Archive for environment
Yes, things like this are happening in the world (!)
Tippi’s story will give you heart explosions. (Thank you to Kate for sending!) Original link with lots of photos here. And be sure to watch the doc trailer…
Just read about Konbit Shelter’s successful kickstarter campaign to go back to rural Haiti and teach people how to build solid, sustainable earth bag structures. Not only fascinating and brilliant, but also some of the loveliest hand-made houses I’ve ever seen.
My sister-in-law sent this to me. Looks like a gorgeous and important documentary.
FOOD is, arguably, foundational to any cause you care about. Without healthy food/agriculture, in a couple of decades, we’ll be such a sickly species that we will not have the strength and stamina to take care of our children, animals and the earth.
Let’s make sure that the 2012 FARM BILL—a federal bill that resets agricultural policies every 5 years—invests in healthy food instead of handouts to corporate MEGA-FARMS.
The ever-impressive EWG (Environmental Working Group) has joined with Mario Batali, Michael Pollan and more than 70 of the nation’s food and health leaders to urge Congress to redirect a portion of crop insurance subsidies into vital investments in nutrition, healthy food and conservation programs. Add your voice and SIGN HERE.
EWG is also already preparing for when the farm bill comes up in the House of Representatives. Add your name to their letter to House members HERE.
One of two processions of elephants that mysteriously showed up to mourn the death of Lawrence Anthony, known as the Elephant Whisperer.
For 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand bush until they reached the house of late author Lawrence Anthony, the conservationist who saved their lives. The formerly violent, rogue elephants, destined to be shot a few years ago as pests, were rescued and rehabilitated by Anthony.
I am taken with Mary Jo Hoffman’s blog, STILL… “For one year, in 2012, this blog will post one image, daily, of gathered natural objects found near me. Near me usually means Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, my home. Sometimes it means the Gulf Coast of Florida, and sometimes Grand Marais, Minnesota, on the north shore of Lake Superior. Sometimes it also means the Languedoc region of Southwest France.”
She identifies everything she finds. Above we have wild turkey feathers, turtle shells, rabbit or beaver-gnawed branches and an owl feather. Thanks to Pia for the discovery.
(Peter Adams: Taro field in Hanalei, Kauai)
The American media refuses (is not allowed?) to report on this, but Al Jazeera has an incredible feature on the Gulf seafood deformities that are ‘alarming scientists’. I know people who are eating seafood from the Gulf, who shall go unnamed. Cra-zay.
If we speak up loudly enough…
In a massive blow to multinational agribiz corporations such as Monsanto, Bayer, and Dow, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients anywhere within the country for a full decade before coming up for another review.
Remember that genetically modified foods are scientifically proven to weaken your immune system, your child’s immunes system and over time the entire human genome. Take back your food system from corporate behemoths. Stay informed of important legislation in your state via Millions Against Monsanto or Occupy Monsanto.
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