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Erykah Badu, Jaden and Willow Will Turn D.C. Into Broccoli City

The music artists are headining a festival dedicated to bringing sustainability to urban communities.

Image courtesy of Broccoli City.

Erykah Badu, along with the enigmatic teenaged Smith siblings, will be bringing their inexorable flyness to D.C. this month when they perform the 3rd annual Broccoli City Festival. The festival, which is dedicated to promoting sustainable living in urban environments through locally-sourced food, music and the arts, will take place on April 25th at Gateway D.C. In addition to our favorite teen wizards, Jaden and Willow, the festival line-up also includes hip-hop artist Joey Bada$$, electronic music-maker Kaytrandada, and singer-songwriter Tiara Thomas, making it the coollest music festival named after a member of the cabbage family.

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Walmart Goes Local

How many reusable bags does it take to tote $1 billion worth of local produce?

In just a few years, locavores might find themselves shopping at a once unthinkable destination: Walmart. The retail behemoth announced new goals to dramatically increase its patronage of local and sustainable farms, according to a New York Times article on Thursday.

While Walmart began to source food from local farms a few years ago—to save on fuel costs and boost its public image—the new goals represent a much more serious effort to focus on local. Plans include investing $2 billion globally in infrastructure for local food distribution, doubling the percentage of local produce sold in American stores, and selling $1 billion worth of produce from smaller, local farms in Walmart's emerging market locations.

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