NEWS & VIEWS

Preparations

Everyone here’s been busy preparing for the long and cold (yeah, well cold for us) winter days. The row covers have gone over most of the raised beds in preparations of the first frost and the tons of falling leaves from our neighbors huge trees. Although we love leaves, we just don’t like them covering, smothering the vegetable crops.

By Their Actions You Shall Know Them

I don’t know if it’s just us, but after reading a thought provoking or powerful op-ed or article on such issues like green living, peak oil, global warming instead of the typical byline about the author “so and so is a writer, teacher, activist, with a this or that degree, runs a website or author of this(es) book(s)‘ wouldn’t be nice to read ‘so and so has reduce their electricity use by so much, installed solar panels, rides less, grows food, eats local, composts, uses a clothes line or canvas bags… etc, etc’ That would be something new and radical wouldn’t it?

BOOKMARKS

Environmentalist Suzuki to quit spotlight for simple life {yahoo}

Environmentalist David Suzuki, best known for his television programs on nature and the environment, is ready to step out of spotlight and live the simple life, lamenting that he has not had a greater impact….”Nobody any longer knows what a sustainable future is,” the bearded, bespectacled environmentalist told Reuters in a recent interview in Australia to promote his book, “David Suzuki: The Autobiography.””I feel like we are in a giant car heading for a brick wall at 100 miles an hour and everyone in the car is arguing where they want to sit. For God’s sake, someone has to say put the brakes on and turn the wheel.”
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[He GET’S it. It’s all about changing your life, it’s all about your actions.  Path to Freedom has been doing this for the past six years (in the city on 1/5 of an acre) and iswhy we believe this project is so unique and revoluntary– as far as we know.]
Humans living far beyond planet’s means {yahoo}

Humans are stripping nature at an unprecedented rate and will need two planets’ worth of natural resources every year by 2050 on current trends, the WWF conservation group said on Tuesday.
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Western Americans cope with life running dry {msnbc}

Life in the West is full of changes people hardly even notice anymore _ watering schedules, desert landscaping and limits on how often you can wash your car in the driveway. It’s a sign of arid times in the West.
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Scientists: Ozone hole size sets record {yahoo}

This year’s Antarctic ozone hole is the biggest ever, government scientists said Thursday. The so-called hole is a region where there is severe depletion of the layer of ozone — a form of oxygen — in the upper atmosphere that protects life on Earth by blocking the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
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  1. gerry medland says:

    Hi Anais,
    going green and ‘doing’ something is sadly what only a minority,such as yourselves,and us fellow travellers are doing in our lives,but hey,have you noticed how the media have attempted to hijack the whole story,why,’cause there’s money in selling good copy!Yes there are plenty of books and we all refer to some of them,but there are now so many ,plus articles that are plaguerised from each other,we would have no time to be ‘doing’ what we are if we were reading all the time,it takes years of effort,dedication,commitment,adaptation etc,I have only been making changes these past 3 years and still am making changes as I learn and am inspired by PTF’s example these past 6 years!If we dont pick up the trowel,then we will howl (no good wholesome home grown food!) Action produces a sustainable end result,inaction produces more of the mess the world is already in.