Monthly Archives: August 2012

Newsletter 101

Urban Farming – the movement has been particularly inspiring in Detroit. Thanks to Philippe for this video: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/earthrise/2012/08/2012817102031778843.html Food – some useful cooking info in Sharon Astyk’s short article: http://scienceblogs.com/casaubonsbook/2012/08/23/chile-leaves-broccoli-stems-and-pea-shoots-expanding-what-we-eat/ Soil – the beneficial effects of composting ought not to be a surprise, … Continue reading

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Newsletter 100

The Arts – at long last the arts tackle planetary degradation, even though it’s really a scientist in disguise: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/12/robin-mckie-climate-change-dangers Arctic – the latest assessment of how fast the ice is melting: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/aug/11/arctic-sea-ice-vanishing?intcmp=122 Oil – price volatility is here to stay, as Peak … Continue reading

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Chickens ate my garbage

The French village of Pince has come up with an innovative way of responding to the EU Directive to divert domestic waste from going into landfills. They have decided to give a couple of chickens to each household to keep … Continue reading

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Newsletter 99

Permaculture – David Holmgren’s latest essay on retro-fitting the suburbs: http://simplicityinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/RetrofittingTheSuburbsSimplicityInstitute1.pdf Climate – a response to Bill McKibben’s call to arms against the oil companies: http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2012-07-31/bill-mckibben-wrong-we-must-not-forget-we-have-met-enemy-and-he-us and Sharon Astyk looks at getting people onside over the same issue: http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2012-08-02/do-you-have-believe-climate-change and Kate sent … Continue reading

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Newsletter 98

Eco-Participation – another good interview by Chris Martenson, this with the ebullient farmer Joel Salatin: http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/79360/joel-salatin-we-are-solution-as-well-as-problem GM – thanks to Fabian for this 30-minute video on the need to restore local, indigenous control over seeds, and check the spread of GM seeds: … Continue reading

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