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The Free Food Project
Aurora, IL
No one should be hungry. Food should be free.
Interests: making food free
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Perhaps most notably, according to a recent study by NASA, eating meat is essentially the third largest net contributor to climate change pollution in the world (behind using motor vehicles and burning household biofuels — mostly wood and animal dung). Additionally, in total, a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) study from a couple years ago found that livestock production was responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas pollution globally and a more recent study by Worldwatch Institute found that it was responsible for as much as as 51%! via Need I say more? Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 15, 2010 at The Free Food Project
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Mar 29, 2010
With so much environmental destruction going on in the world it can be hard to know where and how to start. “One Million Trees For Ethiopia” is the story of how one person can make a difference for the environment- it’s a local story that carries international meaning. Gashaw Tahir is an American citizen who returned to his birth country of Ethiopia and found that the green hills around his home were ruined by erosion and deforestation. His reaction? Plant one million trees. via Amazing story! Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 29, 2010 at The Free Food Project
Green Cross International’s (GCI) mission is “to respond to the combined challenges of security, poverty and environmental degradation to ensure a sustainable and secure future.” Founded in 1993 as a merger between former U.S.S.R. President Mikhail Gorbacev’s idea for an organization that would apply the medical emergency response model of the International Committee of the Red Cross to ecological issues and Swiss National Council MP Roland Wiederkehr’s World Green Cross, Green Cross International makes it their business to “Give humanity a chance. Give earth a future.” And that’s exactly what they are giving their first schools in Ghana to be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2010 at The Free Food Project
Vocational agriculture teacher Rose Ormsby-Krueger (North Hollywood, California) uses a cut flower garden and farmers’ market enterprise to teach North Hollywood High School students valuable life skills. “Flowers don’t tell you they’re hungry every day, but they tell you they’re thirsty,” she says. “It takes responsibility to make sure they get watered and taken care of.” via Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2010 at The Free Food Project
GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily talks with Wayne Ferreira of EcoloBlue about water extracting from air. Wayne started his career as a professional tennis player at the young age of 18. While on the pro tennis circuit, the he had more on his mind than tennis which serendipitously lead to his next career. He became acutely aware of serious water issues regardless of the country in which he was playing. Water supplies were threatened and pollution was posing a serious health threat for millions upon millions. via This is pretty cool! Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2010 at The Free Food Project
War and strife are caused by shortages, and Yemen has been no exception to that rule. As the nation has succumbed to desertification, war has followed. As the world warms, desertification (in some regions in parts of China, the Middle East, the USA and Australia) will all increasingly create water shortages which by 2050 will affect billions. via Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2010 at The Free Food Project
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Posted Mar 5, 2010 at The Free Food Project
What Does “Green” Mean? An Interview with Chris Nelson of UL Environment (Part 1 of 2) - Green Living IdeasWaste for Life: Alleviating Poverty with Waste - Turning trash into resources and helping to alleviate poverty at t... about 3 hours ago via Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2010 at The Free Food Project
Brazil has approved an environmental license for the construction of a huge hydroelectric dam in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, bringing criticism from environmentalists for potential damage to the river basin and displacing indigenous peoples, even though the project is touted as a carbon neutral way to meet the region’s power needs. via Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2010 at The Free Food Project
I recently went searching for some statistics about world hunger and Aurora IL (the community that I live in). Here is what I found: In 2008 the percentage of people living below the poverty level in Aurora is 6.2%( scroll all the way to the bottom :) In 2008 the number of people living under the poverty line in the state of Illinois is 12.2% ( 15% of the world's population is undernourished (approximately 1.02 billion people). If you don't think that local efforts make a difference then think about for every one percent of poverty levels you help... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2010 at The Free Food Project
Our Mission: To encourage personal growth and environmental awareness by building relationships between people of all socioeconomic statuses through the process of instructional gardening and other associated programs. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2010 at The Free Food Project
GreenTalk radio host Sean Daily talks with film and TV actress, author, and natural living advocate Mariel Hemingway about her new book and website Mariel’s Kitchen. She created Mariel’s Kitchen™ in hopes of defining a new awareness for better health choices. The concept is the culmination of years Mariel studying diet, nutrition and medicine – both traditional and integrated methods. By utilizing a network of experts in their fields, she can now offer choices, a breadth of products and lifestyle suggestions from an important centerpiece in her life — her “kitchen.” She believes that the choices we make, the information... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2010 at The Free Food Project
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Posted Nov 11, 2009 at The Free Food Project
via This is my church! I absolutely love the community here! Take a look at what we are doing and let us know what you think. :) Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2009 at The Free Food Project
What are you growing inside this winter, and how do you do it? Have you had success in the past growing food indoors? Please share your ideas, tips and tricks with each other in the comments section below. via This is a really great blog for organic gardening tips, thoughts and for finding about new and innovative technologies and gardening events in your area! Check it out! Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2009 at The Free Food Project
Hello there! My name is Nicole, in case you didn't catch it, and this is my blog. As you are probably gathering at this very moment this is my first blog and I am not a writer; nor am I famous or have any snazzy education past high school and some college at some community college. My wise wisdom and sharp wit actually comes from the school of life which is run by a very, very patient God who listens to my hopes and dreams and ramblings about anything from how cool composting is to why it is every girl... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2009 at The Free Food Project