Archive for the ‘Food’ category

Would You Rather Die Instantly or Slowly?

Posted April 25th, 2012 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

I have been researching the 60’s in preparation for my first book, scheduled to be available on Earth Week 2013. Durning this process I came across a photo, in a 1968 newspaper, of a 12 year old boy who had tied a lawn chair to his skateboard and was riding it down a very big […]

Book & Movie Reviews

Posted March 29th, 2012 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

I get countless inquiries every year asking me “what I read.” I can’t think of a better place than my blog to provide a list of good reads and pics on contemporary environmental issues and sustainability. Enjoy.

Shop Local – It Matters

Posted February 23rd, 2012 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

Many communities have launched “Buy Local” campaigns with good reason. Research shows that for every $100 you spend in your community, $68 of it stays local versus only $23 from chain stores. That difference goes to create jobs, services, parks, sponsor kids’ soccer teams, and so on. But if that’s not enough to convince you […]

Meatless-Like Challenge

Posted January 24th, 2012 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

Food production is a dirty business, using lots of valuable resources (e.g. land or water) and generating tons of pollution (e.g. methane or pesticides). However, some food choices are cleaner than others, and when it comes to living green our food choices and energy and should be at the top of the list. According to the […]

Protecting yourself from toxins can seem like a part-time job at times. There is so much to know and remember, involving everything from the shampoo you use, to the furniture in your house, to the food you eat. It’s overwhelming. I recommend focusing on the things that impact your overall health the most. Food is […]

Last post I discussed some of the ways toxins from your discarded electronic equipment are finding their way into the food supply and I’m guessing you’re checking back to find out how you can protect yourself and your family from these poisons. Well, here you go…BUY LESS STUFF! When you buy less stuff you create […]

EWaste – Part II – Fish for dinner?

Posted January 15th, 2011 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

Few things better exemplify America’s possession obsession than e-waste. That’s all of our nearly instantaneously obsolete computers, cells phones, TVs, and the accessories that go with them. And don’t forget those disposable printer cartridges. The U.S. produces 3 million metric tons of this junk a year. We are second only to China at 2.3 million. […]