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April, 2018

FeelGood: The Future of Campus Activism

Among the world’s many pressing problems, hunger seems pretty straightforward. We have the food and the resources to feed all 7 billion of us on the planet. So why should anyone go hungry? In actual practice, of course, the solutions are more complicated. In part, that’s because it’s increasingly clear that hunger is linked to …

April 8th, 2018  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Power of We

Earth Day Seder: A Culinary and Social Experiment

This year the first night of Passover fell on the same day as Earth Day. What a fantastic way to celebrate history, tradition and of course, food. Oddly enough, I am, and always have been, a secular individual. However, this year in a discussion with co-workers it seemed like there was interest in putting together …

May 13th, 2016  |  Posted by Valerie Kihslinger | Published in Earth Dinner, In the Kitchen, Recipes, Sustainable Living

Rootstock Radio: Theresa Marquez, Creator of Earth Dinner

Download Anne O’Connor and Theresa Marquez. Mission Executive Theresa Marquez has worked for Organic Valley for nearly 22 years. Among her time at Organic Valley, Theresa has had many ideas that continue to cause us to re-examine our connection with food. Projects like WomenShare, Grass Up, and FrogTV ask us to delve deeper into the social, political and environmental issues …

April 22nd, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Earth Dinner, Featured Post, Rootstock Radio  |  1 Comment

Earth Connections – Celebrating Earth Day

Every year at Organic Valley, we highlight Earth Week, and our Human Resources department finds many ways to engage us in connecting with the planet. One way to engage is the annual highway cleanup. It’s not difficult to find dozens of reasons to skip it every year, but this year, reasons sounded too shallow and …

April 22nd, 2016  |  Posted by Theresa Marquez | Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post, Sustainable Living

7 Earth Day Facts That Link Past, Present, and Future

April is a time for change–gardens are planted, spring cleaning is launched, and, in my neck of the woods, graduates prepare for commencement. With change in the air, Earth Day lands gracefully on April 22nd each year, a perfect time for each one of us to reflect on our earthly behavior. While you’re out planting …

April 21st, 2016  |  Posted by Carly Hall | Published in Featured Post, Sustainability  |  1 Comment

Creating Earth Dinner: A New Earth Day Tradition

Back in 2003, Theresa Marquez had an idea. “I always thought Earth Day should have a meal,” she says, thinking back on that time. “Every other holiday got a meal. Why not Earth Day?” Marquez, then marketing director for Organic Valley, and a little team of writers set to work on a concept that became known …

March 9th, 2015  |  Posted by Earth Dinner | Published in Earth Dinner

Earth Dinner How-To: At Home

The Earth Dinner isn’t just for organizations putting on big events. At home is where the Earth Dinner concept began, at Founder Theresa Marquez’s big kitchen table and with a simple question: How can we help eaters know where their food comes from? The answer? It starts at home around your own kitchen table, surrounded …

October 28th, 2014  |  Posted by Earth Dinner | Published in Earth Dinner, Earth Dinner How-To

Earth Dinner How-To: The Basics

How do I do an Earth Dinner? The best thing about the Earth Dinner is it doesn’t have to be a “dinner.” It can be a sit-down meal or a stand-up social hour, a non-profit fundraiser meal or a for-profit restaurant theme night; it can be a potluck, catered or home-cooked. It can be celebrated around a restaurant …

October 28th, 2014  |  Posted by Earth Dinner | Published in Earth Dinner, Earth Dinner How-To

Earth Day/Every Day Food Toolkit

Shouldn’t Earth Day be every day? That’s the thought behind the environmental organization Earth Day New York. Their mission is to make Earth Day more than a one-day event or annual environmental wake-up call. By continuing to work year round, Earth Day NY connects people to important and ongoing environmental work, raises awareness and offers solutions. …

October 17th, 2014  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Featured Post, Sustainability, Sustainable Living

Ode to the Clothesline

Being the fifth child of eight has its unique and, one might say, predictable effects. Ah, those middle kids. Not so special as the oldest and not the cutie like the youngest. Middle kids end up solving problems and getting things done just to be spared the arguments of who was supposed to do what.  …

April 22nd, 2014  |  Posted by Theresa Marquez | Published in Featured Post, Sustainability  |  2 Comments

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