Not Only Food, Just Food

Thursday, 31 May 2007 09:16

By Felix Teitelbaum,
GreenLeaf Managing Editor

 

“The problem,” says Lael Gerhart of Cornell Cooperative Extension, “is that healthy food is expensive.”

Though this problem is of national (indeed global) proportions, locally, Gerhart and the Healthy Food for All project are helping to bring food equity to area residents.
The project, which begins its second season this month, has created a partnership between local farmers, GreenStar, the Ithaca Health Alliance, and United Way to provide affordable, healthy foods straight from the farm to local households in need.

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Climate Change: The New Urgency

Tuesday, 10 April 2007 10:39

By Sylvester Johnson, Ph.D.
Accelerating Changes
Consumers drive change. Growing numbers of consumers are saving money by increasing energy efficiency, and paying a reasonable premium to support the transition to sustainable energy sources. As the market for renewable energy grows, more businesses will invest in production. Larger scale production will increase efficiency and reduce costs for even greater numbers of consumers.


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Trees and Human Ecology

Tuesday, 10 April 2007 10:22

By Jeff Joseph
Trees are such a ubiquitous part of our local landscape that it is all too easy to forget their essential involvement in our lives. It was for this reason that the first Arbor Day was celebrated in 1872. Each state chooses the date for this holiday to coincide with the optimal season for tree planting. In New York, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April, which this year falls on April 27. While it is largely overshadowed by Earth Day, Arbor Day provides an opportunity to consider the varied roles that trees play in sustaining the planet and its inhabitants.

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