Food

40 people who are redefining green

Elena Rivellino and Dennis Stein

Art: Nat Damm Elena Rivellino and Dennis Stein Owners, Sea Rocket Bistro San Diego, Calif. At their Sea Rocket Bistro in San Diego, Elena Rivellino, 36, and Dennis Stein, 34, combine two of our favorite restaurant trends: budget-priced organic/local/gourmet and …

40 people who are redefining green

Gerod Rody

Art: Nat Damm Gerod Rody Founder, Out for Sustainability Seattle, Wash. Gerod Rody, 29, felt a disconnect between his life as a gay man and his work in the sustainability field, so he founded Out for Sustainability to bring the …

40 people who are redefining green

Benjamin Shute and Miriam Latzer

Art: Nat Damm Benjamin Shute and Miriam Latzer Farmers, Hearty Roots Community Farm Tivoli, N.Y. In a shallow 2008 New York Times style-section article, Benjamin Shute was portrayed as a hipster farmer. But growing food is no trendy pastime for …

40 people who are redefining green

Sammy Slade

Art: Nat Damm Sammy Slade Member, Board of Aldermen Carrboro, N.C. Sammy Slade, 35, has a vision for Carrboro, N.C., a bustling, densely populated town that borders Chapel Hill. Where other people see a conventional burg with lots of single-family …

40 people who are redefining green

John and Julie Stehling

Art: Nat Damm John and Julie Stehling Owners, Early Girl Eatery Asheville, N.C. In 2001, John and Julie Stehling, now 42 and 39, had a radical idea: Let’s start a restaurant that sources as much as possible from its foodshed, …

Climate & Energy

Scientists show ‘growing’ fuel is waste of energy

Burning industrial corn in your gas tank: just as dumb as it looks in this silly picture.It’s no mystery where Grist comes down on the food vs. fuel debate, aka the Great Ethanol Boondoggle. But it’s nice to see the …

40 people who are redefining green

Bryant Terry

Art: Nat Damm Bryant Terry Eco-chef and Food-justice Activist Oakland, Calif. Chef and activist Bryant Terry, 36, works to make our food system just and sustainable, and, in his own words, “illuminate the intersections between poverty, structural racism, and food insecurity.” …

40 people who are redefining green

Severine von Tscharner Fleming

Art by Nat Damm. Original photo by Anthony-Masterson. Severine von Tscharner Fleming Director and Founder, The Greenhorns Hudson Valley, N.Y. Severine von Tscharner Fleming, 28, is director of the forthcoming film The Greenhorns, about America’s young farmers, and founder of a group …

40 people who are redefining green

Hai Vo

Art: Nat Damm Hai Vo Food Activist and Farmer Davis, Calif. Five years ago, as he was about to head off to college, Hai Vo weighed in at 250 pounds. But at the University of California–Irvine, he underwent a double …