Monthly Archives: April 2009

Wednesday Questions: Reading in Midair

Is there a wind sounding cautious for slowness and stability ? Or does the air now urge us to leap, to risk, and to return as love what we the world do beseech ?

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Van Jones on Green Rooftops, Green Jobs

Van Jones, author and activist, and recently appointed Special Adviser to Green Jobs on the White House Council for Environmental Quality, visits DC Green Works to talk with Sara Loveland about the environmental benefits of green rooftops, and the opportunity … Continue reading

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“If You Catch Me at the Border / I Got Visas in My Name”

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Growing Power Founder Up For National Award

The Milwaukee Sentinel with the scoop. …The Natural Resources Defense Council announced Tuesday that (Will) Allen (founder of Growing Power) is one of three food producer finalists for the first-ever Growing Green Awards. …The awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated … Continue reading

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Yogurt Begins With an Outbreak of Good Bacteria in Your Kitchen: NYTimes

A great article on yogurt at the Curious Cook, detailing the activity and experimentation of this old lacto-fermented friend.

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“Put Your Veggie Where Your Mouth Is”

Oakland, California: A short video by DOOF in collaboration with People’s Grocery and sponsored by BANPAC.

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Despite Threat of Unknown Swine Flu, Mexico City Stays Upbeat

A city-wide suspension of activities in Mexico City continues for the fifth day, including cancellation of all school levels, yesterdays Sunday mass, and all sporting events and cultural activities.  The suspension began Thursday night when the Secretary of Health announced … Continue reading

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“5 cosas para cuando ataque la influenza!!!:” Living Social

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Mexico City Extends Suspension of Activities in Face of Flu Outbreak

Mexico City: Suspension of classes at all school levels will continue until “at least May 6th,” and many public gatherings, including bars, nightclubs, theaters, sporting events, museums, cultural activities, and concerts, remain indefinitely closed. In the Mexico City center, markets, … Continue reading

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Food, Inc

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Miracle Juice for Flu Recovery and Prevention

Two months before pandemic flu suspended activities across Mexico City, I had a severe respiratory flu, one which I battled for an unusually long before I was able to shake it off.  Now I have to wonder if this bold … Continue reading

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Mexico City Suspends Activities in Preventative Measure Against Flu Epidemic

(post updated April 25th) México DF: The Secretary of Health, José Ángel Córdova Villalobos, announced late last night that all schools in DF would be closed, Friday, April 24th, as a preventative caution against a new strain of  influenza thought … Continue reading

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Exposición: El Maíz es la Raíz, México DF

Evento: El Maíz es la Raíz. Fotografías de David Lauer Cuando:  19/marzo/2009 – 03/mayo/2009 Donde: Plaza Juárez, Av. Juárez # 8, Colonia Centro, Deleg. Cuauhtémoc Descripción: Esta muestra retoma al maíz como parte fundamental en la cultura mexicana, desde la … Continue reading

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Mourning with No End

In the dark, Global North: “Green Revolution Trapping India’s Farmers in Debt” aired Tuesday on National Public Radio, and a brief mention was reported in the April 15th edition of the UK Independent: Over 1,500 farmers in an Indian state … Continue reading

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“The Importance of Raising Your Own Food”

First Lady Michelle Obama commented on the response to the new White House vegetable garden, as reported at the Caucus Blog in Thursday’s  NYTimes: “Every single person from Prince Charles on down was excited because we are planting a garden,” … Continue reading

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More Squatters Are Calling Foreclosures Home: NYTimes

Demonstrating a new response to the housing crisis, yesterdays New York Times reports: Michael Stoops, executive director of the National Coalition for the Homeless, said about a dozen advocacy groups around the country were actively moving homeless people into vacant … Continue reading

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Eating Food That’s Better for You, Organic or Not: NYTimes

Mark Bittman explores the ecology of eating, and he makes the distinction between what it means to eat organic food, and what it means to eat local food.

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