Daily Archives: May 7, 2017

White Evangelicals Love Donald Trump, But Why?

Saving the coral reef – TechKnow

Greenpeace exposes illegal fishing in Sierra Leone

Former EPA Head Says Trump’s Enviro Cuts Will Harm “Normal Human Beings”

Leaving The Paris Climate Agreement Will Kill U.S. Jobs

Regreening the desert – (VPRO documentary – 2011)

Food-matters

What is “Good” Food? The Ethics of Eating


Boston University

Uploaded on Apr 9, 2010

What makes a meal ethical, and how can we avoid foods that are bad for our health and the environment? Author Sandor Ellix Katz, peace activist Satish Kumar, fair-trade advocate Harriet Lamb, and human rights activist Helena Norberg-Hodge cover a host of popular movements, from locavorism to “slow food,” in the fifth session of the conference The Future of Food: Transatlantic Perspectives.

Hosted by The Institute for Human Sciences, BU Food and Wine Programs, MET Department of Gastronomy, and the Center for International Relations on May 9, 2009.

Food-Matters

Future of Food: Eat Like it Matters – by Satish Kumar


KadoorieFarm

Published on Sep 11, 2012

Soil, Soul and Society – The Future of Food: Eat Like it Matters
Public Talk by Satish Kumar

Organiser: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG)
Co-organisers: The Kadoorie Institute and Schumacher College

Moderator: Andrew McAulay, Chairperson of KFBG

Date: November 9th, 2011
Venue: Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong

Food-Matters

TEDxMasala – Dr Vandana Shiva – Solutions to the food and ecological crisis facing us today


TEDx Talks

Published on Sep 24, 2012

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Dr Shiva Vandana is a philosopher, environmental activist, eco feminist and author of several books. Dr Shiva, currently based in Delhi, is author of over 300 papers in leading scientific and technical journals and participated in the non-violent Chipko movement during the 1970s. The movement, some of whose main participants were women, adopted the approach of forming human circles around trees to prevent their felling. She is one of the leaders of the International Forum on Globalization and a figure of the global solidarity movement known as the alter-globalization movement.

Dr Shiva has fought for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food. Intellectual property rights, biodiversity, biotechnology, bioethics, genetic engineering are among the fields where Dr Shiva has contributed intellectually and through activist campaigns. She has assisted grassroots organizations of the Green movement in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Ireland, Switzerland, and Austria including campaigns against genetic engineering. In 1982, she founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, which led to the creation of Navdanya. Her book, “Staying Alive” helped redefine perceptions of third world women.

Soil, soul and society: Satish Kumar at TEDxExeter


TEDx Talks

Published on Apr 30, 2012

Satish Kumar is an internationally renowned speaker on ecological and spiritual issues. When he was only nine years old, Satish renounced the world and joined the wandering brotherhood of Jain monks. He left the monastic order and became a campaigner for land reform, working to turn Gandhi’s vision of a peaceful world into reality, before undertaking an 8,000 mile peace pilgrimage, walking from India to America without any money, through deserts, mountains, storms and snow.

Since 1973 he has been Editor at Resurgence magazine and his books include No Destination; You Are Therefore I Am; Spiritual Compass; Earth Pilgrim.

Satish teaches, lectures and runs workshops on reverential ecology, holistic education and voluntary simplicity. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorates in Education (2000), Literature (2001) and in 2009 an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Exeter.

Satish has regularly contributed to Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and has appeared as a guest on Desert Island Discs. He featured in BBC2’s Natural World Series — Earth Pilgrim: A Spiritual Journey into the Landscape of Dartmoor. Satish is a Vice President at the RSPCA.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.