the irresistible fleet of bicycles


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transformational workshop on transformational landscapes

imageWhile we’re on the subject of Orchards, this is a great time to remind you that the next workshop in Eliza Greenman’s Home Orchard Series is coming up! See details below.

August 8th: Fruit Exploring and Summer Grafting

Learning from the landscape is one of our best tools in combating climate change and forming a more sustainable agricultural future. If you know where to look and what to look for, the landscape transforms itself into a realm of purposeful human legacies and thriving natural adaptations. Fruit Explorer/Orchardist Eliza Greenman will teach you how to track human legacy through trees, select for wild and thriving genetics, and how to propagate it all through summer bud grafting.
When: August 8th: 9-4
Where: Greenhorns Headquarters: 5797 Rt. 22. Westport, NY
Cost: $25 per person. 25 slots available.
What to Bring: Camera, notebook, single beveled knife (grafting knife preferred), footwear and clothing for walking outside, sun protection.
How to register: Email Eliza Greenman to reserve a spot:egreenman (at) gmail.com with “WORKSHOP” as the subject


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our museums have a Koch problem

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In awesome and snarky new exhibit in Atlanta, artist collective Not an Alternative

  • recreates exhibits from New York’s Natural History Museum,
  • emphasizes green-washing in Americam museums, add much-missing context, and
  • points out that New York’s Natural History Museum is financially backed by “an oil billionaire and climate science denier who profits from the burning of fossil fuels, and funds (to the tun of tens of millions of dollars) climate science disinformation campaigns.”

You can read the article that they penned for The Guardian about the exhibit here.


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global weirding

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This is a remix of the Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC AR5), the most comprehensive report on climate change ever produced.The report is dense. Stacked it is about half a meter tall. Its convincing conclusions sometimes come with potentially frightening consequences.

In Guide to Global Weirding used daily data from climate simulations. We have trawled a thousand pages looking for regional impacts. We have processed a 160.000 line spreadsheet with data from economic models reacting to future political plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions. All this has been compressed to a short presentation that we hope anyone can understand and take in.

We try to show what our future might look like if we take the IPCC AR5 Report and its conclusions seriously. And what it will take to get to a future in which we avoid dangerous climate change. On to this rad visualization!


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support peasant farmers in Bangladesh

A worthy cause, and it doesn’t take much to chip in. 15 days left in this crowdfunding campaign.

blankets

Blankets for Farmers

To buy blankets for farmers in Bengladesh affected by climate change
A blanket can save and give comfort to one life

Bangladesh, a South Asian densely populated country with the number of 160 million is seriously affected by global climate change. Amidst multi-faceted impacts of climate change on Bangladesh, the change in season circle is one of those which result in untimely chilly cold, whereby almost every year the people living in the north and south are bitterly hit.  Last consecutive two years elderly and children in the north died due to so cold which they were not used to, meaning the intensity of cold is higher than the cold people are known to for years. Last year the temperature went down below 2 degree Celsius in one point in the country which is the record of the history in memory. The temperature in the places where people started to die, went to below 6 degree Celsius.  The year before 8 people in the northern part of Bangladesh died as they were not prepared with the sufficient warm cloths which they need to cope with such a chilly cold.   Continue reading


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fall and winter: a survival guide for the 21st century

This stunning film takes you on a hypnotic journey, reaching to the past to understand the origins of the catastrophic environmental transitions we now face. Over two years, director Matt Anderson traveled 16,000 miles to document firsthand our modern industrial world and the environmental destruction in its wake. In the process, he discovered exciting strategies to help humanity transcend the coming ecological and psychological crisis.


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where to go for good thinking on climate change! — guernica mag & techno-utopianism

Bill Mckibben

Image courtesy of 350.org

“It’s the greatest fight in human history, one whose outcome will reverberate for geologic time, and it has to happen right now.”

That’s Bill McKibben, who will be in New York City this weekend to present at the Techno-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth conference, quoted in an interview he gave to Guernica Magazine in 2012. Continue reading


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saint organic: coach mark smallwood

Over the last 14 days, Mark Smallwood has been on a walk. A walk that will hopefully change the way that we look a climate change and think about how we can reverse this disastrous phenomenon.

Each day he walks ten miles, on a journey from the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, PA to Washington, DC. Along the way, he has had the honor of meeting with farmers, local public officials, community members, students and activists. Every person he meets is impacted by the effects of climate change. From the disastrous hail storm that occurred in Reading, PA in May to the local fisherman and their concern that Atrazine was found in spawning beds of small mouth bass in the Susquehanna River. Climate change affects us all and the impact and destruction caused by catastrophic weather events is more noticeable with each passing year.

Along the way, he continues to tell people that climate change is a gift. This is Mother Nature’s way of letting us know that she is sick. We have broken our ecological systems and only we can fix it. He has data that proves that a global transition to regenerative organic agriculture can reverse climate change.

To learn more about Mark’s delivery of this data to Washington DC and how you can help, click HERE!

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