by Arden Bucklin-Sporer and Rachel Kathleen Pringle
(Timber Press, 224 pp., $24.95, June 2010)
directed by Amy Kalafa
86 mins., 2007
by Janet Poppendieck
(University of California Press, 368 pp., $17.95, January 2010)
Pillars of Sustainability: GRID recognizes that sustainability isn’t a new phenomenon. In recognition of our forebears, we will, from time to time, profile local people and institutions who’ve laid the foundation of the region’s sustainable infrastructure.
Don’t drive too fast by the Kimberton Whole Foods; you’re likely to miss it. Housed in a brick building with white painted windows and a green awning, the store is unassuming—nothing like the unrelated name-sharers from Austin, Texas. If not for the shopping carts outside, you might not even realize it’s a food store.
According to the most recent statistics from the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association, nearly 5 billion pens were sold in the U.S. in 2008.