Friday, July 11, 2008

Writer wrap-up for the weekend

The great thing about going green is that people are talking about it and sharing ideas on how they can make their lifestyles more environmentally friendly. Whether it's frequenting a farmers market or growing their own food, practicing conservation or just elimination of things, change is heating up this July.

Here are just a sampling of what's online this week:

Our organic CSA shares updates on how our wacky weather is impacting crops (produce is bolting left and right) and provides several recipes to try, including:
  • New Potato Salad
  • Roasted New Potato Salad with Tomatoes and Green Beans
  • Baked Zucchini Gratin
  • Zucchini Crisp
  • Cabbage Potato Koora
  • Vegetable Kabobs

Organic Needle muses about her "carncinogic joy in a can," Diet Coke, and how she struggles to kick the habit. Yes, someday, I may possibly blog about the same.

Fake Plastic Fish writes about the struggles of switching to a low-carbon diet.

'Burban Mom explains about how we can switch to renewable energy sources - and what to do if that's not an option in your area.

Soil got you down? May Dreams Gardens talks about how you can help improve it and stress less about the clay, rocks, etc., that's between you and something actually growing.

5 Minutes for Going Green is a relatively new site focusing on quick tips for, what else, growing green. It launched this week, but right now only has a few quick tips, such as conserving gas and water. It'll be interesting to see how this site progresses.

Oh, and if you haven't already, heat up your summer with a little luau. And be environmentally friendly by winning previously loved luau decorations to get you started!

[ Edited January 28, 2009 to remove the name of the Indianapolis-based CSA, which claims one of its customers does not speak truthfully about her experiences. Link removed Jan. 30, 2009. Want a CSA for 2009? Find CSA programs in Indianapolis or Bloomington, Indiana, by visiting this posting, or visit to find one near you! ]

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