Parents who want fit kids shouldn’t make them diet, they should make them play team sports. New research finds that children who play on several sports teams are nearly 40 percent less likely to be obese.
The Local Foods Celebration Committee created toolkits for different sectors detailing top actions to take to advance a local, sustainable food system. The Action Toolkits can be downloaded. There are also links to Event Calendars. This is an outstanding effort to thrust the local food movement to the forefront in Cleveland, Ohio!
Can We Be Too Connected? A Harvard Scholar Explores ...I've been thinking about the unanticipated risks built into complex technological systems for a long time—ever since I wrote my MIT PhD thesis on technological ...
Systems thinking goes hand-and-hand with sustainability. I like how the author uses a story to illustrate one important aspect of systems thinking--feedback. "Nature is in a constant state of disequilibrium caused by the continual flow of energy from the...
Food Day is a celebration of real food and a campaign to help solve food-related problems in our homes, on our farms, in our schools and in our communities. We want food to be healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, animals, and the women and men who grow, harvest, and serve it.
Students from Humboldt State University went to the Dominican Republic to help locals build a school from newspaper, sawdust, dirt and plastic bottles. (An innovative use of waste products—building schools!
My last blog, Learning to Think Like a Mountain, introduced "systems thinking" as a useful means of understanding why "linear thinking" is inadequate when a pro (Systems Thinking Tools: the mind map | John Gerber:
The economy is in the tank and thousands of people are out of work. At the same time, the planet is dangerously heating up and ecological systems are declining. What are we to make of these troubles? Are they merely the result of poor policies?
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