That which is grounded takes off into dizzying heights, what is light weighs heavily, whilst delicacy is paired with a distorted roughness. It is grand and beautiful, disconcerting and painful, leaving you with the feeling that things will never be the same again.
Melanie Joy – Carnism: The Psychology of Eating Meat
Carnistic defenses serve to disconnect us: from our core values, from our awareness of the reality of our food, and from our natural empathy for the beings whose bodies we eat. When we stop eating animals, then, we are able to reconnect with these fundamental aspects of ourselves and we can become more empowered, as we become more integrated. Countless people have told me how an unanticipated benefit of adopting a plant-based diet has been the deepening connection they feel with their food, themselves, and animals. Eating a plant-based diet is indeed good for our heart.
BBQrew – Chill’n’Grill by COOP
If it’s only about the “Tsch Tsch” you can produce exactly the same sound with tofu or vegetables!
The planet doesn’t need saving. – We do.
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is not your average 14 year old. Dubbed the ‘Anti-Beiber’, he is mobilizing his army of teens in 25 countries to demand greener policy from our world’s leaders. Check them out here: EarthGuardians.org
Help us share his message by sharing this video! We want to give this kid some love and help boost his movement! Film family, LET’S DO THIS! #GenerationRYSE
“What the Frack” music video by the Earth Guardians
100 geniale Erfindungen für die Länder des Süden
Und wenn die technische Innovation sich in den Dienstdes Kampfes gegen die Armut stellen würde?
Dieser Leitfaden, dem 30 Jahre Erfahrung mit Afrika zugrundeliegen, enthält ein Verzeichnis und Beschreibungen von über 100 Technologien für die Menschen in den Entwicklungsländern auf dem afrikanischen, asiatischen und südamerikanischen Kontinent. Der informative und praktische Innovationskatalog wurde für alle Personen, NGOs, Vereine und Institutionen zusammengestellt, die nach innovativen und erschwinglichen Lösungen für die zahlreichen Hindernisse suchen, mit denen die Menschen auf der südlichen Erdhalbkugel jeden Tag zu kämpfen haben.
Albert Schweitzer: My Life is My Argument
Originally posted on MY WALL:
Our yard was full of dandelions .
The bees were in paradise –
they buzzed from flower to flower
and savored an endless sea of nectar.
My feet adored the sunbeams
shooting from the ground
glowing golden under the setting sun.
Laughter rent the air
while children puffed on the silken globes
sending clouds of gossamer
sailing and disappearing into forever.
Innocence and beauty
if capable of being touched
were all over our yard
but then they had to be mowed
for they did not belong.
Originally posted on synkroniciti:
From ghostly moors to the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain, the county of Cornwall is a mysterious and legendary place, home to the famously haunted Jamaica Inn on Bodwin Moor, memorialized by Daphne du Maurier. Du Maurier also set her famous short story The Birds, later adapted by Alfred Hitchcock, and her novel Rebecca in Cornwall, which was her home. This ancient Celtic nation, of the same blood as the Welsh and the Bretons, is also the birthplace of the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. It is renowned for splendid gardens, such as the Lost Gardens of Heligan, once the personal gardens of the Tremayne family, and the Eden Project, a philanthropic greenhouse garden built in an old clay mine. These gardens are more than wonderful places to grow plants; they are playgrounds for the…
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The Bears Ears Coalition is united behind the effort to protect sacred sites, sustain Native American connections, and the preserve the natural beauty of this remarkable cultural landscape in southeast Utah. Inspired by more than 12,000 years of human history and sacred Native American traditions, our Coalition seeks the creation of a National Conservation Area or National Monument for the Bears Ears cultural landscape (click for map).
Originally posted on The Next Silicon Valley:
by Nitin Dahad
The term ‘innovation’ has become so common in daily language that it is easy for policymakers to forget what it actually means as it covers so many different aspects of the economic growth agenda. In the past innovation might have been about ground-breaking new research, technology, or processes developed in a lab where engineers or scientists sat in a well-partitioned division that focused on ‘blue-sky’ thinking.
But now innovation is different. Companies don’t invest in such departments, but instead might acquire innovative ideas or companies. Today we have ‘open innovation’, and it is often more collaborative. The latter was demonstrated well in an experiment last week conducted at the Long Term Care Revolution Live event in London, hosted by a bank in the city of London and organized by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, in conjunction with the Digital Health & Care Institute.
The task set…
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Originally posted on Mar Lynn the Petite Potato says...:
The advancement of communication technology, such as the internet which has allowed quick and easy access to news and information online has potentially affected traditional media. The ability to report instantly, as well as technology convergence in gadgets that has allowed photos and videos to be spread almost immediately is something which traditional media largely lacks. Despite that, traditional media and the advance technology both aims for the same thing in journalism, which is to report and inform.
In this digital era, research has suggest that technology impacted journalism in terms of performance, content, structure and relationship of the organization and public (Pavlik, 2000). Being said, innovation is not always a threat that can’t be fixed. John V Pavlik suggested four principles that can act as a guideline for ensuring the innovation of journalism in news media continued to be viable in todays’ technology (Pavlik J. V., 2013).
Firstly, research is vital…
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Originally posted on Just Sayin':
A man in a wheelchair makes his way to the homeless shelter in Salt Lake City as a major storm blows into Utah. (Tom Smart/Associated Press)
The story of how Utah solved chronic homelessness begins in 2003, inside a cavernous Las Vegas banquet hall populated by droves of suits. The problem at hand was seemingly intractable. The number of chronic homeless had surged since the early 1970s. And related costs were soaring. A University of Pennsylvania study had just showed New York City was dropping a staggering $40,500 in annual costs on every homeless person with mental problems, who account for many of the chronically homeless. So that day, as officials spit-balled ideas, a social researcher named Sam Tsemberis stood to deliver what he framed as a surprisingly simple, cost-effective method of ending chronic homelessness.
Give homes to the homeless.
Tsemberis’ research, conducted here in the District and in New York City, showed this wouldn’t just…
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