September 28, 2012 |
BEER AND POLITICS According to one report, Democratic-leaning drinkers like Heineken while Republican-leaning imbibers prefer Samuel Adams . [National Journal] McSUSTAINABLE McDonald's wants to tell you what "sustainable" beef is . [Huffington Post] PROP. 37 LIKELY TO PASS, POLL FINDS Supporters of Proposition 37's call to label genetically engineered food outnumber foes of the initiative by a margin of 2 to 1, according to a USC Dornsife/L.A.
March 11, 2010 |
When Neal and Amy Knoll Fraser move their restaurant Grace downtown to the rectory of St. Vibiana's later this year, diners will be hard-pressed to miss the earth-to-table connection. Fraser intends to plant a garden — and not just a few containers of herbs, but 450 to 500 square feet, right outside, cater-corner from Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. It will be tended by the kitchen staff, and Fraser says it could yield as much as a quarter of the produce for his kitchen.
HOME & GARDEN
March 20, 2010 |
"Sustainability" is the buzzword on college campuses across the country, where LEED-certified buildings are the new standard. Pitzer College in Claremont, however, takes sustainability to a new level. Tour Pitzer's campus, and along with its LEED dormitories, you'll see the "trayless" dining hall where students scrape leftovers into compost receptacles. The school runs a "green bike" program that refurbishes and redistributes abandoned bicycles each school year. And Pitzer has a gorgeous, sustainable landscape.
January 18, 1994 |
In a tiny overcrowded office at the Brookings Institution, a prominent Washington think tank, a new computer program code-named "Sugarscape" has simulated the patterns of life--and created new visions of the Earth's future. Some 7,500 miles away in Arabuko Sokoke, the largest remaining coastal forest in East Africa, Kenya's Museum Society has launched a new program with the Giriama tribe to harvest butterflies for export--and to help alleviate local poverty.
December 30, 2009 |
During his more than three decades in real estate David Pogue played many roles, but environmental expert was never one of them. That didn't stop his company, Los Angeles real estate brokerage CB Richard Ellis, from naming him the company guru of all things eco-friendly nearly two years ago. Pogue suddenly found himself in charge of making the firm and its projects more energy efficient and environmentally conscious, an abrupt switch from his previous...
January 12, 2010 |
William Rees spent much of his childhood on his grandfather's farm in the province of Ontario. What struck him once, after a day of working in the fields, was the sudden realization that everything on the dinner table -- the chicken, the milk, the carrots -- he had helped produce. "I was only about 10 years old, and I have no explanation to this day, but I felt as if the ground had fallen beneath me. I was sinking, sinking, deep into the earth," Rees said. When he moved to Vancouver, he took that sense of "connectedness" with him, and never forgot it. With 75% of the globe's 10 billion people in 2050 expected to live in urban areas, they had better -- if they are to survive -- find a similar sense of connection, Rees figured.