• This Week in Eco News - October 31, 2014

    Happy Halloween! Check out a truly amazing array of sculptures featuring carved fruits and vegetables - and, appropriately for a day in costume, a hilarious video with the voice of "coal" featuring PBS's star painter Bob Ross!

  • National Vampire Awareness Day - Take Two!

    So why didn't National Vampire Awareness Day catch on? The promising holiday - dedicated to energy conservation, not blood suckers - lasted just one year, on October 30, 2008.

  • Our Heroes: Nick Wilber at The Fat Radish

    "I think just by visiting farmers and having these conversations with them, that their passion can actually be transferred to myself, then through our kitchen...to the plate and to the customer and it's a nice little cycle of devotion and passion for what they do." Meet Eat Well Guide hero Nick Wilber at The Fat Radish in New York!

  • Spooky Specters that Increase Your Electric Bills and Waste Power

    Ain't afraid of no ghosts? Consider phantom power drains, the appliances we leave plugged in while we're not using them. Cable boxes alone cost Americans over $3 billion a year in energy bills but don't freak out -- there's something you can do.

  • Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Pumpkins

    Nothing says autumn like pumpkins, but if your experience is limited to Jack-O-Lanterns and lattes, you're missing out on a whole world of squashy goodness. Read all about it!

This Week in Eco News - October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! Check out a truly amazing array of sculptures featuring carved fruits and vegetables - and, appropriately for a day in costume, a hilarious video with the voice of "coal" featuring PBS's star painter Bob Ross!

Our Heroes: Nick Wilber at The Fat Radish

"I think just by visiting farmers and having these conversations with them, that their passion can actually be transferred to myself, then through our kitchen...to the plate and to the customer and it's a nice little cycle of devotion and passion for what they do." Meet Eat Well Guide hero Nick Wilber at The Fat Radish in New York!

Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Celery

Celery is a ubiquitous ingredient in cooking, but tends to stay out of the spotlight. While you may recognize this fibrous snack from raw vegetable platters with dip, find out how celery has played many roles throughout history in cooking, medicine and even garnishing and starring in popular beverages.

Campaigning for US Infrastructure: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Vice President Joe Biden (in)famously said that New York's LaGuardia Airport is in shambles. Imagine then the decrepit state of the less seen US infrastructure like the electrical grid, food distribution networks or clean water systems? Is it time for voters to make infrastructure a priority?

This Week in Eco News - October 24, 2014

With Food Day on Friday, October 24th, this week there's a lot to say about food, especially when it comes to the the food, water and energy nexus. Whether it's algal blooms, wells running dry or falling gas prices, in this edition we can't talk about water or energy without mentioning agriculture.

Our Heroes: Chef Lyn Harwell at Seeds Community Café

Meet one of our Eat Well Guide heroes: Chef Lyn Harwell at Seeds Community Café in Colorado Springs, Colorado. You probably can't be in the presence of the Seeds family for more than ten minutes without hearing the word "sustainable" or "local", or, for that matter "organic" and "fresh"!

Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Cider

If there's a beverage demarking Fall, it's cider. Hard cider, sweet cider, warm cider in one hand with a fresh apple cider doughnut in the other, yum! Explore cider this season with the many recipes - and historical tidbits - the drink has to offer.

Your Guide to Finding a Sustainably Raised Turkey

It's time to get your turkey for Thanksgiving. No kidding, heritage birds from sustainable farmers sell out fast. If you want to gather around taste-test winning meat this season, but don't know where to find it, check out these highlights of places in your region where you can find a sustainably raised bird!

Tuna and Mercury on the Radio

GRACE's Peter Hanlon spoke with Thom Hartmann on his radio program about our recent blog post on the FDA's new fish and mercury consumption guidance, Consumer Reports' advice on the issue and how mercury gets into fish in the first place.

This Week in Eco News - October 17, 2014

Will oil producers drill themselves into oblivion? #TurnipForWhat? How much water do we need to make wine in California? Let's ponder these and other questions in this week's food, water and energy Eco News!

Our Heroes: Trish Watlington at The Red Door

Meet one of our Eat Well Guide heroes: Trish Watlington at The Red Door in San Diego, where the cuisine is seasonal comfort food and made with one commitment: if they can't grow it themselves or buy it locally, humanely treated and sustainably harvested, it's not hitting the table.

Real Food Right Now and How to Cook It: Walnuts

What do you do with walnuts? Crack them open to crumble over your salad or sweet potatoes, enjoy them straight from the shell as a healthy snack or even make a full meal of various crunchy varieties.

Fossil Fuel Export Folly

The Obama Administration's ramp-up of fossil fuel exports is at odds with its push for a global climate deal. It also presents a real threat to our already strained water resources. Here's a sustainable solution: Integrated energy-water-climate policies that drive low-carbon, low-water technologies and initiatives.

Will The Real PSL Please Stand Up?

Is there more #PSL (pumpkin spice latte) talk in 2014 than ever before? It seems like any and every foodstuff is pumpkin-flavored or scented - but guess what? The real thing is in season right now! Make your own local, seasonal PSL and check out these delicious options.

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