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- Green Building Illustrated Book Release Hosted by The Sustainability Center (Ithaca)
- T’ruah’s Annual Benefit: Honoring Our Leaders (NYC)
- First Friday Gallery Night (Ithaca)
- Free Marissa Alexander
- Tell Senator Kerry how you feel about the Keystone XL pipeline
- Drop the Felony Charges Against Occupy Wall Street Activist Cecily McMillan (Avaaz.org, via Portside, via Edge Left)
- The United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) Demands “US Hands off Ukraine and Venezuela”: The United States government is the main instigator of the present crises in both countries (Facebook group; via Edge Left)
- ‘Dehumanization’ Made Possible by Low Status of Animals (Jon Hochschartner for Our Hen House)
- Oglala Sioux vow to stop Keystone XL on the ground if Obama won’t say no
- Black Feminism Goes Viral (Via @ArnoldKer on Twitter)
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CUSLAR, Latin-American Studies Program and Latino Studies Program Present the Film:
Soil, Struggle and Justice:
Agroecology in the Brazilian Landless Movement
With filmmaker Andreas Hernandez
7pm, Tuesday February 25th
History of Art Gallery, Goldwin Smith Hall Basement level,
This documentary is the story of a cooperative of the Brazilian Landless Movement (MST) in the South of Brazil, which struggled for access to land and then transitioned to ecological agriculture, or agroecology. This MST cooperative is demonstrating the possibility of an alternative model of flourishing rural life, which provides thriving livelihoods for farmers, produces high quality and low cost food for the region, and rehabilitates the earth.
Andreas Hernandez is Chair of the Department of International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.
My friends at Sustainable Tompkins are co-hosting a soil carbon workshop, Thursday, February 6 to Sunday, February 9:
Peter is part of a movement to use systems thinking to help us “manage wholes” and find the right scale of intervention to solve problems.
We’ve all been involved in the many tasks of making our community more sustainable and resilient in the face of escalating change. Everything we are all doing in green building, energy efficiency, resource conservation, and renewables is an essential part of taking responsibility for our shared future.
But we don’t often talk about the dirt under our feet, and affirm its primary role in helping to regulate atmospheric carbon and slow climate disruption. Yet, a mass effort to move carbon from the air and into the soil is needed to decelerate the rate of planetary warming.
This sounds good.
Mark your calendars!
On Thursday, February 27, investigative reporters from Public Herald, Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman, will screen their feature-length documentary concerning environmental and health impacts from shale gas extraction in PA since 2007. Triple Divide is a culmination of 12 months of investigations and includes expert testimony. Pribanic and Troutman will lead a discussion and answer questions following the film.