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September 2008

Preserve Your Veggies Without Freezing: Whole Tomatoes

The following recipe was excerpted from Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation by the Gardeners & Farmers of Terre Vivant. Tomatoes Olive oil Salt A saucepan Glass jars and lids Make a brine (one-quarter cup salt to one quart of water), […]

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Video: Fake Plastic Trees, and Sarah Palin’s Green Cred

This video comes to us from ZapRoot, another partner in our effort to paint the internet Green (yes, capital “G”). Jessica Williamson, quick cuts, and groovy graphics helpfully illustrate Alaska senator and V.P. candidate Sarah Palin’s green credentials (spoiler alert: she doesn’t have any). But before we get to that, Christmas is just around the […]

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Green Tip (Video): Jesse on How to Save Money and Reduce Waste When Shipping

Web Maestro J.S. McDougall—or, as I call him, “the Big Mac” (um, but not to his face)—brings you this Green Tip you can use at the office. Consider it the first salvo in the soon-to-be-epic (but sustainable) barrage known as GreenTweet TV. In the days ahead, Chelsea Green’s eager staff of bright-eyed up-and-comers will be […]

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Kuttner: Fishing in Troubled Waters

The following article was contributed to ChelseaGreen.com by Robert Kuttner, author of Obama’s Challenge: America’s Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency. As the events of the past 24 hours have shown, the Republicans lack both the leadership and the unity to bring home any variant on Paulson’s proposed bailout deal. This has […]

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Judy Wicks, the White Dog Café, and Living Local Economies

“I realized you can’t have one sustainable, locally owned business, there must be a sustainable business system.”—Judy WicksJudy Wicks believes the way to a community’s heart is through its stomach.She began the nonprofit White Dog Community Enterprises (an outgrowth of her famed White Dog Café) in an effort to create a sustainable, local economy—one that […]

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RFK Jr: What’s the difference between Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney? Lipstick.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. wrote a great quick article in the LA Times yesterday pointing out that Sarah Palin’s ties to Big Oil are every bit as dangerous as Dick Cheney’s. Now John McCain has chosen as his running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a diligent student of Big Oil’s crib sheets. She’s something of […]

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New Matthew Stein Podcast on Chelsea Green Radio

Matthew Stein, author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, talked to the fine folks at Taverncast (“The World’s 215th Greatest Podcast…with Beer!”) on Sunday. Stein tackled a variety of topics: the fragility of our food distribution networks, the reality of Peak Oil, what to do in the […]

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The Battle Plan II: Sarah “Evita” Palin

In her latest article for the Huffington Post, Naomi Wolf, author of The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot and Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, asks a terrifying question: what if Sarah Palin is just “an affable, weak figurehead”—chosen to be her party’s easily-manipulated “Rovian Candidate,” to coin […]

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Wilson and Veterans: Arrest Bush and Cheney for War Crimes! (Video)

“We’re always told to ‘write your Congressman,’ and we have. Only this time we brought a letter they couldn’t miss.” On the morning of Tuesday, September 23, environmentalist and Army veteran Diane Wilson (author of An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas and Holy Roller: Growing […]

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Robert Kuttner on Thom Hartmann: Now on Chelsea Green Radio

Robert Kuttner, author of Obama’s Challenge: America’s Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency, talked with Thom Hartmann on his show yesterday. They discussed transformative presidents and the citizens’ movements that propelled them to greatness. Hartmann called Kuttner’s latest book “absolutely extraordinary” and congratulated him “for handing Sean Hannity his ass the other […]

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