“Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a means of natural gas extraction employed in deep natural gas well drilling. Once a well is drilled, millions of gallons of water, sand and “proprietary chemicals” are injected, under high pressure, into a well. The pressure fractures the shale and props open fissures that enable natural gas to flow more freely out of the well.” Land owners that Josh Fox interviewed across the country all had similiar stories of polluted drinking water and toxic air surrounding these frack wells. A Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire.
Over 150 Pilot Projects are participating in the SITES two-year Pilot Program (June 2010-June 2012). These projects represent a diverse cross-section of project types, sizes and geographic locations in various stages of development from design to construction and maintenance. SITES Pilot Projects will be the first projects in the United States and abroad to demonstrate the application of The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks 2009, released on November 5, 2009.
Gustavo Dudamel conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic with his well-know expertise and dramatic style once again. When he and superstar American cellist, Alisa Weilerstein walked onto the stage, there was a roar of applause. The excitement was growing inside the amazing architecture of Disney Hall; we all knew we were about to experience something very … Read More
“There’s always gonna be obstacles. The thing is, you don’t let those obstacles determine where you go.” Pearl Fryar
Bittman on Food. But what else? Food Matters! And Bittman likes a challenge.
PBS aired an amazing program called The Botany of Desire. The program was created after the book by Michael Pollan, who just happens to be a hero of mine… I entered the sustainability field because of food sustainability. And food is how Michael Pollan tends to connect the world and sustainability in a very conscious and thoughtful manner.
“Some of the most successful restaurants in the city have aligned with a philanthropic cause or are touting organic and local ingredients in their menus,” says Darrin Johnson, New Leaf’s director of strategic initiatives. Soon his restaurant will unveil a branding campaign centered on the fact that the restaurant buys from local farmers.
Two recent college grads discover where America’s food comes from when they plant a single acre of corn and follow it from the seed to the dinner plate.
Sustainable Farming Practices. One of them is planting radishes? Radishes are not just for the Germans in Munich to munch on with their steins of fresh beer anymore…
I’m gonna make it a brighter place – I’m gonna make it a safer place.
I’m gonna help the human race – With my own – With my own two hands.