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June, 2017

Wind: Powering Our Future

Editor’s Note: This contribution is part of our Sustainability Scavenger Hunt series. Read more here, and download the fun activity book for families and classrooms! by Eric Udelhofen of OneEnergy Renewables For thousands of years, civilizations have depended on the wind for power. American colonists used windmills for grinding grain, pumping water and cutting wood at sawmills. …

June 8th, 2017  |  Posted by Stanley Minnick | Published in Sustainability, Sustainable Living


Rooftop Solar: A Big Decision with Big Benefits

Editor’s Note: This contribution is part of our Sustainability Scavenger Hunt series. Read more here, and download the fun activity book for families and classrooms! More homeowners, farmers, businesses (even utility companies) are installing solar energy than ever before. Here, we’ll look at the benefits and impacts of a solar electric system installed in 2016 by Valerie …

June 1st, 2017  |  Posted by Stanley Minnick | Published in Featured Post, Sustainability, Sustainable Living


Ditch the Clothes Dryer. Bring out the Sun!

Editor’s Note: This is a guest contribution as part of our Sustainability Scavenger Hunt series. Read more here, and download the fun activity book for families and classrooms! by Amy Alstad My grandmother was a very thrifty person; having grown up during the Great Depression, she didn’t like to see anything wasted. She chewed half-sticks of gum …

May 25th, 2017  |  Posted by Stanley Minnick | Published in Sustainability, Sustainable Living


Simple Math and Common Sense: Energy Usage at Home

Editor’s Note: This is a guest contribution as part of our Sustainability Scavenger Hunt series. Read more here, and download the fun activity book for families and classrooms! By Mark Lydon, CEM, Energy Advisor with Franklin Energy Every day, a house or apartment gets purchased with grand aspirations of beauty, style, coziness, warmth and fond memories. The …

May 18th, 2017  |  Posted by Stanley Minnick | Published in Featured Post, Sustainability, Sustainable Living


The Magical DIY Barrel Garden

Editor’s Note: This is a guest contribution as part of our Sustainability Scavenger Hunt series. Read more here, and download the fun activity book for families and classrooms! by Renee Frederick, urban farmer and educator The seed catalogs have started showing up in the mail, reminding us planting season is right around the corner. I’m choosing from …

May 4th, 2017  |  Posted by Stanley Minnick | Published in Featured Post, Organic Gardening, Sustainable Living


Rootstock Radio: Responsible Seafood with Sheila Bowman

Download Have you ever wondered about the credibility of “organic” aquaculture? What about the effects of plastic waste on our seafood? Today on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez talks with Sheila Bowman, manager of Culinary and Strategic Initiatives for the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program. Trained as a marine scientist and passionate about conservation, …

March 13th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Organic Valley’s 2016 Green Spirit Award

Organic Valley’s Green Spirit Award is an annual recognition of an employee who goes above and beyond to incorporate environmental sustainability and green living into their work and personal life. Congratulations to Noelle Kehoe, 2016 Green Spirit Award Winner! Noelle was recognized for many reasons, but a few of them are because she built her home …

January 25th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in CROPP Culture, Sustainable Living


Rootstock Radio: Keefe Keeley and Perennial Agriculture

Download   This week on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez speaks to Keefe Keeley — executive director of the Savanna Institute.  The Savanna Institute is based out of Champagne, Illinois, and focuses on production agroforestry and perennial agriculture in the Midwest. Keefe says perennial agriculture is part of the answer to sustainable farming. Perennial agriculture …

December 15th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: Chris McCullum, a Different Kind of Dietitian

Download This week on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez speaks to Dr. Christine McCullum-Gomez. Chris is a registered dietitian, writer, speaker and consultant. She serves as a column editor for the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition (JHEN), and is a member of the JHEN Editorial Review Board. Needless to say, Chris has a plethora …

November 29th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Thanksgiving Tips: Part 2

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, getting food onto Americans’ plates accounts for 80 percent of the country’s fresh water consumption, 50 percent of American land use and 10 percent of the total United States energy budget. Although the system as a whole is not perfect, food is a necessity for human life and …

November 23rd, 2016  |  Posted by Maddie Doyle | Published in Family, In the Kitchen, Sustainability


 
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