Category Archives: Environment

April
20 - 2010
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13 - 2010
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7 - 2010
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1 - 2010
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25 - 2010
March
18 - 2010

Food Rules 16-18

This is my ongoing,11-week series about Michael Pollan’s book, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. The first 21 rules fall into a section called, “What Should I Eat? (Eat Food.).” This installment covers rules 16 through 18.

March
17 - 2010

Wednesday On Waste: Recycling – Do You Have It?

For many years, I’ve lived in cities that have some type of recycling program. Sometimes I wish our city recycled more types of materials, but we are fortunate to be in an urban area where a truck picks up our recyclable waste every two weeks. Others aren’t so fortunate. Some people have to drive their stuff to a central municipal site for recycling. Others don’t have recycling at all — such as a friend living in South America, in a city where, she notes, people drink tons of soda in plastic bottles … and then throw them all away.

March
16 - 2010

Food Rules 13-15

This is my ongoing,11-week series about Michael Pollan’s book, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. The first 21 rules fall into a section called, “What Should I Eat? (Eat Food.).” This installment covers rules 13 through 15.

March
10 - 2010

Wednesday On Waste: Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste. You live green; you avoid it, right? Sure … but odds are good that you might have batteries, empty printer cartridges, burned out CFL bulbs, or some old cleaning products or garden chemicals, either purchased before you cleaned up your ways, or left behind by a former resident of your home. We recently went through the process of handing over a few toxic items to our city’s hazardous waste disposal. In the past, our city’s solid waste department would come collect these items for free. Now, you have to sign up ahead of time for a collection and pay $20 to have items picked up, or to drop them off at a collection center yourself. It’s a hassle, but worthwhile to keep items out of the landfill.

March
4 - 2010
March
3 - 2010

Speak Out Against Genetically Engineered Alfalfa – TODAY!

Back in January, I wrote about “personal change or political action?” Now is a good time for a little political action, and I’d like to encourage you to take a few minutes to help TODAY. I received a bulletin from Organic Valley reporting that the USDA is taking public comments through today only (March 3, 2010, until 5 p.m. ET) regarding the agency’s apparent intention to deregulate genetically engineered alfalfa.

March
3 - 2010
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2 - 2010
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2 - 2010
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25 - 2010
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11 - 2010
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8 - 2010
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5 - 2010
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4 - 2010
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16 - 2009