Happy America Recycles Day! But wait, there's more! It's also National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. (Seriously!) In honor of these beloved occasions, and because we care about your sustainability, behold Ecocentric's greatest hits on recycling, food waste and more!
From the Department of Stating the Obvious: "No one is pro-hunger." So why is it that we've got 50 million food insecure Americans who don't know where their next meal is coming from? The statistics translate to about one in six hungry bellies, and for kids, it translates to one in five. The new documentary, A Place at the Table, forces us to face up to this horrifying state of affairs. Here's why it's a must-see.
Is Promised Land a movie about fracking? Or is it a movie about the lengths we're willing to go to to save our small towns? The film asks the question. This review can help you find an answer.
The San Francisco Gate called the book "politically brave" and it truly is. Foodopoly is a compelling read and a rock-solid resource for anyone trying to figure out how we went from a nation of healthy farmers to the fast food nation we currently live in, and how we might be able - with hard work - to get home again.
According to a new report by Oceana, the areas most at risk from the harmful impacts of ocean acidification and climate change are poor coastal and small island nations, regions that depend heavily on seafood for protein.
In October, after years of pressure from conscientious eaters, Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill signed an agreement to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' Fair Food Program. The company, which prides itself on "food with integrity," has made a giant step toward real sustainability.
The NRDC Community Fracking Defense Project has been launched in fives states to provide those concerned about fracking with legal and policy assistance. Could that be your community?
The founder and director of Food Forward, a nonprofit that organizes volunteers to glean fruits and vegetables for distribution to food pantries, Rick Nahmias is also a photographer -- his exhibit, The Migrant Project, opens in New York today.
In the face of many challenges, a genuine - and inspiring - food movement working toward that system is flourishing. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the heart of New York City at this year's Just Food Conference.
Earth-friendly gifts can include upcycling and regifting, as well as non-consumables like service and donations. Here's some ideas for green, meaningful gifts.
Major American universities are practicing "land-grabbing" - buying up African farmland in deals that will likely result in displacement of small farmers, environmental devastation and the further impoverishment and political destabilization. Students and alumni: you have the power to change this.
The Last Mountain, a scathing documentary about mountaintop removal mining, details the many injustices bestowed by the coal industry upon the very people it claims to support.
Update: Just before Thursday’s scheduled rally, CFA supporters got word that the beloved school will remain open as a charter school. Congratulations to Miss Andrews, Nicole Conoway and all the students and supporters.
Ecocentric writer Chris Hunt, who doesn't care much for chocolate, is an unlikely choice of authors for a Valentine's Day chocolate post. He does, however, have one important qualification: he cares about preventing slave labor.
Assuming you're not an out-of-touch 18th century monarch, you probably realize that not everyone has access to fresh, healthful food. At the most basic level, lack of access can be attributed to three factors: financial resources, the cost of food and food availability.
A short interview with CIW representative Lucas Benitez on working conditions, worker's rights, health and wage issues and the Campaign for Fair Food.