After the urban farm is up and running, further plans include a fitness center, a tech business, a juice bar, athletic shoe and clothing manufacturing companies.
Calling themselves "natural partners," the Amalgamated Transit Union and the Sierra Club are banding together in a nationwide campaign.
Like the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s, the environmental movement has both moral and practical aspects. It needs a strategy that unites both inside and outside struggles and goals.
President Obama included job creation in his climate change speech June 25, while Los Angeles launched the largest-ever urban solar rooftop program.
Many climate scientists, such as James Hansen of NASA's Goddard Institute, believe that any sustained period of time with higher than 350 ppm threatens catastrophic global warming.
Bill McKibben plays a vital role in the environmental movement. As an activist, and thinker, his contributions have international significance.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that his department had approved the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Project.