Sustainability

In ecology, sustainability is how biological systems endure and remain diverse and productive. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems. In more general terms, sustainability refers to the endurance of systems and processes. The organizing principle for sustainability, is sustainable development, which includes the four interconnected domains, ecology, economics, politics and culture. Sustainability science is the study of the concepts of sustainable development and environmental science.Healthy ecosystems and environments are necessary to the survival of humans and other organisms.
Posts about Sustainability
    • Restaurant Month: Niner Wine Estates and Chef Maegen Loring

      January is ‘Restaurant Month’ here in San Luis Obispo County and thanks to Visit San Luis Obispo County and the generosity of Niner Wine Estates we were invited to go out and enjoy their prix-fixe menu. The prix-fixe menu: Salad of Roasted Cauliflower, Dates, Tangerine, and Celery – Paired with 2013 Estate Sauvignon Blanc House Made Toulouse Style Sausage, French Lentils, H ...

      Hoot n Anniein Sauvignon Blanc- 8 readers -
    • Nomacorc Celebrates Major Milestones in 2014

      Nomacorc, a leading producer of wine closures, is used by popular Texas wineries such as Messina Hof. The company achieved many milestones in 2014, including celebrating the company’s 15-year anniversary in business and more than 20 billion closures sold. Originally conceived as an entrepreneur’s solution to cork taint and bottle variation, Nomacorc has grown to be one of the ...

      Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Loverin Pinot Noir- 7 readers -
  • Seafood Expo North America: Reasons To Go

    … Thousands of creatures from the sea are going to descend on Boston in two months, A deluge of seafood which will make it one of the top events of the year. This epic event occurs each year and I'm planning to attend once again, and hope that you will do so too. From March 15-17, the Seafood Expo North America (SENA) will return to Boston…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 3 readers -
  • Rant: Life's Most Persistent & Urgent Question

    … Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?" If we just touch one life through an act of kindness, we can make a difference. Who knows what someone else will accomplish because you helped them, or you inspired them to do the same? --Martin Luther King, Jr. So, what are you doing for others? I write about food…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 4 readers -
  • A Few Words From Volker Eisele on Organic Farming

    …." On chemical fertilizers "When you look, when you follow the New York Times daily, eventually you find a scandal here and there about groundwater contamination and it's very often from chemical fertilizer, from nitrates. look at the nitrate issue as it is right now developing in the Central Valley community. It is all nitrate from agriculture, from…

    Pam Strayer/ Organic Wines Uncorked- 5 readers -
  • Eating More Mussels

    … Make a New Year's resolution that you'll want to keep, a resolution that will improve your health in a most delicious way. Eat More Mussels. Last summer, I posted Want Cheap, Tasty, Healthy & Sustainable Seafood? Choose Musssels, explaining numerous reasons why you should eat more mussels. The title of that post sums it up well, though I…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 2 readers -
  • Sartori Wine Empire Sees Organics As Part Of Company Strength

    … to the Arena Foundation for future initiatives. Additionally Sartori launched a special edition of their Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2009 and donated part of the sales from that wine to the Arena Foundation. The wine has been served at a number of events, including one in Hong Kong that also involved the Gino Strada’s non-profit Emergency…

    avvinare- 5 readers -
  • Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder Recipe

    … free to make any alterations you wish. Ingredients 2 cups of Lobster meat 1 pound of White Fish fillets 1 pound of Scallops 1 pound of Clams or Mussels (or a combination) 4 cups of peeled & diced Potatoes 1/2 cup of chopped Onions 1/4 cup of Butter 2 tablespoons of Flour 1 cup of Water 1 cup of Dry Sherry 4 cups of Heavy Cream 3 cups of Milk 1…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 6 readers -
  • The Year In Seafood

    … "Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time." --H. P. Lovecraft Each year, I've been writing a number of Seafood-related posts, covering a wide range of topics, from sustainability to cooking, from health to the law. This year, I've written even more about seafood, with about 50 posts…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 3 readers -
  • Grilled Chestnuts, and Wine to Impress

    … — they have built a solid reputation of quality, innovation, and sustainability. (Winemaker Melissa Burr. Photo Credit: Andrea Johnson. Used with permission) Winemaker Melissa Burr is in one word, a badass. Also a native Oregonian, Melissa first got into the wine industry by working as an intern at Cooper Mountain Vineyard while taking wine…

    Vindulgein Pinot Noir Syrah- 4 readers -
  • 2014: Favorite Restaurants & My Top 50

    … Alden & Harlow Craigie on Main Flat Patties Puritan & Co. Tampopo T.W. Food Tupelo Ipswich Clam Box Lee Alpamayo Lincoln AKA Bistro Lynn The Blue Ox Malden All Seasons Table Oya Cuban Cafe Medford Bistro 5 Melrose Spice of Melrose Saugus Iron Town Diner Somerville Bergamot Bronwyn Dali The Painted Burro Posto. Stoneham Fusion Taste Taste of Siam Three Amigos Wellesley Blue Ginger Woburn Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe Taipei Tokyo What were some of your favorite restaurants this year? …

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 2 readers -
  • BrixChick Liza's Gift Guide: Artful Napa: Visit Hall Wines

    …-ambassador and both art lovers, had a vision for a State of the art winery. Their vision included excellence, sustainability and sharing beautiful art with their guests. Hall Wines became one of the first wineries to achieve Gold LEEDS status, literally the gold standard for sustainability and for doing well by doing good. Part of that included saving…

    Liza Swift/ Brix Chicksin Sauvignon Blanc Merlot- 10 readers -
  • Messina Hof Grapevine Winery Media Preview

    … Good things come to those who wait—an adage that is true for both me and the Bonarrigos of Messina Hof Winery. The Bonarrigos waited 20 years for the just-right opportunity to establish a presence in Grapevine, Texas, and on Wednesday evening, I got a sneak peek at the brand new Messina Hof Grapevine Winery, which holds its Grand Opening…

    Rebecca Marmaduke/ Texas Wine Lover- 10 readers -
  • Weight of Wine Bottles and Being Unduly Impressed in a Time of Sustainability

    … of the wine within? How do you feel about this issue? I’d really like to hear your pros and cons. Are you into the sustainability movement, which prefers that all things in life, including creating a bottle that uses less energy to create, and takes less energy to haul across country in 18-wheelers, be more environmentally conscious. Or do you see the heavier bottles and believe that what’s inside must be of a higher quality? Tags: Big wine bottles, Wine, Wine Marketing …

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 7 readers -
  • Serendipity: Biodynamics -vs- Wines from Jura #MWWC13

    …. Biodynamics looks at a vineyard as a whole ecosystem tied to celestial phenomenon and proscribes rituals to better enhance sustainability and produce. Intriguing… However, bio-ists also latch their lunar planting calendar to a wine tasting calender. In theory, wine lives, and moon phases effect it just like living plants. Now wine certainly evolves…

    WAYWARD WINEin Chardonnay- 7 readers -
  • Wine Vision Takeaway Messages

    … Click on the image above to view my interview with BeverageDaily.com editor Ben Bouckley at Wine Vision 2014. I’m back from Wine Vision 2014 and reviewing my notes in search of the most important takeaway messages. Not an easy task in this case, because the content stream was so rich and varied. Not sure whether the best ideas came from…

    Mike Veseth/ The Wine Economist- 5 readers -
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