With less than three years before a 2015 deadline, the developing world is largely expected to miss one of the U.N.'s key Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): halving the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger. Despite limited progress, there are still more than 1.4 billion people - out of a total global population of over seven billion - who live below the poverty line of 1.25 dollars and on the razor edge of starvation. The Food … [Read more...]
Audi Opens Renewable Energy E-Gas Plant In Germany
Audi opened the e-gas plant in Werlte yesterday, making it the first automobile manufacturer to develop a chain of sustainable energy carriers. It begins with green electricity, water and carbon dioxide. The end products are hydrogen and the synthetic methane: Audi e-gas. Audi says it's the first automaker to "develop a chain of sustainable energy carriers." "The power-to-gas facility we built in Werlte can become a beacon project for the entire … [Read more...]
Quote of the Day: 7/9/13 – Leo Tolstoy
"If you see that some aspect of your society is bad, and you want to improve it, there is only one way to do so: you have to improve people. And in order to improve people, you begin with only one thing: you can become better yourself." - Leo Tolstoy … [Read more...]
UK’s Green Tourism Tops List of Global Certification Schemes
An initiative launched 16 years ago to promote sustainable tourism and stop ordinary people being ripped off by 'greenwash' has been named the “most credible” certification program in the world. An investigation into the ethics and expertise of 158 schemes used by businesses to boost their environmentally-friendly credentials has named the Perth-based Green Tourism Business Scheme as the global leader in the fight against misleading marketing in … [Read more...]
Action For Nature, 2013 International Young Eco-Hero Awards
Action For Nature is proud to announce their 2013 International Young Eco-Hero Awards, which recognize young people 8 to 16 years old for their environmental achievements. They hope the accomplishments of these outstanding young people will inspire many others to preserve and protect the Earth upon which all life depends. We hope so too! The winner of the aged 8-12 group was a young man by the name of Milo Cress, age 11, Colorado, USA. Here is … [Read more...]
July 4, 2013: Democracy is Coming, to the U.S.A.
Here in the U.S., today is July 4, also known as Independence Day. On this day in 1776, the thirteen American colonies of Great Britain declared their independence by proclaiming the Declaration of Independence as a legal document that separated themselves from the British empire, and in the process declared themselves as a separate country, the United States of America. And thus began the slow march in the United States towards … [Read more...]
Quote of the Day: 7/2/13
“ Today will never come again.
Be a blessing.
Be a friend.
Encourage someone. Take time to care.
Let your words heal, and not wound.”… [Read more...]
Imagination, Creative Intelligence and the Quantum Revolution
Two recent posts on the Quantum Revolution website were about imagination, creativity and innovation. One was the recent interview with Keith Reinhard, for the Interviews with the Leading Edge series. The other was a quote from the noted philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. Sartre said, “Imagination is not an empirical or superadded power of consciousness, it is the whole of consciousness as it realizes its freedom.” The importance of this quote cannot … [Read more...]
Ayurveda; Balancing The Body, Mind & Spirit
Have you heard of Ayurveda? It is an ancient system of health care that has been practiced for thousands of years in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. It has now become popular even in western countries. Ayurveda is about healing and balancing the body, mind and spirit. It includes different physical and mental exercises such as Yoga. Ayurveda puts also great focus on the Ayurvedic Diet. The central concept of Ayurvedic medicine is the … [Read more...]
Make Your Own Compost
Humans have been composting for thousands of years to improve the health of our soil, food, and planet. Composting is basically nature’s own waste management process, in which nutrients are recycled back into an ecosystem. When organic materials (such as leaves, logs, fruits, and dead animals — basically, anything that was once living) are combined and left to sit for a while, they decompose into rich, fertile soil (aka “compost”). When we want … [Read more...]