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The Brooklyn Food Conference

May 10, 2012
The Brooklyn Food Conference

The Brooklyn Food Conference will take place this Saturday, May 12. The event is free, and will be filled with over 170 panel discussions, speakers, workshops, panel discussions, food demos, family programming, and art. The goal of the Conference is to “strengthen the cooperative effort of individuals, groups and organizations fighting everyday for a healthy, […]

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Upcycling Energy: Burning Calories not Fossil Fuel!

January 5, 2012
Upcycling Energy: Burning Calories not Fossil Fuel!

Do you ever wonder how much created energy is lost every day? From the rapid halt of a subway car or an elevator, to the steady pace of our foot steps on a sidewalk, to the bounce of a dance floor, to all them spinning classes and street cyclists. If it is not apparent already, […]

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Food Stamping the Green Market.

January 4, 2012
Food Stamping the Green Market.

More people are using food stamps at New York City Green Markets, as WNYC reported this morning. While there are different ways to present the findings, with some people all together critical of the claim because more New Yorkers (and Americans) are on food stamps in general these days, I can see the silver lining. […]

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What would YOU say to the 7 billionth resident of Planet Earth?

November 1, 2011
What would YOU say to the 7 billionth resident of Planet Earth?

According to the United Nations, our blue planet is now home to 7 billion people, give or take a few. As of November 1st at 11:06 New York time, it is actually 7,000, 272,425. So, as news made its way around the world yesterday, there were various responses. Some used it as a call to […]

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RIP Wangari Maathai

September 26, 2011
RIP Wangari Maathai

The Nobel laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, Wangari Maathai passed away yesterday. I’m not sure that there is a good time for such an amazing figure to leave us, but the current moment seems awfully unfortunate.  As may be indicated by the recent waive of protests on austerity measures, the  XL pipeline […]

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