BOP Source Shows Kiva Video, Grist Gets Meaty, People Tree Talk Fair Trade, and More
BOP Source: A Fistfull of Dollars - A story about a Kiva.org Loan (video) by Jenara Nerenberg
"Inspiring video from a Kiva Fellow in Cambodia." Kieran Ball left his job in London to follow the progress of a Kiva loan from donor to recipient in Cambodia. This is the story of his and the loan's journey.Grist: Have fries with that - or just the fries by Joseph Romm
"Pound for pound, beef production generates greenhouse gases that contribute more than 13 times as much to global warming as do the gases emitted from producing chicken. For potatoes, the multiplier is 57. Beef consumption is rising rapidly, both as population increases and as people eat more meat."
One Year to Change the World: To do: Meat-free day by Alice Ross
"Now. This is a meat-free day, not a fully vegan day. And I’m fairly sure that the cows responsible for cheese and laying hens blow off just as much as their tasty, table-destined counterparts. Do fish fart? I can’t even bring myself to Google it."
People Tree: Recession and the economic crisis – how it affects Fair Trade producers? by Safia Minney
"Last Thursday the largest Fair Trade organisations met as we do every three months to discuss long term strategy, share information and brainstorm. Amongst the topics this time was the big one – credit crunch and the recession and how it is impacting Fair Trade producers and the movement."
The Accidental Eco Maniac: The Audacity of Hope by Miranda Newsom
"Logically I know that Barack Obama is not Superman or the Messiah. I am aware that he cannot single-handedly transform America and the world. Yet some part of me does hope, does believe that he can. And millions – or billions – of people being capable of hoping and believing again? Well, that's half the battle."