Daily Archives: September 15, 2017

Easter Seals Dinner and Dance – Toronto – October 14, 2017

The Caribbean Voice – 3rd Annual El Dorado Awards – Guyana – 18 November 2017

The Caribbean Voice – monthly self esteem workshops for youth and students and monthly community outreaches focusing on suicide prevention, domestic violence, child abuse, rape, incest, alcoholism and drug use.  Website: http://www.caribvoice.org

New Zealand: How a free grocery store is cutting food waste – and hunger

New Zealand: How a free grocery store is cutting food waste – and hunger

Each weeknight, The Free Store redistributes up to 1,500 surplus food items to anyone who wants them – no questions asked.

Image credit: Benjamin Johnson

On a windy late afternoon, dozens of people have lined up in front of a 20-foot-long re-purposed shipping container situated on a church parking lot. Inside, volunteers are unloading food items from custom-built shopping carts and stacking them onto rows of shelves.

There are hearty rice meals and healthy salads, thick sandwiches, pies, and other savory and sweet items. This is just another busy day for The Free Store.     Continue reading

USA: The great flood of 2017 – It is the beginning of the end – By Chris Hedges

The great flood in the USA – 2017

The damage suffered by Houston, Tampa and Miami is not an anomaly. It is the beginning of the end.

How many times will we rebuild Florida’s cities, Houston, coastal New Jersey, New Orleans and other population centers ravaged by storms lethally intensified by global warming? At what point, surveying the devastation and knowing more is inevitable, will we walk away, leaving behind vast coastal dead zones?

Will we retreat even further into magical thinking to cope with the fury we have unleashed from the natural world? Or will we respond rationally and radically alter our relationship to this earth that gives us life?    Continue reading

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