Restaurateurs’ Search for Sustainability

Kari - headshotBy Kari Morales, Green Seal Winter 2014 Intern

During the thirty years I have spent working as a cake decorator, baker, and chocolatier, I have watched rising food and transportation costs and increased consumer demand for healthier and more sustainable menu choices create new challenges for restaurant owners and managers.

These restaurateurs, working long hours and with notoriously small profit margins, are faced with increasingly complex purchasing decisions and questions about how to prioritize sustainability efforts.  Continue reading “Restaurateurs’ Search for Sustainability”

Why a Book?

Arthur-ColorBy Arthur Weissman, Ph.D, Green Seal President/CEO

I’d like to tell you about a book I’ve just had published.  Why I wrote the book.  Coming blogs will discuss various themes of the book.  It’s entitled, In the Light of Humane Nature:  Human Values, Nature, the Green Economy, and Environmental Salvation.  If that doesn’t tell you all you need to know, please read on.

I have been in the environmental field for more years than I care to say – not just because I am reticent about my age, but because the environmental movement over this time hasn’t succeeded in forestalling environmental demise.  Despite many environmental laws, regulations, and incentive programs and the growth of the “green economy” in recent years, most of our vital indicators continue to spiral downward.  That is why I wrote the book, unashamedly and perhaps grandiosely:  to try through another channel to help turn the tide. Continue reading “Why a Book?”