Daily Archives: November 3, 2014

Angélique Kidjo: Don’t Let the Ebola Crisis Dehumanize Africa and Don’t Let Hate Consume America


democracynow

Published on Nov 3, 2014

http://democracynow.org – As Ebola cases surge in Sierra Leone and the confirmed overall toll tops 5,000, we discuss West Africa’s growing epidemic and the world’s lackluster response with the Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Angélique Kidjo. A native of Benin, Kidjo is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, co-founder of the Batonga Foundation for Girls Education, and author of the memoir “Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music.” Her latest album, “EVE,” is dedicated to the Women of Africa. Last week, Kidjo wrote a piece in The New York Times headlined “Don’t Let Ebola Dehumanize Africa.”

Watch our full interview with Angélique Kidjo on Democracy Now!
http://www.democracynow.org/appearanc…

See all Democracy Now! reports on the Ebola response in our archive:
http://www.democracynow.org/topics/ebola

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See a Farm Convert Pig Poop Into Electricity


National Geographic

Published on Nov 3, 2014

Hog farming is a lucrative business in Harnett County, North Carolina. It’s also a major source of water pollution and greenhouse gases. Now a few concerned hog farmers are exploring solutions to reduce the environmental impact of their farm waste and even produce electricity.

Read about how North Carolina is dealing with pig waste:
http://goo.gl/jRILF0

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Scientists: What History Reveals about Sea Level Rise


greenman3610

Published on Nov 3, 2014

We assume the planet will continue to behave in the future as it has in the past 4 billion years. What does the pale-record tell us about climate change?
This is from my “This is Not Cool” series – subscribe here
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Naomi Klein on the Fuel for the Climate Change Denial Movement


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Published on Oct 28, 2014

Naomi Klein, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” joins Sonali Kolhatkar on Uprising with Sonali to discuss the the climate change denial movement, and the political and economical reasons for fueling it.

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Angélique Kidjo: Don’t Let Ebola Dehumanize Africa and Hate Consume America


freespeechtv

Published on Nov 3, 2014

Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Angélique Kidjo discusses West Africa’s growing epidemic and the world’s lackluster response. A native of Benin, Kidjo is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, co-founder of the Batonga Foundation for Girls Education, and author of the memoir “Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music.” Her latest album, “EVE,” is dedicated to the Women of Africa. Last week, Kidjo wrote a piece in The New York Times headlined “Don’t Let Ebola Dehumanize Africa.”

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Our Rivers’ Keepers | Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.


TEDx Talks

Published on Nov 3, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Empowered by little known and previously never used arcane bounty laws, a group of working class generational fisherman on the Hudson uncovered a way to prosecute polluters. Decades later their heroic efforts ripple now across the waters of the globe. This engaging and charming and visionary speaker, long associated with River Keeper, charts the course forward for preserving our environment and ensuring a healthy future.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group’s achievement helped spawn over 185 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe. Kennedy serves as Vice Chair and Chief Prosecuting Attorney for Riverkeeper and Chairman of Waterkeeper Alliance. He has worked on environmental issues across the Americas and assisted several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada successfully negotiate treaties protecting traditional homelands. He is credited with leading the fight to establish the NYC watershed agreement, which is regarded as an international model for sustainable development. Among Kennedy’s published works are The New York Times’ bestseller Crimes Against Nature (2004), The Riverkeepers (1997), two children’s books, and numerous articles in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, and many other publications.

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Agrotourism: A Marriage of Assets and Opportunity | Katharine Millonzi


TEDx Talks

Published on Nov 3, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Awarded a Fulbright to eat, drink, and study her way through Italy, Millonzi discovers new ways for American Agricultural enterprises to enliven and sustain their unique position in the creative and hospitality economies.

An ethno-botanist and gastronome, Katharine Millonzi has worked with agriculturalists and policymakers in Kenya, India, Brazil, the Balkans, and across Europe, exploring the relationship between culture and food. Previously, she directed the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program at Williams College, was head of staff at the New Economics Institute, and has consulted for a wide range of food-craft enterprises in New England. Millonzi was a 2007 Fulbright Fellow in Italy, where she spent eighteen months researching traditional food production and identity, amassing expertise on farm-based tourism and marketing. Her commitment to regional food systems has led her to the Hudson Valley to co-found FarmShare, an agritourism consultancy business. She is a native of New York City and the Berkshires, and is currently writing a book of stories about Balkan food culture called Fish on Fire. | katharinemillonzi.com, farmshareny.com

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