Book review: Hungry for Change by James Colquhoun and Laurentine Ten Bosch

Hungry for Change is written in the same conversational style as the Hungry for Change movie. It includes inspirational before and after stories of people who are following healthier diets. The book covers why diets don’t work, what to eat, drink and think, as well as eating for beauty and detoxing.

Half of the book is recipes with 120 plus of them. There are quotes from the experts, some of whom are well known. There are details of overcoming sugar cravings and instructions on how to complete a 3 day guided detox.

The movie is powerful and motivating, but the book is a good accompaniment for when you need a reminder or recipe.

Hungry for Change by James Colquhoun and Laurentine Ten Bosch
Hungry for Change website

I can change your mind about… climate

Do you think you can change someone’s mind about climate change?

A new ABC television show  “I Can Change Your Mind About..Climate” seeks to address that question.

The website features a survey you can take to find out your views before the show airs.

I’d like to see them change a sceptic’s mind, but that can be hard work…. perhaps there is a better way?

I like the approach George Marshall from Talking Climate takes in the video above. He asks what the best way of talking to a cli­mate ‘denier’ is, including advice on lan­guage, framing, and a dis­cus­sion of whether ‘denier’ is even the right way of thinking about the problem. From How to talk to a climate change denier.

List of Transition Town groups and initiatives in Brisbane

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Transition Brisbane aims to support the city transition from oil dependency to local resilience.

It is a Hub of the Transition Network, which is a world wide movement to support community-led responses to peak oil and climate change, while building resilience and happiness.

Here is a list of the Transition groups and initiatives in the greater Brisbane area:

  • Enoggera Transition
  • Samford Green Street
  • Scenic Rim Transition
  • Sandgate Transition Town
  • Sustainable Jamboree – based in the Jamboree Ward of Brisbane and surrounds (all are welcome)
  • Sustainable Redlands
  • St. Johns Wood Sustainability – St John’s Wood
  • Transition Ashgrove
  • Transition Annerley – Annerley, Fairfield, Moorooka, Fairfield, Tarragindi, Yeronga
  • Transition Bardon – The Grove, The Gap, St John’s Wood
  • Transition East – Balmoral, Bulimba, Camp Hill, Cannon Hill, Hawthorne, Morningside, Norman Park, Seven Hills
  • Transition Kurilpa – Highgate Hill, Hill End, South Brisbane, West End
  • Transition The Gap
  • Transition The Grove – Arana Hills, Ferny Hills, Ferny Grove, Grovely, Keperra, Upper Kedron
  • Transition Town Kenmore – The Pullenvale Ward; Anstead, Bellbowrie, Brookfield, Chapel Hill, Kenmore, Moggill, Pullenvale and Upper Brookfield

Please note these groups are run by volunteers and some are still in the start up stage.

Join us online: http://www.brisbanetransitionhub.ning.com/

 

Hungry for Change – about the experts

I’m counting down the days for the new Hungry for Change documentary. Why? Because it’s produced by the same people who did the “Food Matters” documentary, which is my all time favourite food and nutrition movie. Hands down.

If I’ve learnt anything is the last few years, 100% what food you eat does matter to your health.

While waiting for the release, I wanted to find out some more about the experts featured in the new movie.

Wow what an incredible range of talented people.

Documenary review: Growing Change

This commodification of food by industrial agriculture has created a chasm between the grower and the  consumer. But now there’s a change. People want to close that gap in.
– Costa Georgiadis

How will the world feed itself in the future?

Is it possible to grow a fair and sustainable food system?

This film shows an experiment in how to create that change with promising solutions.

In Venezuela, from fishing villages to cocoa plantations to urban gardens, a growing social movement is showing what’s possible when communities, not corporations, start to take control of food.

Sydney filmmaker Simon Cunich went on a 12-month journey from community gardens in Sydney to farming co-operatives in Venezuela.

This documentary has a wonderful positive message. It stands there right next to the now classic Power of Community.

Highly recommended.

Growing Change