Transportation

"Why I Quit Oil"

Apr 1st, 2014 | By Nick Tiller

After 12 years of profiting from the energy and agriculture markets, I resigned my position as a hedge fund portfolio manager last year. Now, as the founder of Sustainable America, I devote a material portion of my time and net worth to helping make our nation’s food and fuel systems more resilient. Here's why
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Eco Living

2013 in Review: A Letter From Our Executive Director

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By Jeremy Kranowitz

It has been an exciting year. 2013 was the first full year of operation for Sustainable America. The generous support and clear vision of Nick Tiller, our founder and chairman, provided us with a simple mandate: to improve the sustainability of America’s food and transportation fuel systems, and we're proud of our progress so far. We've just released our 2013 Year-End Report that details the year's efforts and accomplishments and shares our plans for 2014.
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Innovation

Vote for Us on SXSW Eco

May 13th, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

We're ready to spread the word about sustainability at the SXSW Eco conference happening this October in Austin, but we need your help. Please vote for our presentation proposals. All you have to do is register as a SXSW PanelPicker (it's quick and painless), search for "Sustainable America" and give us a thumbs up for each one.
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Transportation

How Much Corn Should We Put in Our Fuel Tanks? [video]

Mar 18th, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

Want to know more about Sustainable America's mission and work? Watch Executive Director Jeremy Kranowitz explain how the rising demand for oil and food is dangerously intertwined and what we plan to do about it.
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Transportation

IEA says the U.S. will become an oil exporter by 2030...

Nov 21st, 2012 | By Aubrey Yee

With the release of the IEA's latest report, it is important to keep in mind the whole energy picture for America's future. It's clear that energy resilience will require more than just an increase in oil production...
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Food System

PodPonics

Oct 5th, 2012 | By Aubrey Yee

PodPonics says that growing food in shipping containers is a 'local everywhere' approach.
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Food System

PharmPods

Sep 4th, 2012 | By Aubrey Yee

PharmPods let you grow greens in a shipping container - almost anywhere. With a proprietary technology and a brilliant business plan, PharmPod founder Scott Dittman hopes to see greens grown all over in his innovative hydroponic growing containers. It's the type of innovation we need in the quest to develop more local food sources and reduce food miles.
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Transportation

The Coming Saudi Oil Storm

Aug 6th, 2012 | By Aubrey Yee

At Sustainable America we found this article from Ned Davis Research important to share. As the authors John LaForge and Warren Pies illuminate, there is a perfect storm brewing in Saudi Arabia which could likely drive oil prices higher than we may have imagined in the near future.
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Food System

Invasion of the Superweeds

Jul 18th, 2012 | By Aubrey Yee

What is a weed? According to Wikipedia, a weed is "A herbaceous plant not valued for use or beauty, growing wild and rank, and regarded as cumbering the ground or hindering the growth of superior vegetation..." A fitting description for the invasive superweeds currently inundating America's agricultural heartlands.
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Eco Living

My name is Terry and I'm an oil addict...

Jun 13th, 2012 | By Nicole Rogers

In a clever series of public service announcements by The Human Impacts Institute, NYC Climate Coalition and NYC Oil Addicts Anonymous, oil addiction is satirized in the context of a twelve step program like Alcoholics Anonymous. This video addresses food and oil addiction.

http://youtu.be/JSa4D1EEiMQ

Much of the food that we eat everyday travels thousands of miles before it gets to our table. See our posts on food miles here, and here.

By buying local foods, organic foods, and growing our own food, we can reduce the amount of oil it takes to produce what we eat. We can take action to reduce the carbon footprint of our food, while eating healthier and supporting local economies.

Take action today. Use one of these databases to locate your nearest Farmers Markets and CSAs:

Local Harvest

USDA Farmers Market Search

The Eat Well Guide


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