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How Conservation Helps People, Too 4.4.2011 TreeHugger
How Conservation Helps People, Too
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What Japan's Disaster Tells Us about Peak Oil 4.4.2011 CommonDreams.org Headlines
For large parts of eastern Japan that were not directly hit by the tsunami on 11 March 2011, including the nation"s capital, the current state of affairs feels very much like a dry-run for peak oil. This is not to belittle the tragic loss of life and the dire situation facing many survivors left without homes and livelihoods. Rather, the aim here is to reflect upon the post-disaster events and compare them with those normally associated with the worst-case scenarios for peak oil. read ...
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Vail's Greener Pastures: Meet my 'Super Organic' farmer 4.4.2011 Vail Colorado: News
End-of-season fever has me thinking about cherries - summer's grand opening to stone fruit. Admittedly obsessed with those bright red bursts of sweetness, I shot a quick e-mail to my farmer making sure my cherry crop is se ...
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Washington bison ranchers providing buffalo meat 4.4.2011 Seattle Times: Local
Not a day goes by when Jim Hanson doesn't receive emails and phone calls from people requesting bison meat. Unfortunately, the Cle Elum rancher has none to sell.
Ellen Kanner: Meatless Monday: Roots in the City -- Growing More than Green 4.4.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Roots trains and employs people right from the neighborhood who've transformed what were once abandoned lots into thriving green space.
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Advertising goes social 4.4.2011 Star Tribune: Business
Local agencies, big and small, are hopping on the social media train with lots of hires and increasing revenue.
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Jennie-O recalls 55,000 pounds of turkey burgers 4.4.2011 Seattle Times: Top stories
Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar has recalled nearly 55,000 pounds of frozen, raw turkey burgers because the meat may have been contaminated with Salmonella, federal officials said.
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Metro Farm Teaches New Farmers To Live Better 3.4.2011 WCCO: Local News
corn plant genericIt may not have felt like it lately, but spring planting season is here. For months, a farm in the east metro, run by the Minnesota Food Association, has been preparing and training a new generation of farmers.
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Organic farming in Washington dipped slightly in 2010 3.4.2011 Seattle Times: Local
Organic farming around here has hit a little lull. Though demand for organic food is up throughout the nation, a new Washington State University report shows the state and Yakima County saw fewer organic farms planting less acreage than the year before.
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Volunteers/Donations Needed, 4/3 3.4.2011 Headlines: All Headlines

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Small (and local) is beautiful — and a whole lot safer 2.4.2011 Seattle Times: Opinion
Our overreach, constantly embracing mega-systems rather than smaller and more flexible ones, could well exacerbate global disaster risks, writes columnist Neal Peirce. Energy to water, climate to food, decentralization, "smallness within bigness" — seems wiser than ever.
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‘Complete Street’ plan provides mobility choices 2.4.2011 Salt Lake Tribune
By CHAD MULLINS Published Apr 2, 2011 01:01AM MDT During a whirlwind of events last week, visiting transportation experts shared their “Complete Streets” expertise with Utah public officials, planners and traffic engineers (“Transportation experts calling for ‘complete streets’,” Tribune, March 22; “Session aims at safer streets for cyclists, pedestrians,” Tribune, March 21). A full-day workshop with Utah’s transportation officials demonstrated how local communities would benefit from a “Complete Streets” redesign to accommodate bicyclists, p... ...
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It's April Food Day! That's With a D Not an L 2.4.2011 TreeHugger
It's April Food Day! That's With a D Not an L
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Taking ‘green’ extreme in Salt Lake City 2.4.2011 Salt Lake Tribune
By Derek P. Jensen The Salt Lake Tribune Published Apr 1, 2011 06:19PM MDT Maneuvering as “Blueprint Man” four years ago to become Salt Lake City’s mayor, Ralph Becker endured jokes about being a wonkish urban planner armed with enough white papers to put an audience to sleep. Turns out those white papers are “green” — and they’re real. Gearing his trademark bicycle for a re-election drive this year, Becker quietly has planted at City Hall the seeds of a sprawling sustainability agenda — an environmental awakening that has implications for every neighborhood, every ne... ...
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The health benefits of taking the Vegan Challenge 2.4.2011 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Bill Clinton, Oprah, Ellen, Natalie Portman, Joaquin Phoenix, all of these celebrities are trying and/or living on a plant-based vegan diet. What's this about? Why would they consider doing this? What do they eat? read ...
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Community gardens coming to South Salt Lake and Magna 2.4.2011 Salt Lake Tribune
By Jeremiah Stettler The Salt Lake Tribune Published Apr 1, 2011 04:50PM MDT Two new community gardens will sprout in the valley this spring, thanks to Salt Lake County’s urban-farming initiative. After exploring eight possible sites, the county announced Friday that it will create public gardens in South Salt Lake and Magna, where interest was highest. The county plans to put one garden in Harmony Park near 3700 South and Main Street in South Salt Lake and another on the corner of 2700 South and 9050 West in Magna. Starr Campbell, president of the Magna Town Council, sa... ...
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Grocery shoppers eagerly lining up for 'local' produce — but what does the term really mean? 2.4.2011 Star Tribune: Nation
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Medium is beautiful: why we need more mid-sized farms 2.4.2011 Grist Magazine
by Bob Comis. Recently, I have made the argument in a couple of different articles ( here and here ) that in order to make local-regional meat broadly affordable and accessible, we should make a shift from the direct markets (farmers markets, CSAs, on-farm sales) to the existing indirect, arms length markets of supermarkets (and mom and pop groceries and butcher shops). Coming from me, if you know my politics and you know the history of my writings, this is a shocking claim. Nevertheless, I have been thinking about it very hard over the last few days, in light of the comments I have received, and I do still think it is the right thing to do. Given our meat-intensive culture, it is unfair to ask people of limited means to eat only cheap cuts and/or to substantially reduce their meat consumption. As I argued yesterday , bucking one’s cultural impulses often takes Herculean efforts. Being poor is challenging enough already; we shouldn’t also force counter culturalism on poor people. ...
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Locally grown? It all depends on how you define it 2.4.2011 Boston Globe: Latest
Locally grown? It all depends on how you define it
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Locally Grown? It All Depends on How You Define it 1.4.2011 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The No. 2 official at the Agriculture Department recently got a real-life lesson in the loose definition of the trendiest word in groceries: "local." Walking into her neighborhood grocery store in Washington, Kathleen Merrigan saw a beautiful display of plump strawberries and a sign that said they were local produce. But the package itself said they were grown in California, well over 2,000 miles away.

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