News

Apr 18 2011

Creating a kitchen garden is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Not only do you avoid the carbon emissions of shipped food (or even driving to the store), you also replace lawn (that must be mowed, usually by a gas-powered mower) with food.

Environment & Climate
Apr 15 2011

On April 21, 2011, the California Center for Public Health Advocacy released a county-by-county analysis of how much of these new revenues would be returned to communities throughout the state.

Healthy Food Access
Mar 24 2011

No Kid Hungry, intends to help childcare centers and schools make better use of funds already available. The goal is to increase participation in school breakfast programs by 10% the first year.

Healthy Food Access
Mar 21 2011

The federal government is investing $60 million in three major studies on the effects of climate change on crops and forests to help ensure farmers and foresters can continue producing food and timber while trying to limit the impact of a changing environment.

Environment & Climate
Economic Prosperity
Mar 12 2011

The challenges for children in East Salinas, known as Alisal, have deep roots: during the Depression, thousands of Dust Bowl migrants packed into tiny shacks. Today, Sherwood sits on a fault line of violence between the Hebbron Heights Surenos (blue) and the Fremont Street Nortenos (red) street gangs; a first grader was wounded by gunfire last year hiding behind a play structure.

Valued Workforce
Mar 2 2011

Agriculture must become central to future climate-change discussions, because it contributes a "significant" proportion of global carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide emissions.

Environment & Climate
Mar 1 2011

Imagine support designed to encourage a resurgence of small- and medium-size farms producing not corn syrup and animal-feed but food we can touch, see, buy and eat — like apples and carrots — while diminishing handouts to agribusiness and its political cronies.

Environment & Climate
Valued Workforce
Economic Prosperity
Feb 26 2011

Almond growers and other tree fruit farmers in Central and Northern California are bracing for possible crop damage this weekend as unusually cold temperatures gripped the state and set low-temperature records.

Farmers & Ranchers
Environment & Climate
Economic Prosperity
Feb 22 2011

helpful tips from Ecological Footprint to help reduce your carbon footprint

Environment & Climate
Feb 19 2011

Talking to the English chef about his program 'Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution,' a TV show that's not just about healthy food but also about converting skeptics and unbelievers.

Healthy Food Access