Grassroot movements > A Plastic Planet

A Plastic Planet (APP) is a grassroots movement launched in January 2017 with a single goal – to turn off the plastic tap. They want to dramatically reduce the use of conventional plastic; especially that used to package our food and drink.

Recent history has proven that recycling this kind of plastic is not the answer; it is valueless, too difficult to reclaim and often contaminated.

It’s fundamentally the wrong use of plastic in the first place.

But right now, the public have no choice but to buy their food and drink packaged in this indestructible plastic.

When you can buy gluten-free, fat-free, dairy-free, why can we not buy plastic-free?

Growl! 😉

TED > Urban agriculture is tranforming Detroit?

There’s something amazing growing in the city of Detroit: healthy, accessible, delicious, fresh food. In a spirited talk, fearless farmer Devita Davison explains how features of Detroit’s decay actually make it an ideal spot for urban agriculture. Join Davison for a walk through neighborhoods in transformation as she shares stories of opportunity and hope. “These aren’t plots of land where we’re just growing tomatoes and carrots,” Davison says. “We’re building social cohesion as well as providing healthy, fresh food.”

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TED > How we need to remake Internet

In the early days of digital culture, Jaron Lanier (considered a founding father of the field of virtual reality) helped craft a vision for the internet as public commons where humanity could share its knowledge — but even then, this vision was haunted by the dark side of how it could turn out: with personal devices that control our lives, monitor our data and feed us stimuli. (Sound familiar?) In this visionary talk, Lanier reflects on a “globally tragic, astoundingly ridiculous mistake” companies like Google and Facebook made at the foundation of digital culture — and how we can undo it. “We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it’s financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them,” he says.

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