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[19 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]
Apocalypse Fatigue: Losing the Public on Climate Change

Reposted from – environment360
by Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger
Last month, the Pew Research Center released its latest poll of public attitudes on global warming. On its face, the news was not good: Belief that global warming is occurring had declined from 71 percent in April of 2008 to 56 percent in October — an astonishing drop in just 18 months. The belief that global warming is human-caused declined from 47 percent to 36 percent.
While some pollsters questioned these numbers, the Pew statistics are consistent with the findings by Gallup in …

Featured, How-to Guides, fair trade »

[18 Nov 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Fair Trade Christmas

So the stores are already playing Christmas music and down here in Texas the highs are only the 70s and 80s, so the holiday season must be upon us. But as we gear up for the celebrations, the spiritual reflections, and the traditions now is a good time to start deliberately planning how we can make this Christmas a just Christmas. In other words, how can we subvert systems of oppression and exploitation through our holiday habits. And while I think some of those habits might need …

Agriculture, Featured, Food »

[10 Nov 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
The Real Price of Cheap Food

Reposted from Alternet –
Award-winning food journalist Michael Pollan was invited to speak on October 15 at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo but after pressure from a university donor who is chairman of the Harris Ranch Beef Co., the university changed his speech to a panel discussion.
Pollan, whose works include The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto is the Knight Professor of Environmental Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He’s also no stranger to attacks from …

Agriculture, Child Labor, Featured, Food »

[4 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]
Children Found Working in U.S. Blueberry Fields

From ABC News -
Walmart and the Kroger supermarket chain have severed ties with one of the country’s major blueberry growers after an ABC News investigation found children, including one as young as five-years-old, working in its fields.
The children were discovered at the Adkin Blue Ribbon Packing Company, in South Haven, Michigan, this summer by graduate school students working with ABC News as fellows with the Carnegie Corporation.
A five-year-old girl, named Suli, was seen lugging two heavy buckets of blueberries picked by her parents and brothers, aged seven and eight.
An 11-year-old …

Blog Stuff, Featured »

[2 Nov 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
And the Winner Is…

Thank you everyone for participating in the contest to win a copy of Everyday Justice. Congrats to Matt Kelley who was randomly selected to win a copy of the book! For all of you who didn’t win – the book is available at Amazon or click here to find it at a local bookstore near where you live.
It was exciting to read all the comments about the ways people seek justice. And there were some really good questions raised as well. I’ll be interacting with …