The Southeast is where greener living thrives

Chattanooga, TN

The Southeastern United States is where living greener converges with the normalcy of everyday life. And at the heart of the Southeastern green scene, is Chattanooga, TN. This small-ish river city isn’t only Outside Magazine’s “Best Town Ever” of 2011, but it is a ridiculously robust hub of pragmatic healthier and greener lifestyle habits.

Hunting your own food: A liberal converts

Hunting your own food

Why hunt when there is plenty of meat on the shelves of your local grocery store? Isn’t hunting just about rednecks drinking beer in the woods and slaughtering helpless animals for trophies? Nope. A new convergence of hunter and environmentalist is happening, and people are learning that hunting their own food can be super eco-friendly.

Pee on this seed packet to check in on Foursquare

pee to check in on foursquare

All of the animal kingdom marks its territory by some biological method…except for humans. We check in on Foursquare to claim some piece of nebulous digital ownership. But now you can build your own biodegradable seed packet that let’s you stake both a physical and virtual claim to a location…while seeding it with a bit more flora too.

Five ways to give locally

Small change adds up

My mom, a breast cancer survivor, stopped donating to Susan G. Komen for the Cure after discovering they spent over a million dollars last year in lawsuits against smaller groups who used the phrase “for the cure” to promote local fundraisers. This triggered last week’s ruminations about breast cancer awareness here and on my own […]

5 ways to find your happy place at The Piggly Wiggly

Piggly Wiggly Health Food

We often create stereotypes about eco-minded grocery shoppers based on store settings that offer access to bulk rainbow quinoa and locally grown, organic, dew-kissed kale. But a health-conscious customer could also find themselves miles away from the health food cooperative and standing in the middle of…the Piggly Wiggly…and with good reason.

What’s the big deal with farmer’s markets?

Lettuce at the Farmer's Market

Imagine a place where you can find all of the locally grown, fresh picked, organic produce that you could ever want. A place that has handcrafted clothing and jewelry, locally tapped maple syrup, eggs harvested from free range chickens that very morning, homemade ice cream, and soap made from natural ingredients. That’s a Farmer’s Market.