Earth Day was created back in the 1970’s to organize a nationwide demonstration so large it would get the attention of politicians and force issues of the environment into the nation’s dialogue. Today, more than one billion people around the world will take part in the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day to voice their concerns for the planet, and take action to protect it. ... [Read More]
More than a decade ago, it began with an all-important realization. Rapid growth of the global economy has accelerated the degradation of the Earth's most important asset: the environment. Persistent poverty around the world threatens the critical natural resource base while resulting climate change further exacerbates the planet's delicate balance. The good news is, there is an emerging core of creative, ... [Read More]
FACT 1: Today, about 1 in 3 American kids & teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963. [Source: American Heart Association]
FACT 2: Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, characterized the threat of childhood obesity as follows, "Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will be less healthy ... [Read More]
We previously talked about the rise of female brewers, chefs and vintners making names for themselves in industries generally dominated by men, so it didn't come as much of a surprise to us when we heard that women have also made their move into the cheesemaking arena, and that more and more women are taking their turn crafting these artisan products.
According to the National Historical Cheesemaking ... [Read More]
With Spring in the air, this post is for any green thumb mavens, who have ever found themselves frustrated by the gardening tools, equipment, gear and apparel available to women. Women's bodies are different from men's, so shouldn't our tools be too? That's the very astute question that Ann Adams and Liz Brensinger, avid gardeners-turned-market-growers, asked and answered in 2008 when they formed Green ... [Read More]