Robin Madel works on food, agriculture and water issues, including water footprints, sustainable seafood, urban and innovative forms of agriculture and personal actions people can take to help improve the food system. She produces blog posts, issue pages, reports, videos and other online content. Prior to GRACE, Robin worked for the city of Boulder Public Works Water and Transportation Departments and at Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site. She received an MS in Environmental Science and Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, a BS in Civil Engineering and a BA in Geological Sciences - both from the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as a professional certificate in Journalism from New York University. She is an avid photographer and an actor, so she's usually not too far away from a camera of some sort.
By learning about the water footprint of the food, people can make more sustainable choices and discover many ways to eat their way to water savings.
You know water comes from the tap, but do you know how much water goes into your sandwich? Your gadgets? The electricity that powers them? Soon you will!
Is there a difference between animal rights and animal welfare? This Harvard Law School professor is here to explain the difference.
Used in more than half of all packaged products in the US, palm oil is threatening the survival of the rainforest and its inhabitants. Here's how you can help.
A new report by Environmental Working Group indicates that drinking water from systems serving over 1,600 small towns in the US is contaminated with nitrates.
For many of us, Thanksgiving means a giant turkey full of stuffing. If you're concerned with how your turkey was raised, then this month's action is for you!
Make your voice heard on whether the National Chicken Council should be able to further increase the speeds that companies slaughter and process chickens.
Underfunded transportation infrastructure could seriously impact your ability to buy food locally through farmers' markets, grocery stores and CSAs.
Ready to start a 30-day journey to become informed, inspired and empowered to change the world? Join this year's Project Green Challenge starting now!
Wondering what's in season near you? Find out with our new Seasonal Food Guide, now available as a mobile app!
If you live near a CAFO, under newly proposed legislation, your ability to fight water pollution from those facilities might become much more limited.
Imagine buying four bags of groceries and throwing one away. This is how we waste food in the US. Learn about your own food waste with the I Value Food quiz.
The Trump administration listed the WOTUS repeal on the Federal Register and they're taking comments. Meanwhile, EWG released its Tap Water Database.
Find out how much you can reduce your impact on the environment, your health and animal welfare by taking the Reducetarian Pledge. Choose an option to eat less meat for the next 30 days and you'll see your positive impacts add up every day!
Of the 13 million metric tons of plastics that make their way into the oceans every year, much of it ends up as microplastics - sesame seed-sized particles that contaminate our fish, shellfish and even sea salt. In honor of World Oceans Day 2017, find out what you can do to turn the tide of plastic trash.
Greenpeace's Sustainable Shopper Seafood Challenge will show you how sustainable your seafood purchases are and how to make even better choices to help ensure a fish-filled future for us all.