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  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Intentional Community

    Ever think about chucking it all, finding a group of like-minded people, and creating a community that aligns with the way you really want to live? Yeah, we’ve all considered that… and a few of us, here and there, have actually acted on the impulse. For many, the Fellowship for Intentional Community has served as the resource for learning more about such communities. More

  • From Trash to Table: Austrian Activists Launch Freegan Cooking Show

    Dumpster diving has become a kind of hip response to this waste of perfectly good food, and now a group of Austrian activists have taken “freeganism” to the next logical step: they’ve created a cooking show for food “rescued” from grocery and restaurant dumpsters. More

  • sustainablog's Top Posts from 2012

    As we prepare for another year of publication (and the celebration of our 10th anniversay), we’re taking a look back at what topics and posts did well during 2012. More

  • The Carbon Footprint of Santa's Trip Around the World [Infographic]

    Flying reindeer and a sleigh would seem like a pretty eco-friendly form of travel… but even Santa has a carbon footprint. Toys take energy to make, lumps of coal are carbon-intensive, and reindeer produce methane just like cattle. Here are some suggestions for St. Nick and team for cutting the environmental impact of their annual trip around the world. More

  • Come Hang with sustainablog to Discuss Current Green Crowdfunding Projects

    On this week’s Hangin’ with sustainablog Hangout on Air at Google+, we’ll be discussing cool green crowdfunding projects… whether they’re ours, a friend or colleague’s, or just something we cam across and liked. Several creators of current projects will join us, as well as members of the Important Media team. More

  • Why Buy Local? Why Not? [Infographic]

    Feeling the need to do some holiday shopping over the next few days? No doubt, some will find Black Friday (or, shoot, Black Thursday now) deals too tempting to resist. But if you can wait a day, and focus your buying on small, local businesses on Small Business Saturday, you’ll avoid a lot of environmental impact, and do more good for your local economy. More

  • Come Hang with sustainablog to Discuss Recycling

    Did you know that tomorrow, November 15, is America Recycles Day? That’s OK if you didn’t – this one hasn’t quite reached the status of Earth Day. But it could, as most of us almost automatically associate “environmental action” with “recycling.” Is that a good thing? Let’s discuss… More

  • Sustainable Seafood from Head to Tail: Maria Finn's The Whole Fish

    Ever eaten a whole fish? No doubt you’ve probably been served one at some point, but you probably didn’t eat everything: the head, fins, and bones stayed on your plate. Food writer and former Alaska fisherwoman Maria Finn thinks that’s wasteful; furthermore, she sees the waste on our plates as symbolic of how we treat our fisheries and marine life generally. Her new book The Whole Fish: How Adventurous Eating of Seafood Can Make You Healthier, Sexier, and Help Save the Ocean covers a wide range of concerns surrounding seafood sustainability. More

  • Full Planet, Empty Plates: Quick Facts

    With falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures making it difficult to feed growing populations, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. What will the geopolitics of food look like in a new era dominated by scarcity and food nationalism? Here are a few of the many facts from Full Planet, Empty Plates. More

  • The New Global Food Crisis: Lester Brown's Full Planet, Empty Plates

    The phrase “global food crisis” may strike us in the developed world as a bit overblown. But in his new book Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity, Lester R. Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute, aptly demonstrates that our current food security situation is anything but normal… and could even represent the “weak link” to maintaining the standard of living to which we’ve become accustomed. More

  • By the Numbers – Data Highlights from Full Planet, Empty Plates

    More than 150 data sets accompany Lester R. Brown’s latest book, Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity. These tables and graphs help to explain the precarious situation in which humanity finds itself, as the world leaves an era of food surpluses and enters one of food scarcity. Here are some highlights from the collection. More

  • Join Us to Discuss & Dissect the Environmental Claims in Last Week’s Presidential Debate

    If somebody had told me that energy and environmental policy would get the level of attention they did in last week’s presidential debate, I wouldn’t have believed them. Given the areas of focus in candidate advertisements and stump speeches, none of us had any reason to believe that the President’s spending on green jobs and energy, or Governor Romney’s support of “clean” coal and “responsible drilling” would have been front and center in the debate. So let’s discuss… More

  • Join Us to Discuss October Unprocessed at the Important Ideas HOA

    Doing the October Unprocessed thing? Or think you couldn’t possibly go a whole month without processed food? Either way, join us for our weekly Important Ideas Hangout on Air tomorrow, where we’ll be discussing October Unprocessed with several of our top foodies. More

  • Come Hangout with Us and Discuss Food Waste

    How do we decrease the amount of food waste we create? How can we make better use of the food that doesn’t get eaten? What opportunities are we missing along the supply chain? Sounds like good topics for a discussion… so let’s discuss. More

  • Community Gardens Provide More than Food in DC

    What’s the main purpose of a community garden or other urban agriculture installation? Providing fresh food… often to neighborhoods without other outlets for it. Right? Yes… but community gardens are special places that do much more than provide space for growing food. Often, stronger connections between members of the community that garden serves grow along with the plants. Cintia Cabib’s film A Community of Gardeners explores that dynamic in Washington, D.C. More

  • ReCraft: How to Upcycle Old Clothes into Beautiful Things

    Got holey, worn old clothes laying around that you’d like to get rid of… responsibly? Before cutting them into rags or tossing them in the trash, take a look at the projects in this new book: you might just find more useful possibilities. More

  • Environmental Economics Come to Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin

    What’s the value of a tree? Traditional economics will figure that value based on the amount of lumber (or other products) that can be made from that tree… after it’s been harvested. But what if that tree is part of a landscape that defines your way of life? More

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