- Robert Putnam is on a campaign to raise the alarm about the accelerating inequality among our youth (a book tour with a purpose).2)I reviewed the book that made him famous.
- Describing new power plants as powering X thousand/million homes is misleading at best and sometimes purposefully deceptive.
- Just as our definitions for wild and natural are arbitrary and contrived so is our definition of native. Horses make a great example.
- “I think we need to stop kidding ourselves that meat production doesn’t have profound impacts on ecosystems – it clearly does, whether your beef comes from Britain or Brazil. The best way to reduce this impact is by eating less of the stuff.” On a related note a new study details just how destructive cattle are to our public lands (with photos).
- We scientists need to change too. Whether it is what we are doing (can science be driving the creation of a more Sustainable world?) or how we are doing it (can scientists fly to fewer conferences).
- Can we shift or re-define labels around Sustainability instead of inventing new terms, history suggest that would be a better approach than inventing new words.
- In Sustainability we talk about Food Systems because the humans from consumers to workers are centrally important but as this article details3)Somewhat bizzarly this article spends a long bit talking about B-corp which while an important certifying entity has nothing in particular to do with food or food laborers in particular. Perhaps a little dilegence might have yielded something like the new Fair Food Program. that has been slow to trickle into the “Food movement” as a whole.
- Good news: Bald eagles are making a comeback!
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|1.||↑||There were some technical difficulties last week, my apologies.|
|2.||↑||I reviewed the book that made him famous.|
|3.||↑||Somewhat bizzarly this article spends a long bit talking about B-corp which while an important certifying entity has nothing in particular to do with food or food laborers in particular. Perhaps a little dilegence might have yielded something like the new Fair Food Program.|