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