Jill Lightner

Jill Lightner is a food writer and the former editor of Edible Seattle. Her most recent book, Scraps, Peels and Stems, offers tips for reducing food waste at home. Contact Lightner with the form on her website.

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Neekta Hamidi

Neekta Hamidi is a Muslim writer and environmentalist. She runs a blog called “Green Is Simple,” which offers tips on sustainable living. Contact her with the form on her website.

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Khalid Latif

Imam Khalid Latif is executive director of the Islamic Center at New York University, where he also serves as a chaplain. He is also the co-founder of Honest Chops, New York City’s first organic, halal butcher shop.

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Juliane Hammer

Juliane Hammer is an associate professor of Islamic studies at the University of North Carolina. Her research interests include American Muslims, marriage and family, women’s rights and food. She is the author of Peaceful Families:American Muslim Efforts against Domestic Violence.

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Rachel B. Gross

Rachel B. Gross is an assistant professor of American Jewish studies at San Francisco State University. Her research interests include American religion, Jewish history and food.

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Rachel Hart Winter

Rachel Hart Winter is the director of the Siena Center at Dominican University in River Forest, Ill. Her research focuses on Catholic ecological ethics, particularly on access to clean water as a fundamental human right. Contact via Tina Weinheimer, assistant director of public relations and communications for the university.

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Michaela Farm

Michaela Farm is a project of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, Ind. It promotes the respectful use of resources, sustainability, gratitude, hospitality and caring. The sisters and staff work with farm animals and grow food for a nearby food bank.

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Genesis Farm

Genesis Farm is a project of the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, N.J. It combines spirituality, education and sustainable agriculture to promote human and ecological health and to foster a feeling of mutuality with nature. It is based in Blairstown, N.J.

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