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Island Earth Documentary Movie cover photo that shows a traditional Hawaiian system of land management. Water flows from the mountains down to the valleys to the ocean.

Island Earth – Inspirational Documentary

Island Earth Here is the write up from the Island Earth website: A rich and complex tale of a young indigenous scientist’s journey through the corn fields of GMO companies and loi patches of traditional Hawaiian elders reveals modern truths and ancient values that can save our food future. To feed all the humans on […]

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Is Cuba the future of farming? – The Boston Globe

IN 2006, the World Wildlife Fund identified Cuba as the only country in the world to achieve sustainable development. This was, in large part, due to the country’s involuntary adoption and ultimate promotion of agroecology — farming practices that dramatically reduce or eliminate the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. In some cases, those substances […]

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Scott Mann

Episode 1524: Right Livelihood with Ben Weiss, Dave Jacke, and Charles Eisenstein | The Permaculture Podcast

This episode is a Susquehanna Permaculture round-table discussion recorded at my friend Seppi Garrett’s on June 3, 2015 in front of a live audience. The panel for the conversation were Ben Weiss, Dave Jacke, and Charles Eisenstein. Ostensibly the conversation was framed around the idea of how to achieve a right livelihood, but as you […]

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30 Year Old Trial Finds Organic Farming Outperforms Conventional Agriculture | Permaculture Magazine

Permaculture magazine Wednesday, 10th June 2015 Is organic farming more resilient, higher yielding, more energy efficient and more profitable? The Rodale Institute’s latest report of a 30 year trial says it is. Read the full report free here. The Farming Systems Trial (FST)® at Rodale Institute is America’s longest running, side-by-side comparison of organic and […]

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Seed Sharing Movement Wins Big with New Legislation – Shareable

Since the crackdown on seed libraries by some U.S. states last year, organizers (including Shareable) around the country have been working to protect seed sharing. In both Minnesota and Nebraska, bills that specifically exempt non-commercial seed sharing from commercial seed laws were recently signed into law. This historic legislation is a big win for the seed […]

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California Water Crisis, California Drought

Beyond the Perfect Drought: California’s Real Water Crisis by Glen MacDonald: Yale Environment 360

Water Crisis The record-breaking drought in California is not chiefly the result of low precipitation. Three factors – rising temperatures, groundwater depletion, and a shrinking Colorado River – mean the most populous U.S. state will face decades of water shortages and must adapt. By Glen MacDonald The current drought afflicting California is indeed historic, but […]

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Mass Extinction: It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Guy McPherson is a professor emeritus of evolutionary biology, natural resources and ecology at the University of Arizona, and has been a climate change expert for 30 years. He has also become a controversial figure, due to the fact that he does not shy away from talking about the possibility of near-term human extinction. While […]

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Food Independence Could Be a Matter of Survival for the U.S.’ Most Isolated State | TakePart

Hawaii imports 90 percent of what it eats at great environmental cost. Now ag activists seek to make ‘grown here, not flown here’ a reality. HONOLULU—When my Airbus touched down at Honolulu International Airport, I was one of 30,843 people to arrive in Hawaii on a June day. As a crush of tourists mobbed rental […]

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Unilever wants you to reinvent sustainable living | GreenBiz

These days, it’s unusual to find a large consumer products company that doesn’t have some sort of venture capital or startup-nurturing mechanism.Unilever is no different: Over the past year, it has invested $6 million in Unilever Foundry, a program for finding potential partners that can “make sustainable living commonplace. ”Now, it’s looking for even more […]

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