Laura Onstot

Laura Onstot is a Seattle writer and political wonk whose work has appeared in Seattle Weekly, The Seattle Times, High Country News, MSN, The Rumpus, and Agence France-Presse. As often as possible she is away from the keyboard on a bike, boat, or mountainside.

Food

Meals with wheels: A fresh food movement rolls into Boston

Fresh Food Generation keeps it local, even in winter -- and affordable too. Here are a few of their secret ingredients.

Climate & Energy

Evil genius takes liberty with maps, floods your city

Andrew David Thaler is a marine scientist by day. But by night, he works his magic with Google maps to show people what their cities will look like if climate change is left unchecked.

Food

These women deliver food from farm to table by bike, in minutes

A vegan bicycle maker and two organic urban farmers walk into a bar … (Hint: Yep, it’s for real, and nope, it’s not in Portland.)

Cities

17-year-old sets out to save the planet, makes the rest of us feel really lame

Charles Orgbon became an enviro wunderkind before he was old enough to vote. Mmm hmmm. And what did you do with your youth?

Food

An urban farming oasis is saved from the bulldozer blade

When the city of Cincinnati announced plans to level a deep-rooted urban garden to make way for housing development, locals fought back -- and won.

Climate & Energy

Sanders Moore hopes sunny New Mexico gets enchanted with solar

This young activist is fighting to harness the power of the sun in one of the sunniest states in the nation. Fail, she says, and it could be shutters for New Mexico’s famous chile.

Cities

This Mardi Gras, don’t bead off in public

After seeing an oil spill lay waste to the Louisiana coastline, longtime resident Holly Groh hopes to make New Orleans' epic cavalcade of debauchery a bit greener -- and she's starting with the beads.

Politics

Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic: Still rocking the vote

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic transformed from rock star to wonky election reformist. As we head into a polarized 2012 election, his championing of ranked choice voting could help give marginalized environmental issues serious political clout.

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