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Volunteering at My Local CSA

Yesterday I volunteered at my local CSA‘s pick-up location.  I greeted people in 90 degree heat as they came to pick up their weekly fruit and veggie shares, and though I was soaked in sweat, I had a great time.  I met my fellow shareholders and got to spend some time with another volunteer and … Continue reading

Outdoor Film Festivals this Summer

Outdoor film festivals are a great activity that are eco-friendly and easy on your wallet.  By walking, biking, or taking public transportation to one of the many film festivals listed below, you can reduce your carbon footprint while catching a great feature film with friends.  Bring a blanket and your own snacks in environmentally friendly … Continue reading

President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

We have a moral obligation to leave our children a planet that’s not polluted or damaged, and by taking an all- of-the-above approach to develop homegrown energy and steady, responsible steps to cut carbon pollution, we can protect our kids’ health and begin to slow the effects of climate change so we leave a cleaner, … Continue reading

Summer Reading List

Ahh, the lazy days of summer.  It’s the perfect opportunity to relax in my back yard and crack open a book to enjoy while waiting for dinnertime. I love a juicy book about food – not only do they heighten your appreciation for your next meal, but they raise awareness to many issues that aren’t … Continue reading

Earth Spring Farm CSA

My co-workers and I received our very first box of fresh organic produce from Earth Spring Farm yesterday.  We signed up for a small share of veggies and a small box of fruit, and from June – October we will get a big helping of fresh fruits and veggies to divide among 6 very hungry … Continue reading

Bike to Work this Friday, May 17!

May is the perfect month to ride a bike – it’s National Bike Month, and in Washington DC, Bike to Work Day is on Friday, May 17. The National Bike Challenge kicked off on May 1, with the goal of uniting 50,000 people to bike 10 million miles throughout America. Regardless of the reason, swapping … Continue reading

Carrots, Celery, and CSAs

This summer, a few of my co-workers and I are going to split the cost of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share from Earth Spring Farms.  For less than $10 a week per person, we are going to have a box of fresh, local, vegetables delivered to us from a farm in Pennsylvania.  I’m really excited because … Continue reading

Spring Forward and Make a Change

Spring is the season for change.  We move our clocks forward an hour, and gain extra sunlight, warmth and new possibilities.  Why not use that extra hour to make a difference and volunteer? When you volunteer, you gain so much more than spending a day among new friends – you help make a positive impact … Continue reading

Happy Birthday to Redefining Eco!

Dear Redefining Eco Community, Redefining Eco is celebrating our one year anniversary today! It has been a fantastic journey, filled with lots of learning and love.  I am so excited to celebrate this milestone, and to see what the next year will bring us! This blog started as a project to help me get writing … Continue reading

Redefining Food in a World Where Food is Constantly Changing

In the past few weeks, I’ve had a lot of interactions with ordering food for large groups of people.  As a part of my job, I help with logistics planning for conferences, and I’m planning a wedding at the moment.  It seems so straightforward to order food for 40-50 people and make everybody happy. But … Continue reading

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