What the Hell are We Eating?

"We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons." - Alfred E. Newman I've been trying to eat less meat lately, especially after a study released in late June revealed that going vegetarian can halve your diet's carbon footprint. After challenging myself [...]

Permaculture Techniques for a More Sustainable Organic Farm

Deep in the sticks of Schoharie County in upstate New York, lays Raven Crest Botanicals, a 250-acre sanctuary of an organic farm. Over 80 herbs are grown at Raven Crest for a variety of teas, tinctures, elixirs and skin care products. Susanna Raeven, owner of Raven Crest Botanicals, strives to bring “non-toxic, safe and effective, [...]

Don’t Trust the Label

Stainless steel water bottles, reusable bags, and recycling are frequently associated with “going green” or “sustainability” in U.S. popular culture.  However, if asked to define sustainability, chances are, most Americans would falter.   At the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations in 1987, sustainable development was defined as “development that meets the needs of the present [...]