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> Kedves Diana es Yoghurt,
> ha az allatokon tesztelt illatanyagok helyett a termeszetes eredetuek
> maradnak (mellesleg, ezeket is tesztelni kell, es nem biztos, hogy
> artalmatlanok), akkor a problema atcsuszik a novenyvilag teruletere.
Az altalam emlitett irodalmak a bennunket elaraszto "foloslegesen" szeles
valasztek letjogosultsagat kerdojelezik meg. Espedig nem elsosorban azon az
alapon, hogy megszabja, mire van szuksegunk, hanem azon, hogy milyen aron.
Tesztelni csak az uj termekeket kell (fokent allatkiserlettel, amelyek a leg-
tobb esetben ertelmetlenek, sot felrevezetoek!), a minosegellenorzes
kivan akkora aldozatokat. Tehat itt a mindig "uj" kereseset szeretnek felval-
tani a "hagyomanyos", mar meglevo termekekbe vetett bizalommal.
Szemleletukben az allatok csupan azert elveznek megkulonboztetett szerepet,
mert fejlettebb szervezetek a novenyeknel az erzekelest, tehat a fajdalomra,
szenvedesre valo kepesseget tekintve. Ugyanakkor a vezerelvuk, hogy az ember
minden donteseben a leheto legtakarekosabban eljen termeszetesen
hogy ne valjon aszketava.
> Az ipar altal igenyelt mennyisegu alapanyagot honnan gyujtenek be?
> Mar most is gondot okoz a gyogynoveny-begyujtok altal az erdokben okozott
> kar. Eleg, ha juliusban megfigyeled, mi tortenik a harsakkal.
> A monokulturaban termesztett novenyek illatanyag-tartalma pedig csekelyebb
> mint a termeszetes elohelyen notteke. Szimatolj meg egy erdei szamocat, meg
> egy Senga Senganat. A kulonbseget zongorazni lehet...
Ebben bizonyara igazad van.
Dehat miert is vagyunk mi otszor-tizszer annyian ezen a kis bolygon, mint
amennyien egeszsegesen elhetnenk nemcsak egymas, hanem valamennyi eloleny
tarsasagaban?... Lorenz velemenye szerint az embernel tapasztalhato novekvo
aggressziv hajlamnak ez lehet az egyik gyokere.
"Sok jo ember kis helyen is...", hmmm?...
Bar termeszetesen, az altalad emlitett problema is megoldasra var (pl. a kor-
nyezetszennyezes, az elohelypusztitas korlatozasa reven), azonban nem
hinnem, hogy a kornyezetunkben tapasztalhato termeszetes anyagok hianyat
muanyagokkal kellene potolnunk. Nem hiszem, hogy a fat, a valyogot betonnal,
a gyogynovenyeket gyogyszerekkel, a viragokat muviragokkal kellene felvalta-
Lehet, hogy nem is ok vannak kevesen???...
- yoghurt -
|+ - ||allas (mind)
EYFA has two job positions to offer for the coming year, one
for an office coordinator and one for an internet project.
Please distribute this message to anyone who might be
If possible, we hope to meet interested candidates at Ecotopia
in Scotland (starting 1 August) so please react soon. We will
make the final selection back in Amsterdam after Ecotopia, so
the last chance to send your letter is 15 August, but if you
manage, we would prefer to have your letter in July still.
We will be waiting for your reactions!
The EYFA office team
- good communication skills;
- ability to create a team
- good organizational skills, planning, time scheduling
- knowledge of computers
- experience of work in NGOs
- familiar with fundraising
- knowledge of EYFA and its network is an advantage, but not a
- responsible for creating year plan for the office and
collect general overview of planned EYFA activities;
- distributes responsibilities for core-tasks in the office
and within the network (annual report, respecting funding
deadlines, especially core ones; D-base; Ecotopia etc)
- participates in the office part of policy discussions within
- facilitates, in cooperation with the office team,
introduction for new people and volunteers;
- facilitates procedures for jobs selection
- makes sure office bookkeeping is done
- maintains system for archiving both in paper and electronic
- makes working plan for the office & schedules office
facilities when needed
- makes sure equipment & materials are OK
- knows who is doing what in the office (task distribution) -
organizes office information so that it is accessible on
JOB POSITION FOR INTERNET PROJECT
At the EYFA office we are looking for someone with a special
interest for the use of internet within EYFA and the
international environmental movement in general. We want to
explore the possibilities of the internet especially for
international communication within EYFA and the organisations
in the EYFA network. For this we want to extend EYFA's
information on the internet, explore new ways for
communication and discussions among international working
groups and organise training sessions at different
You will be responsible for developing and coordinating the
activities, as well as making infomation about EYFA and groups
in the network available on the web.
Do you see a challenge in this? Then apply now!
You don't have to be a computer wizard, but you need to work
easily with computers and be able to figure out new
possibilities in the programs, etc. If needed, specific
internet training will be available at the start of the job,
and also for the training sessions elsewhere we have the
possibility to ask experienced trainers.
FOR BOTH POSITIONS:
Both positions are open for one year, with a trial period of
two months, starting in the autumn 1997 (September).
Conditions: during trial period pocket money of 600NLG, later
700NLG; EYFA will also take care of the rent (max. 400NLG) and
your health insurance. Working hours: 38hrs a week (full
time). Working environment: a dynamic international team (4-5
people) with a healthy mixture of activist stress and fun in
If this sounds like something for you - send your CV and a
letter of motivation (by fax, snail or e-mail) to the
Amsterdam office before 15 August 1997. Ideally, we would like
to organize job interviews at Ecotopia 97 in Scotland,
starting 1 August: so let us know quickly if you are coming
there! (Of course, for those who decide to miss Ecotopia, we
will organize separate interviews...sigh...).
1090 GC Amsterdam
|+ - ||meadows-rovat (mind)
FROM DUMP TO GARDEN: BURLINGTON'S INTERVALE
The Intervale, the green floodplain where the Winooski River winds through
Burlington, Vermont, was once the site of flourishing farms. Green Mountain
Boy Ethan Allen had a homestead there, and long before him the Abenaki
cultivated the fertile soil. But as the city grew, the valley degenerated
a weedy urban wasteland, literally on the wrong side of the tracks. People
still went there to fish, but also to dump garbage and old tires and cars.
wasn't a pretty or safe place to hang out; it was no community asset.
The turnaround began with the McNeil wood-burning power plant. It was built
the entrance to the Intervale during the 1970s, when everyone was scrambling
for energy that didn't come from the Middle East. Then Gardener's Supply, a
gardening equipment store and mail-order house, settled nearby, because its
founder, Will Raap, was attracted by the energy-saving idea of warming his
building and greenhouses with the power plant's waste heat.
Under Raap's leadership, and with the partnership of the city and the
that kind of thinking -- let's turn waste into resources -- has been moving
steadily down the Intervale, turning it from a dump to a source of beauty,
recreation, food and jobs.
Now just past Gardener's Supply there is, appropriately, a garden. A seed
company, The Cooks Garden, tests and demonstrates its special vegetable and
herb varieties here. There are also plots for Gardener's Supply workers and
market garden that supplies a farm stand up at the entrance to the valley.
A nature trail and a bike path take off from the gardens and wind along the
river. On a sunny Saturday there are joggers, bikers, and families with baby
carriages. The trails pass by a big field that grows organic produce for the
kitchens of Fletcher-Allen Hospital, Burlington's main medical facility, not
A bit farther downriver is the regenerative engine of the Intervale, an urban
composting project. The city's yard and food wastes come here, get mixed
milky wastewater from the Ben & Jerry's ice cream plant (the place smells of
sour milk), and cook into mountains of fertilizer. This operation saves the
county hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in landfill costs. The
is sold to city gardeners and landscapers and plowed into the Intervale's
fields to revive depleted farmland. Every few years the compost project is
picked up and moved down the valley, leaving behind a fertilized clearing
forms the basis for a new farm.
On the previous site of the compost operation is now a subscription farm,
sells shares to 350 families and 600 individuals, many of them nearby in the
densely settled Old North End of Burlington. Member families pay a monthly
yearly fee and come by once a week to pick up a bag of freshly picked greens,
beans, tomatoes, corn, potatoes -- whatever is in season. Further on there's
community garden where families work their own plots.
Scattered within easy reach of the compost are other small farms, just
going. The Stray Cat Farm grows cut flowers for sale at the farm stand and
Burlington Farmer's Market. Diggers Mirth is a collective producing veggies
for families in the Old North End. Maxwell & Berry grow perennial flowers,
Green Mountain Mesclun turns out tender baby salad leaves, and there's even,
improbably, an artichoke farm. (I thought you had to live in California to
grow artichokes, but here they are thriving.)
The farmers starting out here are required to use organic methods and to draw
up a careful business plan. In return they get cheap land rent, greenhouse
space, shared equipment, and compost for a few years, until they get up and
Gradually new space is opened for these ventures. Ben & Jerry's employees
organize a work day, the city brings in trucks, and they clear out tires and
garbage, plow the soil, spread it with compost, and plant cover crops,
the soil for serious agriculture.
Will Raap envisions moving right on down the Intervale, keeping natural
vegetation along the river and in the wetlands and flood channels, but
returning the rest of the land to a breadbasket that could supply as much as
ten percent of Burlington's fresh produce.
Raap is also still musing about that waste heat from the power plant, only a
fraction of which is used in his own business. Some of it could heat
"bio-domes," big greenhouses that could grow vegetables year-round. And he's
picturing an "eco-industrial park" on nine acres next to the power plant.
fascinated by the idea of waste from one industry becoming raw material for
another. One of the first occupants of the eco-park will be Living
Technologies, a company that designs and builds biological wastewater
plants that turn sewage into flowers, decorative plants, and fish.
On a bright day, walking the Intervale with Will Raap, seeing what has
been accomplished, and hearing his dreams, I could picture clearly what is
still to come. Up to $50 million a year in new economic value, says Raap,
more good jobs, in addition to the ones already created by the power plant,
Gardener's Supply, and the existing farms. Everything running from renewable
energy and recycled materials, using no toxics, turning out fresh, nutritious
food for local consumption.
A businessman walking with us caught the vision too and looked at Raap with
awe. "Now there," he whispered to me, "is an entrepreneur!"
(Donella H. Meadows is an adjunct professor of environmental studies at