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Tiny Footprint Coffee: Offsetting the Carbon in Your Cup

Drinks Maggie Hoffman Post a comment

How often do you think about the sustainability of your coffee? You may try to eat locally, to take public transportation, to turn down your thermostat, but when it comes to caffeine, it's hard not to have a negative impact on the Earth. More

The Rise of Organic Spirits

Drinks Paul Clarke 6 comments

Unlike the food world, where emphasizing local and seasonal and working to diminish food's ecological footprint have become recurring themes, the bar has always approached things a bit differently. But that's changing. As the craft-cocktail movement matures in its second decade, some procedures are starting to more closely align with those in the food world. The use of fresh fruit and other produce is now de rigeur in cocktail bars, and today, it's not unusual to see a bottle of organic spirits somewhere in the mix. More

Why You Should Eat Brazil Nuts on Earth Day

That's Nuts Lee Zalben 18 comments

Celebrate Earth Day with a handful of Brazil nuts. Not only are they delicious, but farming them is eco-friendly. More

Why You Should Eat Peanuts on Earth Day

That's Nuts Lee Zalben 9 comments

What does Earth Day have to do with peanuts? Well, there are many ways that eating more peanuts (and peanut butter) can contribute to improving the health of our planet. Here are my top three reasons. More

Sustainable Wines: Saving the Earth, One Glass at a Time

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 1 comment

The natural wine movement is growing, spurred by winemakers' concerns about the long-term viability of their land, the quality of their wine, and the protection of the environment. In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we chatted with Michael Honig about his efforts toward sustainability at Honig Vineyard and Winery in California, and taste-tested a few great natural wines to recommend. More

Jones Soda, Powered By Bike On Earth Day

Carey Jones 5 comments

On Earth Day, some of us are making an effort to turn off lights, or take shorter showers, or bike to work. But putting us all to shame, Jones Soda is taking its entire headquarters off the grid—powering their offices with human-generated cycle power. With ten custom-make bikes hooked up to their electric system, Jones staffers and visitors will be pedaling all day. And if you drop by Jones Soda Central in Seattle and hop on a bike, you’ll score a free soda for your pains. Can’t make it out there? Follow along on their webcam, or on Twitter. [via Girlhacker]... More

Happy Earth Day

Alaina Browne 4 comments

Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, Cooking Up a Story offers up Baby Steps to a Green Kitchen, a collection of tips ranging from shopping and food choices to kitchen clean up: "Trying to step more lightly on the earth is a daunting task, but we do believe that small, seemingly insignificant actions can make a major, positive impact." What are you doing to green your kitchen?... More

Eat Some Pig, Save the Earth: My Kind of Environmental Initiative

New York Ed Levine Post a comment

Here's an email from a restaurant publicist I can totally get behind (I've deleted the hypey stuff). Earth Day is coming up and to honor its commitment to Environmental Awareness, Il Buco will be offering a $30 lunch prix fixe,... More

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