Countdown to Celebrate Sustainability!

Announcing the 4th Annual Celebrate Sustainability Event A day of FREE education and fun  Nourish the Planet, in partnership with the Institute of Ecolonomics and Mountain Sky Ranch, is pleased to announce the 4th annual Celebrate Sustainability event on September 29th, 10 am until sundown, at the beautiful Mountain Sky Ranch.  This event is free for everyone and open to the public. This year will be our biggest yet, and we are lining up a fantastic day that will be both fun and educational for the entire family.  Mountain Sky Ranch is a gorgeous location where you will be able to fish, play pasture golf, take hay rides, tour the farm, and visit with the largest elite breeding/genetic Alpaca herd in Colorado.  We will also be featuring talks from local experts – including Nourish the Planet staff, demonstrations of our on-farm aquaponics systems and innovative aquaponic based livestock nutrition system, kid’s activities, alpaca & goat products for sale, food from Biggin’s BBQ, and live music from Davey and the Blu Dogs beginning at 4pm. “At Nourish the Planet, we dedicate our lives and day-to-day activities to sustainability.  This event reminds us to celebrate what’s great about this movement, and to share it with our community.  We have fun with this event, and really enjoy watching it grow from year to year,” said Wayne Dorband, CEO of Nourish the Planet. Mountain Sky Ranch is located West of Berthoud, CO. From US-287 take S.W. 42nd St west. Turn left onto N Co Rd 23 going south. Follow the signs for Carter Lake, and take W Co Rd 8e west. Continue on this...

Headlines 9.26.12

Here are this week’s headlines!  We’re facing a global bacon shortage, and keep an eye out for “zombees…”  I think that makes this a Zombee Aporkalypse (sorry). Top Four Untold Pesticide Stories – In honor of the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring. All Our Worldly Goods – an incredible photo-essay documenting the speed and depth of lifestyle/standard of living changes in China. What Will Ice-Free Summers Bring? – Great article from Scientific American about the nature of the “known unknowns” of an ice-free arctic.  “Some ice scientists have begun to think that the Arctic might be ice-free in summer as soon as the end of this decade—leaving darker, heat-absorbing ocean waters to replace the bright white heat-reflecting sea ice. The question is: Then what happens?” Global Bacon Shortage Unavoidable –  “Bacon and pork chops, my two favorite animals.” Homer Simpson. Is Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes? – Mark Bittman reviews newly published data linking a diet high in processed foods to the devastating brain disease. Zombie Bees, or “Zombees” –  “It has been confirmed an amateur beekeeper in Washington state has found “zombie bees” on his property. This is the first time “zombees” have been identified in Washington state.  At first the man didn’t realize the bees were infected by the condition caused by parasitic flies, however, he collected some samples and has been tracking to see what happens. So far, he is seeing classic signs of the strange phenomenon.”  ...

America Revealed: The American Steak

America Revealed is a program on PBS that seeks to take a look at what makes up the America we know. The program focuses on giving its viewers “a fascinating new perspective on the hidden patterns and rhythms of American life, by looking through the eyes of individuals who all play a part in keeping America fed, moving, powered and making goods.” The series is hosted by Yul Kwon, best known as winner of Survivor: Cook Islands and also technology expert and communications attorney. This segment, The American Steak, shows the steps your beef takes from cow to plate. The clips from this series were taken from PBS.org and were not changed in any way from their original form. Watch The American Steak on PBS. See more from America...

FREE webinar with James Howard Kunstler – LAST CHANCE

Today is your last chance to register for our free webinar with author James Howard Kunstler!  Hurry, this one has filled up fast!  He is the well-known author of “The Geography of Nowhere,” “The Long Emergency,” and the just released, “Too Much Magic.” He’s a noted expert on climate change, the coming energy crisis and many other converging issues of the 21st century.Mr. Kunstler has big opinions about where we’ve been and where we’re going as an industrial society.  Join us tomorrow, September 25th at 7pm Mountain time,  as he talks about everything from city planning to farming.  This is not one to miss! Use this link https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/630613249 to reserve your spot....

Blog Highlights from 9/17/12 to 9/21/12

Take a look at the highlights from Nourish The Planet and around the web this week: Get Used to ‘Extreme’ Weather, it’s the New Normal – After this year’s summer full of extreme weather events, expect more of the same for years to come. Why Is Climate Change So Easy to Ignore? – With climate change becoming ever more apparent in our lives (extreme weather events, melting ice caps), why is no one paying attention? Pondering the Path To an Open Polar Sea – Andrew Revkin of Dot Earth examines the trends of the rapidly disappearing polar sea ice. How to Survive Mass Extinction – Don’t bother stocking up on guns or turning your house into a fortress. Here are the real ways to survive. National Park Service Defends Refusal To Use Wolves To Control Elk Population At Rocky Mountain National Park – While many have advocated reintroducing wolves to cut down on the elk population, the National Parks Service cites concerns. Climate Change: What the Presidential Candidates Don’t Want to Talk About This Election – Could it be that despite one of the hottest summers on record, droughts, wildfires and rising food prices, no-one really wants to talk about climate change? Timon Singh of Inhabitat explains. Countdown to Celebrate Sustainability! – Local? Check out Nourish The Planet’s very own event celebrating all things sustainable! America’s Greenest Presidents – What do Theodore Roosevelt, Richard M. Nixon and Jimmy Carter have in common? They are viewed as environmentally progressive presidents. Who else made the list? Pro Sports Go Green. Do Fans Care? – With major sports in America becoming more...