#TEDxMan : Changing The Way We Eat

Changing The Way We Eat - a TEDxManhattan conference on the food system**UPDATE: Videos from TEDxManhattan are now online here.**

Wow, what an absolutely amazing day I’ve had with my laptop, the TEDxManhattan conference, and the twittersphere!

As I woke up at 4.30am to watch the TEDx conference livestream, I don’t have the energy to give you a full write up just now, I did curate this storify feed of my favourite tweets from the event to give you a feeling for the event, and if you watch the Changing The Way We Eat website, there will be all the videos up soon!

Make sure you don’t miss Stephen Ritz from the Green Bronx Machine!

Enjoy!!

Direct link to Bucky Box’s TEDxManhattan storify story can be found here.

or here is the embedded version:

[View the story “TEDxMan from a #localfood advocate” on Storify]

Local & Friendly Food Champion Showcase: The 30 Project

We’re extremely pleased to announce the fifth in a stream of partnerships with local & friendly food champions!

The 30 Project is a think + do tank for changing the food systemWe are big fans of the work the 30 Project have done already, and inspired by their vision to ‘be a think + do tank for changing the food system‘.

The 30 Project addresses the food distribution problem - 1 billion people are hungry, 1 billion are overweightThey aim to tackle the food distribution problem – 1 billion obese, 1 billion starving.  Through initiatives such as the FEED Project and now ChangeDinner, the 30 Project aims to “bring together key organizations and activists working around the world on addressing hunger, obesity, and agriculture issues to talk about their visions for the food system and the next 30-years. Many of the best anti-hunger and anti-obesity organizations have been so focused on their important work that they have not been able to work together on common challenges. The 30 Project is gathering the best people together to work towards creating a truly healthy and sustainable global food system.”

If you haven’t already seen Ellen Gustafson, the founder of 30 Project, speaking at TEDxEAST – here’s her 10 minutes of passion & purpose:

You can support 30 Project directly here, Follow @the30Project on Twitter, or dive into some of the Change Dinner videos like this one:

#ChangeDinner today!

The Change Dinner campaign from 30 ProjectThe back story: in the early stages here at Bucky Box we decided to forego any marketing budget, and instead work with the best of the local & friendly food champions around the world and give our customers the chance to nominate where these funds will go. We see that these are the individuals & organisations who are making significant headway in catalysing, educating & advocating for a fair, friendly, local food system. We support their work to the hilt.

 

Local & Friendly Food Champion showcase: Permaculture Research Institute

We really love writing these blogs…

Announcing our third Friendly Food Champion partnership!

Our well respected friends at the Permaculture Research Institute are known around the world for their work with the permaculture principles, furthering research, awareness, advocacy and connectivity of ideas & creating an ecosystem of permaculturists across the globe!
We are choosing to support their work due to their commitment to permaculture without borders – supporting and nurturing the practice in developing nations to ensure the way industrial agriculture has become unsustainable in many of our developed nations, wont happen there too.  Their regular blog which sources permaculture stories from around the world is well worth keeping tabs on, and don’t forget to register your project on the Permaculture Global map – the ‘facebook of permaculture projects‘!  Did we mention they also won the Humanitarian Water & Food Award for 2010?

Unsure what Permaculture is?

Permaculture is about permanent agriculture – an approach to designing self-sustaining agricultural systems, which is based on the relationships found in nature; an ecological approach rather than simply biological. It’s a philosophy as well as a science. Also, check out PRI’s definition.

Courtesy of PermaculturePrinciples.com

We’re very much looking forward to supporting the Permaculture Research Institute over the coming years, and to learning more about creating a productive food system through the permaculture lens.

Local & Friendly Food Champion showcase: Soil & Health Association of New Zealand

Kia ora tatou!

We’re very pleased to announce the first in a stream of partnerships that we like to think of as ‘closing the loop’.  In the early stages, here at Bucky Box we decided to forego any marketing budget, and instead work with the best of the local & friendly food champions around the world – and give our customers the chance to nominate where these funds will go to. We figure that these are the individuals & organisations who are making significant headway in catalysing, educating & advocating for a fair, friendly, local food system.

So first up, is in our home of Aotearoa / New Zealand: the Soil & Health Association.

We identified Soil & Health Association as a key catalyst in New Zealand engaged in advocacy and education for Organic agriculture, organic certification, as well as publishing the Organic NZ Magazine – look out for a short story about us in there soon!  Check out their website and reasons for ‘going organic’ here!

We value the experience of the Soil & Health Association in conducting the certification of organic food in Aotearoa/New Zealand.  We enjoy a read of their magazine, which creates a strong voice for the organic sector in the country, whilst their advocacy work supports the development of awareness of the benefits of organic food.

We’re proud to have Soil & Health Association as our first Food Champion.