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Landmark California legislation encourages climate-friendly, plant-based school lunch options

by Friends of the Earth Yesterday, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Van Nuys) introduced landmark legislation incentivizing K-12 public schools across the state to offer healthier, climate-friendly lunch options. Under AB 479, the Healthy, Climate-friendly School Lunch Act, schools would receive additional state funding for serving a plant-based entree and plant-based milk. The bill is co-sponsored by […]

Lessons for climate-friendly behavior change – from Marketing 101

by Nathanael Johnson, Grist You probably would’ve never heard of the fuzzy little fruit known as the kiwi if it hadn’t had a Norma Jean Mortenson moment and changed its name from “Chinese gooseberry.” Same with avocado, which achieved superstardom after dropping the name “alligator pear.” Can you imagine millennials emptying their bank accounts to […]

Life in the slower lane: Gliding into a more sustainable life

by Rhoann Ponseti “What kind of new car are you getting?” our friends frequently ask. “We’re not getting a new car,” we answer. We are greeted with incredulity – only one car? The experience of consciously downsizing while being aware of habitual thinking and actions has been an interesting journey for us. We’re your prototypical […]