The season of bounty (ripe strawberries, shelling peas, cherries) is upon us. But you may lose your appetite after seeing Food, Inc., the new documentary that exposes how industrial agriculture has tainted our food supply. You'll never care to eat Smithfield ham, Tyson chicken or transgenic high-fructose corn syrup again! All the more reason to grow and preserve your own food. And with the Pacific Northwest's abundance of berries, now is the time to jam.
we will be honoring the life and music of brazil's gilberto gil, who was brought to us on the 29th of june... we'll travel to the environmentalism, the cultural pride, the hope and practise of peace in his music...
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR
TUESDAY June 16 2009
This is the community calendar for Tuesday June 16 2009
The National Lawyers Guild, the ACLU of Oregon and the the Oregon Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society are sponsoring an evening seminar entitled "Civil Liberties Under the Obama Administration: Are We Still at Risk?" at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. The event is free and will be held at the Portland State University Urban Center's Second Floor Gallery, 506 SW Mill. The seminar will cover continuing issues of race, preventive detention, the Obama administration's plans for Guantanamo detainees, and ethnic and religious profiling. 2:59 minutes (2.74 MB)
Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with David Blume executive director of The International Institute for Ecological Agriculture, David demonstrates how we can: improve and optimize sustainable food and fuel production, create millions of new job opportunities, create new industry with sustainable technologies, revitalize our rural heartlands, leverage sustainable solutions (and establish true homeland security both here and abroad in less time than it took Brazil, Sweden and China, and put an end to transportation pollution impacts on climate change.
While Portland may be ahead of the curve in taking on the challenge of climate change, there's still a lot of work to be done.
Portland was one of the first American cities to take climate change seriously. In 2007, Portland was the only large metro area in the U.S. that actually reduced its carbon emissions below 1990 levels. But that doesn't mean we can just rest on our laurels. If this region is to succeed in radically reducing our carbon footprint, there’s a lot more work to be done. This morning Portland Mayor Sam Adams joins Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein to unveil Portland's new Climate Action Plan.
The 9th annual Village Building Convergence starts in Portland on June 5. Coming together under the them "Powered by the People," Portlanders will work on projects ranging from water catchment systems and intersection painting to native plant gardening and cob benches. But with record job and home loss rocking the metropolitan area, is the convergence still relevant? Even in good times, how much community voice does the convergence really create?