Episode 108: Tomatoes & Melons...Mmmm!

Original Airdate: 
Monday, December 2, 2013 - Sunday, December 8, 2013
Next Airdate: 
Monday, March 31, 2014 - Sunday, April 6, 2014

Eco Company visits a local farmers market to check out the bounty of locally grown organic produce. There are a lot of reasons to buy organic and to buy local, but we wanted to hear and see for ourselves. So Jessica goes to an organic farm that specializes in tomatoes and melons…and a whole lot more.

Then Brendan takes a trip to the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, CA. There he finds a sustainable living community that grows their own organic foods…and some chickens, builds their own buildings out of cob, has their own biodiesel station and powers everything with solar energy. They were building a new structure so Brendan got into the act mixing the cob the old fashioned way…with his feet.

So while we are on the food theme we decided to find out what some local restaurants are doing to be sustainable. Jessica and Brendan got the assignment and found a Pizza restaurant that runs their ovens on solar power, an organic hot dog stand that that uses 100% compostable packaging, and an new upscale restaurant that was built sustainably from the ground up. We really likes these food assignments!

Finally, Jordan catches up with a teen committed to stopping global warming within his lifetime. Taylor Francis is taking his message to students and adults around the globe! On his resent trip to China to talk to students there, he learned that his counterparts in the world’s largest country are definitely onboard. He is hoping that the world’s two largest contributors to greenhouse gases, the U.S and China, can work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.