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The Color of Food Chosen as Foreword Reviews' #BookoftheDay

by: EJ on 05/25/2015

Natasha Bowens' new book The Color of Food: Race, Resilience and Farming was named Book of the Day by Foreword Reviews today.  Reviewer Shelia Trask says, "With The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience, and Farming, [Natasha] sets a welcoming place at the table for African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian farmers to share stories …

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The Do's and Don'ts of Doggie Doo Doo

by: EJ on 05/21/2015

Eighty-three million dogs and ninety-six million cats call the US home. Pets don’t use toilets.  What could possibly go wrong?

Rose Seeman, the self-proclaimed Dono Quixote of Doo, has considered this question in depth.  Speaking of depth, eighty-three millions dogs produce 11 million tons of waste per year.  This is enough to cover 10 football …

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Why Save Seeds?

by: Sara on 05/07/2015

Over the past few generation, multinational corporation have seized the lion's share of the seed market, squeezing out small, regional, family-run companies and causing biodiversity to suffer. In today's blog post we excerpt from Cindy Conner's new book, Seed Libraries And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People. In this section …

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#WhoMadeMyClothes; Why the hashtag campaign for social and economic justice matters

by: Sara on 04/23/2015

Today's blog post about Fashion Revolution Day, and the #WhoMadeMyClothes campaign comes to us from Michael Lavergne the author of the upcoming Fall 2015 release, Fixing Fashion, Rethinking the Way We Make, Market and Buy Our Clothes. Michael is an ethical supply chain professional who has spent the past eighteen years leading sourcing initiatives …

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Students Arrested at Sit-In

by: EJ on 04/20/2015

Students at Yale, Harvard and University of Mary Washington made the news last week when they were arrested  during non-violent protests. What burning social justice issue were these students protesting?  War? Student fees? Minimum wage?  No, these students were protesting the fact that their universities are refusing to #divest from fossil fuels.

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