Daily Archives: December 4, 2017

Soil: Our Climate Ally Underfoot


centerforfoodsafety
Published on Sep 23, 2013

One of our biggest potential climate allies is directly under our feet: soil. Healthy, living soil has an enormous capacity to store carbon. In fact, carbon stored in soil accounts for roughly three times the amount stored in the atmosphere! Improving the health of degraded soil holds tremendous potential to mitigate climate change. There are a wide variety of ways for everyone to contribute to increasing soil organic matter (SOM). Composting food leftovers, kitchen scraps and garden waste are primary methods. Cost-effective local, municipal composting programs are on the rise. On farms, cover crops and agroforestry methods work to increase SOM, and the regeneration of natural grasslands and reforestation are other strategies for improving soil health. For more information, visit the Center for Food Safety’s Cool Foods Campaign: http://www.coolfoodscampaign.org

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Chris Hedges keynote speech ft Dominique Christina — Earth at Risk Conference 2014


Fertile Ground Environmental Institute
Published on Feb 17, 2017

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer-prize winner journalist and author who has covered wars and conflict around the globe. He has been working as a tireless social critic and crusader for human rights for decades. Dominique Christina is an award winning slam poet and a tireless voice for human rights, especially the rights of women and people of color. She is the only poet in history to twice win the Women of the World Championship. This talk was given at the 2014 Earth at Risk Conference. Footage is © Fertile Ground Institute.

Thomas Linzey keynote speech — Earth at Risk Conference 2014


Fertile Ground Environmental Institute
Published on Feb 20, 2017

Thomas Linzey is an environmental attorney and the founder of the Community Legal Environmental Defense Fund, a non-profit law firm that uses bold and aggressive legal methods to remove rights from corporations and give them back to communities and the natural world. This talk was given at the 2014 Earth at Risk Conference. Footage is © Fertile Ground Institute.

Derrick Jensen keynote speech — Earth at Risk Conference 2014


Fertile Ground Environmental Institute
Published on Feb 17, 2017

Derrick Jensen is an activist, author, and philosopher of the environmental movement. Hailed for his ability to break and then mend the hearts of his readers, he writes on topics of ecocide, misogyny, racism, and human supremacism. This talk was given at the 2014 Earth at Risk Conference. Footage is © Fertile Ground Institute.

Vandana Shiva keynote speech — Earth at Risk Conference 2014


Fertile Ground Environmental Institute
Published on Feb 20, 2017

Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned activist and author focusing primarily on issues of food justice. She has been active in the environmental and social justice movement for more than 25 years. This talk was given at the 2014 Earth at Risk Conference. Footage is © Fertile Ground Institute.

Dr. Vandana Shiva: “Why We Need an Organic Future” (NOFA-VT 2017 Keynote Address)


TheNOFAVT
Published on Feb 27, 2017

Dr. Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental thinker, activist, physicist, feminist, philosopher of science, writer and science policy advocate. In 1993 she was the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, commonly known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”, and in 2010 Forbes Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as one of the Seven Most Powerful Women on the Globe. During her keynote address at the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont’s 35th annual winter conference at the University of Vermont, she challenges the dominant paradigm of non-sustainable, industrial agriculture and explains why we need an “organic” future. Recorded February 19, 2017.

National Permaculture Convergence 2016 – Keynote address by Vandana Shiva


Aranya Permaculture Resources
Published on Mar 1, 2016

Session: Permaculture in Indian Agriculture by Vandana Shiva. At National Permaculture Convergence, hosted by Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, at Hyderabad, India, in February 2016.

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