User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-Independent
Category: Food Production :: Gardens
Last updated: Sep 01 2020 21:23 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Extreme heat is here, and it’s deadly 1.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Gearing up for the fight against a new climate enemy.
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Am I an invasive species? 9.7.2020 Current Issue
How COVID-19 and ‘murder hornets’ compelled a writer to rethink invasions.
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This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic 1.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic Barry Yeoman Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:15 When the COVID-19 outbreak first reached Louisiana and residents were  ordered  to stay at home, Marie Marlene V. Foret tapped into some skills she learned seven decades ago. Foret chairs the tribal council of the  Grand Caillou/Dulac Band  of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, which has lived along the bayous south of Houma, Louisiana for generations. When Foret was a child in the 1940s and ’50s, her family packed up every fall and moved to a trapping camp at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Her father caught mink, otter and muskrat, which he sold to traders for their pelts. During trapping season, the family lived in a wood-frame house, insulated with newspaper and illuminated with coal-oil lamps. They ate what they grew and hunted: garden vegetables; ducks; and the coots French-speaking Louisianans call pouldeau. Self-isolation was the norm. "We stayed weeks and weeks and weeks without ...
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Local: A glimmer of hope for a post-pandemic world 5.5.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Local food, manufacturing and retail could see a revival as we strive for community resilience in the new normal.
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How Scotts Miracle-Gro uses community gardens to grow neighborhoods, markets 27.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
Empowering communities to design their own gardens amplifies the company's corporate responsibility impact, plus boosts its customer base.
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How to prevent city climate action from becoming 'green gentrification' 3.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Why it's important for cities tackling climate change to engage with frontline communities.
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How 16 initiatives are changing urban agriculture through tech and innovation 2.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
From high-tech indoor farms in France and Singapore to mobile apps connecting urban growers and eaters in India and the United States, here are more than a dozen initiatives using tech, entrepreneurship, and social innovation to change urban agriculture.
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How indoor ag is growing a resilient food revolution 12.11.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It's not just about growing more food and using fewer inputs. It's also about creating local, adaptive food systems that can withstand the effects of climate change.
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4 reasons why urban landscapes are a linchpin for climate resilience 12.9.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Properly designed and managed using sustainable landscape strategies, outdoor areas can help communities significantly.
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How urban agriculture could improve food security in U.S. cities 22.2.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Cuba offers interesting lessons for how to develop urban agriculture, including government-allocated land and agroecological methods that deliver high yields and diverse crops in small spaces.
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How can the supply of community-shared solar meet the demand? 14.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
Setting up neighborhood projects can be difficult — but innovative financing models can help push them through.
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Green buildings boost health, productivity and value for investors 27.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Plus, savvy companies can use them as a recruitment tool.
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Why Sysco chose a new recipe for its first off-site clean energy deal 19.7.2018 GreenBiz.com
Its contract with NRG Energy reconsiders the ingredients for a power purchase agreement.
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The case for pursuing clean energy through systems thinking 22.6.2018 GreenBiz.com
The executive director of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens reflects on how this approach has helped his organization reduce CO2 emissions twice as much and twice as fast as the Paris Agreement.
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Here's how Paris is building the eco-community of the future 20.6.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The Clichy-Batignolles eco-district aims to set a new standard in sustainable urban design.
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Social enterprise improves food security in Garden Hill First Nation 15.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Marina Puzyreva Food insecurity is a pressing problem for thousands of Indigenous people living in remote reserves in the North of Manitoba. The new CCPA Manitoba report Harnessing the Potential of Social Enterprise in Garden Hill First Nation explores in-depth the themes around food insecurity: people's incomes and spending on food, health issues related to food consumption and traditional food culture. It also suggests ways to increase food accessibility and affordability through local efforts and appropriate public policies. Although the study is community specific, it echoes many problems faced by other northern communities. Garden Hill First Nation (GHFN) is a remote community located 610 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Similar to many northern communities, in GHFN the history of colonialism, assimilation and the legacy of residential schools have shaped the egregious conditions of poverty that many on-reserve residents struggle with every day: notably high rates of unemployment, a ...
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The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet 20.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Two new studies from Europe  have found that the number of farm birds in France has crashed by a third in just 15 years, with some species being almost eradicated. The collapse in the bird population  mirrors the discovery last October  that over three quarters of all flying insects in Germany have vanished in just three decades. Insects are the staple food source of birds, the pollinators of fruits, and the aerators of the soil. The chief suspect in this mass extinction is the aggressive use of neonicotinoid pesticides,  particularly imidacloprid and clothianidin, both made by German-based chemical giant Bayer . These pesticides,  along with toxic glyphosate herbicides (Roundup) , have delivered a one-two punch against Monarch butterflies, honeybees and birds. But rather than banning these toxic chemicals, on March 21st  the EU approved  the $66 billion merger of Bayer and Monsanto, the US agribusiness giant producing Roundup and the genetically modified (GMO) seeds that have reduced seed diversity ...
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What's your foodprint? A guide to sustainable eating 24.1.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Food & Health I learned a lot of lessons growing up in southern Saskatchewan -- and most were related to using resources respectfully, eating healthy, and producing and buying food responsibly. I didn't realize it at the time (and the debates about climate change and carbon emissions were a few decades off for sure when I was a kid) but I was learning to live sustainably, before the word became trendy. I can still remember the long rows of potatoes we dreaded planting each spring, weeding throughout the hot Prairie summer, and harvesting in the sometimes really cold days of early fall. And I still remember my dad dropping off a few extra bags to appreciative families who didn't have a garden and were a bit down on their luck. While my mother never canned fruits or vegetables, I remember some of my aunts canning as much fresh produce as they possibly could, given the room they had on the shelf. What we eat definitely has climate impact but there is often more than meets the eye when you start calculating ...
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In Montana, houses are replacing farmland 15.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Can lessons from Vermont keep local agriculture alive?
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Our green resolutions 11.1.2018 Planet Ark News
There's always more ways to be green. The team at Planet Ark share their environmental goals for 2018 and how we plan to stick to them.
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