Category Sustainability

Mexico Protests Monsanto with a Carnival of Corn

This article first appeared on May 30, 2013 on Waging Nonviolence, “a source for original news and analysis about struggles for justice and peace around the globe.” Feel free to share it in accordance with Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 licensing. On May 25, an estimated two million people across 50 countries participated in the […]

Food Not Bombs, Mexico City.

I had just gotten back to Mexico City from a trip to nearby Cuernavaca and was putting down my backpack when my housemate Paula said, “hey, I’m going to a Food Not Bombs meeting. Want to go?” “Food Not Bombs? In Mexico City? Sure, let’s go.”

The “Nescafe” Bean

This post is about a bean that my friend gave me. It’s known by people in Chiapas as the “Nescafe Bean.” Chiapas is a coffee-producing region, growing lots of the delicious stuff that the lucky few drink at our favorite cafés. But people there don’t drink that. Most of the coffee I’ve had in Mexico […]

Faro Tláhuac

I recently stumbled into a community center in Mexico City that really impressed me. I was spending the day with a friend who has a solar panel installation company and who is developing an organization that promotes sustainability by offering training, advice and installation of renewable energy technology. It will also conduct research and development […]