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CISC Summer 2011 Internship Program is Accepting Applications!

April 14, 2011
CISC Summer 2011 Internship Program is Accepting Applications!

Back for the 2011 season, the CISC Summer Internship Program is now accepting applications! This summer, interns will again have the opportunity to work with CISC directors and staff on a variety of programs exploring sustainability in New York City. If you are a student, no matter field you’re studying, this is a wonderful opportunity […]

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Upcoming NYAS Sustainability Events

April 1, 2011
Upcoming NYAS Sustainability Events

Happy April! I’m taking a bit of a break from food today to tell you about some really interesting sustainability events being hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences this month. Well worth it if you are interested in exploring how to make cities more sustainable (and I’m assuming you are, since you are […]

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The Local Debate

March 25, 2011
The Local Debate

When it comes to food these days, local seems to be all the rage. One of the reasons pointed to by advocates of a more localized, or “locavore” diet is that it is more environmentally sustainable. The argument is that consuming food grown close to home requires less greenhouse gas emissions than food that is […]

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Using Technology to Support Regional Food Systems

March 17, 2011
Using Technology to Support Regional Food Systems

Earlier this week I was contacted by Derek Singleton, ERP Market Analyst for Software Advice. He had written a really interesting article on the Software Advice Distribution Blog that looks at some of the ways that local and regional food are using technology to facilitate connections between producers and consumers, and how these organizations can […]

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Food Systems Panel Tonight at Hunter

March 14, 2011
Food Systems Panel Tonight at Hunter

Tonight I have the honor of  moderating a  Food Systems Panel here at Hunter College, as part of the Urban Mondays at Hunter (UMAH) series, hosted by the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning. Professionals who work in food systems planning and development will explain their work in the New York City area, as well as […]

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