environment

Your fridge is ground zero, Part 2 of 2

by David McLean Flickr/creative commons

"Hunger, in your neighborhood or anywhere in the world, is a violation of human rights, and caused by inhumane politics. Corporations have a responsibility to get the excess food to those who need it, and we all have a responsibility to demand that they do." (Your fridge is ground zero, Part 1 of 2, 4/24/15)

Yesterday, we brought an important documentary to your attention, “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story” (trailer here, how to screen). It revealed some sobering statistics summarized here, below which you can find some of the things you can do to fight this scourge ...

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Your fridge is ground zero, Part 1 of 2

by bigbutpretty Flickr/creative commons

In case you missed it, try to screen "Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story," a documentary which premiered on MSNBC this week (trailer here). The film follows one couple's quest to live on discarded or expired food, and showcases world food waste experts such as Dana Gunders (National Resources Defense Council), Johanthan Bloom (author of American Wasteland), and Tristam Stuart (feedbackglobal.org, Feeding the 5K campaign, and author of Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal). The couple succeeded in their task, by the way, and ate heartily (and gave ...

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The Salvation of Climate Change Deniers

Woodleywonderworks Flickr/creative commons

Climate change deniers have painted themselves into a corner. They are victims of their own rhetoric based on illogical conclusions drawn from a fairly limited world view. Many do not seem to have paid attention in grade school, let alone have the skill set for a statesman entrusted with the life and death decision-making so necessary to preserve our planet. We should be helping them find a pathway away from this dead end, even though for some it may be too late.

The theocratic GOP is a font of bad ideas and cowardly inaction, but both sides of the ...

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Love Your Earth

Pascal B. for technovore Flickr/creative commons

Earth Peace Listen to the sound of the earth turning (Yoko Ono, Earth Day, April 22, 2015)

We've been promoting the hashtag, #EarthDayIsEveryDay because the impact on climate change is still grossly underestimated. It is one of our key issues because if we ruin our planet, our search for social and economic justice means little. Mass migrations caused by loss of groundwater due to rising seas, extreme weather and earthquake frequency, and loss of bio-diversity are just a few of the results. We can't rely on mainstream media to inform us about the risks of climate change, and climate ...

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Silencing Climate Change Deniers

via Oxfam International Flickr/creative commons

According to a new study in the journal Science,"Four boundaries are assessed to have been crossed, placing humanity in a danger zone."   The report defined climate change and loss of species as two core areas of concern. Each "has the potential on its own to drive the Earth System into a new state should they be substantially and persistently transgressed," the authors wrote. It would almost seem absurd at this point to recognize anyone, high or low, who would argue that the human impacts on the environment have not already reached the "danger zone." But it's not absurd, it's a ...

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Stop, hey, what’s that sound?

(photo by Chris Boland) Stephen Stills / Crosby, Stills and Nash - Glastonbury - 2009 Flickr/creative commons

Stop, hey, what's that sound? Everybody look. What's goin' down? ("What It's Worth" chorus, 1966, lyrics or listen)

This song was written in 1966 by Stephen Stills of Crosby, Sills, & Nash fame. They recorded it and performed it thousands of times although it was first performed by Buffalo Springfield that year. The song quickly became an anthem for all those working on numerous fronts of the global struggle for human rights (in the 60s that meant the end of war and environmental protection). This song is still ranked #63 on Rolling Stone's list of the The 500 Greatest ...

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Salutes and More Salutes

People

 

Naysayers who think that big marches don’t bring about real change fail to understand there is a pluralistic revolution already underway that will change the world whether they like it or not, divesting the world away from corporate rape of the world’s natural resources. (9/22/14)

We have had time now to fully appreciate the impact of Sunday's unprecedented People's Climate March (400,000 souls in New York City, and millions in other American cities and in more than 160 countries), and to witness on Monday the hugely successful follow-up Flood Wall Street sit-in to demand corporate environmental responsibility. More than ...

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