Partners & Resources
This list, which continues to evolve, includes tools, organizations, and other resources on living off the land, healthy eating, sustainability, and our connection to the wild.

Partners

artchange, inc.
Using art & storytelling to create positive social change

Frankenstein Productions
Independent documentary photographer and filmmaker

Shirley Thompson Editorial
Video editorial services for the broadcast, corporate, and independent film communities since 1989


KTOO

Public broadcasting from Alaska's capital

KCAW-FM/Raven Radio
Community radio in Sitka

Online Resources

350.org
350.org is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis.

Alaska Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
Dedicated to quality and ethical hunting and fishing

Alaska Community Action on Toxics
Advocates for environmental health and justice. "Most people imagine Alaska to be a wild pristine place, but?" the reality, as one article about an ACAT project in Orion Magazine shows, is more complex.

Alaska Dietetic Association
This site includes useful links for such things as finding a nutrition professional near you and finding the nutrient values of foods

Alaska Traditional Knowledge and Native Foods Database

b-healthy!
Educates low-income youth and youth workers about healthy cooking, nutrition, and affordable alternatives to low-quality school lunches, commercially processed junk food and fast food

Calypso Farms
Calypso Farm and Ecology Center is an educational farm based in Fairbanks, Alaska, promoting local agriculture and environmental awareness.

The Center for Ecoliteracy
Dedicated to education for sustainable living. Site includes a list of useful resources.

Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA)
Promotes sustainable food systems by educating consumers and creating links between urban dwellers and farmers.

The Community Food Security Coalition
Coalition of diverse people and organizations working from the local to international levels to build community food security.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Locator
Find wholesome, sustainable food from community supported agriculture, stores and restaurants in the US and Canada, in your neighborhood and when you travel If you live in a rural or isolated community go to these sites and see if anything comes up!

Farm to School
Connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving nutrition, and supporting local and regional farmers.

Farmer's Market Locator

Food Democracy Now
A grassroots community dedicated to building a sustainable food system that protects our natural environment sustains farmers and nourishes families.

FoodRoutes
The FoodRoutes Network is dedicated to reintroducing Americans to their food--the seeds it grows from, the farmers who produce it, and the routes that carry it from the fields to their tables.

Food & Safety Water Watch
Food & Water Watch is a nonprofit consumer organization that works to ensure clean water and safe food in the United States and around the world.

GRUB
Healthy, local, sustainable food for all

Organic Consumers Association
Campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability

Parent Earth
Videos about food for families.

Renewing America's Food Traditions (RAFT)
Dedicated to rescuing America's diverse foods and food traditions.

Simple Vegan Recipes
Going vegan is easier than you think. These pages give just a sample of quick and easy recipes that will be useful when starting out.

Sitka Local Food Network
A non-profit organization promoting and encouraging the use of locally grown, harvested and produced foods in Sitka, Alaska.

Slow Food
Slow Food is an international organization of "eco-gastronomes" whose mission is "to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life.

Subsistence Way of Life
These sites provide resources on issues related to the subsistence ways of life of Alaska Native people.

Alaska Native Knowledge Network
RurAL CAP
Indigenous Environmental Network
Native Americans & the Environment

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
UCS is an independent nonprofit alliance citizens and scientists across the country. UCS augments rigorous scientific analysis with innovative thinking and committed citizen advocacy to build a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world

Vegetarian Resource Group
Dedicated to educating the public about vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger.

Books & Articles

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, and Steven L. Hopp, HarperCollins 2007
Novelist Kingsolver adds to the growing genre of writing about local food in an entertaining, earnest, and funny portrait a year spent eating home-grown food

Bloodties: Nature, Culture, and the Hunt Ted Kerasote, Kodansha America 1994
Is hunting okay or should we, as one reviewer writes, "stick to photography?" Kerasote writes about hunting locally and doing less harm to the environment than shopping for vegetables at the supermarket

Coming Home to Eat
Gary Nabhan, W.W. Norton and Co. 2001
Nabhan, a subsistence hunter, ethnobiologist, and activist devoted to recovering lost food traditions, gave himself a task: to spend a year trying to eat foods grown, fished, or gathered within 250 miles of his Arizona home
Wild Wisdom: Conversation with Gary Paul Nabhan

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Eric Schlosser, Harper Perennial 2002

Heart and Blood: Living with Deer in America Richard Nelson, Vintage 1998
In this book, cultural anthropologist Nelson, advisor and fan of Eating Alaska, explores the relationship between human and deer, including views of both hunters and antihunters

Living Wild and Domestic: The Education of a Hunter-Gardener Robert Kimber, The Lyons Press 2002

My Year of Meats
Ruth Ozeki, Penguin Books 1999

Ordinary Wolves Seth Kantner, Milkweed Editions 2004
A novel about a white boy raised among natives in the Alaskan Arctic that portrays the devastation modern America brings to a natural lifestyle

The Omnivore's Dilemma : A Natural History of Four Meals
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press 2006
Pollan invites us to think deeply about our place in the food chain. "The way we eat represents our most profound engagement with the natural world." To Pollan the omnivore's dilemma is twofold: what we choose to eat ("What should we have for dinner?" he asks in the opening sentence of his book) and how we let that food be produced. And he not only asks should we we hunt, gather, or grow our own food, he tries to do it himself.

Power Steer
Biography of a beef calf, by Michael Pollan, presented by the Heritage Breeds Conservancy

The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter Peter Singer and Jim Mason, Rodale Books 2006
This work, by a Princeton ethicist and an animal rights activist and writer, typifies why Americans should take a deep look at the food they eat

What to Eat Marion Nestle, North Point Press, 2007 and Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health Marion Nestle, University of California Press 2003
Nestle provides an expose of the industrial food complex and solutions for good shopping and eating--see also her website

New Media

Fatworld
A video game about the politics of nutrition. It explores the relationships between obesity, nutrition, and socioeconomics in the contemporary U.S.

Climate Challenge
A single-player game about climate change. It is based on real climate change data, where the player can try out different approaches, learn about the issues, and have fun at the same time.

World Without Oil
A serious game for the public good, it is a realistic simulation of the first 32 weeks of a global oil shortage chronicled in 1,500 personal blog posts, videos, images and voicemails.