In spite of the violence and hate we see around us, in many ways the world is changing in more positive and enlightened ways. Not too long ago, I gave a talk called “The Revolution Will Be Televised,” in which I talked about the coming Quantum Revolution, which is the revolution that will help usher in these positive changes. In the … [Read more...]
Seattle Develops Nation’s First ‘Food Forest’
Seattle is leading the way by developing the nation’s first ‘food forest’ filled with hundreds of edible plants, free to anyone and everyone. Volunteers have carved the Beacon Food Forest public garden from two acres of Seattle Public Utilities. According to seattlepi.com the community-driven project has designed the space to look like a two-dimensional DNA helix from overhead with its rows of plants. The Beacon Food Forest’s mission is … [Read more...]
Netherlands Solar-Powered Illuminated Bike Lane Inspired By Van Gogh
In many places, just getting a bike lane put in can be an uphill challenge. So a solar-powered illuminated bike lane seems virtually impossible. However according to Tree Hugger that's just what you'll find in Nuenen, in the Netherlands. They’ve put in a short stretch of path (inspired by Van Gogh's painting Starry Night) that is solar powered. The path is embedded with twinkling mosaic chips coated with a special paint, it then absorbs light … [Read more...]
Can You Handle Hot Yoga?
Many claim that Bikram is a great way to beat the chill of winter. However with 26 therapeutic yoga postures and a room heated at 98.6 Fahrenheit it might not suit everyone! Body and Soul write that you can burn as much as 597 calories in one 90 minute workout as well as massaging the internal organs, and stimulating the endocrine and nervous systems so it might be worth a try - what do you think? … [Read more...]
Joint Announcement On Climate Change Is The Most Important Advance For Years
According to The A-list, the recent US-China joint announcement on climate change and energy is the most important advance for many years. China has agreed a clear target to reach a peak of CO2 emissions no later than 2030, with the intention of trying to peak earlier than 2030. The US’s failure to act decisively on its own emissions for two decades has long been defended by the Senate on the basis that the US should act only if China does as … [Read more...]
White Solar Panels Could Blend In With Buildings and Cool Them Down
Treehugger reports that CSEM, a Swiss non-profit technology company, has come up with a technology that allows solar panel to be integrated into the walls of buildings, coming in different colors and having no visible connections. White solar panels have been identified as being particularly useful, not just because of the versatility of the color, but because white solar panels would stay cooler, boosting efficiency and reducing the energy … [Read more...]
How About An eTree?
The eTree, created by Israeli renewables firm Sologic, is a public space invention aimed at providing a place to rest, connect to the internet and recharge devices. If it turns out to be a success I can imagine it becoming a little cramped! Where would you like to see some of these? … [Read more...]
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Under Threat UK ‘Eco-Home’ Given The Green Light
An ‘eco-home’ which has been built from old tires in a field in Devon in the UK without planning permission can remain because of controversial new planning rules. The couple spent five years sleeping in tents and living off the land while they constructed a one bedroom eco-cabin from wooden crates and lorry tires and were going to have to tear it down but in a landmark ruling planners have praised their “passion” and “commitment” to sustainable … [Read more...]
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