Environmental Education

The Solar Cross Environmental Education Committee informs the Solar Cross and larger Pagan community regarding environmental issues. The EEC has a diverse membership who provide data and resources for various aspects of environmentalism including environmental stewardship, sustainability, gardening and garden design and environmental activism.

Point of Contact: Jennifer Byers

Resources

Useful Articles

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Useful Links

  • Cows Unite!
  • Working together for organic dairy, ethical treatment for cows and family farms.

  • Green Maven
  • Green/sustainable search engine

  • Grist
  • Indie environmental news and commentary which understands the value of humor.

  • Joanna Macy and Her Work
  • Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy PhD, is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology.

  • Kitchen Gardeners International
  • Help with growing our own food.

  • Local Harvest
  • Find locally grown produce near you (in the US).

  • Oxfam America
  • Fighting hunger, poverty and injustice around the world.

  • Sustainable Table
  • Information on sustainable food and food-related issues and community.

  • The Meatrix
  • A look at industrialized meat and its impact on the world we live in.

  • Transfair USA
  • Ensuring goods labeled “Fair Trade Certified” really do come from equitable and sustainable trade and labor practices.

  • TreeHugger
  • News with a green slant

    Gardening and Sustainable Living

  • Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, by Toby Hemenway and John Todd
  • Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long, by Eliot Coleman, Barbara Damrosch & Kathy Bray
  • Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Time (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series), by Steve Solomon
  • Great Garden Companions: A Companion Planting System for a Beautiful, Chemical-Free Vegetable Garden, by Sally Jean Cunningham
  • Lasagna Gardening Books (various), by Patricia Lanza
  • Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits and Vegetables, by Mike Bubel & Nancy Bubel
  • Putting Food By, by Janet Greene
  • Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners, by Suzanne Ashworth & Kent Whealy
  • Food Activism

  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma: a Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan.
  • In Defense of Food: an Eater’s Manifesto, by Michael Pollan.
  • Diet for a Small Planet, by Frances Moore Lappe.
  • Hope’s Edge: the Next Diet for a Small Planet, by Anna & Frances Moore Lappe.
  • Animal, vegetable, Miracle: a Year of Food Life, by Camille & Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp.
  • Harvest for Hope, by Jane Goodall with Gary McAvoy & Gail Hudson.
  • Eat Here: Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket, by Brian Halweil.
  • Diet for a New America, by John Robbins.
  • Real Food: What to Eat and Why, by Nina Planck.
  • The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World, by John Robbins & Dean Ornish.
  • The Oldway Table: Essays & Recipes from the Culinary Think Tank, by K. Dun Gifford & Sara Baer-sinnott
  • Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, by Anna Lappe & Bryant Terry