Daily Archives: May 19, 2016

Youth Climate Activists Score Legal Victory in Mass.

May 19, 2016 Headlines

The highest court in Massachusetts has dealt a victory to four teenage plaintiffs in a lawsuit over climate change. In a case brought by the teenagers and environmental groups, the state Supreme Court found Massachusetts failed to fulfill its legal obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are warming the planet. In a statement, 17-year-old plaintiff Shamus Miller called the ruling a “historic victory for young generations advocating for changes to be made by the government. The global climate change crisis is a threat to the well being of humanity, and to my generation, that has been ignored for too long.”

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Measuring food insecurity: how the FIES Scale was born. Bringing the numbers to life. Short version


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Published on May 19, 2016
http://www.fao.org/in-action/voices-o…

The Sustainable Development Agenda includes an ambitious goal to eradicate hunger by 2030. But how is hunger measured? Learn about a new tool called the Food Insecurity Experience Scale.

Full Version of the video: https://youtu.be/cVnbjabLs80

Food-Matters
Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

Giana Amador on Food and Agriculture in Today’s Society


Climate One

Published on May 19, 2016

Giana Amador, Research Analyst at the Center for Carbon Removal, discusses finding ways to empower communities through food versus “turning [people] off from the idea that they should be changing at all.”

Food-Matters
Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Richard Heinberg on Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future


The Extraenvironmentalist

Published on Feb 26, 2014

Recorded February 25th, 2014 in Vancouver, BC

Richard Heinberg speaks on his newest book, covering the short-term nature of the recent North American oil boom and the financial bubble that supports it. Heinberg covers the implications of the 2016-2017 peak in unconventional output by providing essential information for any community facing the false promises of companies planning to extract reality

Event Partners Include: Village Vancouver, Post Carbon Institute and the UBC Sustainability Initiative

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

Richard Heinberg: The Post Growth Economy

EconomicsofHappiness ISEC

Published on Apr 27, 2015

Richard Heinberg is a Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost Peak Oil educators. This is his plenary talk at the Economics of Happiness conference, held in Portland, Oregon, in February 2015. The conference was organized by Local Futures, a non-profit organization that has been promoting a shift from global to local for nearly 40 years. For more information about the conference or Local Futures’ work, go to www.localfutures.org

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

Chadwick Interview


Alan Chadwick

Published on Oct 31, 2014

Pulled from the archives at the Chadwick Garden, UCSC

Food-Matters
Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

Alan Chadwick Garden on HGTV


UC Santa Cruz

Uploaded on Jul 14, 2008

The Alan Chadwick Garden at UC Santa Cruz is featured on Gardening by the Yard on HGTV

Food-Matters
Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics