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Live Off the Grid in This Solar-Powered ‘Ecocapsule’ Pod

Originally posted on DailyCrawler:

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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… –

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Djibouti Can Meet 100% of Energy Demand Through Renewables by 2020

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:

defend-paris-akon-axe-peace-journee-mondialeAkon has created the Akon Lighting Africa initiative in hopes of giving light to 600 million Africans that lack electricity. The singer announced the “Solar Academy” earlier this week.

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.”

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Originally posted on MY WALL:

Walk with dandelions

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.

golden dandelions

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Spirits of Earth and Water: Heligan, Eden and Mud Sculpture in Cornwall


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Originally posted on synkroniciti:

Land's End, Cornwall © Keven Law with CCLicense Land’s End, Cornwall
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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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Protect Bears Ears

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).



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