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[21 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Celebrate Earth Day with Everyday Justice

Earth Day is turning 40 and what better way to celebrate our commitment to sustainable living than with our everyday actions. Finding doable ways each of can commit to loving God by caring for creation is a significant part of what it means to pursue everyday justice. So in honor Earth Day, Amazon is offering a free download of the Kindle edition of Everyday Justice.
That’s right – a free digital copy of Everyday Justice!
From midnight to midnight on Thursday April 22 (Earth Day) downloading Everyday Justice from Amazon …

Agriculture, Environment, Featured, Food »

[21 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Sustainable Farming CAN Feed the World

BETH DOOLEY covers Joel Salatin recent speech at The Bell Museum. –
This past Sunday, the prettiest of the year so far, why would 300 people forsake biking, gardening, or napping for a lecture in the dark Bell Museum Auditorium? To hear Joel Salatin, the “libertarian, Christian, capitalist, environmentalist” grass-farming evangelist of Omnivore’s Dilemma, and the movies FRESH and FOOD, INC. fame.
If you’ve gotten this far, you might be familiar with the ideals of the movement: the industrial commodity system is dangerously wreaking havoc on the quality of our …

Agriculture, Environment, Featured, Food »

[20 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Food, Inc. on PBS

The Academy Award nominated documentary film, Food, Inc. premiers on PBS’s POV April 21st! Watch the trailer and tell you friends. Check your local listings for the broadcast schedule, and visit the POV website to download materials and posters to host a viewing party or potluck.
If you don’t have television access, you can watch Food, Inc. online (Food, Inc. will be streaming in its entirety from April 22 to April 29, 2010)
About Food, Inc.
American agriculture has in many respects been the envy of the world. U.S. agri-business consistently produces more …

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[23 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Story of Bottled Water

The Story of Bottled Water, released March 22, 2010 on storyofbottledwater.org, employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over seven minutes, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to ‘take back the tap,’ not only …

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[2 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Apple Admits to Using Child Labor

from The Huffington Post -
Apple Inc. said it found more than a dozen serious violations of labor laws or Apple’s own rules at its suppliers that needed immediate correction.
The findings were outlined in a company report on audits of 102 supplier facilities conducted in 2009. That was a year in which questions about the practices of one of Apple’s suppliers came into focus after the suicide of a Chinese worker who held a sensitive job handling iPhones.
Along with many other technology companies, Apple, based in Cupertino, Calif., relies heavily on …