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May 2009

Reign of Terroir: Richard Seireeni Talks Sustainable Wine

Last week, Reign of Terroir reviewed Richard Seireeni‘s Gort Cloud: The Invisible Force Powering Today’s Most Visible Green Brands. And they liked it so much, they asked him for an interview. Here, Richard talks about his healthy taste for local—and not so local—wines, and shares a little marketing savvy the “greener” wineries can use to […]

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LISTEN: Survival Expert Mat Stein Is “Beyond the Ordinary”

Can we reverse trends that author Matthew Stein calls “civilization busters”? There’s plenty of evidence that a gloom and doom attitude is sensible—even conservative. But Mat points to how quickly and nimbly the world turned itself around on the threat of CFCs to the ozone layer. We saved ourselves before, and with a concerted global […]

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Chido’s Blend

Turning coffee pulp into mushrooms, creating livelihoods for young women that otherwise wouldn’t have a chance? That’s what I call good coffee. Chido Govero, author of The Future of Hope, took her tragic and compelling personal story and turned it into a tool to help other young women in otherwise hopeless situations. Dear Friends, In […]

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WATCH: Grassroots Campaign Cleans Up Estonia in One Day

Up until last year, the tiny country of Estonia’s natural beauty was marred by tens of thousands of tons of household and construction waste littering their forests, meadows, and streams. It was a big problem. A grassroots campaign of 50,000 volunteers cleaned up 10,000 tons of trash—in less than a day. This video tells the […]

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Discovering Amari: Saveur Interviews Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barber

On one of their trips to Italy a few years ago, Caleb Barber (In Late Winter We Ate Pears: A Year of Hunger and Love) and Deirdre Heekin (Libation: A Bitter Alchemy, In Late Winter We Ate Pears: A Year of Hunger and Love), proprietors of Vermont restaurant Osteria Pane e Salute, discovered a love […]

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Weed Control and Crop Rotation: Managing Your Small-Scale Grain

The following is an excerpt from Small-Scale Grain Raising: An Organic Guide to Growing, Processing, and Using Nutritious Whole Grains for Home Gardeners and Local Farmers by Gene Logsdon. It has been adapted for the Web.The worst problem in raising wheat organically is weed control. Because wheat is customarily planted “solid” rather than in rows, […]

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Robert Kuttner: Saving the Economy—and President Obama—from “Centrism”

One hundred days and some change (pun intended) into Barack Obama’s presidency, the once-nominee has proven his centrist rhetoric on the campaign trail wasn’t just a bunch of hot air. He’s shown himself to be deeply principled and honest—for better or worse. Those of us hoping his selection of Robert Rubin protégés Tim Geithner and […]

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Chelsea Green’s Margo Baldwin Makes Book Business Mag’s Top 50 Women in Publishing

Book Business magazine just published their first ever annual list of the “Top 50 Women in Publishing,” and Chelsea Green’s own co-founder, president, and publisher Margo Baldwin made the list. Congratulations, Margo! Since 1984, Chelsea Green has been leading the industry not only in sustainability content, but also in its publishing practices. All of our […]

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How I Found My Sweet Spot: Job Advice for 2009 Graduates

Spring marks that time of year when twenty-somethings all over the world start to develop anxiety disorders. College is over and the Real World awaits—the sharpest of double-edged swords. You’re free from school, for the first time since you were five. But the working world is just around the bend—and it smells fresh blood. Many […]

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Operation Day’s Work: Burritos, Blogging, and My First Day in Publishing

Guest post by Harmony Spencer (Age 17; Chelsea, VT) One of the first things I was told when I walked into Chelsea Green Publishing was, “Today is burrito day!” This was one of the many indications that Chelsea Green Publishing was not like any other publishing company. Not that I’ve been in any other publishing […]

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