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Nrdc Growing Green Awards

Investing in our 'AgGems' for Regional Vitality

Sibella Kraus | Posted 07.20.2014 | Green
Sibella Kraus

For a fraction of the dollars moving through the virtual-tech world, the Bay Area's working landscapes could be permanently protected. And the clean air, water and foodsheds that we all rely upon could be safeguarded.

Bring Back the Monarchs!

Chip Taylor | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Chip Taylor

Monarch Watch is built on the idea that all of us acting together can be a powerful force for good. By planting milkweeds and other nectar rich flowers, we can throw a lifeline to monarchs and their fellow pollinators.

Smart Soil: Transforming American Agriculture One Class at a Time

John Reganold | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
John Reganold

The Growing Green Award means that I've had an impact on building healthy food production systems. Yet, perhaps more importantly to me, it says that I've contributed to the transfer of knowledge about those systems.

From Factory Farm to Grass-fed Moneymaker

Will Harris | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green
Will Harris

We are dedicated to producing food that is as healthy to eat as it is sustainable to raise. Our farming practices are literally returning vitality back to the farm, while allowing our animals to live the way Mother Nature intended.

The NBA Adopts A State-Of-The Art Energy Use Tracking System To Cut Costs And Save The Environment

Alicia Jessop | Posted 06.11.2013 | Sports
Alicia Jessop

Calculating the NBA's target footprint is important, as it will not only allow teams to adopt standards of best practice to lower the impact of their footprint, but will allow teams to do so in a business savvy manner.

Know Any Good Food Heroes? Nominate Them for the Growing Green Awards

Francesca Koe | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green
Francesca Koe

For the fifth year in a row, the Natural Resources Defense Council is searching nationwide for exciting leaders who are making our food system healthier for us, more sustainable for the planet, and more equitable for food workers.

Field Notes on Food Justice: Why Your Local Grocery Store Makes Farmworkers Poor

Greg Asbed | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green
Greg Asbed

"Fresh and Fair from Florida"... Five words that would look so beautiful stamped on your next tomato purchase. Five words that would signify a revolution in agricultural working conditions.

Connecting the Dots: The Journey From Farm to Cafeteria Tray

Andrea Northup | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green
Andrea Northup

The journey from seed-to-cafeteria tray is long and complex. My role is to shepherd the process from start to finish, and help local schools actionably transform the quality of their food.

Regenerating Landscapes for a Sustainable Future

Gabe Brown | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green
Gabe Brown

Let's start by taking a look at the root of the problem. Production agriculture today is one of man imposing his will on nature.

Nature Is Our Teacher: A Social Experiment Disguised as a Business

George Siemon | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
George Siemon

Food and agriculture must be a large focus of the environmental movement. Indeed, one could say we could eat our way through major threats by eating food that is grown with respect to nature.

Increasing Age of Farmers Puts Our Food System at Risk

Valerie Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Valerie Jaffee

Our food system sits on the shoulders of hundreds of thousands of farmers in their 60s and 70s who are on the cusp of retirement. When they turn in their tractors, who will replace them?

A New Generation of Victory Gardens: NRDC's Sustainable Food Awards Show Emergence of Urban Farming

Jonathan Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Kaplan

During World War II, Americans planted over 20 million victory gardens, producing 8 million tons of food. With a 21st century revolution in urban farming, the victory garden may be making a comeback

Gophers and Berries and Bees, Oh My!

Valerie Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Valerie Jaffee

Accepting defeat, one California farmer gave the gophers invading his farm the gold: free range of his blueberry crop. And then an unexpected and quite amazing thing happened.

Deadline Extended! Nominate a Sustainable Food Hero by Dec. 12 for NRDC's Growing Green Awards

Valerie Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Valerie Jaffee

The NRDC's Growing Green Awards recognize extraordinary contributions to the field of sustainable food by food producers, entrepreneurs, and young food advocates who are shaping the future of food in our country.