GEN International Newsletter June 2014 – Editorial: Ecovillages and Food Sovereignty

GEN International Newsletter June 2014 Editorial: Ecovillages and Food Sovereignty Dear Friends of the Global Ecovillage Network! The agro-industry, coupled with rising food prices and food speculation, directly contributes to the current global ecological and economical crises. Currently, 800 million people in our world do not have enough to eat, …

Ecocities Emerging – June 2014 Issue – Reflections on Gross National Happiness

  On May 6th, the Obama administration introduced their big climate proposal. The new rules would cut carbon pollution from power plants 30% from 2005 levels by 2030. The targets are of course getting mixed reactions. The U.S. is already well on the way towards meeting that target and some …

Howard Buffett is promoting a brown revolution to improve soil productivity and help feed the world’s billions

Carpe Diem Howard Buffett is promoting a brown revolution to improve soil productivity and help feed the world’s billions By Ellie Winninghoff When it comes to feeding the world’s hungry people, the game-changer is no-till conservation agriculture. “Soil is any farmer’s most valuable working capital,” says Warren Buffett’s son Howard …