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Go vegan for a week -- We dare you!

One week to go to sign up to rabble's Vegan Challenge! Here are some good reasons for taking part.

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Constructing change: the activist toolkit

Creating Change: The West End Food Co-op and the Community Supported Orchard Program

October 2, 2013
| In the west end of Toronto, an innovative food co-op is bringing back the canning bee. This week in the Activist Toolkit podcast, I interviewed the Community Cannery Co-ordinator, James Partanen.
Length: 10:38 minutes (9.74 MB)
Photo: Dimitri dF/flickr
| September 30, 2013

Excerpt: Make it bacon? Controlling excessive meat consumption and finding progressive solutions

High Steaks: How and Why to Eat Less Meat

by Eleanor Boyle
(Post Hypnotic Press,
2013;
$40.00)

The following is an audio excerpt from the new audio book High Steaks: Why and How to Eat Less Meat by author Eleanor Boyle and narrated by Ann M. Richardson.

High Steaks: Why and How to Eat Less Meat takes a critical look at how North Americans consume meat and the long-term ecological problems that affect personal health and community well-being from those practices and points to progressive ways we can cut back on meat and also consume meat in a more sustainable and ecologically responsible manner.

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Hungry for Change: A conversation on Food Justice with Haroon Akram-Lodhi and Paul Slomp

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location

Octopus Books
116 Third Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Canada
45° 24' 10.836" N, 75° 41' 18.582" W

Octopus Books is excited to host a conversation on hunger, farming, and food sovereignty. Author Haroon Akram-Lodhi will be in Ottawa to launch his new book "Hungry for Change: Farmers, Food Justice, and the Agrarian Question." He will be in conversation with Paul Slomp, local cattle-farmer and executive member of the National Farmers Union (NFU).

| April 24, 2013

Young Agrarians Potluck - Comox Valley

Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm

Location

Ripple Farm Comox Valley, BC
Canada
49° 41' 58.5384" N, 124° 59' 8.9844" W

March 3, 2013 - the day after Seedy Saturday!

Join us at Ripple Farm for the first ever Comox Valley Young Agrarians potluck and learn-in!

Arrive around 3:00PM for a hands-on soil-blocking demo in the greenhouse. Soil blocks are an awesome alternative to using plastic pots and plug trays for seedlings. We'll have an array of soil-blocking equipment to show you and everyone will have a chance to test drive the blockers and help get some of the seeding done.

Everyone is welcome.

Soup potluck around 5:00PM. That means you can bring something that would go well as a side to soup. Please consider bringing something that accounts for common food sensitivities (gluten, dairy, nuts, etc.)

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Farmer's market. Photo: Marc Smith/flickr

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1948

The year the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which enshrines the human right to food. That right is more clearly spelled out in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, to which Canada signed on in 1976. (Source)

1981

Go Local: Carrotmob at the Cascade Room

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 11:00am - 11:00pm

Location

The Cascade Room
2616 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V5T 3E6
Canada
49° 15' 42.2532" N, 123° 6' 2.9016" W

This is it! The Carrotmob is on, and we are mobbing The Cascade Room with a fabulous "Buycott" in return for going green!

All you have to do, the ONLY thing, is to come down to The Cascade Room on Wednesday JUNE 27th and purchase something - perhaps their cleverly crafted culinary creations or custom cocktails - and EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR spent that Wednesday will be put towards improving the energy efficiency of that shop!

Photo property of jdxyw sourced through Creative Commons.
| April 26, 2012
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