Kitchen, Garden, Lawn

Kitchen, Garden, Lawn

When making the switch to greener living, many people begin in the kitchen. The correlation between food and health is an easy one.

On this page, you'll find:

  • Recipes from our Sustainable Food Systems team that highlight healthy, local ingredients
  • Tips for pesticide-free gardening 
  • Best practices for keeping toxic chemicals out of your family's meals
 

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August 31, 2016
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The EPA estimates that a child bringing a brown bag lunch to school every day throws away about 67 pounds of waste each school year. Learn how to tweak school lunch preparations to prevent the creation of tons of trash and keep chemicals of concern out of your child's lunch.
May 24, 2016
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What about the many other toxic chemicals we hear about every day entering our bodies from our environment? Medical associations and researchers agree: the benefits of breastfeeding are so vitally important that they outweigh potential risks from environmental toxics.
April 27, 2016
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One food that has never gone out of favor and is a staple in kitchens the world over is dry beans. Better yet, dry beans are grown in Michigan! The state is the second largest dry bean producer in the U.S.
April 27, 2016
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Anyone with a yard can contribute to helping re-establish and support the declining bee population and create child-safe yards at the same time.
March 24, 2016
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Ecology Centered teamed up with organizations across the country and into Canada to study the linings of canned foods. Looking for evidence of which manufacturers were still using BPA in can lining process and if not, what substitutes were being used. The results were alarming.
January 25, 2016
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