I started posting as an on going project for my online journalism class, The Cat Scan, at the University of Arizona. In a little over two weeks, after four years of assignments and exams, I will be graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and political science.
I have learned a lot by becoming a blogger. Before my post, I really had no idea that organic foods actually have to be certified by the United States Department of Agriculture. Or that all-natural is actually different from organic.
All I knew then was that I liked eating salad. Tonight, I know that green eating goes beyond things that are the color green — there is fair-trade coffee, organic ranch dressing and more.
And there is a number of places to find it. From the isles of your local grocery store, to Aqua Vita Natural Foods, Sunflower Market, Trader Joe's and Wild Oats. Even Target sells a number of organic products.
I even learned last week that Jamba Juice is now using organic granola in some of its smoothies.
As I've learned, I hope you have learned along with me. And continue to learn after me.
Here are some of my green living related articles not in this blog:
- Habitat for Humanity: eco-friendly housing with video
- Hamstra says maintenance is key to reducing energy cost
- Houghton BRAKEmax is Tucson's newest Green Shop with video
- Eco-friendly bags on sale but easy to make
- Want to save the earth? Yarrow has 1,001 ways
- St. Patrick's Day can be greener than just a beer
- Farmers markets offer fresher produce, lower costs to shoppers
- Prices steer some healthy eaters away from organics
- Online organics bring healthy foods to doorsteps
My final post does not mark the end of my journalism career. Although I am sure about my future plans, I invite you all to continue reading my work — which is bound to include some green living issues after my enlightening experiences in The Cat Scan.
Visit my personal Web site www.jamieblanchard.com.
Until next time, happy eating.