Yay, it’s Saturday! And the sun actually came out for a whole two and a half days this week. It was like a miracle, or at least it felt like one. Hello, sun! We’ve missed you!
Sustainability Saturday is without theme this weekend, because frankly my life is weird these days, and not lending itself to themes.
First up, Tuna’s End. The tuna, the tuna, the tuna. More on this later, but here’s something to think about as you read this thoroughly researched and excellently written article about the decline of bluefin tuna: trade is everything.
Shared by a reader a few weeks ago (see, I’m catching up!) here is a graphic representation of the wide world of oil – where it comes from, who has it and how we use it. Note the transportation sector – yikes!
In case you were looking for a little oil spill deja vu in your life, does any of this look familiar?
Sometimes The Oil Drum is a little too dense and doomish for me, but this week they had a brilliant guest post on the relationship between oil, agriculture, food, hunger, and obesity. It is well worth the read.
As is fairly frequently the case, the best article I read this week came courtesy of Worldchanging – a discussion of why they haven’t been covering the BP oil spill, and an excellent explanation of systems, solutions-oriented thinking. We need to be ambitiously and optimistically pursuing creative solutions.
This super-cool proposed solution appealed to my inner geek .
Ok, so never mind. The theme this week was oil, with a little bit of food thrown in because food is tasty and we need it.
Finally, I feel it is my duty to share with you, so that you may learn from my experiences. I did a shout out on Twitter and Facebook asking for organic solutions to my issue of aphids on my fruit trees. The final verdict was water, with or without soap. FYI, washing the aphids off your fruit trees when there is a slight breeze results in a rain of bug parts and pissed off, wet biting ants! Just saying. (My fruit trees look much better though.)
Happy Saturday, folks.