08 AM | 20 Nov

Label My Fish [#geekgirl]

“Australians want to buy sustainable, locally caught fish. While most of us think we’re eating Australian seafood, about 72% of what we eat is imported. Around the globe many fish stocks are declining. Poor practices in some fisheries are threatening fish species, destroying habitats and undermining workers’ rights. Consumers’ health is at risk. For example some shark species contain high levels of mercury, but because of poor labelling people eat it unaware of the consequences. While not every seafood product on the market is a good choice, Australia’s weak seafood labelling laws mean we’re eating in the dark.”

02 PM | 10 Nov

“Vanishing Of The Bees – Official Trailer” [#geekgirl]

“The documentary film, Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Ellen Page, takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. Directors George Langworthy and Maryam Henein present not just a story about the mysterious phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder, but a platform of solutions, encouraging audiences to be the change they want to see in the world.”

12 PM | 10 Nov

“Growing food with zero heating…” [#geekgirl]

“Jonathan Bates is better known for the food forest him and his colleague Eric Toensmeier planted on their 1/10th of an acre urban lot in Holyoke, Massachusetts. When I visited him in February, most of the lot and its 200 plant species were still covered with snow, but Jonathan showed me around their eco-shelter. Thanks to good insulation and thermal mass, the passive greenhouse maintains above freezing temperatures all winter, and allows them to grow food throughout the year.”