Jamie Reinhardt currently works at the Governance and Accountability Institute in NYC, New York. She is working as a Global Reporting Initiative report analyst and exploring different trends in GRI reports from S&P 500 companies. As an MBA-candidate at Baruch College, Jamie is the president of the Sustainable Business Club, which is Baruch’s Net Impact chapter. Previously, she worked for the Center for Creative Leadership on the Latin American Intern Initiative and for an international shipping company in operations and logistics. She hopes to combine her past and present experiences to make a real difference in the future with regards to sustainability in the corporate environment.
New York’s Stone Barns Farm and Restaurant … Worth a visit!
As part of my work this summer on a sustainable development project, I visited a farm called Stone Barns outside of NYC. Stone Barns is an education center for food and agriculture, as well as
a working farm. A colleague and I took a train that runs along the Hudson River up to the farm’s location in Pocantico, NY. It’s hard to believe that only 25 miles outside of Manhattan you can find such a pristine natural setting.
Driving up to the entrance of Stone Barns is beautiful. The green rolling pastures are laid out in front of you and the main structure is a barn made out of stone, hence the name. The main building is gorgeous. It looks like original old stone, but the structure is well kept and has been updated so that it is very modern inside. There is a large open courtyard in the middle which was full of school children at the time we were there, since a huge part of their mission is to teach young kids where their food actually comes from. My colleague told me a story about how one of her friend’s children refused to eat carrots from a farmers market since they were dirty and “from the ground”. The child wanted to go get the “clean” carrots from the store. I’m pretty sure I had similar feelings when I was a child which only shows how important Stone Barns’ mission to educate children, really is.
"There is a disconnect that exists between the food we eat and its origins that needs to change in order for us all to live sustainable and healthy lifestyles."
DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO
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I’m on a mission! Let’s live, work and vacation in the healthiest and greenest city in America. Not only the “Finest City in America.”
SOL = Sustainable, Organic, Local
I’d like to dine in restaurants that serve organic and locally grown fruits and vegies; offer USDA organic chicken, grass-fed beef and sustainably sourced seafood; and have both vegan and vegetarian options. I’d prefer to frequent sustainable establishments that care about reaching zero-carbon goals.
Please join me in supporting this mission to have cleaner air and water and to live a healthy lifestyle. Let’s all support sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The more we support SOL dining, the more SOL dining will become the norm, not the exception!
Here’s a list of San Diego restaurants we can eat guilt-free and with pleasure. SOL DINING REVIEWS
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