Category: Green

Vegan Manhattan: Candle 79

Chocolate peanut butter mousse at Candle 79 in Manhattan

Eating Sustainably in New York City Informed that we had reservations at Candle 79 on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, the Brawny Sherpa, a very committed carnivore, could be heard muttering, “Here we go; it’s going to be $200…

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Leading a Farm-to-Table Life in Peru: A Sustainability Conundrum

Textiles for sale in Pisac, Peru Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Is True Sustainability Sustainable? I equate striving for sustainability—the practice of not depleting the Earth’s resources—with achieving a certain harmony. On my way to Machu Picchu, I can’t help but observe how the indigenous people in Peru live. The distance…

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Greening My Road Trip

Sigh. We all know it’s less than environmentally correct to hop into the car on one of the most traffic-ridden weekends of the year, but sometimes we all just need to get away. Two environmentally cool things about my road…

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Reason to Visit Hamburg: WWII Bunker Transformed to Green Energy Plant

The IBA Energy Bunker in the Wilhelmsburg section of Hamburg, Germany, officially opened this week. The monstrous bunker, built by slave labor during World War II to shelter residents from Allied air raids and to defend Hamburg, was an imposing—and…

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Chicago: On Being a Veg-Head in a Town Full of Beef

Judging from my casual perusal of various restaurant menus during my most recent work trip to the Windy City, Chicago foodies remain dedicated to meat. At most of the places I visited, there’d be a nod to the vegetarian set,…

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