Krissa Finch
10 Green Apps

Make your eco-friendly lifestyle a touch easier with these green iPhone applications.

Community Dining in New York

Community dinners support a sustainable lifestyle through involvement and local food. Here’s how two started in New York City.

Bucking Up for Sustainability

Bucking Up for Sustainability – Urban Farm OnlineBucking Up for Sustainability Participants in the 2011 Buckminster Fuller Challenge compete for a prize to keep their sustainability or eco-minded projects moving forward.Participants in the 2011 Buckminster Fuller challenge compete for a prize to keep their sustainability or eco-minded projects moving forward.The Buckminster Fuller Challenge awards a […]

Earth Hour: Beyond the Hour

Courtesy Jeffrey Hamilton/Stockbyte/Thinkstock In addition to turning out the lights for Earth Hour, people around the world are doing other things to increase their level of sustainability. For one hour on March 26, 2011, peoples’ thoughts and actions will be geared toward one topic: protecting the Earth. People around the world, including businesses, governments and […]

Plan Revamps NYC Food Systems

Courtesy Hemera/Thinkstock New York City’s FoodWorks plan aims to transform the city’s food systems to make local food more accessible and sustainable. “New York state is home to over 36,000 farms and 7 million acres of farmland.  We rank second in apple production—growing more than enough to meet our local demand. Yet we still import […]

Water: The Fuel Frontier?

Courtesy Dan Lutz Dan Lutz and Marc Anderson of Beloit, Wis., are performing experiments to fuel cars with water broken down into hydrogen and oxygen molecules. If your car didn’t run entirely on fuel, imagine the environmental and personal impact of fewer emissions, lower gas cost and improved gas mileage. Dan Lutz, fleet manager of the […]

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day – Urban Farm OnlineAmerica Recycles DayCelebrate America Recycles Day by spreading the word and taking the pledge to recycle.Celebrate America Recycles Day by spreading the word and taking the pledge to recycle.Take the pledge to keep America beautiful with hundreds of others on Nov. 15, 2010. America Recycles Day, recycle, recycling programs, […]

Aeroponics Shapes Future of Urban Ag

Courtesy AeroFarms Aerofarms uses aeroponic technology to commercially grow leafy greens, such as arugula. Commercial farming has met its urban match. AeroFarms, a company in Ithaca, N.Y., provides aeroponic technology and business expertise to help grow and sell leafy greens in urban buildings on a commercial level. The aeroponic system is a type of hydroponic […]

Festival Spotlights Local Pumpkins

Courtesy Allison Smith Greenbelt, Maryland, uses locally grown jack-o’-lanterns to give seasonal flair to its forest preservation program. They may not be Charlie Brown’s anticipated Great Pumpkin, which gives presents to good boys and girls, but the pumpkins at the Greenbelt Pumpkin Festival in Maryland do an even greater deed by involving the community in […]

Giving Back with Seeds

The Dinner Garden is stretching people’s food budgets by enabling them to grow their own food. Victory gardens are making a comeback. Envisioning a nation where front lawns, empty lots, medians, parks, schools, churches and community centers devote space to fruit and vegetable gardens, Texas resident Holly Hirshberg established The Dinner Garden in 2009 to provide […]

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