Posts Tagged "sustainability"

How to be More Sustainable in Small Business

How to be More Sustainable in Small Business

As Earth Day approaches, companies big and small journey to go where the grass is always greener by swapping their light bulbs for more efficient models, handing out reusable shopping bags and sending electronic receipts. There’s a reason these tactics have caught on, and they’ll serve your small business well for much longer than the month of April. As it turns out, going green isn’t just a seasonal fad —…read more →

Local Seafood's Migration from American Markets

Local Seafood's Migration from American Markets

‘American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood,’ looks at three American seafood staples…What he found are some serious red flags…In some cases, the seafood we want just isn’t there because of overfishing and a lack of sustainable practices.

4 Reasons Buying Local Makes a Global Impact

4 Reasons Buying Local Makes a Global Impact

Buy Local or Buy Fair Trade? Which would you choose? Unfortunately there are some who seem to think that the Fair Trade Movement is not compatible with Buy Local campaigns. Not so! The two movements complement each other well and in this article, I make the case why that is so.

Buy Local, Grow Local

Buy Local, Grow Local

Vacationing families aren’t the only tourists on the Hawaiian Islands. Non-native plants are also soaking up the sun and enjoying Hawaii’s tropical paradise, Non-native plants are also soaking up the sun and enjoying Hawaii’s tropical paradise, but according to the Landscape Industry Council of Hawai’i, these plants have overstayed their welcome.

Why Shop at Your Local Farmer’s Market?

Why Shop at Your Local Farmer’s Market?

Shopping at your local farmer’s market this summer is more than just a way to get fresh fruits and veggies for your family – it’s also a way to combat climate change and preserve your community. In a video from Nourish, food journalist Michael Pollan explains how eating local food conserves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

The Apple Doesn’t Have to Fall Far from the Tree

The Apple Doesn’t Have to Fall Far from the Tree

“An apple a day…” We all know the phrase. We all know what it means. Right? Eat fruits and veggies everyday, and you’ll be a healthier person. And I’m sure that we can all agree that this old adage is true. Most all studies on one’s diet in relation to their health unequivocally show that a diet high in nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables can not only prevents health problems, it can even reverse them!

"What is Local?" by Sustainable Table

With the explosion of interest in local food, consumers now have more choices of products, labels, and ways to shop, so, many people are left wondering where to start. Food choices can be overwhelming, and changing where and how we shop can be stressful. On the other hand, the benefits of buying local can be great. Sustainable Table’s “Eat Local, Buy Local, Be Local” section is designed to help consumers…read more →

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