Making local woods work

Green (Living) Review

The Big Lottery Fund is awarding £1,151,111 to the Plunkett Foundation for its Making Local Woods Work project. Making Local Woods Work will provide training, volunteering and employment opportunities to 500 people tackling unemployment, social isolation and poverty.

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Eating Local & Organic without Breaking the Bank.

Elephant Journal

Local. Food Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) budget eating food frugal local meals money organic spending Organic. These two words are big in the food world.

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Local Specialties at Lake Junin

10,000 Birds

Luckily, there is a resident birding guide who can make finding the local specialties easy. A local birding guide born and raised at the very shores of Lake Junin. Cesar has the local knowledge to find every bird in the area. The Ancient Lake Junin has its own flightless grebe, rail, and frog. It is big and highly variable when it comes to accessing bird habitats. After Lake Titicaca, Lake Junin is the second largest and the highest large lake in Peru.

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Rare Birds in Costa Rica from a Local Birding Perspective

10,000 Birds

A rare bird is one we don’t see very often. However, that doesn’t mean that the bird species in question is necessarily endangered. For example, in Costa Rica, we have Eastern Phoebe on the list because one lone, very lost (or extremely adventurous) individual took a really big detour at Pismo Beach instead of making a short flight to wintering grounds much closer to home.

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International airports source local farm food in 30 countries

Green Prophet

Supporting local food producers and farmers makes economies resilient and in some cases encourages positive practices such as organic farming, permaculture farming and hydroponic farming. Locally grown hydroponic food in Thailand via Shutterstock.

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Buy Local

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Why should you buy local? There are all too many local, especially family-owned and co-operative, stores these days going out of business due to the low prices of cheaply made items from the massive discount department stores. Do yourself and your neighborhood a favor by supporting local shops. So, therefore, please, pay the extra half-dollar or dollar and buy a quality product from a local shop. That is not buying local, in the real sense.

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Solution Search: Local Projects Inspire Global Action

Conservancy Talk

Climate change is felt locally, so it’s a problem well-suited to small scale innovation and experimentation. The passionate, hardworking people behind these ideas are helping to solve large and overwhelming environmental problems at the local level.

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The Importance of Buying Local

Green Living Ideas

The answer to environmental problems lies in one word: Local. Community- Localizing into your hometown environment helps to build community which creates a sustainable bond between your family and the rest of your community. Money- Localizing can also save you money.

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Elk Antlers on the Prairie: A Shed Hunt to Benefit the Local Community

Nature Conservancy - Science

They’re collected by community members and sold to benefit the local 4-H and FFA groups. It is also a way to involve the local community. They’re here for a fun outdoor quest that also benefits the local community. This is local farmer Doug Beck’s third shed hunt of the season.

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Loyalty cards for independent shops boost local economy

Green (Living) Review

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A “lifer” in our local patch

10,000 Birds

Last Sunday was Grant’s birthday and we decided to bird our local area in search of something special. We drove out of town a bit, as we had not seen Black-tailed Treecreepers yet this year and wanted to!

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Coffee Maker ‘Grounds and Hounds’ Shares Profits With Local Animal Shelters

Eccorazzi

is as Read More The post Coffee Maker ‘Grounds and Hounds’ Shares Profits With Local Animal Shelters appeared first on Ecorazzi. When you brew a cup of coffee from “Grounds & Hounds,” you’re not just satisfying your caffeine craving — you’re saving a dog’s life. Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. Animals Causes Eats News Top News

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Local Harvest in London Fields

Green (Living) Review

London Fields Farmers’ Market celebrates the Harvest Festival with hyper-local food with the help of Mayor-backed Capital Growth project. The Capital Growth stall will be offering only Hackney-grown produce, with local honey and pickles.

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Message in a (recycled) bottle for local authorities

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Demand for recycled plastic material in the UK could outstrip bottle collection rates in the next five years, according to a new report. And if that is not a wakeup call for not just going through the motions.

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Carrie Underwood Fights with Local Rep Over Ag Gag Bill

Eccorazzi

Read More The post Carrie Underwood Fights with Local Rep Over Ag Gag Bill appeared first on Ecorazzi. Country singer Carrie Underwood continues to speak out against Tennessee''s Ag Gag bill and fights for animal rights.

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U.S. chef survey: ‘local & sustainable’ hottest in 2012

Green Traveler Guides

Go local and sustainable, say America's chefs. A National Restaurant Association poll finds locally sourced meat, seafood and produce top menu preferences U.S. chef survey: ‘local & sustainable’ hottest in 2012 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Hottest trends for restaurants this year? News Restaurants/Cafes green restaurants Green Travel News Reuters

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Local Architect Questions the Logic of Qatar’s 2022 World Cup Groundwork

Green Prophet

This impractical dissociation between materials and the environmental context of a region causes a slow degradation of the local architectural expression. Doha-based architect Romi Sebastian questions the feasibility of Qatar’s urban planning ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

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Marine Fisheries: Does Local Protection Mean Local Benefits?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Local fishers assist researchers at a spawning site for coral groupers. Will protecting such areas benefit local communities? Their results, published today in the journal Current Biology , clearly show that local management of this species provides local benefits.

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How to Make ‘Local’ Food Good Conservation, Too

Nature Conservancy - Science

The local food movement has captured the imagination of many foodies, chefs and gardeners. The term “local” food has various and sometimes conflicting definitions. These strawberries may be local, but are they produced sustainably?

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Berkeley’s Revival Bar + Kitchen: whole-hog on local, sustainable, farm-to-table

Green Traveler Guides

Berkeley’s Revival Bar + Kitchen: whole-hog on local, sustainable, farm-to-table is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | East Bay Green | Used to be, the neighborhood was, well, kinda scuzzy. A patch of northern California urban oh my in downtown Berkeley, only a between-classes stroll from the UC-Berkeley campus. Now look at it. It’s reborn as the Berkeley Arts & Cultural District.

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3 Big Reasons to Support Your Local Farmer’s Market this Summer.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Green Canada Farmers Markets local agriculture local farming Nova Scotia sustainableAlthough 65 percent of Canadians live in the 30 largest urban areas in Canada, there is a growing trend both of going back to the farm and, in the city, supporting those who farm through buying produce.

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CEO Of Organic Foods Company In Dubai Calls Local Farming “Stupid”

Green Prophet

No one would ever expect an organic food distributor to favor importing food to locally-grown produce, except in the Middle East. Nils El Accad told Arabian Business that it makes more sense for the UAE to freight its food in from other countries than to grow it locally.

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Localism

Green (Living) Review

Local Money, Local Industry, Local Food, Local Everything by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In order to transition successfully to a post-oil age world we must localize everything as much as possible. The Native Americans, the Injuns, traded for things that they could not obtain in their area or make, but wanted, and there will thus be such incidents in such a localized economy of the post-oil society and era.

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Free Beach Wifi to Tel Aviv Tourists and Locals

Green Prophet

You can actually look agitated and mean it if you don’t get free WiFi at your local cafe in Tel Aviv; but now beyond all the freeness, extra free WiFi will be available in about 80 different locations throughout the city.

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Local Fishing Groups Hold the Tools for Sustainable Fishing, but Need the Strength of Property Rights

Nature Conservancy - Science

Follow that Grouper: What Migration Data Tell Us About Locally Managed Marine Conservation. Fishing cooperatives are local organizations of fishermen that work together to fish by sharing equipment, information, and sometimes profits.

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Buy local and not at the People's Republic of China

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Start this New Year of 2013, although we are already a few weeks in, with a commitment to buy from local craftsmen and -women, seamstress, farmers, etc. When, however, you buy from local producers you support local people and the local economy.

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Beirut’s Pascale Habis cooks up a new local Lebanese cookbook

Green Prophet

On its beautifully designed pages are recipes contributed by 37 individuals, all Beirut locals, professional chefs and amateur cooks alike. Lifestyle Beirut books cooking local Middle Eastern cuisine organic Pascale Habis recipes

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Farm to Table in Hawaii: Eating Local, Connecting the World.

Elephant Journal

When we purchase food that was grown locally, we make choices that promote true sustainability—while directly supporting those who are supporting us. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food Green WAYLON: Editor's Picks farm to table local food organic farming small farms

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5 Tips to Stay Healthy through the Winter.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today eating locally exercise food health seasonal affective disorder supplements vitamin d3 Whole Foods winter winter funStaying healthy during the winter use to be a challenge for me.

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Local urban farm redefining farm to table

Green (Living) Review

KJCT) -- Local farms have to deal with Colorado's ever changing weather. One urban farm, Rooted Gypsy Farms, that is trying to make it easier to shop local, lost hundreds of plants. GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.

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Ginseng Digging: Local Traditions and Global Markets for Appalachia’s Medicinal Plants

Nature Conservancy - Science

I grew up in the flat-topped foothills of the Cumberland Mountains in north Alabama, and my mother was a student of wild herbs, wildflowers, and native medicinal plants. On my desk right now is a book called Tales of the Ginseng that my parents gave me for my twelfth birthday in 1976.

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Local Parks: For People or for Wildlife?

Green (Living) Review

Those parks (and open spaces) were created under the Public Heath Act of 1875 and the subsequent ones and made the provision of parks and open spaces a statutory requirement on local authorities, councils and parishes.

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Want to Save the World? Build a Local Economy!

Elephant Journal

My research was already steering me towards the idea of localization, but when I watched the movie The Economics of Happiness produced by Helena Norberg-Hodge, I became convinced. I was pondering the question: ‘If there was a panacea for the challenges we all face, what would it be?’

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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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If You Like Local Independent Coffee Shops, Help Pay the Rent. ~ Sue Heilbronner

Elephant Journal

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Healthy Finds At Safeway: A Slideshow of Their Organic, Local, Gluten-Free and Vegan Foods!

Eco-Vegan Girl

However, now that you know that one of their stores carries these items you can confidentially ask your local store to do the same. vegan shopping healthy finds local organic gluten-free

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Israeli Designer Brings the Nation’s Melting Pot Aesthetic Into His Local-Themed Furniture

Green Prophet

Industrial designer Michael Tsinovsky brought together Israel’s many local styles in his ‘asli’ furniture design. When it comes to consumerism, local is almost always better for the environment and for the local economy.

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A fresh look at local food systems

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Santa Barbara, in California, in the USA, has one what most people would say is a thriving agricultural local food system. One might, therefore, assume that a local food network like this might be of significance when it comes to reducing greenhouse gases (less fuel to transport produce) and increase nutrition (fresher produce is more nutritious).

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Getting it right for local transport?

Green (Living) Review

London, Jan 19, 2011: Today’s Local Transport White Paper and Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) Guidance for the first time ring fences money for walking, cycling and public transport and gives a real opportunity to get people travelling around in ways that are good for their health and the environment.

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Buy local or don't buy at all?

Environmental Economics

Elisabeth Rosenthal at the NYTimes : But even as more Americans buy foods with the organic label, the products are increasingly removed from the traditional organic ideal: produce that is not only free of chemicals and pesticides but also grown locally on small farms in a way that protects the environment.

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