I want to bring to our readers’ attention that I have written a post for the Huffington Post about Chicago’s City Council passing a “Green Food Resolution”. As a writer and someone who cares about the environment, this is big milestone for me.
My first column on HuffPo focuses on not only Chicago’s resolution regarding a healthier, more sustainable food system, but also the impact they can have on other cities and the momentum of the food movement:
Competition among large cities to be the first in a given green technology, green roofs or greenest overall city raises the bar for others to improve their relative sustainability. This resolution is a great example of thinking globally and acting locally: as Chicagoans make healthier, more sustainable food choices, the impact can be huge as other cities follow suit and the movement toward sustainable eating grows.
What does Chicago’s Green Food Resolution say? Both its text and its very presence say a lot. The growth of the food movement is exemplified by the fact that local officials are not only discussing, but also have gone so far as to acknowledge in a resolution that the manner in which our food is produced affects both our health and the sustainability of the planet.
Of course, I’ll continue writing on Earthascope regularly, but the opportunity to write for The Huffington Post is a great one that will allow me to reach a greater audience. I plan to continue writing there about environmentally-related stories in Chicago.
Check out my piece on The Huffington Post!