One Year In, Heifer CEO Makes a Splash

When Pierre Ferrari was named Heifer International’s President and CEO on October 28, 2011, he brought with him big dreams. After one year, we’re seeing the results of Ferrari’s vision: changes at Heifer that will help feed thousands

Heifer Lauded For Helping Cool the Planet

A new report pinpoints some solutions to the interconnected problems of world hunger and climate change. And of course, Heifer International is among those solutions. The group of international experts who make up the Commission on Sustainable

Ernest and His Horse: Photo of the Week

Photo by Geoff Bugbee How cute is this pair? This is 6-year-old Ernest and his family's draft horse, Barka. Ernest lives in Dolhobrody, Poland. His family received this horse through a Heifer project in their village working to improve farm

Boycott National Fast Food Day!

Today is National Fast Food Day in the United States, apparently. And I want you to boycott it in favor of real food. Why do I care? First, I have a personal interest in the health of our nation's people. Second, fast food is practically

$5 Billion Is A Lot, But It Isn't

According to NPR's food blog, The Salt, the local food movement looks like much more than a passing fad. An analysis by the United States Department of Agriculture reported that American farmers (those local men and women we're always talking

10 Ways to Travel Greener

As the holiday season sneaks up on us again this year, it's time to start planning our travel to see our friends, families and loved ones. As we all try to incorporate being green in our daily lives, let's also try to incorporate being green in

Give a Goat: It's the Poor Man's Cow

Goats are versatile animals and are at home in a number of environments. Heifer uses goats in projects from Albania to India to Uganda. In addition to being one of Heifer International's most popular gift animals, goats are an amazing resource

Get Rewarded For Saving the Planet

Not that saving the planet doesn't have intrinsic reward (our grandchildren's grandchildren and whatnot), but wouldn't it be nice if someone gave you coupons and discounts for greening up your life, too? Recyclebank does just that. You recycle,