Filmmakers Propose Online "Swarm Offensive" Against Climate Change by CoalitionFilm Open source software brought us Linux and Wikipedia. Can it help us tackle the challenge of climate change? posted Aug 29, 2014 Coalition Of The Willing from coalitionfilm on Vimeo. This beautifully animated short video argues that grassroots efforts to deal with climate change can be more effective if they adopt the tactics of open source technology, using databases and social networks to "tap into our collective genius" to tackle the toughest of global challenges.
Busy woman's eyes are tingling Last update: 6.10.13 First posted: 6.10.13 by Mary in busywoman Blimey it’s hard work in France, to much to look at, far far too much. Stuff everywhere, some frighteningly the same as any city anywhere, lush, body shop, and all that jazz. Some very different. like this big building, with veg lying about artfully everywhere.
FabCafe Hello, FabGirl Sonoka here. The recent “Urushi x Fab Workshop” consisted of a set of three programs held over a period of two days each, making a total of six rich and varied workshops. I had a great experience and learned many new things participating as a lecturer at the event. I’m dying to tell you all about it, so please bear with me. This unique, worthwhile and first class workshop was conducted with the cooperation of urushi designer Kenji Toki. For the workshop, sheets of urushi produced by the “kanshitsu (dry lacquer)” process were used.
Kitchen composter The Parasite Farm consists of an indoor compost system that can be hung on your kitchen table and illumined plant boxes which fit perfectly in a bookshelf. Today 88% of Germany's population lives in cities and only 5.8% of the country's cultivated land is farmed ecologically. While most fruits and vegetables have become available all year round we are loosing touch with how it was grown, harvested and transported. What a global food crisis looks like: Oxfam's food prices map Food prices have hovered near an all-time peak since late 2010 sending tens of millions of people into poverty. Oxfam's interactive map shows how poor communities across the world are being hurt by high and volatile food prices. This ‘food price pressure points map’ provides a global snapshot of the impacts of the global food price crisis. Use this code to embed the map on your website:
Qué es Livestream? What is Livestream? A place to broadcast live events Broadcast to millions, live in HD with our Platform, Producer, Broadcaster and Studio products. Incredible Edible Todmorden Last update: 4.06.12 First posted: 4.06.12 by Estelle in The Green Route Its here at last and all the incredible sculptures and artworks like this uplifting giant mural by Weston Hammond honouring the bee at Library lock are in place. Pollinators are at the heart of all growing so let’s celebrate them all today
The science of macaroni salad: What's in a mixture? - Josh Kurz A mixture is a combination of two or more substances that are not chemically united and do not exist in fixed proportions to each other. Most natural substances are mixtures. Here's the basics of mixtures. DAUME - Projet - Durabilité des agricultures urbaines en Méditerranée The DAUME project analyzes the dynamics and methods of governing agriculture in the urban and peri-urban regions. The stakes in this endeavor are particularly intense surrounding the Mediterranean since the principal agricultural lands, indispensable to the life of the inhabitants and the preservation of natural resources, are located on coastal plains where urban pressure is similarly concentrated. The challenge therefore is to integrate agriculture with urban development in the practices of regional organizations and in local public policy over the long term. The DAUME project proposes to contribute to this objective in a dual fashion: interdisciplinary (urban/agriculture) and international (North and South banks of the Mediterranean Sea).
NZ food bill to make growing food a government privilege rather than a human right (NaturalNews) The God-given human right to freely cultivate food is under attack in New Zealand (NZ) as special interest groups and others are currently attempting to push a "food security" bill through the nation's parliament that will strip individuals of their right to grow food, save seeds, and even share the fruits of their labor with friends and family members. In accordance with the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Codex Alimentarius scheme for global food control, the NZ Food Bill, if passed, will essentially transfer primary control of food from individuals to corporations under the guise of food safety. And unless massive public outcry and awakened consciences within the NZ government are able to put a stop to it, the bill could become law very soon. According to NZ Food Security, a group working to protect the food freedom of New Zealanders, the bill will turn growing and sharing food into a government-granted privilege rather than a human right.
Regionales de Alimentos Comunes como respuesta sistémica Currently, less than 3% of the food that Americans eat is grown within 100 to 200 miles of where they live. And many people in poorer neighborhoods simply do not have ready access to affordable local produce. A fascinating new project, the Food Commons, aspires to radically change this reality. It seeks to reinvent the entire “value-chain” of food production and distribution through a series of regional experiments to invent local food economies as commons. By owning many elements of a local food system infrastructure – farms, distribution, retail and more – but operating them as a trust governed by stakeholders, the Food Commons believes it can be economically practical to build a new type of food system that is labor-friendly, ecologically responsible, hospitable to a variety of small enterprises, and able to grow high-quality food for local consumption.
Even more of a buzzzzzz one year on Last update: 22.07.13 First posted: 21.07.13 by Estelle in Bees One year ago we set out to make a route to bring visitors into our town centre, to help bees and provide fun information for children about these buzzing plant buddies, like this very popular play hive It seems to have been a roaring success on all counts, with an increase in both visitors and bees. We are seeing a lot of the wild variety like the tree bumble bees Bombus hypnorum, also known as the “new garden bumble bee”, they have made their nests in several empty bird houses in peoples gardens, they are very docile friendly bees and great pollinators so are a tremendous asset to any garden. We think the rise in numbers is down to all the wonderful bee friendly planting around town by IET and even more by the wonderful Tod in Bloom group who have planted great swathes of bees favourite flowers.
Describing the invisible properties of gas - Brian Bennett Collisions between gas particles are elastic. The total amount of energy in the system remains constant. This is very hard to imagine, but we can use simple simulations and experiments to demonstrate the property. One way to do this is by dropping a soccer ball with a tennis ball balanced on top. You can calculate the energy difference and how it is transferred to the tennis ball. We can do the same thing with force carts in physics.