Chelsea Green Publishing

Chelsea Green Blog


November 2006

Local food and carbon, cont’d further

Fat Knowledge is going to town on this question, doing all the legwork. He/she’s coming up with some interesting results.

Read More..

Carbon impact of local foods, cont’d

One of the comments at Environmental Economics (on the post that asks if buying locally produced food actually is better for the environment, from the standpoint of greenhouse gas emissions) links to a back-of-the-envelope estimate of petroluem used in buying local produce vs. long-haul produce. It’s worth checking out. If all this is true, it’s […]

Read More..

CFRA newsletter: ethanol, etc.

The latest is out from the Center for Rural Affairs. This November 2006 issue is particularly good, with several articles on ethanol issues. Also “corporate farming notes,” “top 10 reasons why small schools work better,” among other topics. It’s currently available here, but soon will be archived here. Some highlights: Now is the time to […]

Read More..

Green living tip of the day

When you wash your hands at a sink that has a delay in providing hot water, and you are not going to wait for the water to get warm to wash your hands, make sure you turn on the cold-water knob instead of the hot-water knob. The temperature of the water you wash your hands […]

Read More..

Carbon Economics of Local Food

Over at Environmenal Economics, a reader writes: I am curious about might be called the “carbon economics” of buying local food. Here’s the deal… I read everywhere that most food sold at my nearby grocery store travels thousands of miles to get here. The implication is that all those travel miles results in lots of […]

Read More..

Pope on religion: “Matthew Sleeth is da man!”

Carl Pope, that is, top dog at the Sierra Club. Sleeth went out to the SC hq recently for a confab; explaining to those birkenstock-wearing West Coast elites that they’ve got to avoid high horses if they want to speak to the God-fearing crowd. Pope digs it.

Read More..

Eliot and Barbara, north but not forgotten

Here’s a nice article that should inspire some four-season farming. The Winter Garden | Warming Recipes From Four Season Farm Maine winters may be icy, but the couple behind Four Season Farm won’t let the chill stop them. The hearty, warming recipes here—some from the farm, others from grateful local chefs—take full advantage of their […]

Read More..

Fried green farmers’ markets

The latest issue of the Nation has an article on the surge in farmers’ markets in Alabama, and the help that is given to this movement by the US government’s WIC/FMNP program (Women, Infants, and Children Farmers Market Nutrition Program). And also that the program is way too small. The online version of the article […]

Read More..

The Depths of Science and the Heart, Briefly Illuminated

For Immediate Release November 15, 2006 Luminous Fish Tales of Science and Love By Lynn Margulis Contact: Jessica Saturley, 802-295-6300 x.106 “Luminous Fish is unadulterated Lynn Margulis, fascinating and fun all the way as you follow her characters—real and fictionalized—through the challenges and turmoils of life. Great reading!” —J. Woodland Hastings, Paul C. Mangelsdorf Professor […]

Read More..

Mass Audubon reading and wandering

Over at Mass Audubon’s South Shore Journal blog, they’re taking long walks and talking about books. Latest picks for their book club include our local-kid-makes-good, Tim Traver. …The week rolled on through Wednesday, when I delivered a presentation on lighthouses to a local church group, and our natural history book club discussed Rachel Carson’s Silent […]

Read More..