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Real Food Media Contest

Short Films. Big Ideas. Real Food Media Project is seeking captivating short films about food, farming, and sustainability. Deadline for submissions is February 3rd.
Take Action: Submit your own movie - Spark action. Inspire Change.

Social Media

Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have shown how valuable they are for sustainable food, water and energy advocates. Check out GRACE's social sites - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube - and find out how to best put social media to work for you.

Harnessing Social Media

Here are some basics on how social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have shown how valuable they are for sustainable food enthusiasts, advocates and producers alike on how to best put them to work for you.

Meatless Monday for the Media: Tools and Resources for Media

Media attention can be all it takes to turn your local campaign into a keystone of the worldwide movement. Use this media kit to get the notoriety that your event and organizational efforts deserve. Find helpful hints on working with reporters, planning a successful interview and writing a compelling press release. Use in conjunction with the Meatless Monday general starter kit and there's no telling how far your campaign will take you!

Next Step in Sustainability: Requiring Homes to Recycle Water

In its attempt to become a completely sustainable community Lancaster, CA has mandated that all new construction must have in-built-in water recycling for non-potable use. These greywater systems will take and treat the 80 percent of water not used for drinking that comes from showers, sink faucets and washing machines so it can be reused for irrigation and toilet water. [Greentech Media]

Are Your Urban Veggies Really Toxic?

While some root vegetables grown in urban gardens may contain lead exceeding health regulations according to a recent study, that's no reason to abandon your local farmer. Media scares might turn some consumers away, but that damages farms that are free of risk. Instead, ask your farmer about soil testing, because good farmers test for contaminants and keep their soil clean. [Grist]

Solar Energy's Popularity Increases As Rooftop Panels Get Less Expensive

Solar energy is now competitive with the cost of power generated by coal, oil and natural gas. David Greene talks to Eric Wesoff of Greentech Media, a trade journal covering alternative technology. As solar has become more popular, rooftop panels have become less expensive. Win-win. [NPR]

Testing for Ag Runoff in the Missouri River

The US is the world's largest producer of corn - that's one of America's success stories - but all of that productivity can harm the environment. Water treatment plants spend millions each year to remove farm chemicals from drinking water supplies. This is how scientists check the water for signs of chemicals. [Harvest Public Media]

'Pink Slime' Is Making a Comeback. Do You Have a Beef with That?

Rising prices have made 'pink slime' a little more appealing to consumers and food processors, including the makers of lasagna and pasta sauce. Following the 2012 media scare over what the industry calls 'finely textured meat,' lean beef trimmings treated with citric acid to kill bacteria, some supermarkets are not planning to buy the cheaper meat products. [NPR]

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