Wholesome Practice: Sustainable Nutrition

Child Poverty Action Group

“Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) strives to achieve the elimination of child poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand. We work to provide evidence-based research about the causes and effects of poverty on children and their families, and to inform the public, policy makers, media and politicians of the changes to policy needed to reduce child poverty.”

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Bioneers Study Guides: Restorative Food Systems e-Book

“As part of our mission to spread breakthrough solutions for people and planet, we collaborated with the education experts at Trio to create Bioneers Study Guides. Bioneers Study Guides leverage 26 years of actionable intelligence represented in our extensive media archive. The wide range of topics are relevant for inclusion in many different curricula—from science to civics, economics to art—and are easily integrated into any type of classroom. We’re making these guides freely available for download to ensure everyone, especially future generations, are learning in ways that engage the challenges and opportunities facing humanity today.”

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Bioneers Media

“Bioneers is a fertile hub of visionaries and innovators who are developing practical solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges.”

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Bioneers Media – Video

Videos. “Bioneers is a fertile hub of visionaries and innovators who are developing practical solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges.”

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Big Ideas: Linking Food, Culture, Health, and the Environment

Book: “Big Ideas: Linking Food, Culture, Health, and the Environment, written by the Center for Ecoliteracy with a foreword by bestselling author Michael Pollan, provides a conceptual framework for integrated learning in these important areas in K–12 classrooms…In a style that is both positive and accessible, Big Ideas helps students and educators explore questions, such as: Where does our food come from and how it is produced? How does culture shape our food choices and behavior? What is the relationship between food choices and health? And what are the links between our food and the environment?”

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“Soil Foodweb Inc”

“Founded by Dr. Elaine Ingham in 1996, Soil Foodweb Inc is dedicated to changing the way the world grows food and how humans treat the Earth’s soils. The Soil Foodweb Approach has been used on over 5 Million acres worldwide to dramatically reduce input costs, increase yields and to sequester soil carbon at rates that have the potential to stop Climate Change. “

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Worldwatch Institute – Bookstore

Relevant books. “Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing.”

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Worldwatch Institute

“Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing.”

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Winona LaDuke

“Winona LaDuke—an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) member of the White Earth Nation—is an environmentalist, economist, author, and prominent Native American activist working to restore and preserve indigenous cultures and lands.”

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Wild & Grace

Blog about local events in the Bay of Plenty with info on wellness, environment, community and sustainability.

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Web of Creation

“The Web of Creation was established to foster the movement for personal and social transformation to a just and sustainable world from religious perspectives. To that end, the information at this site will: -connect you with ideas, resources and strategies for doing eco-justice. -inform, inspire, encourage, educate you about eco-justice. -support you in your efforts to live, work and pray in ways that promote eco-justice. The Web of Creation has also been developed to provide information and connections for theology students interested in environmental ministry.”

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Voices of Transition (2012)

“This inspirational film presents innovative and very concrete solutions to the food security challenges of our crisis-ridden age. Its powerful images showcase community-led agriculture in Cuba, ingenious woodland farming methods in France and the influential Transition movement in the UK, where communities are already moving towards local resilience. The pioneers of this global movement share a positive vision: a new food system in which soils and people once again support each other in a balanced and sustainable way. The film offers a tantalising glimpse of a future-proof society – one in which our communities are happier and healthier, too.”

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The Union of Concerned Scientists

“The Union of Concerned Scientists is a national nonprofit organization founded 50 years ago by scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who sought to use the power of science to address global problems and improve people’s lives. Our Mission: The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet’s most pressing problems. Joining with people across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future. Today, we are a group of nearly 250 scientists, analysts, policy and communication experts dedicated to that purpose.”

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The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006)

“When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba’s economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis, which they call “The Special Period.” The film opens with a short history of Peak Oil, a term for the time in our history when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis – the massive reduction of fossil fuels – is an example of options and hope.”

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The Bioneers: Declarations of Interdependence

Book: “This seminal book presents the fascinating stories of 14 bioneers at the forefront of technological and social innovation inspired by natural systems. First published in 1997, it introduced the emerging bioneers landscape and helped define the culture of restoration. Among the beautifully etched portraits are John Todd, Vandana Shiva, Wil- liam McDonough, John Perkins, Kat Harrison, Ana Edey and Joshua Mailman. Learn some of what and who inspired the creation of Bioneers.”

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Teaching Resources on Biodiversity and Agriculture

“Teaching students about biodiversity, or the variety of life on Earth, is a daunting yet exciting task. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity wants to support you in guiding students through a fascinating and exciting exploration of biodiversity issues. For our first project, we’ve designed an educational module on biodiversity and agriculture. It comprises of an online educational web portal for primary school students and five accompanying lesson plans for educators. Educators can also download the children’s web portal in a booklet format below. The resources are aimed at students in upper primary school (grades four to six), but could be adapted for other levels.”

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SustainableBusiness.com

“We Help Green Businesses Grow. Our services will continue to help shift us toward a restorative economy: -Daily Green Business News: concise news from around the world that keeps you informed about the latest trends and legislation. -Green Dream Jobs: connects people looking for jobs with environmentally conscious nonprofits, government agencies and businesses. -Green Education Directory: profiles all relevant degree, certificate and executive development programs. -Venture Capital Directory: profiles investors across the world that finance green businesses of all kinds.”

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Sustainable Diets: What You Need to Know in 12 Charts

“What we eat is rapidly changing around the globe, as people converge toward diets high in calories, protein and animal-based foods. A new WRI paper, Shifting Diets for a Sustainable Food Future, explores these changes and the challenges they pose for food security and a sustainable future. It shows that just small shifts in the choices consumers make can have a huge impact in reducing agriculture’s resource use and mitigating environmental problems”

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Spotted Horse Press – Bookshop

“Winona LaDuke’s published books. “Winona LaDuke is one of the world’s most tireless and charismatic leaders on issues related to climate change, Indigenous rights, human rights, green and rural economies, grass-roots organizing, local foods, alternative sources of energy and the priceless value of clean water over a career spanning nearly 40 years of activism.”

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Real Food Encyclopedia

“With over 200 entries, our comprehensive encyclopedia helps you understand the foodprint of each food listed. You’ll learn how sustainable (or unsustainable!) each food is, what to look for when shopping for it and even tips on how to cook it.”

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Organic Consumers Association

“Mission: To protect consumers’ right to safe, healthful food and other consumer products, a just food and farming system and an environment rich in biodiversity and free of pollutants….What we do: OCA educates and advocates on behalf of organic consumers, engages consumers in marketplace pressure campaigns, and works to advance sound food and farming policy through grassroots lobbying. We address crucial issues around food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children’s health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability, including pesticide use, and other food- and agriculture-related topics. In the U.S., OCA education campaigns reach more than two million consumers and organic businesses either through our newsletter, our social media networks or mainstream and progressive news outlets. Our U.S. and international policy board is broadly representative of the organic, family farm, environmental, and public interest community.”

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Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change & Health

“EWG’s Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change + Health can help you green your diet. It provides useful information about the climate, environmental and health impact of your protein choices…To assess climate impacts, EWG partnered with CleanMetrics, an environmental analysis and consulting firm, to do lifecycle assessments of 20 popular types of meat (including fish), dairy and vegetable proteins. Unlike most studies that focus just on production emissions, our assessment calculates the full “cradle-to-grave” carbon footprint of each food item based on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated before and after the food leaves the farm – from the pesticides and fertilizer used to grow animal feed all the way through the grazing, animal raising, processing, transportation, cooking and, finally, disposal of unused food.”

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Global Oneness Project – library

“Welcome to the Global Oneness Project. We believe that stories play a powerful role in education. Founded in 2006, as an initiative of Kalliopeia Foundation, we bring the world’s cultures alive in the classroom using stories as a pedagogical tool for growing minds. Committed to the exploration of cultural, environmental, and social issues, we offer a rich library of multimedia stories comprised of award-winning films, photo essays, and articles. Companion curriculum and discussion guides are also available. All for free.”

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Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

“The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) catalyzes communities for a regenerative world. GEN is a growing network of regenerative communities and initiatives that bridge cultures, countries, and continents. GEN builds bridges between policy-makers, governments, NGOs, academics, entrepreneurs, activists, community networks and ecologically-minded individuals across the globe in order to develop strategies for a global transition to resilient communities and cultures.”

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Friends of the Earth International – News

News. “Our vision is of a peaceful and sustainable world based on societies living in harmony with nature. We envision a society of interdependent people living in dignity, wholeness and fulfilment in which equity and human and peoples’ rights are realized. This will be a society built upon peoples’ sovereignty and participation. It will be founded on social, economic, gender and environmental justice and be free from all forms of domination and exploitation, such as neoliberalism, corporate globalization, neo-colonialism and militarism. We believe that our children’s future will be better because of what we do.”

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FoodPrint

“Whether it’s a salad, a hamburger or your morning egg sandwich, your meal has an impact on the environment and on the welfare of animals, food/farm workers and on public health. Your “foodprint” is the result of everything it takes to get your food from the farm to your plate. Many of those processes are invisible to consumers. Industrial food production — including animal products like beef, pork, chicken and eggs and also crops — takes a tremendous toll on our soil, air and water, as well as on the workers and the surrounding communities.”

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Edible City: Grow the Revolution (2012)

“Edible City tells the stories of the pioneers who are digging their hands into the dirt, working to transform their communities and do something truly revolutionary: grow local food systems that are socially just, environmentally sound, economically viable and resilient to climate change and market collapse. “

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Economics for the Seventh Generation

“Ji misawaabandaaming, or how we envision our future, is a worldview of positive thinking. It’s an Anishinaabe worldview, coming from a place and a cultural way of life that has been here, on the same land, for 10,000 years. To transform modern society into one based on survival, not conquest, we need to make some changes. We need to actualize an economic and social transformation. Restoring an economics, which makes sense for upcoming generations, needs to be a priority. In our community, we think of this as economics for the seventh generation.”

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Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket

Book: “Eating locally is a growing movement that is good for your health―but even better for the planet. Everyone everywhere depends increasingly on long-distance food. Since 1961 the tonnage of food shipped between nations has grown fourfold. In the United States, food typically travels between 1,500 and 2,500 miles from farm to plate―as much as 25 percent farther than in 1980. For some, the long-distance food system offers unparalleled choice. But it often runs roughshod over local cuisines, varieties, and agriculture, while consuming staggering amounts of fuel, generating greenhouse gases, eroding the pleasures of face-to-face interactions, and compromising food security. Fortunately, the long-distance food habit is beginning to weaken under the influence of a young, but surging, local-foods movement. From peanut-butter makers in Zimbabwe to pork producers in Germany and rooftop gardeners in Vancouver, entrepreneurial farmers, start-up food businesses, restaurants, supermarkets, and concerned consumers are propelling a revolution that can help restore rural areas, enrich poor nations, and return fresh, delicious, and wholesome food to cities.”

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Earthcare Education Aotearoa (Facebook page)

“Enlivening Community through Permaculture and Deep Ecology. A non-profit trust dedicated to the ethics and principles of sustainability and Permaculture….Our mission (kaupapa) is: * Recreating Right Relationship with ALL Communities – respecting ALL life as sacred. * Facilitating sustainable human settlements, where culture embraces nature. * Restoring ecosystems whilst establishing food security.”

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Dreaming New Mexico Local Foodsheds and A Fair Trade State Map and Booklet

“The Dreaming New Mexico Map envisions New Mexico in the Age of Local Foodsheds and Fair Trade. The front of the map shows current farming and ranching in New Mexico. The back of the map displays 13 technical maps including farms and crops, biocultural legacies, eco-friendly agriculture and many more. The Dreaming New Mexico Booklet compliments the map and provides a more in depth explanation of the artist’s depictions and the dream. It discusses the bridges and barriers to our sustainable food future and additional information.”

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Dr Vandana Shiva

“Vandana Shiva has spent much of her life in the defence and celebration of biodiversity and indigenous knowledge. She has worked to promote biodiversity in agriculture to increase productivity, nutrition, farmer’s incomes and It is for this work she was recognised as an ‘Environmental Hero’ by Time magazine in 2003.”

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