Archive for March, 2008

Thinking about lunch is making me hungry

That said, here are a few more articles on food that I’ve come across the last few days and weeks.

The first is from Treehugger entitled “Slow Food: Small, Simple Sustainable” by Tim McGee. It’s all about the Slow Food Movement. If that’s enough, check our their website.

Next on the menu, are two articles on slow cooking. The first is “Conserve While Cooking” by Jaye at Ecospace and the second is “Slow Food Meet Slow Cook” Warren McLaren at Treehugger.

The last one here is about that Bammer of a cook, Emeril Lagasse entitled “BAM! Emeril Lagasse Unearths Fresh Ingredients on Planet Green” by Jasmin Chua, again at Treehugger. Enjoy!


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Go outside and play!

One last article to mention on the state of nature and kids. This article, “Go Play Outside; Nobody Else is” by Lloyd Alter at Treehugger is anotherarticle on a study that shows how visits to parks has decreased over the last twenty years. The pictures by Ansel Adams are also stunning.


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Spring break

Since my kids are on spring break from school, I thought I bring up an article on another type of education, nature. This article, “Americans Spend Less Time on Nature Activities: Study” by By Julie Steenhuysen is over at Reuters. It shows that outdoor activities have fallen by more than 20 percent since the 1980’s.

To see or read more on nature and kids, check out the book “Last Child in the Woods” by Richard Louv’s or go to the Child & Nature Network for more information. Both good resources.


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It’s in the bag

Here are a few articles on a topic that seems to be everywhere. The latest in USA Today called  “Tide Turns Against Use of Plastic Bags” by Judy Keen. It gives a little bit of a timeline to the recent events here in the US.

This one was over at Treehugger earlier this month entitled “Vancouver’s Used Street Banners Transform to Shopping Bags” by Kara DiCamillo. What a great idea!

These last two articles are from approaches to a plastic bagless world from across the river. The first, again giving another timeline to the recent events in the US, then talks about a new approach. How to encourage shoppers to use their bags. It’s all here in Bag of Change: Carrot Better Than Stick” by Warren McLaren.

The other one is over at Inhabitat and it’s called Kill Plastic Bags with Taxes: Look to Ireland” by Emly Pilloton.  The government there has imposed a tax on plastic bags.


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I guess you could call this fun friday

This first one comes courtesy of Inhabitat by Ali Kriscenski and is entitled “Ice Penguins by 50graus/50degrees”.  It’s purpose is to make a point on global warming and the decline of the Emperor Penguins. I love the pictures.

The next article, over at ENN and the New York Times, is called “Energy Saving Program in Seattle Puts Consumers in Control”. It involves 112 households being put in charge to to set temperature and price preferences.

“Going Global by Going Green” by Ilan Brat. This article discusses the idea of going green bu using a garbage-disposal. It’s over at the Wall Street Journal.

This last article made me laugh. It’s entitled “City Sues Man for Going Zero Waste” by Lloyd Alter at Treehugger.  Have a green weekend.


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Bikes, bikes, bikes

Here are some great articles on bikes. With gas prices being what they are, perhaps more people should start biking.

According to this article in the SFGate (courtesy of the AP), “Wisconsin College to give bikes to Freshman”. Up at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, the incoming freshman who promised not to bring a car were given a Trek 820 mountain bike, helmet and lock. 

Next, over in D.C. of all places, “Bike Sharing Spins Ahead with D.C. Test Drive” according to Jeff Kosseff of the Oregonian Staff.

Last, something near and dear to my heart is this article, “Project Mobility- Bicycle Programs for the Disabled“. Located over in St. Charles Illinois, this sounds like a great program.


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Couple of leftovers

Here are two articles that I wanted to include today.

The first one is on a topic I just covered recently, gardening. It’s entitled “Eat the View: Tax Breaks for Gardens” by Lloyd Alter at Treehugger.

The other is over at USA Today, “Civilian Conservation Corps Honored” by Leon Alligood. The Conservation Corp has always peaked my interest but there is very little written about it.


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