A short and simple message that will change your life.
Food connects us all – to each other, to the earth, to other animals – yet there is growing concern over our society’s relationship with food and how it’s grown, distributed, and consumed. Central to this larger discussion is the accessibility of food for all people. This was the underlying theme of this year’s Food Connections Gathering hosted by Island Health, Vancouver Island University, LUSH Valley Food Action Society, and many other community groups at the VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station Wednesday October 23, 2013.
This week’s TED Talk is inspired by the Food Connections Gathering at Deep Bay on Vancouver Island Wednesday, October 23, 2013. The Sociable Scientists were asked to present a workshop on community engagement and this talk by Pam Warhurst really resonated with us as an example of best practices in action for food security that engages the entire community.
If I were to ask you what facilitates or enables your participation in leisure, would you know the answer? Give yourself some time to think about how it is that you are able to participate in the leisure activities that you have chosen; or the feelings of leisure that you experience in your life, or the unscheduled time that is your own. Are there people in your life who facilitate your leisure? Do you help to facilitate other people’s leisure?
Some SociableThoughts on leisure and sustainability as Jeff Speck explores The Walkable City
Thanksgiving is perhaps my favourite holiday. I love the smell of turkey and roasted vegetables in the oven; the crisp, clean air; the change of seasons cycling through; and gathering with family and friends to celebrate the bounty of our lives.
First of our TED Thursdays featured Ted talks!! The Sociable Scientists Inc. will share a new Ted talk each week. Please share your favourite talks in the comments below.
I’d like to ask everyone I know what they do for leisure. Then I’d ask why? And with who? And how ? And where? And when?
I’m a naturally curious person and the choice of leisure is one subject I am particularly interested in.
Implementing corporate social responsibility can be done within human resources, business development, sustainability, or public relations departments. Alternatively, it can also be managed by a firm such as The Sociable Scientists Inc.
Erin and I have decided that once a month, our blog will focus on leisure as we experience it. September has already been full of leisure (and a lot of work too), so I’ll share some of the highlights so far and let you in on the great things to come. Labour day weekend, Nate […]
For some, the term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) evokes images of strategies used by mega corporations to mitigate risks or manage their reputation. While this is one application of CSR, it is but a small piece of the CSR pie. The concept and goals of CSR can be applied to any organization, big or small, public, private, or non-profit, and even at the individual level.
As a researcher, I read a number of different articles and publications each week related to sustainability, leadership, community engagement, public participation, leisure, tourism, and recreation. My sources are varied, so I utilize my critical thinking skills to ensure that I don’t believe everything I read. At the same time, I think it’s extremely important […]