Posts Tagged ‘culture’

Carlo Petrini: The Earth Is Not An Infinite Resource, part 2 (video)

Carlo Petrini: The Earth Is Not An Infinite Resource, part 2 (video)

Agriculture has a system of built-in limitations. But, we have figured out how to bypass many of those limits, and so, pay a terrible cost.

Carlo Petrini: A Night At The Opera, part 1 (video)

Carlo Petrini: A Night At The Opera, part 1 (video)

Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food International shares his views about food, politics, and American culture on the road to becoming a sustainable food nation.

Raj Patel: The Value of Nothing-an Overview (video)

Raj Patel: The Value of Nothing-an Overview (video)

In Raj Patel’s new book, The Value of Nothing, Patel explains what it means to have corporate monopolies that can manipulate both price and supply, coupled to a “free market” philosophy…

The end of consumerism: Our way of life is ‘not viable’

January 14, 2010 Worldwatch released a report this month, State of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures, in which “sixty renowned researchers and practitioners” share their thoughts on how we might go about shifting “from cultures of consumerism to cultures of sustainability”. via @TheIndyNews Go to Original Post…

Working with Nature, and Against It

Working with Nature, and Against It

Sustainable, yes, natural, no. Home ownership is the great American Dream.  To own the land (and the structures on the land) is pretty much the pinnacle of capitalist endeavor.  For TwoJunes, our house is our savings, our retirement, a hobby, a joy, and occasionally, sheer terror. Admittedly, it is enormously gratifying to have control over […]