Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day link farm

Dewy grass

I'll have a lovely, spring-green recipe coming your way soon, but in the meantime, let's take a quick look at a different kind of green. In celebration of Earth Day, here are some links to help you get your earth love on. Happy browsing!

KQED's Bay Area Bites has a list of things you can do to make your kitchen a little less wasteful and a little more environmentally friendly. If you're already doing most (or all) of the things on the list, give yourself a pat on the back. If not, perhaps you'll learn something new. Everybody wins!

iPhone-wielding fans of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch now have a handy way of keeping Seafood Watch's sustainable seafood recommendations handy: a free iPhone app with region-specific seafood information determined by your phone's GPS function.

If you haven't seen Food, Inc., do. Seriously. It's an eye-opening, heart-breaking, blood-pressure-raising 90 minutes chock full of information on where our food originates. Netflix account holders can have it streamed to their tv or computer.

I doubt that anyone reading this blog doesn't know where to find locally grown produce, but just in case, U.S. readers can find a wealth of local market and producer information through Local Harvest.

This isn't food-related, but NASA/Goddard's Flickr photostream has some pretty neat images of this blue planet of ours.

And finally, also not food-related but filed under "neato," some awe-inspiring new images of the star that makes it all possible: our sun.

Anything to add? Drop your links in comments. Happy Earth Day!


Bee said...

Sig got Food,Inc. (as a free DVD in the newspaper) when I was away. I'm looking forward to seeing it. My parents saw it last year and my mom said that it totally changed her meat-buying (and eating) habits.

I was SO aware of the general wastefulness and throw-away quality of life in Houston. (You probably live in a more evolved, conscientious place.) One of our friends said that his workplace did an Earth Day celebration . . . and that they offered up ice cream in styrofoam bowls! As they say in educator-lingo, I think someone missed a "teachable moment" with that one. So sad.

Anne said...

Sigh! Teachable moment indeed. There are still a lot of disposable containers/dishes/utensils around here, too (not styrofoam, but not compost-friendly either). Fortunately some restaurants are coming around to using, if not compostable, then at least recyclable containers and utensils for take-away food.

Of course, compostable isn't a lot of help if one doesn't have a compost pile/bin. I wish that my city would take a page from some other cities' books and institute a curbside recycling program. I feel awful throwing all those useful fruit and vegetable scraps in the trash!

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