Replant New Orleans With the Help of Seventh Generation
by Julie Harries, Darcy Harvey, and Jennifer Hileman
The SEED Collective, Replant New Orleans, and Seventh Generation are working to rehabilitate the urban forest that was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina. It was last April, for Earth Day, that Seventh Generation asked retailers to create an in-store display to promote their One Ton Tree program.
Stores across the nation were asked to create a fun and
thought provoking display using Seventh Generation products
highlighting âthe effect that planting a tree can have, and the impact
of using recycled paper products.â Julie Harries and Mac McLauchlin
worked together to create a fantastic display in our East Third Street
store. We later heard from Seventh Generation that Julieâs display had
won in the midwest. Julie and a guest were invited to New Orleans to see first hand the condition the city is in and to volunteer for a day with Replant New Orleans and Hands On in the rehabilitation of the grounds surrounding a high school in the Upper 9th Ward.
Is that Beer Organic? Playing Hopscotch the USDA Way
From the New York Timesâ series âBooks of the Timesâ comes this thoughtful, insightful review of food writer Michael Pollanâs recent work, âIn Defense of Food: An Eaterâs Manifest.â
By JANET MASLIN
New York Times
January 3, 2008
Not all scientific study of Mars is about extraterrestrial exploration. Some of it is about chocolate. Scientists at Mars Corporation have found evidence that the flavanols in cocoa have beneficial effects on the heart, thus allowing Mars to market products like its health-minded Rich Chocolate Indulgence Beverage.
In the same spirit, nutritionism has lately helped to justify vitamin-enriched Diet Coke, bread bolstered with the Omega-3 fatty acids more readily found in fish oil, and many other new improvements on what Michael Pollan calls âthe tangible material formerly known as food.â