The Future We Want: Reflections from Rio+20

“The Rio conference is over before it has even started.”  This was a common reaction among many participants and observers at Rio+20, following the release of what became the final conference agreement, The Future We Want, by the Brazilian hosts three days before the end of the gathering.  This happened even before heads of … Continue Reading ››

Children’s Health: Aviva Must Advocates Shared Responsibility

By Carly Chaapel

On Thursday, June 28, the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet project and the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition will release Eating Planet–Nutrition Today: A Challenge for Mankind and for the Planet in New York City. Today, Nourishing the Planet highlights a contributing author of Eating Planet, and shares his views … Continue Reading ››

Eating Planet: Carlo Petrini Discusses Buying Food and Paying for Your Values

By Marlena White

On Thursday, June 28, the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet project and the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition will release Eating Planet–Nutrition Today: A Challenge for Mankind and for the Planet in New York City. Today, Nourishing the Planet highlights a contributing author of Eating Planet, and shares his views … Continue Reading ››

Women’s Major Group “Disappointed and Outraged” at the Rio+20 Outcomes

By Seyyada A Burney

Last week’s Rio+20 Conference brought together 50,000 NGOs, policymakers, and activists from around the world to discuss sustainability. Unfortunately, many groups, including organizations that support reproductive health and women’s rights, went home disappointed with the final outcome document, The Future We Want. In a statement released … Continue Reading ››

Becoming Great Ancestors: How We Can Protect Future Generations

By Leah Baines

Today, Nourishing the Planet highlights a talk by Carolyn Raffensperger, executive director of the Science and Environmental Health Network, about how our society can become great ancestors by protecting future generations from pollution and a toxic environment.
In a presentation she gave in January at TEDxMaui, “Becoming Great … Continue Reading ››