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 Take off with Natarajan:
The Photos of Katerina Plotnikova
|The photos you are about to see were not created by a computer nor where they manipulated by one, all the animals are real, trained to make the poses. This is the work of Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova. Her work creates a classical, almost fairy-like feeling that shroud her photos in mystery, creating a window into an almost fantasy place.
You can see more of her unique photos here
Originally posted on Fairval:
Should come as no surprise: India. No matter how great we think the Indian economy is doing, we suck when it comes to innovation.
Check the Bloomberg Innovation Index. It lists top 50 countries on Innovation. And the BRIC rankings are
RUSSIA – 14
CHINA – 22
BRAZIL – 47
INDIA – NOT THERE
Similarly, there is something called Global Innovation Index, done by Insead etc, sponsored by Wipro, and Indian company. Let’s check the rankings here:
CHINA – 39
RUSSIA – 49
BRAZIL – 61
INDIA – 76
While there maybe slight differences in rankings between the two surveys, one thing is clear – India is not in the top 50.
And guess which countries are above and below us in GII. Ranked 75 is the runt of a country called Oman; and at 77 we have Lebanon, which has suffered from civil war for decades. Even…
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Originally posted on DailyCrawler:
Ever feel like just leaving it all behind and moving into a tiny pod in the country? You might after seeing the Ecocapsule, a tiny dwelling that packs all the necessaries — and little else — into its egg-like chassis. It?s got a bed, kitchen, bathroom and work area, and… – http://dailycrawler.com/live-off-the-grid-in-this-solar-powered-ecocapsule-pod/
Originally posted on Green Living, Green Living Expert, Green Living News, Green Guru Guides:
Abundant renewable energy sources can solve Djibouti’s energy access, energy security and unemployment concerns
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18 May 2015 – Developing Djibouti’s significant renewable energy resources will allow the country to reach its goal of sourcing 100 per cent of its energy from renewables by 2020, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Djibouti Renewables Readiness Assessment finds that the transition would be sourced mainly from geothermal, wind, and solar resources, as well as strengthening the existing interconnection with the Ethiopian grid, which currently delivers 65 per cent of Djibouti’s electricity needs.
“The development of local renewable resources would provide an answer for Djibouti’s energy access, energy security and employment needs,” said IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin. “The falling costs of renewable energy offers an opportunity for Djibouti to rethink its energy strategy, develop policies and build institutions that would create jobs…
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Originally posted on LIFE Records Entertainment:
The Senegalese-American singer will open the institute in Bamako and then allow African engineers and business people the ability to harness solar power.
“We have the sun and innovative technologies to bring electricity to homes and communities. We now need to consolidate African expertise,” said Samba Baithily, co-founder of Akon Lighting Africa. Akon and Thione Niang are the other co-founders.
Seventy percent of Africans are under 35 and ALA also hopes to create jobs as well.
“We expect the Africans who graduate from this center to devise new, innovative, technical solutions,” said Niang. “With this Academy, we can capitalize on Akon Lighting Africa and go further.”
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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