I’m reading Waste- Uncovering The Global Food Scandal by Tristram Stuart and I’m enjoying it very much.
Tristram will be coming in on Sunday and will be joined by Carol Ann Alcorn from The Cyrenians FareShare Project as well as Alison Hilliard from ARC.
They will be discussing the environmental implications of throwing away vast amounts of food from our own kitchens as well as from supermarkets
and food wholesalers.
We also have a contribution from Mark Dowd from Operation Noah. If tou get a chance look at Mark’s Channel 4 programme called God is Green on the Operation Noah website. http://www.operationnoah.org/highlighted/newwebsite/god-green-channel-4-documentary-presented-mark-dowd
I think you will find Mark’s encounters with various clerics very interesting and (like them) fairly challenging.
We will also have Aeshan Akhtar joining us. Zeshan is a Zooligist with Scottish Natural Heritage whose Muslim faith has led her to believe that Muslims here in Scotland should be caring more for their planet.
I will probably mention some of these sites in the course of the show, so if you’d like to learn more about what we’re discussing you can see Alison’s organisation here: www.arcworld.org, Mark Dowd’s organisation here www.operationnoah.org.
We also mention a future Eco Congregation Conference in Edinburgh and you can find out about that here: www.ecocongregation.org/scotland .
Lastly the work of Fareshare and Edinburgh Cyrenians is highlighted here: www.cyrenians.org.uk/Edinburghcyreniansourservices/foodandhealth.html
Once you’ve listened to all of this Sunday Brunch will never quite be the same again. Tune in at 8.
The Sunday, Aug. 9 program was brilliant. I have sent it off to a couple of broadcasters here in Phoenix.
The year after I finished with chemotherapy I decided that since I had been given a gift I really needed to start giving back, even more as a community activist. I began working with the state office of ACORN…..working with community food banks.
My journey started when I assisted my very pregnant young boss, going about collecting food that was being tossed by restaurants and grocery stores. She was going to climb into a dumpster and I was appalled!
So, I said I would do it (and I was appalled!) and she said “No.” But since I was older and due the respect of age, I won. So my education began.
Your program underscored all of the things we don’t give one iota of thought to as individuals or a group. It should be required listening for every religious leader and educator that professes to comprehend and then points to someone else to to do the job.
Well done, very well done.
Great post Nancy C.