locavore: someone who eats food grown or produced locally or within a
certain radius. See also: localvore and localtarian.
localvore: a variation of locavore; a person who eats only locally-grown and
localtarian: a variation of locavore; one who cares about the
environmental impact of his or her food choices, someone who finds the majority
of what they eat from within a certain radius
beer locavore: someone who only drinks beer brewed within a certain
radius of where they happen to be standing or barstool-sitting
slow food: a gastronomic member-supported organization founded to
counteract the fast food and fast life and the disappearance of local food
locatect: an architect who provides a strong counterpoint to globalism by
utilizing local skills and materials, in a way that responds to local climate,
manifests local members, and embodies local stories (see also: locatecture)
first coined by journalist Elizabeth Farrelly of The Sydney Morning Herald in an
article about architectural language.
locatecture: a style of architecture which provides a strong counterpoint to
globalism, built by utilizing local skills and materials, in a way that responds
to local climate, manifests local mems, and embodies local stories
slow design: a style of design in which the time is taken to do things well,
responsibly, with local components, and in a way that allows the designer, the
artisan, and the end user to take pleasure from it.
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture): a model of food production, sales,
and distribution aimed at both increasing the quality of food and the quality of
care given to the land, plants and animals. It is a way for the food buying
public to create a relationship with a farm. By making a financial commitment to
a farm, people become "members" (or "shareholders," or "subscribers") of the
CSA. It usually involves a system of weekly delivery or pick-up of produce,
sometimes also eggs, flowers, or even milk or meat products.
ecopreneur: an ecological entrepreneur;
an entrepreneur who maintains sustainable business practices
ethicurean: one who attempts to combine
ethical food consumption with an interest in epicureanism (an epicure is a
person who takes particular pleasure in fine food and drink); one who attemps to
eat ethically without depriving oneself of taste
RSA (Restaurant Supported Agriculture): a
food system that connects local famers with local restaurant owners. Chefs
and/or restaurant owners commit to purchasing local food products, then design
their menus around them.
local food club or local food buying
club: a food system similar to a co-op, usually provides delivery of
products. often includes foods from multiple local suppliers rather than a
single farm. An alternate local food route to a CSA.
agro-tourism: a type of eco-tourism which
allows visitors to experience agricultural life first-hand.
plastax: a plastic bag tax
locasexual: a person who chooses to date
sustainably by dating someone who lives in their region, avoiding the carbon
output of frequent air travel related to a long-distance relationship