Green Tip: Understanding Food Labels

Organizing a sustainable, ethical world often requires leadership from the top, but consumers can make choices themselves about the kinds of food-production practices they do or do not want to support, influencing policy from the bottom. Environmental consumers sometimes simply look for products to be qualified as either environmentally friendly or not, but this is Read More »

Eating Green In The Workplace

Eating Green In The Workplace The current battle over the environment has many fronts – from the halls congress and board rooms of major corporations, to your humble office cubicle. When you go to take a break from your hard work, don’t take a break on going green – with a few easy steps, you Read More »

Eating Local In Winter

Eating local is an important way to lessen your environmental impact. Buying from large conglomerates wastes resources for transportation and manufacturing, and encourages businesses practices with potential adverse effects. By eating locally-grown food, you can support the farming industry and cut down on the greenhouse emissions that wide-spread production entails. Not to mention the health effects – Read More »

How to Waste Less Food

Surprisingly, one of the easiest ways you can cut down your expenses and your environmental footprint revolves around food. The National Resource Defence Council (NRDC) has reported that Americans tend to waste around 40 percent of all edible food. Wasting this food not only wastes water, energy, and chemicals, but it also the equivalent of Read More »

Farmers Markets in New York City

Summer is now in full swing, which means it is the perfect time to seek out those farmers markets or Greenmarkets for fresh, local food. Greenmarket is a GrowNYC program consisting of a network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, fresh food box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. to provide small family farms the opportunity to sell their Read More »