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Food

Connecting Obesity, Hunger, Poverty, and the Environment

NEW YORK — How can we have one billion starving people in the world at the same time that an equal number of people are battling obesity? (Photo by E.Q. Lam)


Can Environmentally Friendly Agriculture Grow As We Grow?

ASPEN, CO – What is more basic than food? Whether you are looking to solve the world’s environmental or economic woes, your plate is a good place to start. (Photo by freddy, Flickr)


Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?

From monoculture to genetically modified crops, Queen of the Sun investigates the ramification of mass-scale agriculture and mobile beekeeping on bee populations. If you are looking for an in-depth examination of American agricultural practices, this film is a must-see. (Photo by Quisnovus, Flickr)


Buddy’s Diet Matters, Too

Most conventional pet foods contain animal byproducts that are unfit for consumption. It is important to read the label so you know what your furry friend is eating, with the first ingredient on the list being the most important. (Photo by Kara A. DiCamillo)


The Journey of Your Cup of Joe

By knowing where the coffee process begins and ends, you as an individual can ensure that you are drinking coffee that was produced in a way that is sustainable and does not harm rainforests. (Photo by Shaun McRae, Wikimedia Commons)


Shrimp Cocktail with a Side of Endangered Species

Sierra Club Green Home traveled to Sonora, Mexico to investigate the fisheries that provide America’s favorite seafood. We found that shrimp is quickly becoming one of the most environmentally and socially destructive parts of our diet. But how is this so? Where is our shrimp coming from, and why should we care? Most importantly, what can we do about it? (Photo courtesy of Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies)


7 Simple Celebrations for Earth Day

Earth Day is a great opportunity to appreciate the planet that provides for us all year long. Sierra Club Green Home has seven simple things you can do for the environment this weekend, and hopefully you will incorporate them into your daily life as well! (Photo by Lorraine Elder, Flickr)


Healthy Lunches Without Waste or BPA

The results of a waste-free lunch study by ECOlunchbox show that an average family using throw-aways and pre-packaged foods for lunch spend much more each year than a family that buys food in bulk and packs lunches in reusable lunchware, such as the non-leaching ECO lunch box stainless steel food containers. Yet so often these days we can’t be sure our lunchboxes are nontoxic and waste-free. It is easy to switch to environmentally friendly lunches. Why not do it? (Photo courtesy of ECOlunchbox)


Grow Your Garden Up with this Tower

The Basic Tower Garden kit comes with everything you’ll need to get growing including plant food and starter seeds. Harvesting time varies depending on what you’re growing, but because of its aeroponic system, most things can be harvested and on your table after just three weeks. (Photo courtesy of Tower Garden)


Los Angeles Youth Plant Seeds of Sustainbility and Social Justice

The Los Angeles Youth Built Charter School (LA CAUSA) is dedicated to the betterment of students and their home communities in East Los Angeles. Thanks largely to Tony Bautista issues of food justice, green business, bicycle advocacy and renewable energy are central to the school’s approach to improving lives of youth and increasing community health. (Photo courtesy of LA CAUSA)


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