State of the Planet

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local food

  • Why You Should Shop at the Farmers Market

    Why You Should Shop at the Farmers Market

    In honor of National Farmers Market Week, a staffer who used to work at the market tells us why farmers markets are valuable community resources.

  • Two Birds, One Stone: Green Roof Gardening in the City

    Two Birds, One Stone: Green Roof Gardening in the City

    Cutting carbon emissions and fostering healthier eating habits can go hand-in-hand.

  • How Green is Local Food?

    How Green is Local Food?

    Local food proponents often claim that food grown close to home helps prevent global warming because it requires less fossil fuels to transport, generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than conventionally produced food. But just how green is local food?

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • Why You Should Shop at the Farmers Market

    Why You Should Shop at the Farmers Market

    In honor of National Farmers Market Week, a staffer who used to work at the market tells us why farmers markets are valuable community resources.

  • Two Birds, One Stone: Green Roof Gardening in the City

    Two Birds, One Stone: Green Roof Gardening in the City

    Cutting carbon emissions and fostering healthier eating habits can go hand-in-hand.

  • How Green is Local Food?

    How Green is Local Food?

    Local food proponents often claim that food grown close to home helps prevent global warming because it requires less fossil fuels to transport, generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than conventionally produced food. But just how green is local food?