Bluestem Brasserie – Wine on Tap

Bluestem Wine On Tap List

Bluestem Wine On Tap ListHad dinner at BlueStem Brasserie –  http://www.bluestembrasserie.com/ – in San Francisco last night. Highly recommended. Great looking on the inside, near Moscone Center in SOMA in San Francisco. It’s a meat centric (grass feed beef) menu with just enough options to please most omnivories, but vegetarians will be disappointed. The owner couple were warm and welcoming – the cool thing was a premium wine on tap program. Aiden Pinot drank great. – http://www.dumol.com/

Consumerism Undermines our Well-being

Short positive video that explain how buying more leads to feeling less.

Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America’s culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that “the good life” is “the goods life,” they not only use up Earth’s limited resources, but they are less happy and less inclined toward helping others. The animation both lays out the problems of excess materialism and points toward solutions that promise a healthier, more just, and more sustainable life.

These “drawing” videos are popular with the sustainability media leaders.

Go Local cause Distance is Costly

Helena Norberg-Hodge is the founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC) and its predecessor, the Ladakh Project. She is the author of Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh and co-author of Bringing the Food Economy Home. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals such as The Ecologist, Resurgence, and YES! magazine. Norberg- Hodge’s ground-breaking work in the Himalayan region of Ladakh is internationally recognized, and earned her the Right Livelihood Award.

A particular focus of Norberg-Hodge’s is the impact of the global economy on culture and agriculture and in particular the root causes of our social and environmental crises.