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    TAG : Suzanne Lindgren

    Foraging & Feasting

    The urge to forage continues to spread. Prepare yourself and protect your hipster friends with this field guide and wild food cookbook.Perhaps you consider foraging a deplorable hipster pastime. Perhaps you thought—based on principle alone—that you would never read a book dedicated “In ...

    Living the Eco-Design Dream

    Creating zero-waste systems is more than a job.A little inspiration from someone who decided she didn’t want to play the nine to five game and stuck with that decision.We first encountered Shayna Gladstone through her essay, “From College to Reality: A Radical Transition,” in which she ...

    Resilience

    Five fun ways to prepare for climate changeSixth Great Extinction got ya down? Worried about the future of humans on our planet? You’re not alone, and even though heartbreaking climate news is everywhere these days, there is a silver lining to it all. A miniscule but shimmering sliver of ...

    Just Eat It

    A “fat lady with a nutrition degree” urges us to make friends with food and our bodiesFrom incessant press coverage of the obesity epidemic to diet manuals masquerading as health magazines, Americans’ weight and eating habits seem to be under constant surveillance. Surrounded as we are by ...

    Enough Is Enough

    From population to the stuff we use, when is enough enough?When is enough enough? Alan Weisman, author of The World Without Us, has an idea. In his new book, Countdown, Weisman travels the world gauging the individual decisions and social attitudes that influence global population. He analyzes ...

    A Wild Tonic for the Spirit

    1wildadjective \?w?(-?)ld\ living in nature without human control or care : not tameLike the disappearing wilderness itself, we’ve managed to hollow out the meaning of wild, the word. I offer as evidence: Wild Cherry Pepsi. As a kid I drank this fruit-flavored cola whenever it was on ...

    Shareable Cities

    Can the Sharing Cities Network fuel a people-powered economy?On the verge of 2014, the economic outlook of the common folk appears—at first glance—grim. The 1 percent has turned a years-long recession in its favor, gaining wealth and political power. Meanwhile, the rest of us watch as our ...

    Junk Food and the Myth of Choice

    Corporations are pushing fast and processed foods, but our nation’s health still stands a chance. Fast food. We all know it’s bad for us, but somehow the lines outside drive-thru windows never seem to dwindle. Must be the delicious fries, right?Maybe not, says Anna Lappé, author of Diet ...

    Wilder Times

    How do we remember a forgotten wilderness? Here, Laura Cunningham's representation of San Francisco's Nob Hill centuries ago: a grassy, windswept hill with blooming ceanothus bushes and a shed elk antler.It’s often difficult to perceive what’s missing. While our senses fill our minds with ...

    Investing in a Resilient Future

    Slow Money founder Woody Tasch talks about investing in the future and Slow Money’s new offshoot, Gatheround. A word to keep in mind as we enter an uncertain future: resilient. The planet’s climate is changing, the global economy is struggling, and people are beginning to gather ...

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