This Thursday, join two of the planet’s most tireless advocates for food as a human right, Frances Moore Lappé and Vandana Shiva, as they come together on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Small Planet Fund and 40th anniversary of Diet for a Hot Planet … Continue Reading ››
By Christina Wright
In this interview, Dan Schnitzer, Director of Sustainability and Operations atAcademy for Global Leadership (AGC), a Chicago Public Charter School, discusses what it means to empower all students to impact their community and the world.
Can you tell us about the history and mission of the Academy for Global … Continue Reading ››
A photovoltaic solar power system at a Partners in Health clinic in Haiti (Source: Solar World)
With Worldwatch’s Energy Roadmaps for the Caribbean work in Haiti, the Institute plans to create a comprehensive report that will become resourceful to the Haitian government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Haiti, … Continue Reading ››
By Graham Salinger
Katine is one of the poorest villages in the district of Soroti, in north eastern Uganda. For the 25,000 people living in Katine, their livelihood depends on cultivating cassava, ground nuts, millet, and sweet potatoes. Many farmers are not growing enough crops to sell and can’t afford to spend money … Continue Reading ››
By Kamaria Greenfield
Forestry and agriculture were once seen as two mutually exclusive functions of land, with the presence of one meaning the total absence of the other. Ecologists saw the development and cultivation of farmland as a force working against their attempts to preserve valuable tracts of untouched land.
By Sheldon Yoder
The U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food is calling on world leaders not to miss the chance to crack down on bad diets. “Our food systems create sick people,” Olivier De Schutter said. “Failure to act decisively on this issue kills almost 3 million adults … Continue Reading ››
Worldwatch researchers recently returned from Haiti as a part of the Energy Roadmaps for the Caribbean Project. One exciting idea that grew out of our meetings with government, utility, and private sector officials is the potential for wind and pumped-storage hydro systems on the island of Hispaniola.
A wind and pumped-storage hydro system is … Continue Reading ››
By Isaac Hopkins
A recent Critical Issue Report from The Organic Center (TOC) focuses on the benefits of eating a healthier diet. The report’s author, Dr. Charles Benbrook, follows “Jane Doe” as she eats her way through two days, first her “before” diet of pizza and apple pie, and then … Continue Reading ››
By Isaac Hopkins
On September 7th, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) hosted a seminar and panel discussion about the role that food and agriculture research can, and should, play in the high level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on September 19-20. It was a continuation of their large “Leveraging Agriculture … Continue Reading ››
Photo credit: Climate Reality Project
A multimedia presentation created by former Vice-President Al Gore will be delivered by local environmental activists … Continue Reading ››