Daily Archives: January 29, 2015

The Challenge of Our Time | Open Source

We’re continuing our “money machine” series on the cost of carbon capitalism. Gas gets cheaper, the weather gets warmer, and for our guests the environmental activists Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben, the choice is clear: change our ways, or reap the whirlwind.

In her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism versus the Climate, Klein is counting on change in the atmosphere as the contradictions intensify between the earth and the economy. After all, she says, no one insures the globe, though it’s too big to fail. No one bails out the vanishing woods and wildlife. We’re wondering whether and how capitalism will take to remaking.

Can a free-trading, capitalist world cope with climate change? Let us know by leaving us a voicemail (by clicking on the microphone) or a comment.

Guest List
Naomi Klein
Canadian activist and author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, and most recently This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.
Bill McKibben
environmentalist co-founder of 350.org, journalist, and author of Eaarth: Making A Life on a Tough New Planet and Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist.
Mindy Lubber
a cofounding president of Ceres, a “non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership”, and director of its Investor Network on Climate Risk.

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HRH Prince Charles on the Future of Food


Georgetown University

Uploaded on May 12, 2011

The Prince of Wales told an audience of students and faculty May 4 that the model of food production prevalent in the 21st century world just doesn’t work.

“We will have to develop much more sustainable, or durable forms of food production because the way we have done things up to now are no longer as viable as they once appeared to be,” the prince said during “The Future of Food” conference, hosted by Washington Post Live.

Prince Charles last visited Georgetown in 2005, when he attended a seminar on faith and social responsibility.

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HRH Prince of Wales addresses True Cost Accounting conference


Sustainable Food Trust

Published on Jun 24, 2014

HRH the Prince of Wales explains why he is championing systems of food production that account for their environmental and social impacts

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Patrick Holden: The Story


Sustainable Food Trust

Published on Jun 24, 2014

Patrick Holden, Executive Director of the Sustainable Food Trust, introduces True Cost Accounting in Food and Farming and explains why it is still a much needed response to the state of today’s food systems in the opening session of an international conference on the theme, hosted by the Sustainable Food Trust in London, December 2013.
More resources and talks from the conference can be found on the Sustainable Food Trust website:
http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/true-…

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We all need to eat, but we face huge challenges to the ways we produce our food. Challenges that will affect everyone.

There are over 7 billion people on this planet, and 200-thousand more hungry mouths are being born, every day. Yet our ability to produce food is being threatened.

There is a very real possibility that there will not be enough to eat in the future. We have to get involved and challenge the threats of climate change, decreasing oil supplies, and eco-system collapse.

Our current food systems are destroying biodiversity and our environment. Whilst millions of people in developing countries starve, Westernised countries are developing life-threatening illnesses like obesity and diabetes.

There are no simple solutions to these challenges, but as a society we must be engaged. The conversation about how we resolve these issues, the kinds of food we want to have access to, and the kinds of communities we want to live in, is fundamental to our future development. As citizens, our decisions about how and what we eat matter more now, than ever before. We are all in a position to influence a change.

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Oxford Real Farming Conference 2015


Oxford Real Farming

Published on Jan 7, 2015

A round up of the Oxford Real Farming Conference 2015.

Featuring;
Vicki Hird – Friends of the Earth-
Colin Tudge – Co-founder of the ORFC
Patrick Holden – Sustainable Food Trust
Tom Heap – BBC Rural Correspondent
Dr Elaine Ingham – Microbiologist and founder of Soil Foodweb, Inc.
Stephen Devlin – New Economics Foundation

Find out more at http://orfc.org.uk
#ORFC15

Video produced by Spires Media (http://spiresmedia.co.uk/)

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Patrick Holden, Sustainable Food Trust (Speaking at the 2015 Food Tank Summit)


Danielle Nierenberg

Published on Jan 29, 2015

Patrick Holden, Sustainable Food Trust, giving a keynote speech at the 2015 Food Tank Summit!

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