Is growing food for bio-fuels violating human rights?

“In a world overflowing with riches, it is a outrageous scandal that more than 826 ┬ámillion people suffer hunger and malnutrition and that every year over 36 million die of starvation and related causes . We must take urgent action now.”

— Jean Ziegler, April 2001, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

For full report, visit UN site

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William McDonough, a designer & visionary

William McDonough, is the founder of William McDonough + Partners, he is a visionary designer and architect. He and Michael Braungart has written a book describing his design philosophy, Cradle to Cradle. The Next Industrial Revolution, is a documentary featuring their view of sustainable development.

Talk by William McDonough at National Press Club (Real Player)

William MCDonough’s talk at TED:

William McDonough, a designer & visionary

William McDonough, is the founder of William McDonough + Partners, he is a visionary designer and architect. He and Michael Braungart has written a book describing his design philosophy, Cradle to Cradle. The Next Industrial Revolution, is a documentary featuring their view of sustainable development.

Talk by William McDonough at National Press Club (Real Player)

William MCDonough’s talk at TED:

Queen’s Sustainability Conference

Queen’s Sustainability Network (QSN), is a student, faculty, and Kingston citizens’ network established to spearhead sustainability related change at Queen’s University. QSN is holding a one day conference on the 24th of March, to chart a plan to be presented to the University’s board of trustees. Conference registration is free, but requires interested individuals to write a 300 words explaining why they would like to do so.
I am looking forward to meeting some kindred spirits…
To learn more about QSN and the upcoming conference on the 24th of March go here.

Queen’s Sustainability Conference

Queen’s Sustainability Network (QSN), is a student, faculty, and Kingston citizens’ network established to spearhead sustainability related change at Queen’s University. QSN is holding a one day conference on the 24th of March, to chart a plan to be presented to the University’s board of trustees. Conference registration is free, but requires interested individuals to write a 300 words explaining why they would like to do so.
I am looking forward to meeting some kindred spirits…
To learn more about QSN and the upcoming conference on the 24th of March go here.

5 easy steps to be part of the environmental solution by March 8 with Honda

All of us want to part of the solution, so here is an opportunity to partner with Honda, a global corporate leader, for a solution.

  1. Visit MyEarthDream.com, maintained by Honda Formula 1,
  2. Learn about the Honda initiative myDreamEarth (less than 5min)
  3. Make a small pledge to amend your life-style (personal effort: marginal, if any, but benefit to earth, huge),
  4. Glamorous part, put your name on the front wings of the Honda Formula 1 car for the Melbourne F1 race, on March 8,
  5. Spread the word, pass it on to a buddy.

Participatory economy, an offshoot of open-sourcing and co-creation


Nespresso, a Nestle SBU, invites it’s consumers to come participate in their production process, to that consumers’ can share and participate in the experience of sustainable coffee production. I think co-production will continue to grow as a trend.