Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address Greetings to the Natural World

By Patty L. Buchanan Haudenosaunee Flag; credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iroquois Our modern-day Thanksgiving holiday has its roots in the coming together of the Indigenous North American people and the early European settlers.  Our current environmental crisis stems from our fissure in our relationship with the natural world, a relationship Indigenous people hold sacred.  Indigenous people live in daily and open recognition of…

CURE100 Launched With Four Charter Chapters

By: Patty L. Buchanan The Croton100 and CURE100 Community has much to celebrate. This past week we reached a momentous milestone when we formally launched CURE100 with four charter chapters following a series of events that crystallized our vision to create replicable and scalable community-based solutions to the climate crisis. CURE100’s four new chapters are: our founding and flagship chapter…

Eating meatless while “On the Go”

By: Sarah Wilson A recent article in these pages featured the Meatless Monday movement.  Meatless Monday is a global movement that encourages people to reduce meat in their diet for their health and the health of the planet.  Our region is filled with great local restaurants who can provide us with satisfying plant-based meals.  But what are your options when…

“Super Power” Can Get Us to 50% GHG by 2030

By: Chandu Visweswariah  Clean Energy U Curve courtesy RethinkX Adam Dorr and Tony Seba of RethinkX, a think tank that studies technology disruptions, just published a report entitled “Rethinking Energy 2020 – 2030.” The report gives us a blueprint of how we can achieve 50% Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction by 2030 as required by an overwhelming consensus of scientific thought…

Food is Medicine for Ourselves and Our Planet

By: Dhruv Gupta* Water Usage per EPA; Burger water use per Wall Street Journal, Jan.11, 2008; We can heal ourselves and our planet through our food. I will expand in this post under three headings: Why should I care?, What can I do?, and How can I get myself motivated? Why should I care?  You can reduce major sources of global-warming emissions – animal-agriculture and the pharmaceutical…

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