Each summer, like thousands of other music lovers, a few friends and I travel to see our favorite bands play. In the spirit of peace and love, we gather to celebrate the community music creates, but what many don't realize is the toll such gatherings can can take on the environment.
In which our resident home brew hobbyist and clean water advocate argues that craft beers strengthen communities and explores some characteristics (most of which also apply to the good food movement) of the better beer movement, particularly as it concerns local production and consumption.
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.
A sustainable food system requires robust networks of local and regional food production and distribution. Learn what local food is, why it's important, and how you can support its production.
You've read about sustainable food and you're ready to make a change, but how do you find it? Here are some resources to help you shop sustainably.
Eat Well Guide Advanced Search
Eat Well Everywhere is an innovative mapping tool that enables visitors to find good food on the road. Enter an origin and a destination to locate farms, restaurants, bed and breakfasts and more along your route.
Sustainable Table celebrates local, sustainable food, educates consumers about the benefits of sustainable agriculture and works to build community through food. Please explore The Issues, In The Kitchen and Take Action. Check out our Seasonal Food Guide to find what's in season near you, and watch The Meatrix movies to learn more about factory farming.
While supervising a recycling and waste disposal program, Wayne Koeckeritz was so bothered by all the food waste destined for the landfill that he did something about it. He quit his job as a facility manager of a luxury hotel, bought a used garbage truck and set out to turn food trash into compost treasure with his hauling company, Food Waste Disposal.
Find podcasts, videos, animations and educational kits developed by GRACE staff and featured in our Food, Water and Energy programs and Ecocentric blog.
The flapping of a butterfly’s wings may or may not have the capacity to trigger a tornado on another continent, but without a doubt, our food, water and energy systems have profound impacts upon each other (and us, and our planet). With that in mind, we're excited to introduce our new GRACE website.
When athletes and their teams champion the environment, we all win. The 2013 Green Sports Alliance Summit - highlighting the sustainability efforts of over 170 teams in seven leagues - takes place in Brooklyn next week.
Today we are thrilled to release the new and improved Eat Well Guide, our online directory of restaurants, farms, markets and other sources of local, sustainable food. Wherever you are, eat well!
Urban Homestead is a backyard farm in Pasadena, CA, that raises produce, goats and egg-laying hens and ducks at home both for their own table and for local restaurants and residents. Their farm and many other local, sustainable farms, restaurants, stores and more are listed in our new and improved Eat Well Guide.
Take Action: Use Eat Well Guide to find good food near you!
Nora Pouillon is an advocate and leader of the local, sustainable food movement in the Washington, DC area. From her cooking to her work to bolster chef-farm relationships in the region through the establishment of farmers' markets, farm tours and more, she exemplifies the level of commitment our heroes exhibit every day. Read on to find out what drives Nora's dedication to sustainable food.
People dedicated to sourcing, preparing and serving local, sustainable food are vital to the sustainable food movement. Chef Joel Miller at Ravine in Mississippi doesn't just source sustainable food - he regularly visits the farms that supply his kitchen, shops at farmers' markets multiple times per week and even raises some of Ravine's ingredients on-site. Read on for an interview with our latest Eat Well Hero!