Reading: The Bristol Skipchen

 

 

 

We are an anti-food waste campaign, with aims.

  • We stop food waste by connecting with people along the food system supply chain, having conversations about the problem of waste and collecting their surplus. These people could be individuals or corporations, waste occurs along the entire supply chain
  • We feed this surplus food to people, as that is why it was grown in the first place
  • We educate & raise awareness of this global issue in a variety of ways to spread the message that there needs to be a collective effort to stop waste
  • We are communicating our cause to organisations with a role to play making the future less wasteful, including supermarkets, growers, shops, distribution centres and individuals
  • We aim to create a sense of community wherever we are, this means giving energy and hope to places we all live, gathering resources available, sharing ideas, building solidarity with organisations and people & seeing community as the most important capital we need!

FOOD WASTE FIGHT

Food waste is the symptom not the problem. So many campaigns fall in to the trap of compartmentalising the cause they are focusing on and trying to address it as a stand alone issue. This is easily done and takes a lot of thought and measured action to be avoided. We cannot solve food waste unless we solve the wider problems within our food production and consumption system, and those problems are in turn embedded within a wider system.

We use food waste as a way of highlighting these wider issues, our logic being, if we can get people riled up against food waste and we can show them that it cannot be solved alone we can hope that more and more people will start to demand the systemic change needed to provide social and environmental justice for our planet.

Food waste is not just wasted food. We are wasting water, energy, land and most of all human life and wildlife. Every calorie that is mindlessly binned could have gone to sustaining a human life and in a natural system there is no such thing as ‘waste’.

The main weapon we possess in this war on waste is our sense, whether it be our sense of injustice to see how wrong our current system is or our common sense to know when milk is off! Don’t let corporations or governments tell you what to eat and when to eat it!! If we want to reclaim the power over our food system we need to start byreclaiming our senses!!

https://thebristolskipchen.wordpress.com/

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Agriculture and the New Digital Age

Session 1

ted 1: Mark Bittman – What’s wrong with the food we eat

ted 2: Andras Forgacs – Leather and meat without killing animals

youtube video: Mark’s bread

  • Discussion and debate on the topics
  • Write some comments or some conclusions about the topics discussed at the class

blog: https://feelenglish.wordpress.com/2017/03/05/food-and-global-survival/

Session 2

ted 1: Stefano Mancuso – The roots of plant intelligence

ted 2: Vijay Kumar – The future of flying robots

youtube video: Organic Rooftop Farming in Chicago

  • Discussion and debate on the topics
  • Write some comments or some conclusions about the topics discussed at the class

Session 3

ted 1: Maurice Conti – Augmented Intelligence

youtube video: Skipchen

  • Discussion and debate on the topics
  • Write some comments or some conclusions about the topics discussed at the class

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How to solve problems…

This ted was recommended today at a convention on school libraries and I found it quite relevant for our task, as teachers.

 

Sometimes, we deal with lots of problems at work and managing our classes and students can become a daylight nightmare….

So, the solution might be found behing this simple experiment suggested by Tom Wujec in his ted:

Got a wicked problem? First, tell me how you make toast
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Posters…

I was doing some research about posters or controversial ads/posters and I found some that can be challenging for a Speaking class.

They can be used for different topics and can be of great help in classes with adults or with very advanced students of English.

 

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Useful link!

http://www.helpx.net/

https://www.coursera.org/

https://www.futurelearn.com/

https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/

http://www.englishpage.com/

http://www.agendaweb.org/

http://www.ldoceonline.com/

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/grammar.htm

http://www.mansioningles.com/Gramatica.htm

http://www.aulafacil.com/cursos/c90/idiomas/ingles

WORKING ABROAD
http://www.workingabroad.com/
http://jobs.goabroad.com/
https://www.interexchange.org/working-abroad

CAMPS DE TREBALL INTERNACIONALS
http://www.cocat.org/
http://www.sci-cat.org/camps-de-voluntariat
http://www.setem.org/site/cat/camps
http://www.hacesfalta.org/noticias/
http://www.campamerica.co.uk/

VOLUNTEER JOBS
http://www.workandvolunteer.com/
http://www.globalvolunteers.org/
http://www.projects-abroad.org/international-volunteer-opportunities/
http://www.unv.org/youth

AU-PAIR JOBS
https://www.aupair-world.es/
https://www.aupair.com/es
http://www.aupair.es/
http://www.aupairinamerica.com/

BUDGET TRAVELLING
http://www.interrail.eu/
http://www.yha.org.uk/
https://www.couchsurfing.com/
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/
http://www.guesttoguest.com/es
http://www.airbnb.cat

 http://www.interrail.eu/

http://ec.europa.eu/

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Food and global survival

Leather and meat without killing animals

Mark Bittman: What’s wrong with what we eat

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These are the 2 ted talks I recommend for a discussion on Food and global survival.

And this is something different, but useful to see!

Mark’s Bread

 

 

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Unit 1: Animals (lesson 1)

This is meant to be a post about a quite different unit about Animals.

Students love to see that they are learning Real English and they need to practise English using real situations or every day English vocabulary.

This movie is very interesting because you can have at the same time a movie and a book to discuss about: A Street Cat Named Bob (2016).

You can even discuss about many other topics: animals, homelessness, charities, drugs, London city or busking!

 

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