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One Laptop per Child Afghanistan devises Pedal-Powered Laptop

by: Heather on 10/19/2009

The mission of One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is "to create educational opportunities for the world's poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning". In its first year of operation the group provided hundreds of …

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Earth Overshoot Day

by: Heather on 09/22/2009

This coming Friday, September 25th, the planet will "celebrate" Earth Overshoot Day - the day humanity uses up all the resources nature will generate this year. According to the Global Footprint Network, Earth Overshoot Day marks the day on which our total ecological footprint is equal to the biocapacity that nature can regenerate in that year.

The …

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Too Hot - Need Some Rain...

by: Heather on 07/29/2009

Too hot to think, too hot to breathe, too hot to blog.

So in lieu of scintillating reading, I bring you the rain that my garden so desperately needs (and thanks to Sandy H. - from whose Facebook page I scooped the link)!

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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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ECOpreneuring Wins Gold!

by: Heather on 03/03/2009

ECOpreneuring by John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist has won a gold medal in the Entrepreneurship category in the Axiom Business Book Awards. The goal of the awards is "to celebrate the innovative, intelligent and creative aspects of the books that make us think, see and work differently every day".

ECOpreneuring will show you how to make a life instead …

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