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Power from Pedals

by: EJ on 03/09/2009
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Have you ever wondered about using pedal-power to run your laptop or TV? Maybe you questioned whether inventions exist that could harness human energy and turn it into useful work.

The Human-Powered Home: Choosing Muscles Over Motors by Tamara Dean brings you the answers. Here's what Backhome Magazine has to say about The Human-Powered Home in …

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Read any good books this year?

by: EJ on 03/06/2009
Posted in: Events

Orion magazine is announcing the third annual Readers' Choice Award, during which they ask their, "smart, well-read readers" to select the 2008 book that most notably achieved excellence in addressing a growing ecological awareness and the need for a healthier relationship between humans and the natural world. Go here to vote for the book of your …

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Congratulations to Power Shift 09

by: EJ on 03/06/2009
Posted in: Activism

Power Shift 09 was a huge success. Congratulations to everyone involved. 12 000 students peacefully protesting and lobbying in Washington D.C. for over 4 days is a fabulous good news story. For more press, please visit Power Shift 09 news pages. Here is the keynote address from Billy Parish, co-founder of the Energy Action Coalition and creator of …

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The Astonishing Lyre Bird

by: Heather on 03/05/2009

Given that this clip has been viewed over 1.5 million times on YouTube (and I think that I first saw it at least 3 years ago) there's a good chance that many of you have already seen this famous BBC clip of David Attenborough introducing one of nature's most amazing mimics - the lyre bird. There's something unbelievably poignant and moving about …

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John Seed - The Town Crier for the Global Village

by: Heather on 03/04/2009

John Seed is the founder and director of the Rainforest Information Centre in Australia and co-author of the deep ecology classic Thinking like a Mountain - a volume of readings, meditations, rituals and workshop notes dedicated to renewing the spirit and vision of those who serve the Earth by celebrating our interconnectedness with all beings.

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