The media has a huge influence on the stories we tell one another and how we experience the world. Take a look at these media sources—books, magazines, blogs and more that communicate the story of the thriving movement toward a more sustainable world.  Click here for a list of books and DVD titles available from the 21 Acres Library.


  • Anne Livingston
    Anne Livingston is a professionally trained cook, recipe developer, food photographer, food stylist, and teacher. She has a regular column, "Cooking Fresh," in Edible Seattle Magazine. Her blog shares recipes, tips and photographs of great looking and tasting food. external link
  • Caramelize Life
    Caramelize Life explores the sweeter things of life through food, family, travel and community. The blog includes information and recommendations regarding food preservation techniques (including drying, freezing, canning and dry storage), recipes, cookbooks, food blogs, events, travel locations, and outdoor activities. external link
  • CHOW Down Seattle
    CHOW Down Seattle is a Seattle food blog that contains a variety of reviews of local restaurants, food related events and news. external link
  • Cookus Interruptus
    Cookus Interruptus is an online cooking show with ~170 free how-to videos on how to cook fresh local organic whole foods despite life's interruptions. The site also features books and kitchen equipment. external link
  • Costing the Earth
    BBC Radio 4’s environmental podcast explores man's effect on the environment and how it reacts, questioning accepted truths, challenging those in charge and reporting on progress towards improving the world. external link
  • Direct Current
    Direct Current is a podcast about energy -- the kind that lights our homes, powers our lives and shapes our world. From the U.S. Department of Energy’s digital team in Washington, D.C., Direct Current brings you fresh, insightful stories of how we generate and use electricity, what that means for the planet and the cutting-edge science that’s driving a global energy revolution. external link
  • District of Conservation
    District of Conservation is a podcast highlighting the incredible conservationists who thrive and survive deep in or around “The Swamp.” These are the policymakers, storytellers, trailblazers, and hardworking folks who go unnoticed but shape this region—whether they live or work in DC. In addition to guests, the podcast also covers difficult and even controversial conservation public policy matters and news. external link
  • DoneGood
    DoneGood is a free app and Chrome extension that helps people find ethical places to shop. external link
  • EarthTalk
    EarthTalk is a 501(c)3 non-profit that publishes EarthTalk and E: The Environmental Magazine. EarthTalk is dedicated to informing readers about climate change/global warming, recycling and waste reduction, pollution prevention, wildlife and endangered species, air and water quality, marine ecosystems and other environmental issues. external link
  • Earth Wise
    Earth Wise is an environmental podcast on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio. From green business and new environmental legislation to how nature impacts our environment in ways never before considered, Earth Wise offers a look at our changing environment every day through public radio. external link
  • Eating Richly
    Eating Richly provides tips and recipes for eating healthy on a budget. external link
  • Eco-friendly Mama USA
    Jess uses her blog to share what she has learned while researching products for her own children with other parents. She describes herself as “a mama on a mission to provide good quality, eco-friendly AND child-friendly products for my family!” external link
  • Environment: NPR
    NPR’s Environmental podcast features stories on breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. The podcast features a special series on climate change called Climate Connections, co-produced by NPR and National Geographic. external link
  • Evergreen Moms
    Artisans and small businesses across the Northwest are making some fantastic products for children and families... every weekday Evergreen Moms, Lori and Heather, spotlight these businesses and products, letting readers know all about the latest in eco-friendly and unique toys and clothing and gear for families. external link
  • Farmgirl Gourmet
    Heather Scholten, author of Farmgirl Gourmet and co-founder of Spiceologist, is dedicated to inspiring home cooks to think outside of the box and make real food from local, sustainable and homegrown sources. Her blog offers readers a variety of recipes and cooking tips. external link
  • For the Wild
    For The Wild is an anthology of the Anthropocene; focused on land based protection, co-liberation and intersectional storytelling rooted in a paradigm shift from human supremacy towards deep ecology. Some key topics discussed in the For the Wild podcast are the rediscovery of wild nature, ecological renewal and resistance, and healing from the trauma of individualistic society. external link
  • Frantic Foodie
    Frantic Foodie writer, Keren Brown, is the author of the Food Lovers’ Guide to Seattle. Her blog is jam-packed with information about the Seattle food scene, local specialties, markets, recipes, restaurants, and events. external link
  • Frugal Living NW
    The goal of the Frugal Living NW blog is to help readers find deals at local stores in and around the Pacific Northwest, ways to save online, recipes, and frugal living tips and inspiration. external link
  • Gapey's Grub
    Gapey's Grub is a food blog with a homesteading focus. The blog discusses the writer’s experiences not just with food, but with gardening, chicken raising and beekeeping. external link
  • Glass Recycling Facts
    An interesting article about one of the most commonly recycled items-- glass! external link
  • Gluten-Free Girl
    Gluten-Free Girl provides readers with helpful information and guides for people new to the gluten-free way of life as well as a variety of gluten-free recipes and information about inspirational local bakers, cider makers, chefs, photographers, etc. The authors of the blog have published several books and sell a gluten-free flour blend free form artificial additives, preservatives, fillers, etc. external link
  • GoodGuide
    GoodGuide is a website and app dedicated to helping consumers find safer, healthier, and more sustainable products. external link
  • GreenBiz350
    GreenBiz 350 is a weekly podcast about the people and companies behind the headlines in sustainable business and clean technology. external link
  • Greenpeace Podcast
    The Greenpeace Podcast brings you environmental stories that travel across borders. Engaging listeners through storytelling, this podcast builds environmental literacy in a way that inspires, amuses and empowers. Listen to monthly 15 minute episodes that break down some of today's hottest and most controversial environmental issues. external link
  • Herbivoracious
    Herbivoracious is dedicated to reinvigorating vegetarian cuisine with modern culinary techniques and bold, authentic flavors. The blog contains a variety of recipes and tips for cooking vegetarian meals, as well as recommendations of restaurants to try and cookbooks and cooking utensils/appliances to use. external link
  • Infinite Earth Radio
    Infinite Earth Radio is a weekly podcast featuring thought leaders and change agents who are building smarter more sustainable and more equitable communities and businesses. external link
  • In Praise of Leftovers
    In Praise of Leftovers is a blog dedicated to helping people figure out what to do with those pesky leftovers in the fridge. Sarah is passionate about making delicious meals with whatever is around, rescuing ailing vegetables from the brink, and taking advantage of simple things like dried beans or grains. external link
  • Karista's Kitchen
    Karista’s Kitchen provides readers with an enticing, sometimes eclectic selection, of whole food and seasonal recipes prepared from the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. external link
  • Kim O'Donnel
    Kim O'Donnel’s blog promotes cooking-related events, news, cookbook picks and blow-your-mind recipes. The first Meatless Monday blogger on record, Kim is a known authority on the continuing trend of eating less meat for health and environmental reasons. external link
  • Kitchen Treaty
    Kitchen Treaty strives to achieve mealtime peace, one family-friendly, easy-made, real-food meal at a time. Regardless of dietary limitations! Most recipes provided on this blog are either diet-neutral (i.e. recipes that are vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free, but still appeal to most everyone) or flexible (i.e. recipes with optional meat, dairy substitutions, or vegan alternatives). Many recipes are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and/or dairy-free. external link
  • Living on Earth (PRI)
    Living on Earth is a weekly, hour-long and award-winning environmental news program distributed by Public Radio International. The program features interviews and commentary on a broad range of ecological issues, exploring how humans interact with their landscape. external link
  • Living Planet
    Living Planet is a prize-winning, weekly half-hour radio magazine and podcast that tells environment stories from around the world, digging deeper into topics that touch our lives every day. From the food we eat to the waste we produce — not to mention all creatures great and small — Living Planet explores our Earth and the impacts we have on it. The podcast is produced by Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster. external link
  • MomStart
    MomStart is a top parenting blog for all kinds of information from parenting to travel to entertainment. Momstart provides readers with ideas for recipes and DIY projects, tips for saving money, and reviews of products. external link
  • Mongabay
    Mongabay is a non-profit provider of conservation and environmental science news. external link
  • Mongabay Newscast
    The Mongabay Newscast is a free, biweekly podcast delivering news and inspiration from nature’s frontline. It features inspiring guests and deeper analysis of the global environmental issues explored every day by the team, from climate change to biodiversity, tropical ecology, wildlife, and more. external link
  • Northwest Edible
    Northwest Edible posts edible gardening tips and growing experiments, free downloadables to help you organize your home and garden, DIY tutorials, recipes, growing guides, ramblings and rants from a garden-obsessed chef and more. external link
  • Northwest Herbivore
    On Northwest Herbivore you’ll find tips on where to eat out, recipes for your own kitchen, news items that affect the Northwest region and other resources to help you take advantage of all that the PNW has to offer. external link
  • Orangette
    Orangette is a blog written by local author, chef, restaurant owner, and podcast co-host Molly Wizenberg. The blog contains a large variety of recipes and information about local food, events, etc. external link
  • Organic Production Enhances Milk Nutritional Quality by Shifting Fatty Acid Composition: A United States–Wide, 18-Month Study
    An interesting article on organic milk from PLOS ONE. external link
  • ParentMap
    ParentMap is a Seattle-based, award-winning magazine that aims at providing parents with fascinating research, news, and get-out-of-the-house-now ideas for adventure and enrichment with their kids! external link
  • Pulse of the Planet
    Each weekday, the Pulse of the Planet radio/podcast series provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide, blending interviews with extraordinary natural sound. external link
  • Reading My Tea Leaves
    Blog writer, Erin, embraces the notion that “living small” is beneficial and accessible to all. Her blog, Reading My Tea Leaves, explores and promotes ways that living simply and purposefully is more sustainable not only for the environment, but for individual happiness and well-being. external link
  • Red Tricycle
    Red Tricycle’s mission is to help parents feel like rock stars by inspiring them to do fun things with their kids. Red Tricycle wades through the multitude of fun ideas for kid friendly activities and fun to present you with a small, well-edited list of activities. external link
  • Roll With Jen
    Roll With Jen posts on the latest food and lifestyle trends in the Seattle area, in addition to covering unique international and domestic travel experiences. external link
  • Rural Eating
    Lynne Curry’s blog, Rural Eating, is based on her life in rural Oregon and celebrates homemade, local, whole food. The recipes included on her blog are aimed at using whatever is on hand, taking advantage of what’s in season and eliminating food waste. external link
  • Savory Sweet Life
    Savory Sweet Life is run by Alice Currah, local cook, baker, writer, and photographer. Her blog contains a variety of recipes many of which are vegetarian, vegan, low-carb, dairy-free, and/or gluten-free. external link
  • Sea Change Radio
    Sea Change Radio is a nationally syndicated weekly radio show and podcast covering the shifts to social, environmental, and economic sustainability. external link
  • Seattle Food Geek
    Seattle Food Geek is maintained by culinary technologist and entrepreneur Scott Heimendinger. The blog has a variety of videos talking about food and cooking, tips and examples of food photography for food bloggers, and instructions for a $75 DIY Sous Vide Machine. external link
  • Seattle Local Food
    Seattle Local Food offers a mix of nutrition, recipes, deliciousness, and sustainability. They focus on local foods of the Pacific Northwest and simple, wholesome ingredients, encouraging visitors to share delicious food, get accurate health information, eat sustainably, and live well. external link
  • Seattle Pockets
    Seattle Pockets is intended to spread the word about Seattle experiences, a few stay-at-home ideas, and some personal “inside pockets.” It includes information about and reviews of local products and businesses, restaurants, events, etc. Seattle Pockets supports many charities. external link
  • Seattle’s Child
    Since 1979, Seattle’s Child has been informing, empowering and educating local parents. Their website updates parents on events, information on schools, health issues and more. The mission of Seattle’s Child is to help Seattleites get to know their city by helping them find things to do, places to eat, and ways to get around — with kids in tow. external link
  • Slow Food Seattle
    Slow Food Seattle offers educational events and activities to promote sustainability and biodiversity and connect farmers, cooks, educators, students and everyone else who cares about their food and the environment. The blog keeps readers informed of local events, organizations, activities, etc. to do with local foods, farms, and sustainability. external link
  • Sustainability Defined
    Sustainability Defined is a fun podcast dedicated to define sustainability, one topic (and one bad joke) at a time. Each episode focuses on a single topic that pushes sustainability forward; they explain each topic with the help of an experienced pro, place it within their organizational tree, and help listeners define what exactly sustainability is, episode by episode. external link
  • Tea & Cookies
    Tea & Cookies is a blog, written by Tara Austen Weaver, dedicated to sharing delicious recipes, inspiring books and photographs, and stories of the author’s life & garden in Seattle. external link
  • Terra Informa
    Terra Informa is a weekly podcast delivering coverage of breaking environmental news from around the world. From corporate wrongdoings to tips on living a little greener, Terra Informa is a great source for the news that the mainstream media missed. external link
  • The Adaptors
    The Adaptors is a podcast that tells stories about/from people who are inventing new ways to live, proposing new ways to think and figuring out how we will adapt to climate change. external link
  • The Energy Gang
    The Energy Gang is a weekly podcast on energy, cleantech and the environment. external link
  • The Energy Transition Show
    The Energy Transition Show presents straight talk about the world’s transition from fossil fuels to renewables with longtime energy expert Chris Nelder. Designed to stimulate discussion about the difficult questions rather than reinforce preconceived answers, the Energy Transition Show covers oil, gas, coal, solar, wind, emerging renewables, nuclear, grid power, transportation systems, macroeconomics, and more, including the latest news and research, policy developments, and market events. external link
  • The Farm Chicks
    Serena Thompson, author of The Farm Chicks, producer of The Farm Chicks Vintage and Handmade Fair (held the first full weekend of June each year in Spokane) and Contributing Editor of Country Living Magazine, writes about her life and many passions (including food, health, gardening, and home décor) on her blog, The Farm Chicks. external link
  • The Gluten Free Doctor
    The Gluten Free Doctor's blog is an accumulation of the doctor’s many interests including medicine, food, and life skills related to gluten-free living. external link
  • The Green Divas Radio Show
    The Green Divas Radio Show is a free podcast providing green and healthy living tips, environmental news, and ways to take action. The Green Divas are committed to raising awareness about serious issues like climate change, non-toxic living, natural health, social justice and more. They present information in a humorous, low-stress way to make it more accessible and easy for anyone to live a greener lifestyle. external link
  • The Heartland Institute’s Environment and Climate News Podcast
    The Heartland Institute’s Environment and Climate News Podcast features scientists, authors, and policy experts who take the non-alarmist, climate-realist position on environment and energy policy. The Heartland Institute is a national nonprofit research and education organization. external link
  • The Latina Locavore
    The Latina Locavore is a local food and wine hobbyist passionate about Slow Food and Farm to Table/Farm to Fork. She supports the local food economy through her own purchasing practices and by influencing others to make conscious consumer decisions by sourcing her food/ingredients and shopping at local co-ops and Farmer’s Markets. external link
  • The Local Forager
    Denise Breyley, "The Local Forager," travels around the Pacific Northwest and meets farmers, ranchers and producers who supply our tables with fresh, locally grown food. She shares stories and photos from her journeys to farms, shops and restaurants from Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Her travels unearth new and distinctive products that you just might find in Whole Foods Market stores around the region. external link
  • The Plum Palate
    The Plum Palate reflects on local food as it relates to life, inside and outside the kitchen. Plum Palate writer, Jenni, shares stories from people who are on the ground growing, processing, and/or promoting good food. external link
  • The Sustainability Agenda
    The Sustainability Agenda is a weekly podcast exploring today’s biggest sustainability questions. Leading sustainability thinkers offer their views on the biggest sustainability challenges, share the latest thinking, identify what’s working –and what needs to change — and think about the future of sustainability. external link
  • The Sustainability Living Podcast
    A weekly podcast featuring information on living “a heart-centered life that honors Mother Earth and her inhabitants.” external link
  • The Sweet Seattle Life
    The Sweet Seattle Life is written by a Seattle couple with two kids, they post about beekeeping, their living roof, travel, and DIY projects. external link
  • The Vegan RD
    The Vegan RD is devoted to giving people the tools and knowledge they need to adopt a healthy vegan diet. external link
  • Thrifty NW Mom
    Thrifty NW Mom is a one-stop resource for ways to save money all around the Pacific Northwest! You'll find everything from ways to save at the grocery store, online shopping deals, free or affordable family events in the Northwest, dining discounts, frugal DIY tips and much more! external link
  • Trump on Earth
    Trump on Earth is a podcast exploring the environment in the Trump era. In each episode the Trump on Earth podcast explores how changes to the U.S. environmental policy affect you and people around the world — with deep analysis, clear information, and real talk from the critics, scientists and thinkers who know the issues. Trump on Earth is produced by The Allegheny Front, an environmental reporting project based in Pittsburgh, and Point Park University’s Environmental Journalism program. external link
  • Veg Girl RD
    Veg Girl RD provides tips and recipes and recommends restaurants, products, etc. for vegetarians looking to eat healthy. external link
  • Vegtastic
    Vegtastic is a vegan-centered blog that posts vegan recipes, reviews of packaged foods and products, recommendations for vegan beauty products, information on local caterers and restaurants as well as tips on shopping, travel, and events. external link
  • Warm Regards
    The Warm Regards podcast in an ongoing dialogue between leading climate journalists, climate scientists, and newsmakers about the warming planet. external link
  • Warning Signs: How Pesticides Harm the Young Brain
    An interesting article about pesticides from The Nation. external link
  • What's The Environmental Footprint Of A Loaf Of Bread? Now We Know!
    An interesting article about the environmental footprint of a loaf of bread from NPR. external link
  • Yale Climate Connection
    Yale Climate Connections is a nonpartisan, multimedia service providing daily broadcast radio programming and original web-based reporting, commentary, and analysis on the issue of climate change, one of the greatest challenges and stories confronting modern society. Yale Climate Connections aims to help citizens and institutions understand how the changing climate is already affecting our lives. It seeks to help individuals, corporations, media, non-governmental organizations, government agencies, academics, artists, and more learn from each other about constructive “solutions” so many are undertaking to reduce climate-related risks and wasteful energy practices. external link
  • Your Home with Karie Engels
    Your Home with Karie Engels provides great recipes to feed your family, suggestions for wine, and decorating ideas for your home. Karie’s Farm to Table and Field to Plate page is dedicated to the healthy, fresh and sustainable lifestyle; she promotes pages and companies in order to provide readers with the latest news and tools while posting gardening ideas and fresh fruit, vegetable and wild game recipes. external link