October 2010 Archives

What Would You Sacrifice for a Secure Future? Worldwatch Inst.

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A new book, (Firestone  GE170 .E5774 2010) The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice, challenges the widely held assumption that people will not sacrifice for environmental goals. In his own take on the topic, Worldwatch senior researcher Erick Assadourian observes that even the word "sacrifice" has become taboo - associated more with violent rituals (think Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom) than with its root meaning, "to make "sacred."

Read: What Would You Sacrifice for a Secure Future? by Erik Assadourian

Source:  Worldwatch Institute mailer, Oct. 7, 2010

Worldwatch Institute - 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 USA

 - has a newsfeed, a Facebook page and a Twitter account, and is a very enlightening resource.

Sustainable Table, a website

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I ran into Sustainable Table via Eating Alaska, the noteworthy film about "sustainable eating", a vegetarian woman moving to Alaska and marrying a hunter/fisherman.

I've marked the introduction page, which offers answers to many questions about sustainability and food-related issues.

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