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Interview With Seafood Watch Celebrity Chef Doug Katz

Dr. Jordan Schaul interviews Seafood Watch’s Celebrity Chef Doug Katz about the famed sustainable seafood program developed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBAQ) launched the renowned Seafood Watch program several years ago with the initial intent to help keep marine fisheries robust and healthy. The Aquarium reached out to seafood aficionados…

Is it Green to be Green?

In more than a decade of writing about green living, one of the most common complaints I hear about it is that it costs more up front. I have learned that this is a deceptive and surprisingly complicated query, with no one answer. Sure, shopping at Whole Foods (aka Whole Paycheck) can cost more than…

An “Ecotour” of the Conservation Congress

Not only is the World Conservation Congress tackling environmental issues, it’s striving to be environmental itself.

Green Storage Wars: Self Storage Facilities Launch Eco-Friendly Innovations

  By Nadine Long The image that most often comes to mind when we think of self storage facilities is rows and rows of garage doors. But beneath that none-too-exciting exterior, storage facilities are the perfect incubators for new energy technologies. Green buildings can use one-third less energy and half the water of standard buildings,…

Storage Facilities Making the World Greener

  By Nadine Long Self-storage is often seen as consumerism gone wild: we’ve accumulated so much stuff that we now have to rent extra space to store it. Arguably, a bigger problem is that we buy disposable, single-use items and just toss them out. Many people choose to use storage while downsizing their living space,…

Chicago Leads on Climate Action

By Wendy Gordon “While climate change is a worldwide issue, 75 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions are generated in the world’s urban areas. Reducing energy use and emissions in cities is therefore fundamental in any effort to reverse the trajectory of global warming.” So reads page six of the Chicago Climate Action Plan, released…