Glow in the Dark Plants for Sustainable Lighting Not sure how I feel about this development...What do you think?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
- PETA Vegetarian Soul Food
- Pinterest - search vegan soul food
- Vegan Soul Kitchen
- The Sweetest Vegan
- VegNews - search soul food
- Vegan Crunk - more of lifestyle of a Dirty South Vegan
- I Eat Grass
- By Any Greens Necessary
- Vegetarian Times - Cajun Food
Monday, April 15, 2013
Black and Into Green readers, which environmental organizations have you found to be most inclusive?
Sunday, April 14, 2013
A Profound Hatred of Meat: Broccoli Pistachio Soup: Even a broccoli lover like me, gets tired of eating it occasionally. I try to eat a lot of it because it is an especially good cancer fighter for black women, it is delicious and so easy to prepare. I like this dish because it also features another one of my favorites - pistachios. MMM! Like peanut butter and chocolate, broccoli and pistachios. We will see. Looks pretty simple to make too! The recipes from this website are always amazing, so add it them to your reading list.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Langston Hughes' Children's Garden, Harlem, 1955 In honor of National Poetry Month, I share this article from a garden historian, on one of my favorite poets, Langston Hughes. Apparently this great intellectual and poet also shared an appreciation for the greener things in life and children. A black and green poet, nice.
|Photo by Don Hunstein, 1955|
Friday, March 15, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
EC approves animal meal in fish food
Okay so I guess it's not enough that poultry and cows are being fed animal by products, now farmed fish will be expanding their diets. One more reason to consider going fully veg. Also, if you didn't catch the story on NPR's This American Life, you need to be careful about where you buy your calamari. All is not what it seems...
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Herman Miller, Herman Miller Please consider Herman Miller for your next office furniture purchase. This company has been a leader in sustainable business practices for many years. Read more about the company on Sustainable Business and check out the video.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Activities and Resources to Teach Environmental Health A toolbox for teachers of grades 9-12 to raise awareness of environmental health issues and solutions.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Mayors focus on "local warming," urge Obama to act | Yahoo! Health All of climate change is local, but mayors of American cities want President Obama to assume more visible leadership in pushing for real action on the climate. In the interim they are working on their own local solutions to mitigate and manage the effects of a heating climate. Heat waves, floods, drought and infrastructure under pressure, are just some of the issues that mayors must address. Let's hope we hear more about the president's plans on climate change this weekend.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
I continue to see Maya Penn of Maya's Idea Shop featured in need articles and thought that it was about time for me to give to give her a shout out on Black and Into Green. She is the most productive 12 year old that I know!! Her advice featured in the above Techyville article is inspiration for us to keep plugging away at our green living, advocacy and business goals for 2013. Love her ideas about keeping a journal of your ideas. I keep a memo on my smart phone of problems that I've identified that need a product or process solution. All great businesses are founded on problems that need to be solved, though there are some problems that we didn't even know we had until someone developed the idea (though, not always guaranteed to be a profitable business). Anyway, let's all show Maya some love and put her site on our blog roll and support her Etsy shop. You go, Maya!!
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Hello! It's that time of the year again. Internship applications are starting to open up. Thank to my famous friend, Rue Mapp, of Outdoor Afro, I was alerted to some paid green internships for high schoolers and college students that are available at the Nature Conservancy. There are even internships specifically targeted to diverse demographic groups, in recognition of the changing faces of America. These environmental organizations are recognizing the need to nurture a love for nature in what has been a historically ignored demographic - people of color. Need to ensure a future base of volunteers, donors and employees, right? You will need to type "internships" in the keyword search bar in the career section, as internships are not listed. Some internships start as early as February, but most start June 2nd. You should also continue to visit the site to look for new postings.
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Thursday, January 3, 2013
Fiscal Cliff Deal Extends Some Green Programs, Gives Up On Farm Bill. Well, we all survived the fiscal cliff mess, for now. A few environment related programs survived and few did not. The commuter tax break was maintained - this allows you to have money deducted pre-tax from your paycheck to cover a limited amount of public transportation expenses. Tax credits for plug-in motorcycles and energy efficiency home renovations or home purchases, survived. Items in the farm bill that would have supported healthy, sustainable farming practices fell off of the cliff. For more specific details read the article that I shared from Sustainable Business.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Wishing all of my readers a blessed, happy and very green new year! Thank you for being you and doing what you do. Looking forward to a great year of spreading the green gospel and encouraging others to take care of this great earth that God has given to us and having some fun while doing it!