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Green Senior Living & Lifestyle Choices: Five Ideas for Eco-Minded Elders

Some estimates suggest that the 85 and older population is going to more than triple over the next 40 years. And yet the environmental movement rarely discusses their need as a separate demographic. Today’s seniors, as well as seniors in generations to come, may be wondering what they can do to join the green movement and live more sustainable lives.

May 30th

The Localization of Agriculture

by Lester R. Brown In the United States, there has been a surge of interest in eating fresh local foods, corresponding with mounting concerns about the climate effects of consuming food from distant places and about the obesity and other health problems associated with junk food diets. This is reflected in the rise in urban […]

December 20th

New Farmers Market Hours: 24/7

Have trouble getting up early on Saturday morning to get to the farmers market? Yeah, me too. And while more supermarkets are featuring more selections of local food on their shelves and in their stalls, there’s nothing quite like that straight-from-the-farm produce. What’s a late sleeper to do? A new web service, Local Dirt, is […]

November 14th

An End to Local Meat Sources?

I am obsessed with farms and farmers markets. People that read my work probably know that by now. Did I mention that I sometimes go to three different farmers markets in a single week? One of the things I love is that in addition to fruits and veggies, my local farmers markets have vendors selling […]

March 12th

10 Ways that Social Media and Sustainability Line Up

The mega-trends of social media and sustainability share plenty of the same DNA. The Arnold Palmer is an exceptional beverage. It takes two individual beverages, iced tea and lemonade, each very good in their own right, and creates an even better one. That’s how we feel about social media and green living i.e. sustainability. There […]

August 25th

Locavores Invade Chicago

Wow, that sounds ominous! Rather, in Chicago, and around the Midwest, the local food trend in catching on, just as it has on the coasts. September will see numerous “eat local” challenges being hosted by a variety of organizations around the country, and the Windy City’s Green City Market will join in by sponsoring an […]