July 2007

Beef and Energy Use

July 31, 2007

I recently read where there is a Japanese study about the resources needed to grow beef. It is located here. And being all science-y it talks about the energy needed to get a kilo of beef. I do not usually eat a kilo of beef at a time. I go for either a quarter pounder […]

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Festival in the Amazon wants your film

July 31, 2007

It’s hard to think of a more suitable setting for a eco-movie festival than the Amazon region in the north of Brazil. Cinemazônia arrives at its fifth edition in November this year to discuss global warming and is currently accepting submissions of shorts running up to 26 minutes and completed after 2000. Longer films are […]

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Sustainable development – the concept

July 30, 2007

It has become part of our vocabulary, but the term ‘sustainable development’ wasn’t coined that long ago. It was first used by Gro Harlem Brutland, a Norwegian doctor, politician and diplomat, in the seminal article Our Common Future, written in 1987. The text is a must-read for all those concerned with the environment and the […]

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Summer holiday viewing suggestions: nature movies

July 26, 2007

Inspired by Eco-Chick’s summer reads list, I thought I’d suggest a few nature-inspired films for those on summer vacation and lots of time to kill. So here we go: 1 – Akira Kurosawa’s Derzu Uzala (1975) – One of the Japanese master’s best-known films, Derzu Uzala was based on the memoirs of Russian explorer Vladimir […]

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Park It Right There, Mister

July 24, 2007

Believe it or not, a lot of driving time and gas is involved in finding a parking spot in city centers. Dr. Shoup believes that making parking meters more expensive will ease parking. He has seen this done in a few business areas and he suggests that the money collected from those parking meters be […]

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