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January 7, 2009

For 125 years, The White House ate local. Video: Eat the View! [via GreenUpgrader.com]

Brilliant, inspiring, fun, common sense and totally doable: the below videos and campaign to get the Obamas to restore a garden to the White House lawn make a lot of sense, particularly symbolically. Did you know the average meal you eat has been shipped approx 1,500 miles? That’s a lot of fuel. Want to be energy-independent, Republicans? Want to clean our air, Democrats? Check out full info over at Greenupgrader…and sign the petition!

Go slap your electronic John Henry on the White House Food Garden Petition…


The Garden of Eatin’: A Short History of America’s Garden from roger doiron on Vimeo.

Bonus:


This Lawn is Your Lawn from roger doiron on Vimeo.

Short version, pass it on:

This Lawn is Your Lawn – 1 minute version for Climate Matters contest from roger doiron on Vimeo.

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