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A Human Being Is A Part Of The Whole

Words of Wisdom by Albert Einstein A quote by Einstein: A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is […]

This Exercise Is All the Help You Need

Why meditation may be important in the battle against climate change. In order to succeed in the battle agains climate change, global awareness raising is crucial. And to be effective, I believe outer and inner awareness raising must go hand in hand. Meditative/spiritual practices, creating links between the individual, the spiritual self and the planet, […]

A young inventor’s plan to recycle Styrofoam | Ashton Cofer

From packing peanuts to disposable coffee cups, each year the US alone produces some two billion pounds of Styrofoam — none of which can be recycled. Frustrated by this waste of resources and landfill space, Ashton Cofer and his science fair teammates developed a heating treatment to break down used Styrofoam into something useful. Check […]

The silent drama of photography | Sebastião Salgado

A very strong statement by the photographer Sebastião Salgado about the planet, the destructive behaviour by the human species, and what we need to do. Economics PhD Sebastião Salgado only took up photography in his 30s, but the discipline became an obsession. His years-long projects beautifully capture the human side of a global story that […]

TEDxEQCHCH – Helena Norberg-Hodge – The Economics of Happiness

Part of the process of re-imaging Christchurch is taking a look at our place in the world, and in particular the rapid cultural shifts we’ve seen in the short existence of the city that urbanisation and the shift in economics have driven. One presenter who can help inform us about these issues is Helena Norberg-Hodge. […]

The Food Crisis with Tim Benton and Frances Seymour

http://www.weforum.org/ Important summary of the global food crisis from World Economic Forum. (Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)

How fear of nuclear power is hurting the environment | Michael Shellenberger

“We’re not in a clean energy revolution; we’re in a clean energy crisis,” says climate policy expert Michael Shellenberger. His surprising solution: nuclear. In this passionate talk, he explains why it’s time to overcome longstanding fears of the technology, and why he and other environmentalists believe it’s past time to embrace nuclear as a viable […]

High Tide in Tuvalu

What do you do when your tiny, idyllic coral atoll is a few mere metres above the Pacific Ocean, the waters are rising, and your biggest neighbour won’t acknowledge that it may be a contributor to the cause – or even that there is a problem? “High Tide in Tuvalu” gives us an islanders’ perspective […]
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