Editor's Note: Forgive me in advance, I'm a long form essayist. Virginia, We Need to Talk About Racial Reconciliation I'm watching the Ralph Northam blackface controversy with as much shame, revulsion, and incredulity as anyone. As a Virginian, and as I claim, the #1 lover of Virginia, perhaps even more so. Having reflected deeply upon it, I can't help but wade in to the muck of it … [Read more...] about Virginia, We Need to Talk About Racial Reconciliation
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Women are making a huge impact in the urban farming world, both as farmers and as leaders of organizations that support farmers, from community gardens to educational institutions to businesses ton development organizations and more. The farmer in this piece, Emily Melvin, is a former Senior Fellow of the Allegheny Mountain Institute who was also part of a team that worked in partnership with … [Read more...] about She’s the farmer
This morning I'm participating in my first hOUR Economy time bank exchange. I'm giddy with excitement about it, feeling like I've taken another giant leap away from the industrial economy. Not only that, I feel I'm taking a giant leap into the new economy that's developing all around us. These are exciting times. Time is on our side, yes it is If you've never heard of a time bank, let me tell … [Read more...] about It's time to change
Eating plants isn’t just 'veganistically' hip these days – countless studies have determined that things that grow in the ground really do wonders once they’re inside our body. Among their many virtues, veggies bestow the habitual muncher with enhanced longevity and immunity, super-fly cholesterol levels and positively radiant skin… plus when prepared with a little panache, they are delicious like … [Read more...] about A produce swap in your 'hood?
The United States Postal Service is among the many outlets in the world touting their efforts to go green. In post office posters and on palm cards the trusty rain, sleet and snow guys are running a campaign to make citizens more aware of what the federal shippers are doing to be kind to the environment and reduce fuel use. Their Go Green campaign is the federal agency's 2011 Social Awareness … [Read more...] about The green eagle
The creative people at Friends of the Earth (FOE) showed their media savvy recently with the release of Chloe and Will's Hot Date Night. In the video, energy-obsessed Chloe, a fickle minx with the hots for both her date and R30 insulation, turns up the heat of her passion with every energy-saving discovery she finds in her boyfriend's apartment. Well I should say "flat" because the video is … [Read more...] about Carrying a torch for energy conservation