Environment

P82800611-300x300We are our environment and our environment is us: what we eat, what we use and discard, how we treat animals and the earth.

All have an imprint on us, all imprint the earth.

It is time to safeguard the earth as if we were safeguarding our own short life.

 

 

 

 

Please see Elizabeth’s writing on the environment below, to read more:

  • April 2017 Information and communication technology for agriculture (ICT4Ag)Going to scale with ICTs for agriculture, CTA Publishing. Book of 7 case studies on subjects such as geospatial technology and agroclimatic information service for smallholder farmers in Ghana, and satellite-based ICT for improved crop production in the Gezira Irrigation Scheme in Sudan.fracking-guide-225x300
  • June 2015 Fracking: Writer, contributor and editor of A Guide to Rights-Based Advocacy: International Human Rights Law and Fracking (right). How the international human rights framework can be used to initiate rights-based advocacy against human rights violations that result from the harm caused by hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
  • September 2014 Indigenous RightsWhen the earth is cut: A poem about indigenous rights and the environment. Can the rest of the world learn what aboriginals know: That when the earth is cut, so are we.
  • April 2014 Food Sustainability: Someone, something, somewhere pays: A poem about food sustainability. A factory farmed chicken fillet may seem a bargain, but what about the true cost? From environmental pollution to animal welfare, from a human health crisis to trafficking for forced labour in food processing plants. It adds up to a lot more than £1.50.
  • maori fishingDecember 2006 Indigenous RightsMaori and human rights in New Zealand. A study by Massey university in January 2006 found that disconnection from Maori culture is a key factor behind the high rates of Maori suicide and attempted suicide in New Zealand.

 

Liberty & Humanity

When the earth is cut: A poem about indigenous rights and the environment:

“Civilised” societies used genocide and slavery to steal land, resources and labour
So that progress knows no barrier
Wealth no bounds
Morality and legality were savaged
As we named them savages

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