In the World We Live in, the Economy Trumps the Ecology Every Time

Even though without an Ecology there is no Economy, we as a society treat the Economy as if it was more important. David Suzuki’s Legacy lecture in Perth explains this phenomenon in lucid terms.

Here are some key insights to take fromt the lecture: Continue reading In the World We Live in, the Economy Trumps the Ecology Every Time

Top Five New Year’s Resolutions for an Uber Healthy Year

March's balancing act
March’s balancing act by lululemon athletica

Making New Year’s resolutions is a great way to plan for success in the new year. Some people may decide to travel to at least 3 countries or pick up gardening as a hobby ;-), while others will wish to play an instrument or try wind surfing. These are fantastic ideas, but my question is this: if you don’t have the energy and motivation to do any of them, what is the point? This is why I am writing these New Year’s resolutions with strength and radian health in mind. It’s actually really simple to have healthy body and clear mind, but it might require changing a few rusty habits.

In fact, healthy people and healthy Earth are not separate, they are part of the same goal. One cannot exist without the other. With Permaculture we strive to create systems that are efficient, sustainable and beneficial to humans, while nurturing the landscapes. I would extend this definition to aiming to create the healthiest and most lucid people on Earth. When we focus our minds on treating ourselves with love and care, it is inevitable that we will want to be surrounded by an environment of health and balance. The opposite is also true. It’s hard to feel low in a vibrant garden of beauty and absolute abundance. Continue reading Top Five New Year’s Resolutions for an Uber Healthy Year

Stefano Mancuso: The roots of plant intelligence

Plants behave in some oddly intelligent ways: fighting predators, maximizing food opportunities … But can we think of them as actually having a form of intelligence of their own? Italian botanist Stefano Mancuso presents intriguing evidence.

Source: http://www.ted.com/talks/stefano_mancuso_the_roots_of_plant_intelligence.html

From Etsy with Love: Showcase of 21 Amazing Etsy Works Inspired by Nature

Data Migration
'Data Migration' by jeremymiranda

It’s not always about doing it yourself…by “it” I mean our hard work at being sustainable and Earth-friendly. From ancient times, humans have been most successful and prosperous when living in healthy communities. We are no exception. But the beauty of modern high-tech world is that we can be connected with an extended community of like-minded individuals available to us, whether they are next door or on another continent. Think Flickr, Facebook, Etsy

You’ve probably already heard of Etsy, but if you haven’t then go, NOW! Etsy is probably one of my favourite things about the 21st century. With thousands of talented artists just a click away, Etsy is the essence of “direct sale” from producer to consumer. Continue reading From Etsy with Love: Showcase of 21 Amazing Etsy Works Inspired by Nature