Defining the Contours of our Century

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President Obama addressed the UN summit leaders today, imploring each to do their part in combating global climate change. “Nobody gets a pass… We have a responsibility to lead,” he stated before 120 heads of state.

Today’s Climate Summit was not a meeting to bind treaties or draft legislation to reduce carbon emissions. Instead it was an opportunity for…

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“The Largest Climate March in History”

Demonstrators gather in front of the Morris Theater in downtown South Bend, Indiana

Demonstrators gather in front of the Morris Theater in downtown South Bend, Indiana.

Two weeks ago, I went to a screening of the film Disruptionat St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana. The compelling film highlighted the devastation we’ve seen around the world that has resulted directly from climate change. It made me angry at times, tearful at times, and then it gave me hope. (To see what…

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Inglorious Fruits & Veggies!

So this fun little viral video out of France finally made it’s way around to me…

Inglorious Fruits and Veggies! What a novel concept. It reminded me that I’ve been meaning to write another post about food waste, a problem that so often goes unnoticed just because many people are unaware of it.

And yet there’s a growing body of…

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Food Waste at It’s Finest

Mountains of ice cream in a dumpster outside of Harding's Market in St. Joseph, Michigan - Photo Credit to David Clayton, Facebook

Mountains of ice cream in a dumpster outside of Harding’s Market in St. Joseph, Michigan – Photo Credit to David Clayton, Facebook

On Monday, June 30th, the Southwest Michigan / Northern Indiana region suffered a major thunderstorm that knocked out power across several counties – power that is not likely to be restored in most areas until Saturday, July 5th.

The power outage is a pain…

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People are what people say they’re not - just like seeing in colour it’s the only colour you forgot #thelivery #livery #bentonharbor #iamband @iambandmusic #berriensprings (at The Livery Microbrewery)

50 posts! … and Tumblr wants me to make one more. LOL.

50 posts! … and Tumblr wants me to make one more. LOL.

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Making Connections

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Earlier this week, the news broke of a manure spill in Allegan County, Michigan– about an hour and a half north of where I live. The spill originated at a dairy farm and was discovered last Friday – although they were unable to determine when the leak had started and how much manure had seeped into Bear Creek, which runs into a tributary of the Kalamazoo River and ultimately empties into Lake…

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Interactive Charts for Food Nerds

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Red Light, Green Light?

About a week ago I came across an article published by CNN Health entitled Red light, green light:…

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Attempt no. 2 at making #honeymead with local honey and #local #peaches. Yay #fermentation! #balljar