Stories by Gwen Schantz

Gwen Schantz is a freelance writer and environmental consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. Her background is in sustainable food and agriculture, water conservation and international sustainable development, and she has lived and worked in West Africa and Southeast Asia. Gwen has a Bachelors Degree in International Studies from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. subscribe to Gwen Schantz's feed

Posted on: Mar 19, 2009, Source: AlterNet

From a White House garden to rule changes at factory farms, the era of industrial ag calling the shots is changing.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

It's not just TP that we're addicted to. Paper products make up the largest portion of our waste stream and cutting back has never been easier.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2009, Source: AlterNet

From blocking out the sun with "space shields" to fertilizing the oceans with carbon-consuming algae, will the magic of science save us?

Posted on: Dec 22, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Forced to pinch pennies, Americans are finding clever ways to cut back. A break in the consumption cycle may be a good thing in the long run.