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The Climate-Change Diet

Original post made by sharon, Fairmeadow, on Apr 25, 2007

With all we know about the benefits of locally grown and organic foods, how do people feel about fighting global warming at home. . . in the kitchen?

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Posted by Kate
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 25, 2007 at 4:49 pm

I'm all for fighting global warming in the kitchen!! I am going to speak to my husband about taking me out for dinner at least five nights a week.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 25, 2007 at 4:56 pm

I am all for it.

Let's go back to the old days when strawberries were a summer treat you gluttoned yourself on because you knew that in a month's time they would be gone. Winter celery, a real treat because it was white from the cold rather than green. Apples, fresh from the trees, rather than tasteless from long transportation.

Yes, we are very fortunate here. Most produce can be grown in California and very little has to be imported in. It tastes much better if it is local and the wait til the right season is very definitely worth the wait.


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Posted by KC
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Apr 25, 2007 at 5:42 pm

Solar Oven! It's done a better job than the regular oven on almost every recipe I've tried.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Apr 25, 2007 at 10:17 pm

Try to not to breathe much when you are in the kitchen, so you don't exhale any CO2. And get your guests to cut down on their breathing too.


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Posted by sharon
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Apr 27, 2007 at 10:29 am

There's an excellent story on this topic in today's Weekly:

Web Link


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Posted by Rick
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 27, 2007 at 9:13 pm

Every tiny bit helps. What about the 60,000 autos/trucks that commute to Palo Alto every day. They burn millions of gallons of gasoline/diesel every week.

It's the jobs/housing inbalance that is the real problem or elephant in the room that, almost ,everyone dosen't want to talk about or take action on.

The Greenbelt alliance, a group of high density housing advocates/developers and their attorneys wants to build high density, high rise buildings all around town and the county. Do you want something like the Hyett development on Charleston/ElCamino in your neighborhood?

Stanford should build or allow to be built, housing on their property that will house most of the workers on all of their property. This would be a start. They should build it and make it affordable to all the people who work on their property. They have the land and the money to finance it. If the city/county won't allow it it would show that they don't really care about the enviroment and CO 2. Also think of all the freeways/expansion that wouldn't have to happen and the lost hours of driving the employees would save.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 28, 2007 at 11:21 am

Rick

Yes, but just think of the amount of food that would have to be trucked in daily!


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Posted by R Wray
a resident of Palo Verde
on Apr 28, 2007 at 6:38 pm

One solution was dramatized in the 1973 movie, "Soylent Green". I assume this can still be rented, so I won't spoil the plot if anyone is interested in watching it. It's sort of a logical extension to those that are so willing to sacrifice to nature.


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