For the past 12 months I’ve been taking a serious look at the reality of our modern food system and the impacts it has on our environment, our health and our communities. It was a sobering experience.
Divestment is strictly the selling up of all fossil fuel share holdings. However it is currently difficult to decide which fossil should have priority for this though gas is widely, though probably inaccurately, considered to be of less priority than the other fossil fuels, or even exempt from …
Oil prices have fallen by half since late June. Since it’s almost the end of the year, perhaps this is a good time to stop and ask why?
The attraction of profit in the short-term overwhelms longer-term considerations, even for the most “enlightened” of businesspeople.
A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere
Amazingly, it is sometimes a criminal act to retrieve food that has been thrown away.
Whether you are sitting on the beach, stuck at the airport, or cuddled up next to the fire this winter, these 18 books can help satisfy your mind, soul, and stomach.
Most observers are saying the pause in the rapid decline in oil prices is mostly techincial and that lower prices still are expected.
What do the plummeting oil prices tell us not only about our near term economic future in Canada, but the political fragility of the world's petro states?
Before anything else it seems important to say that there are lots of chapters in this book that I think are quite excellent as short pithy descriptions of the key concepts of degrowth.
In a victory for environmental, health and community activists, fracking has been banned in New York state.
Every square on the bingo card marked “economic debacle” has been filled in with a pen dipped in fracking fluid.
One could argue that those who are very close to the reality of climate change are particularly prone to a need to split their identity. The knowledge they have, and the images they have seen, might unconsciously lead them to the above-mentioned counter-balancing and coping behaviours.
But another reason oil prices have slid so much is weakness in demand for the product, which may be related to a slowdown of overall world economic growth.
This week on Sea Change Radio, we feature Lauren Markham who has chronicled the new generation of hipster farmers, or “farmsters, and Sharman Apt Russell on citizen science.
When I first got involved in the co-op movement I didn’t do it because I thought the co-operative model was an end in itself.
As urban property becomes more unaffordable and commercialized and the commons disappear, some groups are pooling their resources for shared space, shared resources, and creative collaboration.
What I love most about this project is the way it delivers multiple benefits at once....bringing people together to solve communal problems in the most positive way, while also learning to view food as something to be celebrated, appreciated and shared.
The power of carbon + coexistence struck me while visiting a farm in New South Wales, Australia, a few years ago.
The collapse of the North Atlantic cod fishery industry gives us a good example of the abrupt collapse in the production of resources - even resources which are theoretically renewable.