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    TAG : local

    Where the Tech and Agricultural Industries Meet

    New start-ups focus on access to locally grown food.With people’s growing interest in local, more sustainable agriculture, the tech industry is seizing the opportunity to develop websites and apps that give users the ability to get their hands on locally grown food. One such platform ...

    Socially Responsible Investing: Why DIY?

    SRI funds make feel-good investing sound easy, but for the most impact you’ll want to do it yourself. Back in 1971, when Methodist do-gooders Luther Tyson and Jack Corbett set out to change the stakes of the investment game with $101,000 and a novel concept—investing with a ...

    Feel-Good Gift Guide

    A Pair of Pears' guide to DIY gift wrapping.Whether you’ve been too busy, broke, or lazy to finish (or start) your holiday shopping, it’s not too late to find or make thoughtful gifts. And with an emphasis on local, DIY, and green gifting, you can avoid the mall entirely. Go ...

    Crowdfunding Goes Hyper-Local

    This post originally appeared at Shareable.net.There used to be a time when, if you wanted money to create public art, produce your invention, or start a company, you had to appeal to higher authorities. Big banks, wealthy relatives, local governments--they had the green, and we the humble ...

    Mercy for Spiritual Travel’s Footprint

    Tourism is this day and age’s dirty word, with rightful concern for the environmental impact of travel looming over alluring vacation plans. In this line of thinking, spiritual journeys pose a special quandary, writes Philip Carr-Gomm for Resurgence.“Our desire to visit sacred places has ...

    It’s a Beautiful Day in the Hyper-Local Web-Based Neighborhood

    When driving directions aren’t enough, the website EveryBlock.com is a resource for in-depth information on just about every neighborhood in town. The website has begun compiling news, photos, and hard-to-find municipal information for 11 U.S. cities so far, including New York, Chicago, and ...

    A Cool Greenhouse

    Many green-minded people give lip service to the idea of local produce, but how many of us eat local all winter long? An organic gardener in Vermont is pioneering a new type of greenhouse that might make winter growing more feasible for aspiring locavores by using heated soil.In its spring ...

    “Local” Food, Chinese Ingredients

    China’s exporters are increasingly cornering markets on ingredients in prepared foods, some of which will go on to be labeled “local,” reports Wayne Roberts in Toronto’s Now magazine.Such foods can be deemed local because their packing and packaging costs as much as their ingredients. ...

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