The Pig Idea

I’m thrilled that Tristram Stuart was in Nat. Geo. today. See the link at the bottom of my article.

Diane Walters - Writer

Wiki Commons Bagel Dumpster

A slide appeared, on the screen on TED.com, of a dumpster full 13,000 bread crusts as social entrepreneur Tristram Stuart mused about never being able to get a sandwich from a retail shop that was made from bread crusts. Where do all the bread crusts go? From this single bread factory (shown on the slide), 13,000 bread crusts are dumped into the trash every day.

This food waste expert explained that in America, and other well-developed nations, grocery stores usually carried double the inventory it expected to sell. And, if you add in the food that is fed to livestock, there is up to quadruple the amount that is needed to feed the masses. In his further investigation of food waste, Stuart visited a farmer who was letting 16,000 pounds of spinach die because there were some blades of grass growing here and there. It was not suitable for…

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WAF to WAFA

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Photo: Wikipedia-Air Pollution

Many people and many ideas were introduced at the wonderful 2015 WAF Awards ceremony in Kuala Lumpur. But the main focus of the whole event was to continue the momentum of positive change in solving the major environmental issues around the world.  The three finalists in the ceremony finished with an equal win, a three-way tie, for their efforts in changing the lives of people in the world who were battling issues of contaminated drinking water, having no sanitary facilities, and changing parched lands into rich vegetation-filled waterways and pools.  ENPHO from Nepal developed low-cost bio-sand water filters that would last from 15-20 years that they delivered to rural areas.  SOIL created low-cost composting toilets, safely providing an effective way to turn human waste into usable compost.  Turenscape created beautiful wetland parks from areas that were previously considered barren, soil-contaminated areas.

Positive change . . . keep the momentum going.  The distinguished Prem Rawat, ambassador of peace, spoke about . . . (read more).

Hello from the New Kid on the Blog

What I’ve learned in the short time I have been associated with the people here at WAFA is that they have a clear vision for a bright future.  They bring with them care, compassion, altruism, and heart.  Everyone here has a big, big heart. They share a need to see change in the world, to learn about people who can make that change, and to celebrate them.

Everyone inmyself 1987-Facebook 1volved in WAFA is a volunteer—there are no paid positions.  It’s a small international group of people brought together by a common ideal. An enormous amount of time and effort and money has been spent by all in brainstorming, organizing, building a stunning Web site, collaborating with many people from around the world to set up the awards show, the entertainment, the presentations, all for the cause of the common good, and to make better lives for those people who are struggling day-to-day for the simple things in life that we take for granted: healthy food, breathable air, and clean water.

In my blog, I hope to bring to you the exciting news for the 2016 . . . (read full article).

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