Newsletter Resources : October 2006
02 Oct 2006
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BigBarn is the UK’s no.1 local food website helping people to findgood, safe, accountable food from local sources. The first thing peopleneed when they decide to buy food locally is information. Unfortunatelyas we are now so dependent on supermarkets, and they in turn sopowerful, that it’s hard to know where the alternatives are any more.The BigBarn map shows you where your alternatives are. Just enter yourpostcode in the ‘Find Your Local Producers’ box and it’ll show you amap of your area with all your producers listed as icons on it.
Seacology is the world’s premier nonprofit environmental organizationwith the sole purpose of preserving the highly endangered biodiversityof islands throughout the world. In the last 400 years the majority ofthe world’s plant and animal extinctions have taken place on islands,leading biologist Dr. Peter J. Bryant to call this unprecedented rateof species extinctions “one of the swiftest and most profoundbiological catastrophes in the history of the earth.” Indigenouspeople are all too often faced with the dilemma of choosing betweenprotecting their precious natural resources, and economic development.Seacology searches for win-win situations where both the localenvironment is protected and islanders receive some tangible benefitfor doing so.
Low-Impact Living Initiative (LILI) is an environmental organisation(founded 2001) based at Redfield Community (founded 1978) inBuckinghamshire The aim is to help people to understand the damage thathuman impact is causing to our planet, to change aspects of their livesto lower their own impact, and at the same time save money and improvetheir quality of life.
People & Planet is a unique gateway to environment, peace andsustainable living, in Canada and beyond. They are probably best knownfor their listings of jobs, contracts and internships, volunteeropportunities, and events. Each of these has a corresponding section ofthe website, and an e-mail list. They also offer Gateways & Guideson topics ranging from Organic/Sustainable Food & Agriculture, toRenewable Energy, to Alternative & Eco-Media, to Sustainable LivingLinks.
The Simplicity Resource Guide www.gallagherpress.com/pierce
In this site you will find a wide spectrum of resources related tovoluntary simplicity, a way of life that addresses the widespreadyearning in North America and other western countries for a slower paceof life with more time for joyful relationships, fulfilling work, andliving one’s dreams. For some, though not all, people, to live moresimply involves working less, wanting less, and spending less. Butvoluntary simplicity is not about doing without. In fact it’s just theopposite — it’s about having enough. Enough intimacy with others andwith nature, enough sense of purpose and fulfilling work, enough funand joy. Voluntary simplicity is about living life fully, ofexperiencing life as a whole human being. It’s also about caring forthe earth and people throughout the world who truly do not have enough.Included in this site are many book reviews, a few articles and essays,and information about organizations and activities related tosimplicity.
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