terça-feira, 22 de janeiro de 2013

Qu'est-ce que la décroissance soutenable?

Dans le cadre de Café-Jasette, le 14 septembre 2012 Yves-Marie Abraham, professeur à HEC Montréal, était au café La Petite Cuillère pour une conférence intitulée : qu'est-ce que la décroissance soutenable?

terça-feira, 8 de janeiro de 2013

Food MythBusters -- Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?

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How can we feed the world -- today and tomorrow?

The biggest players in the food industry -- from pesticide pushers to fertilizer makers to food processors and manufacturers -- spend billions of dollars every year not selling food, but selling the idea that we need their products to feed the world. But, do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? Can sustainably grown food deliver the quantity and quality we need -- today and in the future? Our first Food MythBusters film takes on these questions in under seven minutes. So next time you hear them, you can too.

Teaming with Microbes : The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web (Revised Edition)


By Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis

Smart gardeners know that soil is anything but an inert substance. Healthy soil is teeming with life — not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains healthy plants and become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of artificial, often toxic, substances. But there is an alternative to this vicious cycle. We can garden in a way that strengthens the soil food web — the complex world of soil-dwelling organisms whose interactions create a nurturing environment for plants.

Teaming with Microbes extols the benefits of cultivating the soil food web. First, it clearly explains the activities and organisms that make up the web. Next, it explains how gardeners can cultivate the life of the soil through the use of compost, mulches, and compost tea. The revised edition updates the original text and includes two completely new chapters — on mycorrhizae (beneficial associations fungi form with green-leaved plants) and archaea (single-celled organisms once thought to be allied to bacteria).

With Jeff Lowenfels's help, everyone — from devotees of organic gardening techniques to weekend gardeners who simply want to grow healthy, vigorous plants without resorting to chemicals — can create rich, nurturing, living soil.

segunda-feira, 7 de janeiro de 2013

VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY : The Poetic Alternative to Consumer Culture (24 min)

"VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY: The Poetic Alternative to Consumer Culture” was produced and directed by Amir Dervic & Tanja Capic duo from NO WAY Productions. Original music score written, composed & produced by Samuel Alexander & Andy Gibson (see the soundtrack clip AFFLUENZA: vimeo.com/5360228 ).

“VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY: The Poetic Alternative to Consumer Culture” was produced for Plug In TV, a documentary filmmakers initiative here in Melbourne which we were a part of in 2008/9. The documentary made its broadcast premiere on C31, Melbourne's community TV station, in April 2009 and since then it has appeared on a number of local and international festivals. Strangely, the documentary even made its way into the University of Illinois Sustainable Business course curriculum.

THE DOCUMENTARY “Voluntary Simplicity: The Poetic Alternative to Consumer Culture” explores the philosophy behind Voluntary Simplicity, what potential or significance it has as a quietly emerging social movement and what its limitations might be. Presented by Samuel Alexander, a part-time lecturer and doctoral student at the University of Melbourne Law School, and the founder of the Life Poets Simplicity Collective. Living simply and happily in a small hut that he built himself using mostly abandoned materials, he spends his time quietly planning, with youthful ambition, the non-violent erasure of consumer culture.

“Live simply, so others may simply live.”(Gandhi)

Decrescimento : O que é essa palavra repulsiva?

Video 2: "Decrescimento: O que é essa palavra repulsiva?" da série "Compreendendo o Decrescimento": uma série de 10 vídeos de Vincent Moreau, para o coletivo francês "Décroissance 2012″, com o Vincent Liegey do Partido pelo Decrescimento (Parti Pour La Décroissance). Traduzido por Mildred Gustack - Projeto Nova Oikos, com o suporte de Maiara Líbano para as legendas e de Sandrine Cuvilliers para a revisão das traduções! Obrigada pelo suporte meninas!

O objetivo de legendar este video é ajudar na compreensao do debate sobre o termo "Decrescimento". Comentários são bem-vindos.

Originais no site do Parti pour la Décroissance:

Conheça o movimento no Brasil:

Agroecology as a Transdisciplinary Participatory & Action-oriented Approach

Agroecology as a Transdisciplinary Participatory & Action-oriented Approach | PRESENTER: V. Ernesto Méndez, Gund Fellow, Associate Professor in the Environmental Program/Plant and Soil Sciences department at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at UVM.

This event is part of the weekly Gund Tea Series, an opportunity for affiliates of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and the broader University community to engage in robust discussion about topical research, current events, and relevant theory. The Teas host visiting scholars and research associates from around the world, as well as some of the Gund's very own fellows & students.

A Production of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, an affiliate of the Rubenstein School for Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont

The Gund Institute is a transdisciplinary research, teaching, and service organization focused on developing integrative solutions to society's most pressing problems. We conduct integrative research and service-learning projects on a broad range of topics, offer hands-on learning through our problem-solving workshops and courses, develop online teaching resources and international collaborations through metacourses, and support professional and graduate education through our Graduate Certificates in Ecological Economics and Ecological Design. Learn more about the Gund community of students, scholars and practitioners by exploring our news, publications, and video archives, then contact us to help us build a sustainable, widely shared quality of life.

For more information visit: http://www.uvm.edu/giee/

Agroecología como servicio ecosistémico

Proponemos la Agroecología como fórmula de acercamiento entre la naturaleza y el quehacer humano, para que la vida siga su curso y la humanidad pueda continuar en el planeta con calidad, justicia y soberanía.

Lilliam Eugenia Gómez Álvarez Ph.D. Ecoetología I.A
contacto: donhaliliam@gmail.com

Lía Isabel Alverar Ramírez Candidata a MsC. I.A Agroecóloga
contacto: liaisabelar@gmail.com

Je construis ma maison moi-même

Qui n' a jamais rêvé de vivre dans un cocon à son image ? Une maison qui nous ressemble, que l' on a imaginée, conçue. De plus en plus de Français décident de sauter le pas et de construire eux-mêmes leur maison, comme Sergio Pereira et sa maison vertueuse, ou Séverine et Nicolas qui construisent un loft, ou encore Fabienne et Dominique en phase avec la nature. Ils ont tous décidé de s' inscrire dans l' époque, en renforçant plus encore les performances en matière de protection de l' environnement et d' économie d' énergie

Paul Stamets at TEDMED 2011

Paul Stamets, mycologist talks about the antimicrobial properties of fungi, how they can be used as potent insecticides, and how they may help boost the human immune system.

Paul Stamets : 6 ways mushrooms can save the world


Mycologist Paul Stamets studies the mycelium -- and lists 6 ways that this astonishing fungus can help save the world.

domingo, 6 de janeiro de 2013

Human Powered Machines - Can Pedals Power the World?

Peak Moment 221: Jump on that bike and power up the blender for your morning smoothie! Matthew Corson-Finnerty shows several machines he has developed while at Aprovecho Center in Oregon. Watch us pedal power an electricity generator, a grain mill, a blender, and a straw-chopper. Matthew notes thereapos;s "considerable difference between the power that one person can generate, and [whatapos;s] generated by a fossil fuel engine or a coal-fired plant to provide electricity." After watching these machines, what do you think? [aprovecho.net, bikeblender.blogspot.com]

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