While the bigger and more visible local-food projects continue to pick up steam, many smaller ones bubble up too.
People who complain about chickens in their neighborhoods are either elitists, hopelessly out of touch, behind on the trends, or all of the above.
Last weekend, we got a bit of green education at home, one of those moments when you directly confront your own impact on the planet.
I wrote a while ago about the dumb plan to build a Wal-Mart practically on top of the Wilderness battlefield. Texans and Vermonters both oppose the idea.
If you’re taking it to go, your lunch is going to result in at least a small amount of waste. What local spots have the greenest packaging?
Itâ€™s hardly been the most talked-about aspect of this election, but the environment had a big day yesterday too.
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I’m guessing many of the readers of this blog have already noticed this: Whole Foods Market is no longer labeling its conventional (i.e., non-organic) produce as such.
Some folks are concerned that CFLs, the light bulbs that everyone has been saying are a greener choice, may not actually be so great.
Let no one charge that the green movement is going to lose steam in 2009. If local events are any indication, it’s only gonna get frothier.
The C-VILLE cover story this week highlights the mess that’s left behind after certain big local parties. Appropriate, given that tonight is another occasion on which corks will pop.
I’m reading some early Michael Pollan right now. It’s his book Second Nature, published in 1991, when I was first hearing scary reports about global warming.
The green world is much less pleased with Tom Vilsack for Agriculture Secretary than with other picks, like Stephen Chu in the Department of Energy.
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The Retail Overlord plans to build a new store on the Wilderness battlefield. It’s a spot where 5,000 people died during the Civil War.
Fun fact of the day: Albemarle is a “primary federal disaster area.” So are Buckingham, Fluvanna and Greene Counties. The reason? Drought.
Edward Thomas paints places that may soon disappear. Meanwhile, not so far away, things even bigger than city neighborhoods are disappearing.
If my Saturday were greenly perfect, this is what it would look like: In the morning, I’d get up and ride my bike to the Nelson Community Market. There I would buy a pair of earrings for my mom from the nice lady who makes earrings, and a jar of local honey for my dad.
Obama’s got to assemble a Cabinet amid a deafening roar of unsolicited advice, including from people here in Charlottesville.
So yesterday I got to ditch work and drive up the mountain to visit my man Thomas. I don’t know why I’ve been looking forward to the opening of the new Monticello Visitor Center, but my visit yesterday justified the anticipation.
Drinking water is good for you; no doubt. The question of what to drink it from, though, is baffling. I have long been a user and re-user of your standard Dasani or Deer Park bottles.