Author Archives: Meg

Earth Hour is Saturday

I’ll be participating in Earth Hour this weekend. What is Earth Hour? It is an hour where we live without electric/artificial light.  It started in Sydney in 2007, as a way to save energy and bring more attention to climate … Continue reading

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I Went Green in Queens

Today I spent an afternoon over at the Al Oerter Recreational Center in Flushing Meadow Park at the Going Green in Queens conference. My original plan was to just visit the expo and tables, pick up any literature that looked … Continue reading

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Growing Your Own… Fresh Air!

Today I came across a TEDTalk by researcher Kamal Meattle.  He says that certain common houseplants can help clean the air inside a building, significantly.  The three are: Areca Palm (“The Living Room Plant”); Chrysalidocarpus lutescens.  It removes CO2 and … Continue reading

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World Water Day

Thanks to supereco, I learned today is World Water Day.  Water has been on my mind the past couple of days after discussing the subject in a permaculture course I took this weekend, led by Jude Hobbs.  She told us … Continue reading

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CSA in NYC Conference by Just Food

Just a quick note -  on Sunday, I attended the CSA in NYC Conference organized by Just Food. What a great event! I learned an awful lot, met some nice people and heard two of my CSA farmers speak.  It … Continue reading

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Catching Up

I’ve seen a number of things in my web travels over the past few weeks that I’ve wanted to blog about but haven’t (mostly due to work projects), so I’m going to summarize instead of letting them languish in my … Continue reading

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The Polyface Farm Trailer

Ever since I read about Polyface Farm in The Omnivore’s Dilemma, I’ve been very intrigued by the Good Farm concept. This is a farm, “one where animals got to live according to their nature and to all appearances did not … Continue reading

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Worms in the NY Times

Just a quick post tonight – I was really happy to see an article on vermicomposting in the NY Times today.  I am a big fan of indoor composting and have had a worm bin for almost 2 years.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Queens Holistic Moms

I wanted to pass on this info from Megan Franzen about a new chapter of the Holisitc Moms Network, right here in Queens!  Holistic/Wholistic living is related to sustainable living, IMO. Greetings! I am excited to tell you about a … Continue reading

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New CSA in Astoria

This is a reprint of a post I wrote over on Joey in Astoria. CSAs are really popular in Astoria. So popular, that there is a waiting list every season. As a Core Group member of the Hellgate CSA, I’ve … Continue reading

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