26 articles by Chelsea Graham
What is Right to Repair: New State Legislation to Reduce Waste
May 18th, 2023 | By Chelsea Graham
Right to repair laws aim to make it easier to fix our possessions and shift us from throwaway culture to a circular economy.
What to Buy at the Farmers’ Market this Spring
May 17th, 2023 | By Chelsea Graham
Tart rhubarb and spring greens are just some of the local foods that await early season shoppers.
Eating Insects Could Add More Sustainable Protein to U.S. Diets
May 8th, 2023 | By Chelsea Graham
Insects are hailed as a shiny solution to climate-change-inducing diets, but what chance do they have of really shifting our food consumption habits for the better?
Why Doesn’t the U.S. Have Better Public Transportation?
Apr 30th, 2023 | By Chelsea Graham
Quality public transit could improve lives and clean up the environment, but efforts to make it better are hamstrung by poor design, car-centric planning, and negative public perception.
Get Gardening with Your Spring Planting Checklist
Apr 10th, 2023 | By Chelsea Graham
Get a jump start on spring planting by preparing all your materials, and getting seedlings ready to grow.
Renewable, Sustainable, Clean? An Overview of Carbon-Free Energy
Mar 29th, 2023 | By Chelsea Graham
As the US works to shift to more renewable energy sources, what options do we have for sustainable, clean, and safe energy?
How to Honor Indigenous Foodways in your Garden and Kitchen
Mar 21st, 2023 | By Chelsea Graham
Learn from indigenous knowledge to make your planting and food preparation more sustainable.
Tips for Planning an Eco-Friendly Slow Vacation
Mar 7th, 2023 | By Chelsea Graham
Slow travel is a great way to settle in and get to know a new place, while making less of an impact on the environment.
Tips for Building Incredible Edible Landscapes
Feb 16th, 2023 | By Chelsea Graham
Take food production beyond the vegetable garden with plants that look good and taste great.
Refugee Food Cultures Enrich Us Food Systems
Feb 13th, 2023 | By Chelsea Graham
Refugees bring their unique food cultures with them to the US. As they feed their communities, they also make the food system stronger and more diverse.
Why Doesn’t the US Have High Speed Rail?
Jan 12th, 2023 | By Chelsea Graham
High-speed rail is a comfortable, convenient and climate-friendly way of traveling in many countries, but faces logistical and political hurdles in the United States.
Eco-living, Food systems, Transportation
5 Resolutions for a More Sustainable New Year
Jan 3rd, 2023 | By Chelsea Graham
Smart, structured goal-setting for the year can help you live more sustainably and appreciate your progress over time.
Last Minute Gifts that Give Back Instead of Going into Landfills
Dec 15th, 2022 | By Chelsea Graham
A gift doesn’t necessarily have to be an object! With these ideas, you can give a gift that is both thoughtful and personal, as well as good for the planet and your community.
Is the Future of Meat Production Really in the Lab?
Dec 14th, 2022 | By Chelsea Graham
Lab-made meat hasn’t yet hit the shelves, but proponents see it as a solution to feed the world more sustainably. Skeptics highlight key questions around how successful it might be at scale.
Want to See More People Cycling to Work? Safe Infrastructure is Key
Dec 7th, 2022 | By Chelsea Graham
Increasing the use of bicycles for transportation can help decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Research shows that safe, suitable infrastructure can help get more bikes on the road.
Shipping innovations to make online shopping more sustainable
Nov 23rd, 2022 | By Chelsea Graham
As we do more and more of our purchasing online, it’s more important than ever for companies to invest in innovative technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their supply chains.
Level-Up Your Thanksgiving Leftovers with These Creative Recipes and Tips
Nov 14th, 2022 | By Chelsea Graham
Thanksgiving is one of America’s biggest food waste days. Do your part to keep your leftovers out of the trash by turning them into dishes so tasty you’ll look forward to them year after year.
Eco-living, Food systems
Fall Preserves for a Colorful Table: Tips for Canning Creatively
Oct 26th, 2022 | By Chelsea Graham
Canning fall fruit is a great way to avoid food waste, save food without needing refrigeration, and to keep your winter bright and tasty.
Extend Your Growing Season with Tips for Fall & Winter Gardening
Oct 14th, 2022 | By Chelsea Graham
If you just can’t get enough gardening, learn how to keep your vegetable garden growing under cover or indoors once the weather gets colder.
Home-Grown School Meals for Healthy Kids and Happy Farmers
Aug 25th, 2022 | By Chelsea Graham
Sourcing school meals locally can strengthen food systems, help farmers grow their businesses, and teach kids about eating healthy fresh foods.
Vehicle Start/Stop Technology: A Small Change with Big Potential
Jul 25th, 2022 | By Chelsea Graham
As start/stop technology becomes more widespread, it has the potential to make huge benefits on the whole, but only if we embrace its incremental vehicle-by-vehicle impact.
A Quick Guide to Growing Mushrooms at Home
Jul 11th, 2022 | By Chelsea Graham
Mushrooms are a surprisingly easy crop for home gardeners, and can even be grown year round in your basement.
Make Your Garden More Resilient with a Rain Barrel
Jun 20th, 2022 | By Chelsea Graham
Harvesting rain to water your garden is an easy way to save resources and money while making your garden more sustainable.
Foraging: Inside the Modern Resurgence of an Ancient Art
Jun 6th, 2022 | By Chelsea Graham
Foraging nourished early humans for millions of years, and today is growing in popularity as a way to reconnect with nature, be more self-sufficient, and supplement food sources.
Debating the Future of Urban Transportation
Mar 25th, 2022 | By Chelsea Graham
A survey by LSE Cities highlights key challenges and potential directions for urban transportation in the context of climate change, COVID-19, and rising inequalities.
How Native Plants Can Benefit Your Garden
Mar 3rd, 2022 | By Chelsea Graham
These low maintenance plants can attract pollinators, provide natural pest control, fight erosion, and turn your yard into a site for conservation.