Posts Tagged ‘interview’

Last Call: The complicated story of a study’s simple findings

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 8th, 2014

Dennis Meadows presenting By Sarah Parkinson Challenging the Existing Paradigm— The message of Limits to Growth is disarmingly simple: we cannot have infinite growth on a finite planet. Earth’s supplies of habitable land, fresh water, arable soil, mineral resources, and more will not be able to continuously satisfy the needs of a rapidly expanding global population and its increasing material demands. Dennis Meadows addresses the audience [...]

Vertical Veg: Growing Food, Sharing Knowledge, Building Community

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 29th, 2013

By Sarah Parkinson

Mark Ridsdill Smith at work on his garden balcony(Image credit: Miki Yamanouchi, Vertical Veg) Most people looking at his Camden flat might have seen a cozy brick apartment packed in tightly against its neighbors, the sort of building that fits in well with London’s historic urban architecture. But Mark Ridsdill Smith saw an opportunity for agriculture. In 2009, Mark started growing food [...]

Slow Ride Stories: Perspectives on Climate Change

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 12th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Erik Fyfe studied environmental management at the Yale School of Forestry before embarking on Slow Ride Stories “Climate change has become such a hot button issue in the United States that people are uncomfortable talking about it,” states Erik Fyfe. ”I imagine that the only time that the average person hears anyone talk about climate change is if it comes up in the [...]

Growing Cities: Filmmaker Dan Susman Discusses Urban Agriculture

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: August 31st, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Dan Susman’s first experience with farming was growing giant pumpkins in his backyard as a kid. Since those early days, the Omaha, NE native has always known that growing food was something essential. Now, after graduating from Dartmouth College with degrees in Ecology and Environmental Studies, Dan has dedicated himself to tackling the problems of our national food system. With [...]

Global Voices: Luigi Piccioni and The Limits to Growth

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: July 3rd, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

July 3, 2012 Dr. Luigi Piccioni describes The Limits to Growth as “a seminal lecture in [his] life.” Last year, he wrote the essay “Forty Years Later. The Reception of the Limits to Growth in Italy, 1971-1974“. In it, Dr. Piccioni, a research fellow in the Department of Economy and Statistics at the University of Calabria, Italy, describes the roots of The Limits study and [...]

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