Green Glossary: “Locavore”

Carnivore, sure. Omnivore, OK. But locavore?

Eating local is all the rage, but what does it mean to be a locavore? The answer lies in the first half of the term. A locavore is someone dedicated to consuming food that is produced close to home -- that is, locally. This may mean buying apples from a farmer’s market in town, growing tomatoes in your backyard or seeking out free-range chickens raised on a local farm. Eating locally means that less fossil fuels were used to transport the food from where it was produced to your hometown grocery store. Some locavores stick to food that was produced in a location 100 miles or less from where they live, while others use different factors to determine a food’s local status.

Want to try locavorism yourself? When you’re at the grocery store, look for signs indicating where produce comes from. And check out farmer’s markets in your area -- they usually have a great selection of local goods, with the added benefit of putting a face behind the food.

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Posted on March 7, 2012

I think the green movement is balniirlt. It was actually an idea brought about by a design student in 2008. He decided it would be a terrific way to unite the country as it is a very accessible color. A new trend is painting your hand green and then going around to various walls, and leaving a green handprint to mark your vote, in a sense. Very cool idea, good to see it being put to use, even with American supporters on Twitter. Great article too!

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Posted on April 13, 2012

If you wrote an artilce about life we'd all reach enlightenment.

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Posted on May 27, 2012

You could certainly argue that nealry all parts of the world would highly benefit from wind energy.But I suppose that the "best" areas would be along the coastlines, as those are the areas with a favorable combination of wind strength/speed and endurance/sustained wind. It's also very beneficial since an enormous fraction of the total world population lives near the coast in the first place.Mid-continents also receive favorable wind patterns, but there aren't usually very many people around to benefit in those areas. Naturally, though, a proper electrical infrastructure could carry electricity generated in these areas to more distant locales.

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Posted on May 28, 2012

Isabelle: I bet! I have made this a few times and I use a different chesee every time. This time I used Gouda, last time a mix of what I had....I like the smokiness of it.KerrieLynn: thank you for reading! I have visited your site as well.

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