Tips For A Sustainable Thanksgiving
Eating locally and seasonally could mean your usual Thanksgiving recipes need an update. Plan your Thanksgiving menu around local, seasonal and sustainable produce growing in your area, and create new family traditions — incorporating into your meal original recipes that celebrate your cultural foodways and use local produce and value-added food products.
Visit the farmers market
Play a vital role in ensuring the survival of small farmers. If you can't harvest food from your home or community garden, buy fresh produce from a local farmers market or food co-op. Check localharvest.org to find farmers markets, family farms and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area...MORE
Massive Solar Plant in Morocco
The solar thermal plant at Ouarzazate will harness the Sun's warmth to melt salt, which will hold its heat to power a steam turbine in the evening.
The first phase will generate for three hours after dark; the last stage aims to supply power 20 hours a day.
It is part of Morocco's pledge to get 42% of its electricity from renewables by 2020.
The UN has praised Morocco for the level of its ambition. The UK, a much richer country, is aiming for 30% by the same date...MORE
FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Salmon
Are the flood gates about to be opened when it comes to genetically engineered (GE) foods?
On November 19, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, based on sound science and a comprehensive review, is taking several important steps regarding food from genetically engineered (GE) plants and animals, including the first approval for a genetically... MORE
Heineken Brewing A Sustainable Future
The Göss brewery, whose origins date back to the 11th century, when beer was already brewed in the monastery that still stands adjacent to the brewery, played host to a milestone event on the journey to becoming the first CO2-neutral brewery in HEINEKEN. Already one of the most efficient breweries when it comes to water usage and energy consumption, the team in Göss have set themselves an ambition to develop sustainable solutions even where they don’t currently exist.... MORE
A Solar And Pedal Powered Car-Cycle
Sunnyclist is an electro-solar and pedal powered 3 seat vehicle created by young entrepreneurs striving to make a difference in sunny, but struggling, Greece...MORE
Detroit's Green Garage, isn't Mom's Old Car Garage
Detroit is an amazing city. What once housed a burnt-out downtown, the city is a true renaissance story. The city is on fire, but this time in a good way.
Right in the middle of Detroit's rebirth is Peggy Brennan and her husband, Tom. Long time residents, they bought into efficiency on their home and then bought into renewables and advanced sustainability through their remodeled building, Green Garage.
We can't decide if their story of recreating THE state-of-the-art sustainable building in uptown is a greater story than the business incubator hub that the facility now houses. They are pumping out new start ups, they are hosting city-wide events and they are building an apartment/hostel/lodge complex that will perfectly compliment the business hub that will be next door.
Here's the really good news- at its site, the Green Garage is sharing all of its expertise online with anyone else who'd like to replicate its success in any city or town. Over 200 people helped create the Green Garage, and now thousands will benefit.
Listen in and see why we love finding people like Peggy and Tom and showcasing their incredible leadership and inspiration.