Month: January 2010

Need Inexpensive Fair Trade Organic Socially Conscious Coffee?

My esteemed colleague Sandra Gibbons, Professor of Biology, introduced me to the wonderful Peace coffee.  My husband loves their coffee, and he knows coffee.  I only drink coffee on Fridays and look forward to my Peace treat.  And I really like their logo since I studied sea turtles in grad school.  But what I like …

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John Wood Community College’s NEW Sustainable Local Foods Farming Program

John Wood Community College, in Quincy, IL, recently announced a new Sustainable Local Foods Farming Program.  The program provides courses and hands-on training in sustainable fruit and vegetable production, entrepreneurship, and marketing.  Students gain the practical skills and knowledge needed to be successful agricultural entrepreneurs in this emerging industry.  Hands-on courses are taught at JWCC’s …

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Cutting Edge Green Buildings in Our Backyard

Argonne National Laboratory is a cutting-edge research center that is right in our backyard, near Lemont. It conducts a range of experiments for the Department of Energy. One of the challenges that many organizations (such as Moraine Valley and Argonne) face is being Green-friendly while still maintaining the cutting-edge equipment and technology. Well, Argonne is …

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