Spreading urban farming and food systems know-how to strengthen local communities is Stacey Murphy's expertise. The founder of BK Farmyards, Stacey has been helping others learn and start farms in New York since 2009, and she's got a big plans ahead. Read about BK Farmyards' work and vision in our interview with Stacey here.
Martin Luther King Day is a great opportunity to start the year off on a positive foot by getting more involved in your community. Here are some tips on how to become an advocate for sustainable food - or other things you care about!
The 2014 World Cup has been a great success as the finals draw near. Although knocked out earlier, the United States has few if any peers in the World Cup of large "environmental footprints." The problem is, winning that Cup is no triumph.
In a recent Heroic Endeavors feature, we interviewed Sharon Feuer Gruber and Wendy Stuart of the Wide Net project. The conversation ranged from marketing invasive fish species to nutrition to the current state of our food system. We liked Sharon and Wendy so much that we decided to run the rest of the interview we had with them!
A six-month investigation into Thailand's fishing industry uncovers a vast slave trade that enables shrimp to be sold worldwide at low cost - at the expense of human lives.
On May 15, workers in 150 cities and over 30 countries went on strike demanding living wages from the billion-dollar fast food industry which boasts mega profits and supersized CEO salaries. Some states have already raised their minimum wage. Will others - and the industry - follow suit?
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.