Archive for May, 2012
By Kasish Das Shrestha. Whether activists like it or not, there are a few simple facts that anyone who is discussing the “victory” over Monsanto in Nepal must understand, or perhaps come to terms with.
This document was found on the computer of Ecotopia author Ernest Callenbach (1929-2012) after his death.
The 5 Commitments Required to Resolve Today’s Complex Economic, Political, and Environmental Challenges
By Bob Doppelt. Our behavior, and the actions of society as a whole have been shaped by with fundamental misjudgments about how the planet functions and what it means to live a good and decent life.
The journal Current Biology published an article that calculated how much methane the herbivorous dinosaurs “gave off” in their belching/burping and farting/flatulence. In that regard, they are much like cows.
A self-described eco-warrior, Sara Snow was born into a green family that lived in a solar-heated home in Michigan, ate fresh food from their organic vegetable garden. Her childhood gave her hands-on learning about sustainable living. Her parents were great green role models. Sara’s mother, Pattie Redmond, reflects that “We gardened, composted, recycled, heated with […]
By David Suzuki. We were so focused on battling opponents and seeking public support that we failed to realize these battles reflect fundamentally different ways of seeing our place in the world–and how we treat our surroundings.
Poll after poll has found that consumers claim to be concerned about the issues, and even claim willingness to pay a premium for greener products and packages. But empirical evidence doesn’t seem to jibe with the research.
After being rescued from inhumane conditions in Turkey, dolphins Tom and Misha are ready to be released. Born Free has supervised their rehabilitation for the past 20 months, and the dolphins are now fit and ready to hunt for food.
By Marlena White for the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet Project Will Allen is best known as the founder and mastermind of Growing Power, Inc., a nonprofit organization in Milwaukee, WI working to support community food systems through training, outreach, and technical assistance. The son of a sharecropper and former professional basketball player, Allen started […]