We highlight the connections among food, water and energy, promoting a sustainable future through our projects including:
When it comes to the sustainability of our food, water and energy systems, no group is more influential than government. This week’s Eco News has stories of different governments either making sustainable choices or failing to take the environment into consideration. Regardless, what’s the best part about government? With continued effort, we can change it!
In this week’s installment of Our Heroes, we talk with Laura Rose Day, Executive Director of the Penobscot River Restoration Trust, one of River Network’s 2015 River Heroes. Day works to create sustainable sea-run fisheries on the river and oversaw removal of two dams, helping restore the lower Penobscot River to a free running waterway for the first time in nearly 200 years, and affecting nearly 1,000 miles of river.
Climate change impacts more than just the Earth’s temperature. It makes extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and storms more frequent. Water and land access become more difficult - and as a result, the globe’s agriculture systems and food security is threatened as the worldwide population continues to grow.
Chard, collards, kale - these greens are loved for their leaves, but what about the ribs and stems? The prepping instructions for these vegetables often call for these parts of the plants to be removed and discarded. But once you get a bite of these bits, you’ll agree that they deserve better than the compost bin.