In a fascinating talk hosted by SparkHer last week, Dr. J. Coosje Hoogendoorn introduced how Beijing based INBAR is promoting sustainable bamboo agriculture to help vulnerable communities worldwide mitigate, adapt, and develop in the face of climate change.
Composting is an easy solution for reducing your trash footprint AND creating nutrient-rich, organic fertilizer for indoor plants. As a bonus, you even get to adopt some new pets. This post is about my first experiment in composting in a small Beijing apartment, so far the whole system has only taken a two shopping trips and about ~150RMB.
(This post was originally written for The China Nutrition Project as a guest article. The China Nutrition Project is a blog by Lua Wilkenson, a Fulbright Fellow and Registered Dietician studying in China, I encourage everyone to check it out!)
A look at the role of meat and dairy in the great Chinese nutrition divide, and how considerations of social equity and environmental sustainability should factor into the discussion.
What connects Confucian economic theory, 20th century American agricultural policy, and the worldwide agroecology movement? This week I found out at a great talk in the Bookworm’s “Explore” series given by Jim Harkness, the President of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. He covered two major Chinese contributions to modern sustainable agricultural theory, the Americans who popularized them, and how these ideas can help feed the world. Below is a brief summary of his talk.