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TODAY: public debate on regen ag as climate solution

Tune in!! Make your voice heard and participate in the public dialogue! From scholars like the leaders of organization Soil4Climate: the global movement of scientists, practitioners, and engaged citizens working to make soil a climate solution ------- Tussle in Academia: Eminent Scholars Refute World Resources Institute Dismissive Stance on Regan Ag as a Climate Solution […]

Posted: June 10 2020
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SIGN ON: Farmer Letter on Climate Change!

A coalition of farm organizations and their allies around the country are circulating the farmer statement on the climate crisis, viewable in the form here. This statement has been put together by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, […]

Posted: October 30 2019
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kiss the ground: book and documentary about the hidden power of soil.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhUd1X_Ni58?ecver=1&w=640&h=360] Discover the hidden power soil has to reverse climate change, and how a regenerative farming diet not only delivers us better health and wellness, but also rebuilds our most precious resource—the very ground that feeds us. Josh Tickell, one of America’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers and director of Fuel, has dedicated most of his […]

Posted: November 21 2017
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check out this wonderful new podcast series

Down to Earth is a podcast about hope. As climate change collides with our industrial food system, we focus not on doom but instead on people who are developing practical, innovative solutions. We invite you to meet farmers, ranchers, scientists, land managers, writers, and many others on a mission to create a world in which […]

Posted: October 30 2017
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pick for chief scientist of the usda...is not a scientist

Sam Clovis, Trumps nominee for chief scientist of the USDA, is not a scientist, he does however, question the scientific consensus that climate change is a result of human activity. "I have looked at the science," Clovis said, "and I have enough of a science background to know when I'm being boofed. And a lot […]

Posted: September 10 2017
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carbon farming workshop: sequestering carbon for climate change mitigation

Believe it or not, there is some good news about climate change; agriculture, if done correctly can play a powerful role in removing carbon from the atmosphere where it is wreaking havoc. This can be done by taking carbon from the atmosphere and putting it into the soil where it has the power to increase […]

Posted: August 27 2017
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solar cookers, the simple solution to a host of complex challenges?

Solar cookers could not be more simple in many ways, their basic means of operation catches the suns rays and uses this heat to cook food. Some use aluminium coated plastic to do this while others other means to achieve the same effect. Either way, the opportunities afforded by solar cookers go far beyond household […]

Posted: August 5 2017
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biochar, worth all the hype?

I first heard about biochar from a gentle and unassuming older lady who was making biochar at home in her kiln. She explained the role that biochar could play in both the fight against climate change and the improvement of soil quality, before gifting me a small bag of it to try out in my […]

Posted: July 17 2017
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crops of the future.

When portrayed by the film and TV media, the one thing that all fictional futures seem to have in common is a coffee shortage. Only the elite and the lucky manage to get their hands on a coveted cup of joe. In the dystopian fictional future, coffee is a black market product and in the […]

Posted: June 30 2017
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the future of farming in new england

Can New England farmers survive in changing climate? A new podcast says, yes-- and they absolutely need to.

Posted: March 27 2017
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call for film submissions for change making tool-kits

Inspire food activists around the country: submit your film now!

Posted: March 20 2017
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california is blessed with rains, but what about other regions?

California may be climbing out of its drought, but much of West Africa is struggling with the effects 0f climate change.

Posted: February 24 2017
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real leaders lovin climate

In the age of twitter leadership and instagram bill signings occasionally we see something that's worth mention. The Swedish government has just signed a new climate action plan that commits to phasing out greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2045. Really no need to contrast that historic decision with the likes of which we have […]

Posted: February 13 2017
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last minute gift idea for the environmental troubadours in your life

Learn more and buy the book here!

Posted: December 23 2016
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revolutions start from the bottom: film series on agricultural solutions to climate change

[vimeo 173969073 w=640 h=360] Unbroken Ground from Patagonia Provisions on Vimeo. Film maker Chris Malloy asks, how can different aspects of agriculture and our food economy alter to change our relationships to our land and our oceans.

Posted: December 20 2016
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artists capture carbon and fossil fuel criminals

photo cred: Danny Lyon Burn Zone, is Danny Lyon’s newest published work. Burn Zone is a Cri de Coeur directed at the artist community and our youth asking them to join the fight to save planet Earth. In it, photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon, tells the story of his return to New Mexico after thirty […]

Posted: November 30 2016
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what thanksgiving looks like at standing rock

Ever late to the party, The New York Times is finally giving Standing Rock some much-deserved coverage. This gorgeous and inspiring video (and its accompanying article) gives sober context to Thanksgiving celebrations all over this country last week. Caitlyn Huss, 25, a manager of a vegan hostel in Los Angeles, was closing up late one night last month […]

Posted: November 27 2016
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beautiful new hopeful documentary on solutions to the current eco-crisis

[vimeo 171389901 w=640 h=360] Ryan Wirick, a documentary filmmaker is looking for help supporting and funding his new feature-length documentary, The Need To GROW, a "solution-packed journey into the lives of those working to fix our broken food system in the US. It focuses on SOLUTIONS (activism, permaculture, farmer's markets and many many more), to localize […]

Posted: November 18 2016
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the climate monologues: live in NYC nov 18

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kbwBrs6pkM] Finally! We've been waiting for ages for a one-woman musical about climate change, and this one is fantastic! See it live at the United Solo Theatre Festival in Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 18 at 9:00 pm!

Posted: November 8 2016
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seven ways to be a better leader in systems change

Oh man, we just love this: Seven Lessons for Leaders in Systems Change. Great for educators, activists, community leaders, farmers, and-- generally-- everyone who gives a damn. Here's a taste, but please click-through to read the full piece at at the Center for Ecoliteracy. Lesson #1:  To promote systems change, foster community and cultivate networks. […]

Posted: November 2 2016
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funeral for an extinct species

[vimeo 25260994 w=640 h=360] A cool theater group called Feral Theatre produces rad-eco-theater pieces, and maybe they hit pretty close to home...

Posted: September 28 2016
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on the front lines of the great fight of our times

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuZcx2zEo4k&w=560&h=315] The activists currently protecting the water commons, their indigenous heritage, and our planet against institutionalized corporate greed. We stand with them. See Thursday's post for more background on the Dakota Access Pipeline and the protest again it and for ways you can help, and, at the very least, sign the petition here.

Posted: September 7 2016
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small (and large) ways to support the native activists fighting to protect our land water commons

Despite the resounding silence on the matter in mass media, the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline continues at Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Hundreds of protesters, many of them Native Americans and very notably including members of the Souix Nation whose tribal water rights are threatened by the pipeline, are camped out at the Sacred Stones Camp […]

Posted: September 2 2016
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let the optimism flow

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Posted: June 21 2016
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ultra-extra-awesomely-superb podcast series: earth matters

Have you been listening to Earth Matters?? This fabulous podcast series gives voice to indigenous activists, environmentalists, and people around the globe working for social justice. We cannot recommend it highly enough. Hailing from Australia's community radio station 3CR AM, Radical Radio, you can stream episodes online or download straight form iTunes. The link above will bring […]

Posted: June 14 2016
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biodiversity conference, harvard, april 30th

Announcing the following conference at Harvard on April 30th: THE POWER AND PROMISE OF BIODIVERSITY: VISIONS OF RESTORING SEA, LAND, AND CLIMATE Geological Lecture Hall 24 Oxford Street Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA The conference promises to "present the concepts, history, and processes for the restoration of biodiversity" in hopes that increasing global biodiversity can sequester carbon […]

Posted: April 26 2016
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help the best climate movie of the year get out and get us together 

This movie. Speaks directly to the heart of climate change resistance.  It takes you to the brink of despair and then builds you back up. I cried. I danced. In fact, the whole audience danced, standing up out of their seats. And you will too.  Trust me. Now, filmmaker Josh Fox (of Gasland) is touring the […]

Posted: March 18 2016
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labor rights/ the history of this idea in america

A series of short films dealing with different aspects of the systemic challenge our country is facing. The first three—featuring PolicyLink’s Angela Glover Blackwell, MIT’s Phil Thompson, and Boston College’s Juliet Schor—have already been released, and we encourage you to view and share them. Additional films are forthcoming, and will eventually be gathered on a […]

Posted: March 10 2016
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al gore's case for optimism on climate change

Posted: March 4 2016
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the year that ended dangerously: the ETC's ireverant, snarky, and spot-on end of year review

Every year, our friends at the ETC (stands for Action Group on Erosion, Technology, and Concentration) puts out an, as they say, "irreverent," year-end recap-- and this year's is out now! We've compiled a brief list of the highlights from the 2015 edition of the ETC's yearly End of Year Review: Comparing itself to the […]

Posted: January 31 2016
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among other failures paris deal mentions agriculture a whopping zero times

Maybe you heard that the Climate Summit in Paris had lead to an "landmark deal," and you were as skeptical as we were. Maybe you also wondered how often the word "agriculture" appeared in the climate deal or how indigenous groups were responding to the agreement. Feed your skepticism! Danny Chivers and Jess Worth of The New […]

Posted: December 14 2015
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here we go magic

NPR's The Salt: "Alaskan Farmer Turns Icy Patch of Tundra Patch into a Breadbasket." But tapping that ultra-rich soil takes time. To prepare the land for farming, Meyers starts in June when the permafrost ground begins to melt a bit. He uses a tractor to clear the low-lying mossy lichen and other tundra plantlife that act […]

Posted: December 13 2015
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somaliland: a parched earth

Somaliland's harshest drought is decimating the herder way of life and displacing thousands. By Ashley Hamer Hargeisa, Somaliland  - Swaths of Somaliland, a fragile, internationally unrecognised nation-state in the Horn of Africa, have been racked by one of the harshest droughts in two decades which is destroying livelihoods and pushing families into destitution. When a […]

Posted: December 7 2015
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soil solutions to climate problems

Narrated by Michael Pollan, this four minute piece is expository in nature and is aimed at a general audience who may have no idea that there is any relationship between soil carbon and climate.

Posted: November 26 2015
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how many bicycles would it take to power the internet?

Oh, just "a mere two billion bike generators, with 8 billion people pedal- ing." That's right, as it turns out, the entire population of the earth (and then some!) would need to pedal at once to power the internet by bike generator. How do we know? Well, we were curious, and so we did an […]

Posted: November 8 2015
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earthalujia! sundays nov-dec, joes at the public in NYC

Revernd Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir "are wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters and Earth loving urban activists who have worked with communities all over the world defending community, life and imagination."

Posted: November 1 2015
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did you watch hillary and bernie debate?

Time to pay attention. You can stream the debate here: https://youtu.be/RVHmox70vbI One thing we noticed: ZERO mention food, farmers, or agriculture -  not in the context of public health or climate change. We are also not sure why CNN isn't hosting a easy-to-find full length debate video and lively comment section! The media prefers to offer you the soundbytes - instead […]

Posted: October 16 2015
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how long has big oil believed in climate change?

As the Union of Concerned Scientists unveiled in their July 2015 report, The Climate Deception Dossiers, Exxon internally recognized climate change as fact in 1981-- right before they went on to spent $30 million on research that would support climate change denial. Are we surprised? No. Is it important? Yes. Read more at The Leap.

Posted: September 20 2015
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how pope francis is reviving radical economics

Excerpt from: How Pope Francis is Reviving Radical Catholic Economics- Some Catholics have been quietly practicing them all along. By Nathan Schneider September 9, 2015 My friend Ryan Patrico, a doctoral
student in history at Yale, noticed something curious while studying the German nuns whose convents wound up in Protestant regions in the early, bloody days […]

Posted: September 14 2015
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check this film out!

  ‘This Changes Everything’ Trailer: Climate Change Documentary Based On Naomi Klein’s Bestseller Set For Toronto Premiere Watch Trailer Here: http://deadline.com/2015/08/this-changes-everything-climate-change-docu-tiff-premiere-trailer-1201506754/

Posted: September 2 2015