Jamie Leo is Project Director for creative and marketing initiatives for the GRACE Food Program. He led the winning team of the 2012 Farm Bill Hackathon, and his digital illustrations are an ongoing feature on Ecocentric. Before joining the Food Team, Jamie had a key role in the growth of the Meatless Monday movement. A multidisciplinary creative, he's led strategic brand communication and creative for major corporations, and for non-profits. An Albee Fellow in writing and a designer of Broadway's RENT, his practice includes published works, award-winning video/theatrical design, art, event and gallery installations, as well as activism in AIDS and other social justice causes. He is a frequent collaborator, adjudicator and evangelist in new media communities.
A person might wonder how images of a bunch of mirrors in a desert would yield beautiful - and important - photography. Welcome to the work of Jamey Stillings and his online exhibit of photos at the Forward Thinking Museum of the ongoing construction of the Ivanpah Solar project in the Mojave Desert.
Asking four new farmers some simple questions and giving them time to answer yields some rich insights. A report from the field at Just Food's 2013 Conference.
Giving the perfect gift can be difficult, even more so if you're looking for something that’s good for your recipient, your community and our planet. To help you out, here are some ideas for greener gifts sure to please everyone on your list!
On overview of a now legendary New York area sustainable food hackathon.
Ten ways to bring your values to the table at family mash-ups (without starting a food fight).
Valentine's Day is all about love - for our partners, lovers, teachers, families, friends - you might even show some love for your co-workers (note to my fellow Ecocentric bloggers: I'll take some cookies!) on February 14th. But you know who doesn't get much love on Valentine's Day? Mother Earth.
Earth-friendly gifts can include upcycling and regifting, as well as non-consumables like service and donations. Here's some ideas for green, meaningful gifts.
On Dec. 4, 2011, 120 designers, data scientists, developers, marketing professionals, food policy experts, and USDA employees took on the farm bill.
Water shows up everywhere and expresses its diversity in many ways. Its latest appearance arrives in an art exhibit called the "Value of Water: Sustaining A Green Planet" at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
Several members of our team recently saw NY screenings of Kristin Canty's new documentary, Farmageddon. And we haven't stopped talking about it. We decided to share what it meant to us, and what actions we felt compelled to take after seeing the film.
An overview of the 7,000 events planned in 188 countries for 350.org's 10/10/10 events (inspired by author/activist Bill McKibben).