jobs right in Ontario. The WTO panel, however, took a narrow view of trade law and ruled that the buy-local component of the program is illegal.

Gardening Tips from Martha Stewart

Green Living Ideas

Find local gardening clubs to share the green energy with your neighbors. Also check in with local gardening stores to see if they offer classes or workshops. Martha Stewart herself joined a Garden Club at her local store last year to learn more and share her favorite planting ideas, photos, recipes and tips with fellow garden lovers. With budgets tight and food prices on the rise, a great way to save money and improve the health of the planet is to grow your own food.

The Eco-Friendly Wedding Planner

Eco Friendly Daily

Luckily, there are plenty of alternatives out there (you can buy or ask for a vintage ring, for example, which is way cooler than a new one anyway). The Food. Organic, local. If your wedding is in or near a small town, for example, there should be plenty of local small-scale farmers to support. Try to keep waste to a minimum, and in buying local, organic food you sacrifice absolutely nothing in taste.

12 Uber Simple Steps to Green Your Life in 2012

Green Prophet

The folks over at Nourishing the Planet have come up with a stellar list of simple steps that every person can take to green their lives. Support Food Recovery Programs. Each year, roughly a third of all food produced for human consumption – approximately 1.3 billion tons – gets lost or wasted, including 34 million tons in the United States, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Buy local.

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Urban Agriculture And Sustainable Cities

The Green Changemakers

Although few truly grasp the importance of the urban-rural connection to their daily diet, even fewer realize that viable alternatives exist to the conventional model of urban food supply. I will focus only on agricultural functions which occur in the urban environment, and will discuss the benefits of "food production for cities. For example, sewage sludge from treatment plants can be added to other organic byproducts such as leaf litter, garden trimmings, and food scraps.

Eco Enthusiast or Skint Sceptic? What is Your ‘Eco’ Identity?

Green (Living) Review

From clothes and food to pensions and investments, environmental and ethical credentials are always taken into consideration and they are happy to pay premium prices to ensure that they buy the best available products. to their environmentally friendly cleaning products, every item that they buy has been actively sourced and selected to make sure it meets up to their high standards.

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10 Trends in Mindful Consumption

The Green Changemakers

We were caught up in a dizzying cycle of See-Buy-Discard-Repeat. Now, people are taking the time to reassess what really makes them happy, taking more care in deciding what—and whether—to buy, and thinking harder about the value they’re getting for their money. Impulse shopping is giving way to a form of consumption that emphasizes relationships with producers and longer-lasting satisfactions, such as supporting local artisans or protecting the planet.

Putting Smart by Nature Principles into Practices

The Green Changemakers

For example: • Matter cycles continually through the web of life • The energy driving the ecological cycles flows from the sun • Diversity assures resilience • One species' waste is another species' food • Life did not take over the planet by combat but by networking Integrating the curriculum. Farm-to-school programs, for example, beget other solutions: they improve health, teach about nutrition, support small-scale farmers, and keep money within the local economy.

Climate Action: What Will it Take to Avert Disastrous Climate Change?

The Green Changemakers

In the United States, a report by the Union of Concerned Scientists says that in just a couple of decades, average summers in the country’s bread basket, Illinois, could be hotter than the 1988 heat wave that wiped out $40 billion worth of food crops [ 7 ].

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The Story of Stuff - Take Action 10 LITTLE AND BIG THINGS YOU CAN DO

The Green Changemakers

Stories of people making these changes in their lives: "In the past three decades alone, one-third of the planet’s natural resources base have been consumed. Local Energy, Local Power Wind on the Great Plains could power the country. Write letters to the editor and submit articles to local press. Also local papers are often willing to print book and film reviews, interviews and articles by community members. But, buying less may be the best option of all.

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Responsible living

The Green Changemakers

Before long, you'll establish the habits we all need to develop as we face the challenges of a resource-hungry planet. 5) Buy a low-flow shower head with a shutoff valve. 10) Buy local; buy in season.

Seeing cities as the environmental solution, not the problem

The Green Changemakers

But we make that mistake at our – and the planet’s – peril. With so much population and economic activity, it can be no wonder that our working and living patterns in cities and suburbs have enormous environmental consequences, both for community residents and for the planet. In particular, our New York-based food work focuses on three key related efforts: Modernization of Hunts Point Food Distribution Center. Catskills-New York City food initiative.

Ten First Steps Toward Lighter Living

The Green Changemakers

Before long, you’ll establish the habits we all need to develop as we face the challenges of a resource-hungry planet. Buy a low-flow shower head with a shutoff valve. Buy local; buy in season. So locate your local farmer’s market and add it to your weekly errands.

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How to Go Green: In the Community

The Green Changemakers

As individuals, we are increasingly aware of the impact we have on the planet and our fellow humans. By getting involved in our communities, by talking to our neighbors, by supporting local groups, and by re-imagining where we live, we can green not only our own lifestyles, but our streets, neighborhoods, towns, cities and, ultimately, our societies. Buy local Not only does shopping locally reduce food miles, it also keeps resources circulating in the community.

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Tools for campaigers - Action ideas

The Green Changemakers

Campaigning resources Presentations Global Issues, Local Impacts (PDF) This is the presentation to pull out when someone says 'Why do you care about all this social and environmental stuff anyway?'. Buy second-hand clothes from a vintage shop or market. Buy in bulk to reduce packaging.

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Eco-Living Myth No 2: Small things matter


Despite what you might read in the press and many books, you will not save the planet simply by reusing your plastic bags, switching off your TV at the plug or putting your recycling out. Food: buy local and organic, less meat, avoid processed foods, use leftovers and plan your purchase of fresh food to avoid waste. Transport: walk, buy a bike, use public transport, work close to home (or at home), holiday locally (cycle touring is a top option).

The concept of “Living Well” - a Bolivian viewpoint

The Green Changemakers

Zapotec saying, Oaxaca, Mexico [link] We suffer the severe effects of climate change, of the energy, food and financial crises. It brings selfishness, individualism, even regionalism, thirst for profit, the search for pleasure and luxury thinking only about profiting, never having regard to brotherhood among the human beings who live on planet Earth. This not only affects people, but also nature and the planet.

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We're all green now.


According to the UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), being 'green' is now a socially acceptable norm. So maybe we should stop all this "save the planet and save money" stuff that misses the point and ignores the dreaded rebound effect. Least often seen as important were behaviours to do with food – wasting less and buying locally – thought to have a major impact by less than one in three people."