Zero kilometer: local business for global improvement

Today we would like to talk to you about zero kilometer products. What are they? As the term itself indicates, they are commodities, especially fruits, vegetables, legumes, milk, eggs, wine, meat, cereals, that are produced and sold more or less in the same place, where the purchase/sale process is often managed by the producer without … Leggi tutto Zero kilometer: local business for global improvement

16 reasons why the climate is changing (for worse!)

Global temperatures are high and will continue to rise for decades. Carbon emissions and climate change have major impacts on our ecosystems including air pollution; temperature extremes resulting in droughts and heatwaves; and rise in sea levels resulting in floods. Climate change also poses a major threat to human life causing threats to physical health … Leggi tutto 16 reasons why the climate is changing (for worse!)

The importance of rethinking our economy

In today’s world, everything - from global warming to global financial crisis - is telling us that we need fundamental changes in society. Based on the discourse of Helena Norberg-Hodge, a pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, producer and co-director of the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness, and the author of several books, including … Leggi tutto The importance of rethinking our economy

7 good reasons to buy your products from cooperatives

The numbers of cooperative business models are increasing daily. These business models are especially successful in the food sector, as well as many others, like housing.  The difference between a cooperative and traditional business models are really clear. In a cooperative, the partners agree with local or nearby producers to buy products according to a … Leggi tutto 7 good reasons to buy your products from cooperatives

Less water, no soil: welcome to the world of vertical farming

Did you know that agriculture makes up even 70% of global sweet water consumption? That is an astonishing number, especially given the fact that we use water every day in our taps, market shelves are full of various drinks and industry needs it as well. However, all other water designations account for barely one third. … Leggi tutto Less water, no soil: welcome to the world of vertical farming

Cultivating a sustainable life with Permaculture

What is permaculture?It is not easy to describe in a few words the concept of permaculture as it involves a lot of activities and several processes. Permaculture is often related to eco agriculture, but it is definitely more than that, as it also involves aspects such as economy, bio construction and renewable energy, water treatment, … Leggi tutto Cultivating a sustainable life with Permaculture

Anima Franca: our fight for a greener future

Natural environment has already been under attack for centuries. Since humans have discovered agriculture, they have massively transformed the globe through the expansion of modern civilization, to the detriment of Earth’s biodiversity. Nowadays changes of climate are happening very quickly, therefore, ordinary ways of adapting (such as migration) are impossible for many species. A strong … Leggi tutto Anima Franca: our fight for a greener future