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The True Cost of Food

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 12:05

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.

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Divestment from Fossil Fuels: A Critical Appraisal

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 12:03

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 divestment*.

Categories: Peak Oil

The Oil Price Crash of 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 08:37

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?

Categories: Peak Oil

Climate: The Crisis and the Movement

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 08:19

The attraction of profit in the short-term overwhelms longer-term considerations, even for the most “enlightened” of businesspeople.

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Resilience Roundup - Dec 19

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 08:18

 A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere

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The Lost Right of Gleaning

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 07:36

Amazingly, it is sometimes a criminal act to retrieve food that has been thrown away.

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Food Tank's 2014 Winter Reading List

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 13:31

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.

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Peak Oil Notes - Dec 18

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 12:39

Most observers are saying the pause in the rapid decline in oil prices is mostly techincial and that lower prices still are expected.

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Falling Oil Prices Could Rock Canada's Politics

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 12:38

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?

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Review: Degrowth – A Vocabulary for a New Era

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 11:59

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.

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Breaking: Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 11:58

In a victory for environmental, health and community activists, fracking has been banned in New York state.

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Déjà Vu All Over Again

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 10:10

Every square on the bingo card marked “economic debacle” has been filled in with a pen dipped in fracking fluid.

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Even climate change experts and activists might be in denial

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 19:50

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.

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Oil Prices as an Indicator of Global Economic Conditions

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 17:55

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.

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Connecting with Nature: Farmsters + Citizen Science

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 17:49

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.

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A Framework for New Economy Organizing

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 09:07

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.

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Omni Commons Opens Collaborative Space for Collectives in Oakland

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 09:00

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.

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Brighton Food Waste Collective

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 08:26

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.

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Coexistence: The Power of the Flerd

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 08:17

The power of carbon + coexistence struck me while visiting a farm in New South Wales, Australia, a few years ago.

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