Archive for the Public Health Category

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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Local Fracking Debate Goes Hyper-Local

November 3, 2011
Local Fracking Debate Goes Hyper-Local

The heated debate on whether or not the Marcellus Shale should be opened up for natural gas extraction through hydrofracking is growing in intensity. As WNYC reported this morning, residents were furious when the town board in Sydney, NY voted to give a 50 year franchise to Leatherstocking Gas Co. Simultaneously, dozens of town boards […]

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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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New Ways to Support the Local Food-Shed

October 12, 2011
New Ways to Support the Local Food-Shed

Regarding fresh, local food in the city, I feel like a veteran to many models. I have been a member of multiple Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs–and experienced the vegetable anxiety/overload that can come with that. “I can’t possibly go out this weekend. My greens will go bad.” I love the farmers market, but buying […]

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