Monday, June 22, 2009

Who controls the seeds?

One of Phil Howard's information graphics

Control and development of seeds is a critical issue in agriculture. Philip H. Howard at Michigan State University has produced some very telling information graphics that help illustrate the dangerous control of the seed industry. Particularly troubling is the dominance of chemical companies like Monsanto, DuPont, Syngent and Dow. Please take a moment to have a look at this scary reality.

Thanks to The New Resilient for their Twitter post about this.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Green Roofs in Canada

CTV has published a story on green roofs in Canada.

What would it take to get a change to Calgary’s land-use by-laws, and the provincial building code, to strongly encourage — if not require — that new building roofs incorporate green roofs and/or solar or wind power collection?

The article mentions, a site dedicated to the field. They have a couple videos up. Here’s a short one promoting the idea of living roofs: