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Jul 03 2010
Dr. Vandana Shiva, a physicist and powerful leader in the worldwide, growing movement towards organic food, describes her vision for the diverse, healthy ecosystems that once sustained, can provide ample food for humanity. Part of her experience is the nearly 5,000 years of agriculture in India - one of the longest, and perhaps an example for other places seeking a sustainable future.
In a stunning critique, she describes her research demonstrating that organic, diverse food-ecosystems provide far more food, better quality food, better ecosystems/habitat, and more profitability for organic farmers. From the interview:
Jun 14 2010
Prerna Girls School is a part of the Study Hall School in Lucknow, India. It serves the largely impoverished girl children of the surrounding slums, by providing educations to 540 girls from kindergarten through 12th grade (as of June 2010). Founded by Dr. Urvashi Sahni, herself a dynamic force of nature, Prerna is one of those places that show a good future can become a reality.
The astounding success of the Prerna Girls School program is a lesson to many others working for education, women's empowerment and solving a host of issues identified in the Millennium Development Goals as critical: health, education, poverty eradication, literacy, population pressure, environmental degradation, to name a few.
Nov 25 2006
For almost 2,000 years, the legends of the Lakota Tribe of North America have spoken of the return of the White Buffalo. They have returned, fulfilling the prophesy and giving hope.
Today, Jim and Dena Riley of Flagstaff Arizona are the Guardians of the White Buffalo. They invite people from everywhere to visit, share their dreams, and leave offerings at Spirit Mountain Ranch.
Nov 16 2006
Community leader Damon K. Roberts, Esq. and his wife Arline bring together hundreds of people across more than 300 blocks in South Philadelphia, all to take charge of their neighborhoods, to take a stand for quality of life, and make the neighborhood SAFE and CLEAN - the two top priorities.
Damon Roberts describes how the residents of South Philadelphia are taking back their neighborhoods and their quality of life.
Jul 18 2006
Judy Wicks, owner of the White Dog Café in Philadelphia, shares the origins of her incredible business success. Judy has created a vibrant restaurant business committed to organic-only food, fair trade in all products, humanely-raised animals, living wages for her employees, and a host of other leading-edge practices.