Table of Contents

September cover: Cliff diver


Fresh Start

Social Ecology

Yearning for balance
When asked about personal values, individuals invariably express less materialistic and more altruistic values for themselves than they attribute to others.

Environmental Education

Popular and practical environmental education
Increased demand has spawned a host of new educational opportunities for new students and older workers looking for a career change.

Hands-on environmental studies

A new approach to environmental management

Special Focus: Organic Harvest Month

A shopper's guide to pesticides in produce
If you're not eating all organic produce, here are the items to avoid.

An organic primer
An answer to the question, "what is organic?"

Organics: acting locally
Local sales of organic produce are experiencing dramatic growth.

A farmer speaks out
Organic farming's strongest argument: it works, and pesticides don't.

The newest farming machines under the sun
East County farm moves to total self-sufficiency, including solar power.

Where to buy organic in San Diego
Farmers' markets, grocery stores, restaurants, CSAs and produce stands.

Happiness is organic

Pollution Prevention

City of Chula Vista adopts pollution prevention policy

8th annual Beach Cleanup Day on September

Congressional support for federal pesticide rollbacks and campaign contributions

Pest control with a conscience

Sustainable Development

San Diego Sustainability Network at work
Strawbale construction and sustainable communities top the list of activities.

Observations from the Edge

"K" is for Kitchen
Our resident eco-radical demonstrates how we can turn our destructive buying practices into a force for environmental sustainability.