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Emily Shelton

Emily Shelton is a web producer and blogger for Earth Eats. A native of Evansville, Indiana, Emily moved to Bloomington in the fall of 2007 to attend Indiana University, pursuing a major in Telecommunications and a minor in Business. Emily began interning at WFIU in the fall of 2008 and is now an Assistant Web Producer. As an official Earth Eats "tweeter", Emily loves spreading the word about the importance of environmental issues and "going green". In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, writing, and looking at pictures of delicious meals that she'll only ever dream about.

Recent Posts by Emily Shelton

March 4, 2010

Food Waste 

A pile of food waste

Food Waste A Growing Problem: What You Can Do

Almost 27% of edible food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. Here are some steps you can take to reduce the amount of food you send to the landfill.

February 9, 2010

Valentine's Day 

An assortment of chocolate truffles.

Stay In This Valentine’s Day: A Holiday Feast For 8, On A Budget

Single or attatched, go green this Valentine's day by inviting all your friends over for a frugal, yet delicious meal.

December 29, 2009

Government Regulation 

a vintage cheerios ad

Should The FTC Regulate Food Advertising Aimed At Children?

The Federal Trade Commission recently issued a set of proposed standards for marketing foods to children.

December 28, 2009

New Year's Resolutions 

new seedlings sprout from the forest floor

Earth Eats’ Top 10 Ways To Go Green In The New Year

New Years resolution time, and many people are thinking about steps they can take to live a greener, more sustainable lifestyle. Here are our favorite 10 tips.

December 17, 2009

School Lunch Programs 

A tray of school lunch.

Research Suggests Fast-food May Be Healthier Than School Lunches

Do you know what's in your kid's school lunch? You might be surprised, but recent reports show that they might be better off eating fast food.

December 14, 2009

Green Eating Tips 

A deer grazing in the snow.

7 Ways To Keep A Green Diet This Winter Season

Here in the Midwest, most markets are closed for the winter and locally grown foods can be harder to come by. Fortunately, there are still ways to eat green.

December 10, 2009

Food Stamp Programs 

Close up of an old food stamp

In Tough Economic Times, Food Stamps Becoming The Norm

With millions of Americans out of a job, more than 36 million people are currently on food stamps.

December 8, 2009

Alternative Energy 

an old bicycle in a field of grass

Powering Your Entire Home With Pedal Power

It's hard to get a tangible idea of how much energy it takes to power a modern home, but a BBC demonstration using bicycles might give you a much better idea.

December 7, 2009

Nutritional Facts 

Popcorn

Movie Popcorn: More Fattening Than Three Quarter Pounders!?

A new study reveals that popcorn is possibly the worst snack movies goers can consume when hitting up the theaters.

December 2, 2009

Environmental Conservation 

the appalachian mountains with fall tree colors

Elderly Man On Hunger Strike Arrested At WV State Capitol

81-year-old Roland Micklem was arrested yesterday outside of West Virginia's State Capitol building for protesting the mining of mountaintops.

November 30, 2009

Green Shopping Tips 

cyber monday graphic

Does Shopping Online Really Make You Greener?

Traditionally one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, learn how to green up your "Cyber Monday" with these online shopping tips

November 23, 2009

Food Safety 

A row of colorful fruit.

Senate Votes, FDA To “Police” Food Companies

A senate health panel has voted to approve legislation that will give the FDA the power to "police" food companies.

November 17, 2009

Food Safety 

Large cans of food in a grocery isle.

Canned Foods, BPA and Sexual Health

Recent studies link bisphenol-A, a chemical commonly found in canned foods and plastic bottles, to erectile dysfunction and other health problems

November 10, 2009

Food Politics 

Seasoned french fries.

What Your Eating Habits Say About Your Politics

A recent survey examined eating habits among liberals and conservatives, with at least one area where both parties agree.

November 10, 2009

Climate Change 

A valley at sunset.

Good News: An Easy Way To Prevent Climate Change

New reports from the UK suggest going vegetarian two days each week could be an easy way to prevent climate change.

November 6, 2009

Flu-Fighting Foods 

A bowl of chicken soup with a slice of bread.

Foods That Fight The Flu, Foods That Depress

This weeks Green Links is going to keep you healthy this winter. We've got "Flu-fighting" foods, foods that lead to depression, and a dessert with 1/2 the fat!

October 28, 2009

Food Labeling 

"Smart Choices" cereal boxes

Fooducate: 10 Things the FDA Can Do to Improve Nutrition Labeling

Recently, the FDA announced that it's going to start regulating the front of package food-labels. What should their regulations consist of?

October 27, 2009

Green Technology 

An iphone with all its applications.

iPhone Goes Green With 100 New Apps

The iPhone is going green! Check out some of the newest green apps in this list from TreeHugger.

October 27, 2009

Alternative Energy 

A roof of solar shingles.

The Solar Shingle, A New Line of Roofing

Dow Chemical is introducing a new type of roofing - solar shingles.

October 25, 2009

Energy Efficiency 

A red house surrounded by snow.

5 Green Upgrades That Will Add Value To Your Home

It's getting harder and harder to keep your home toasty in the winter without breaking the bank. Here are 5 tips to keep your electric bill under control!

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