Global Warming: What Is Winona Doing About It?

ANNE MORSE Winona County Sustainability Cdtr. Environmental change is coming to the historic Mississippi River town of Winona, and that change is coming fast. The summer of 2007 saw the development of a groundbreaking collaboration to integrate sustainable behaviors into the institutional fabric of the community. Demonstrating genuine leadership, all …

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Cloth Diapering

Gabrielle Hagelstrom Think Cloth Company As a mother, I am often questioned about the choices I make in raising my children. Every time I leave the house with my 5 month old I am bombarded with unsolicited advice about all aspects of his well-being ranging from his attire to his …

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Scandinavia: Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility

Frontiers in the Environment with Robert Strand, Assistant Professor of Leadership & Sustainability, Copenhagen Business School and Director of Nordic Network for Sustainability Business is fundamentally about competition, right? So how does this fit with a sustainability agenda in which cooperation between stakeholders, including the business sector, is sorely needed? …

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Green Remodeling Products… Don’t Stop There!

Bob Alf Construction Bob Alf Construction Green home improvement products are everywhere! These products are helpful and fun to use for a green home remodeling project, but they are not the solution to making your home as efficient and sustainable as possible. For example, how sustainable is it to pay …

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Grown On Campus

Olivia Bailey St. Olaf College A liberal arts education implies many things; given our unchecked American consumerism and boom in obesity, students seek to understand the question of our human relationship to the earth. St. Olaf College of Northfield, Minnesota, assigns its students a responsibility for stewardship of the land, …

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Diet For a Healthy and Peaceful World

Gabriele F. Kushi, BFA, MEA, macrobiotic nutritional consultant/chef/educator The goals of macrobiotics are the realization of planetary health and happiness, world peace and human evolution. Macrobiotic, derived from the Greek word macrobios (large life), is associated worldwide with living and eating in harmony with the season. Macrobiotics embraces the 5,000-year-old …

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How to Talk to your Kids about Climate Change

NICOLE ROM Executive Director, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy Many researchers and educators argue that young children are not mature enough to handle the reality of climate change, and parents are often understandably overwhelmed by the task of translating the technicalities of climate change to so young an audience. Yet …

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