Check out this video from the ReRoute Conference held in New York City July 19-21st with over 300 student and youth organizers from all over the United States. The New Economics Institute is investing in youth leadership development to build their coalition for a new economy. See the potential here:
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A new six minute film by the African Biodiversity Network and The Gaia Foundation, ‘The Farmer, the Architect and the Scientist’ tells the story of a seed hero Dr Debal Deb is a pioneering ecologist committed to working with traditional farmers in eastern India to conserve indigenous seed diversity. Over almost two decades, Debal has [...]
In June 2013, indigenous clans from across Venda in the Limpopo province of South Africa, were joined by allies from Kenya, Ghana and Benin, to explore the use of eco-cultural maps and calendars, also known as “talking tools”, to revive traditional culture, seed diversity, and protect Sacred Natural Sites. The workshop is being hosted by [...]
“In a new report, More Shine Than Substance: How RJC certification fails to create responsible jewelry, an international coalition of labor and environmental groups indict the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)’s certification system as misleading jewelry consumers. The RJC holds its annual meeting in Milan on May 23. “Jewelry is meant to lift our spirits. But [...]
A global coalition of economists and activists have released a 200p report on a variety of initiatives to leave “unburnable” fuels in the soil. The EU funded EJOLT network studied a range of campaigns and innovative proposals that aim to stem the flow of crude at the source. On May 9, for the first time [...]
Read the press release from the Oakland Institute on the connection between aviation biofuel and food security. “A new report from the Oakland Institute, Eco-Skies: The Global Rush for Aviation Biofuel, cautions against the ambitious goals of the aviation industry to reduce emissions by 2050. The report finds that the pursuit of this goal will [...]