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Ethical Meat: Oxymoron or a step towards a resilient food system?

by: Sara on 10/20/2015


Ethical meat, some may argue the term is an oxymoron. How can one possibly take the life of another being and consider it ethical? Raising livestock is considered a major threat to the environment with approximately 285 million tons of meat produced annually, using up precious resources like water, land, grains and contributing to climate change …

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Today is Earth Overshoot Day - It Could Have Been October 3rd

by: EJ on 08/13/2015

Earth Overshoot Day marks the day when humanity has used up one year's worth of natural resources.  Last year, Earth Overshoot Day fell on August 19th, this year it falls six days earlier on August 13th.  Earth Overshoot Day is an initiative of the Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank with offices in North America, …

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Laudato Si Highlights

by: EJ on 06/24/2015
Posted in: Climate Change

For those of you who are curious about Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si (Praise Be), On the Care of Our Common Home" but not curious enough to read the entire 187 page document, Giles Slade, author of American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival, has kindly selected some highlights pertaining to climate change and …

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Action on Climate Change - Pope Francis

by: EJ on 06/18/2015

Today's release of the encyclical "Laudato Si (Praise Be), On the Care of Our Common Home", from Pope Francis has been called "The most controversial papal pronouncement in half a century."  Today's blog post was originally posted on The Global Footprint Network and is reposted here with permission.  New Society published the network's …

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Resilient Agriculture: Planning for Climate Change

by: EJ on 05/28/2015

Climate change presents an unprecedented challenge to the productivity and profitability of agriculture in North America. More variable weather, drought and flooding create the most obvious damage, but hot summer nights, warmer winters, longer growing seasons and other environmental changes have more subtle but far-reaching effects on plant and …

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