Monthly Archives: March 2009

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Feeling Too Down to Rise Up: NYTimes Op-Ed

This NYTimes Op-Ed, by SUDHIR VENKATISH, delivers a thought-provoking chain of arguments linking together economic recession, anger, rebellion, and apathy. Read the Op-Ed here. The texture of discontent (or lack thereof) can say a lot about a nation, and that … Continue reading

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Reinventing America’s Cities: The Time Is Now

Real and formative change begins by someone playing with old ideas and making something new. In this NYTimes Art feature, the author tinkers with shapes of New Orleans, Buffalo and Los Angeles to come. Read the play of an architectual … Continue reading

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Evento de Inauguración: El Mapa de Agricultura Urbana y Sistemas de Alimentación Sustentables y Justas en el DF, 2 de abril, México DF

Evento de Inauguración: El Mapa de Agricultura Urbana y Sistemas de Alimentación Sustentables y Justas en el DF, México Sembradores Urbanos te invita a una noche para conocer a más gente involucrada en agricultura urbana en la ciudad, establecer contactos … Continue reading

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Cultivando la Imaginación y las Verduras: Jardinería con Nin@s: domingo 29 de marzo, México DF

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Obama Flinches on Immigration: NYTimes Editorial

From an editorial about Obama and immigration in yesterday’s NYTimes: In a little-noticed act of political faintheartedness, the Obama administration has pulled back from nominating Thomas Saenz, a highly regarded civil-rights lawyer and counsel to the mayor of Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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NAFTA’s Promise Still Unfulfilled in Mexico: NYTimes

In today’s World Business section, the NYTimes ran soft criticism over the failures of the North American Free Trade Agreement: In some cases, Nafta produced results that were exactly the opposite of what was promised.   Local farmers were priced out of the … Continue reading

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Give Us City Gardens, Not Just Grocery Stores

An editorial from today’s New York Times urges the first lady to take her efforts for community vegetable gardens one step further. Michelle Obama’s recent pitch for fresh vegetables and her avowed interest in community gardens have given new life … Continue reading

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Changing Approach to Writing Food Policy: NYTimes Business

Sunday’s Business section of the New York Times ran a soft exposition on the changing approach to writing food policy: (Food policy activists…) argue that farm policy — and federal dollars — should instead encourage farmers to grow more diverse … Continue reading

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Taller: Cultivando la Imaginación y las Verduras: Jardinería con niñ@s, Domingo 29 de Marzo, México DF

Domingo 29 de Marzo de 10:00 a 14:00hrs “Cultivando la Imaginación y las Verduras: Jardinería para adultos y niñ@s”: Un taller para adultos y niñ@s interesados en empezar o enriquecer su propio huerto.  Ven a jugar, aprender y experimentar cultivando … Continue reading

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Tracking the Garden: Bitten Blog

On yesterdays Bitten Blog, Keri Conan briefly explains the long term benefits of  documenting the process of growing a home garden: (…) History is the only way to hedge your bets against whatever Mother Nature throws at the garden. Before … Continue reading

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Proposals to Reimagine Paris City Design

Paris, France: Taking the first steps to re-design the way we think about a city: (from the International Herald Tribune) Jean Nouvel proposes creating a green belt that would circle the entire city. (…) The outer ring would become a … Continue reading

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Van Jones Profile: Global Green

Don’t know Van Jones? Let the video above get you introduced.

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Green Jobs Guru Van Jones Named to Obama’s Cabinet: Alternet

(Tuesday, March 10th) See the full story on AlterNet, linked here.

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“Chet Boghassa”

(Sahara, Mali) Check out more songs by Tinariwen on Myspace.

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Chilean Town Withers in Free Market for Water: NYTimes

Quillagua is among many small towns that are being swallowed up in the country’s intensifying water wars. Nowhere is the system for buying and selling water more permissive than here in Chile, experts say, where water rights are private property, … Continue reading

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Transforming Trash into Opportunities for Education, Art

Two articles, both published last week in the NYTimes, highlight programs designed to see “trash” as material that supplies educational and artistic opportunities. Boston, Massachusets: “Offering the Best Price for Learning Supplies: Free.” Extras for Creative Learning is a nonprofit … Continue reading

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Workers Agree to Go with Less

The Boston Globe writes that Paul Levy, CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is “trying something revolutionary, radical, maybe even impossible.” How far will workers agree to go without to save jobs?

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“Don’t Be So Afraid to Get Dirty”

Last Tuesday: a video report from the New York Times about a small organic farm sustaining itself through the economic crisis.

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“You have the comedian as journalist, and you have the financial journalist as clown”

The most-popular article on today’s CNN’s website claimed that this exchange on Thursdays Daily Show … marked an important moment in journalism, especially (for) financial reporting …

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