Category Archives: Health

Banks found complicit in rainforest destruction

Since 2009, 19 banks — despite having policies on advancing human rights, sustainability, and climate change — have financed US$10 billion for approximately 155 million barrels of dirty crude destined for refineries in the United States. But they aren’t only … Continue reading

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Japanese town cut waste by 80%, but…

Originally posted on Bobbing Around:
In 2003, the Japanese town, Kamikatsu, resolved to go waste-free by 2020. They did incredibly well, but couldn’t manage it. Why? The packaging industry makes it impossible. Please read this incisive short essay by Olivia…

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A special place in the universe

This twenty-five minute video clip has just turned my world upside down. In one of my earliest posts on this blog, way back in 2007, I marvelled at the splendour of the night sky, and concluded that with so very … Continue reading

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The rule of thirds versus the Pareto principle

In response to my post the other day bemoaning the various afflictions under which our global society labours (‘It is what it is‘), msjadeli commented: My mind theoretically would like to believe the change that is needed to save our … Continue reading

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The Lorax, by Dr Seuss

With thanks to Dr Bob Rich, for reminding me That we need to speak up for the truffula trees

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Cabinetto reshuffle

I’m celebrating Towel Day (now just eight days away, froods!) early with an attempt at Deb Whittam’s ’42 Words’ challenge #5 (‘cabins’). I hope you like it! After The Fall we learned to live in harmony with nature. We harvested … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Killing People for the Economy

Originally posted on Cynthia Kaufman:
As the U.S. begins to reopen after being shut down to protect us from spreading Covid-19, many people are beginning to talk about a choice between what is good for the economy and what will…

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The Upside Of War

Originally posted on I Write Her:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aALZFDg0TfY&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1uU4JfCtcfx8Mxtv5vRH4U0NQCIdziGRiOU4t1G5c3W6ivWK-X-k_uSOE Inspired by Reena’s Exploration Challenge #128 every negative situation has the power to become a positive force for cultural shift lives are lost but lives will be saved in the future from what…

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What you believe can affect your appetite

I learnt a new word today: ‘ghrelin‘. It’s a hormone produced by the stomach that regulates hunger. If you have more ghrelin in your system, you’ll tend to feel hungry; if you have less of it, then you’ll tend to … Continue reading

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Namaskar

Originally posted on Ray OF LIGHT 144:
https://youtu.be/g02xU7nSecE

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