Friday, March 14, 2014

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Hi Everyone!

Here is a very short video on Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) if you want to know a bit about what Tuesday's Green Drinks will be about or if you can't make it you can get started learning about it with this video. Hope to see you Tuesday!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Beauty Beads Causing Environmental Problems

Hi Everyone!

Very interesting video on Beauty Beads causing a problem for the environment! Check your products for polyethylene or polypropylene and try looking for some which do not contain them. The video mentions a few without these chemicals but there are others.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Green Drinks: Mar 18th

Hi Everyone!
The next Green Drinks will be Tues March 18th at the Brickstone Brewery in Bourbonnais. 6pm Social & 6:30 program starts. The topic will be Consumer Supported Agriculture - What It Is & How It Works by Eric Sexton of Nature's Choice Farm. Hope to see you there! 

Student Sustainability Summit

Hi Everyone!

The 3rd Annual SMHEC Student Sustainability Summit will be held at Moraine Valley Community College on April 25th from 8:30-2:30pm. This is the Friday of Earth Week! The theme this year is "I Am Sustainable Because..."

There will be a wide variety of presentations & discussion sessions and food will be a Sustainable as possible as well. Kankakee Community College is a member of SMHEC so it is FREE!

You can find information to register on this flier.

If there is enough student interest KCC may be able to provide transportation.

Please let me know if you would like to attend. You may use it for Extra Credit for my class.

Avoiding Dangers of Teflon

Hi Everyone!

You may be aware the EPA has in place a plan for chemicals found in Teflon to be banned by 2015 due to various birth, thyroid, & cholesterol problems and even cancers. Nearly 95% of the population have been found to have these chemicals in them. Check out this link by The Environmental Working Group on how to avoid the dangers of Teflon.

San Francisco Bans Public Sale of Water Bottles

Hi Everyone!

San Francisco became the first major city to ban the sell of plastic water bottles in public areas.This is one step they are taking to a zero-waste goal. It certainly also will help in reducing many of these plastic bottles & caps from landing in our oceans.

Captain Charles Moore:

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Are You Eating Genetically Engineered Food?

Hi Everyone!

How much do you know about Genetically Engineered (GE) or Genetically Modified (GM) Foods? The Center for Food Safety states 75% of your food in the grocery stores do in fact contain Genetically Modified ingredients! Even though the US does not require labeling, more than 60 other countries do!  The Environmental Working Group has a Shopper's Guide on what to avoid if this is a concern for you.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Scallops Not On Your Menu?

Hi Everyone!

If you love Scallops you might want to up your efforts helping out with Climate Change! Scallops are dying on the east coast  and around the world due to high acid levels from the increases in carbon dioxide in the ocean. While there are still other types of shellfish but one wonders for how long???