eat local

When Carol Anne Sayle began farming with her husband Larry Butler in 1991, they were ahead of their time as urban farmers. They also became early voices in the locavore movement in Austin, Texas. (Eva Legge/Dartmouth College)

Dartmouth College
Two Austin, Texas, urban farms led the way for their area's locavore movement. These farmers talk about their motivation, and discuss why eating local is so important.
George Washington University
Farmers markets provide a healthier, more environmentally friendly alternative to commercially farmed food.
SUNY ESF
Indoor mushroom farms offer a local alternative to meat and imported mushrooms with high greenhouse gas emissions.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
A solution to the negative environmental impacts of shipping food around the world, such as carbon emissions, is to eat food naturally grown in a closer proximity to where you live.