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Book review:The Third Plate, by Dan Barber

I am a student of sustainability. I have therefore read many books on this subject that have influenced my thought process over the years and has also allowed me to influence other people’s thinking. But it is not often that … Continue reading

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The future of recycling in NYC, especially organics- Part 2

Part 2 of this blog I delve into the various recycling options available in the city and especially the design considerations that need to be in place to make organics recycling a success. I recently came across a great eco … Continue reading

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Forked by Saru Jayaraman

I don’t usually read two books by the same author because I feel there are so many topics, so many authors one can sample in our ever shrinking time that’s devoted to the lost art of reading books. However Activist … Continue reading

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Food Sustainability-at places of learning (Part 2)

Follow up to my earlier blog piece on food sustainability initiatives at some of the leading educational institutes around NYC, this piece focuses more on Sustainable Food Practices through the lens of one University, Columbia University in the City of New … Continue reading

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Food Sustainability-at places of learning (Part 1)

New York City is home to 215 higher education institutions that are responsible for educating nearly 500,000 students[i].  Dining facilities have a significant impact on the carbon footprint of their respective universities. Think food miles, think water, excess chemicals, food … Continue reading

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A Greener Future for Waste Management

http://greenhomenyc.org/blog/a-greener-future-for-waste-management/ first published in greenhomenyc October newsletter

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Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry (Part 2)

Part two of this blog focuses on the observed sustainability initiatives at a few US/international chains of hotels. I chose some based on their creativity and others because they are familiar chains and it would be good to know their … Continue reading

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Where does your lettuce come from?

As sustainability enthusiasts and professionals, we are constantly bombarded with dire statistics and news. Good stories and news are sometimes far apart and well spaced. Therefore it is with a lot of excitement and happiness I share these two excellent … Continue reading

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Teachings from a food conference

I believe Michael Pollan was the one who said food serves money purposes.  For satisfying hunger, to keep us healthy, part of nature’s sustainability, and last but not the least, it has socio-political and cultural implications.  And through my interest … Continue reading

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All about GMOs

Since I concern myself with learning about food sustainability, I felt it was time to research and share what the world’s leading authorities are saying on this hot topic. GMO..genetically modified organisms and GE..genetically engineered both refer to a way … Continue reading

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