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EVANSTON, IL Pop-up Newsletter: Money, Banking, Food, Farms, Democracy

For this newsletter, I only have one Evanston news item to share (Wild Onion Market). But there’s a lot of important national news with (a) local connections, (b) local impact, and (c) local actionability — with lots of interconnections among the areas of Money, Banking, Food, Farms, and Democracy. Two items have action deadlines. I hope […]

FOOD POLITICS CORNER: Monthly newsletter items for flexing our “local foods” power

Recently, I began writing a Food Politics Corner for a local newsletter. The Wild Onion Market is a food co-op being developed in Chicago. As a new member (but long-time food & farm activist), I was invited to share short & sweet news items on a monthly basis. Together with WOM’s communications team, we developed […]

EARTH EMERGENCY (Part 2): 2021-?? — ‘Path to a Livable Future’

On June 3, 2021, I had the good fortune to listen to a no-nonsense plant scientist, Stan Cox of The Land Institute, frame the climate emergency in a few clear and immediate actions. This blogpost is my summary of his recommendations, plus a few of my own. Thanks to Chicago Area Peace Action for hosting […]

EARTH EMERGENCY (Part 1): 1985-2021 — Food security and a ‘recycle Wrigley Field’ design contest

Recently, the official Major League Baseball website featured an article on Fenway Farms — 5,000 square feet of food production happening on the premises of Boston’s famed stadium. The article by Matt Monagan (Fenway Park has a Farm, with great photos) mentioned that at least three other MLB stadiums were also growing food on-site, although […]

EVANSTON, IL Pop-up Newsletter: May is a busy month — deadlines, local foods, peace

May is a busy, busy month. Even in a non-pandemic year, farmers and gardeners are working 10-, 12-, 14-hour days. Teachers, students, parents, and school officials are intensely focused on final exams and graduation. The Illinois General Assembly is wrapping up a legislative session. And then there’s always breaking news. Here’s some deadline alerts and […]

EVANSTON, IL: “Local Foods” in Climate Plans

To:Evanston voters, media, officials, political groups, businesses, activistsResidents in my neighborhood (Nichols Neighbors)Some non-Evanston voters with Evanston connections & interests Read in your browser? EVANSTON, IL:  “Local Foods” in Climate PlansUnsubscribe?  Just let me know.Share?  Please do. Hi, all —Four items in this newsletter.#1-3 are time-sensitiveHere’s a snapshot. Full details with links are below. SNAPSHOT 1. SPECIAL […]

EVANSTON, IL: Election Night Dream — Charting a better climate path?

The renewable quality—the sacredness of every living thing, that which connects human beings to the place they inhabit—that quality is the single most liberating aspect of our environment. Life is renewable and all the things that support life are renewable, and they are renewed by a force greater than any government’s, greater than any living […]