THE LEXICON OF SUSTAINABILITY

The Lexicon of Sustainability is based on a simple premise: people can’t be expected to live more sustainable lives if they don’t even know the most basic terms and principles that define sustainability.

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57 (The Average Age of the American Farmer)

02:46

57 is the average age of US farmers. See what’s next in education and green collar jobs.


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Food Security

03:25

Food: deserts, security, sovereignty — terms, culture and politics for feeding the world.

Urban Farming

02:50

Farming on rooftops and in vacant lots connects urbanites to where their food comes from.

Water

03:24

Agriculture depends on water. Find out where our water comes from and how to conserve it.

Land Trust

02:37

Land trusts can keep farms afloat when the real estate is worth more than the yield.

GMOs

03:09

GMO labeling advocates want consumers to know about all the ingredients in their food.

Fair Trade vs. Direct Trade

03:03

When you buy food, you’re buying values, values of those who grow, transport and sell it.