Falling in love with the Earth

In 2014 Thich Nhat Hanh, a senior Vietnamese Buddhist, was asked to give a brief statement to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change  about climate change and our relationship to one another and to the Earth.  His statement is called ‘Falling in love with the Earth.’

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The phantom tree planter of Lands End

 

Tony Hole in front of his wood

Tony Hole in front of his wood

Family and friends of Tony Hole, who died from pancreatic cancer on November 1, 2015, are celebrating his life and passion by renaming a local woodland area after him – a woodland which Tony planted and cared for himself.

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Nature triumphs in the city

Vacaresti

How Văcărești turned from a Communist failure into a nature reserve.  “The wild wetland of Văcărești is a symbol of nature’s resilience. Without human interference, wildlife has reconquered this abandoned lake and transformed it into a green oasis in the middle of one of Europe’s densest cities.”

 

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GetGrowing Gets Going in the UK

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This May the very first GetGrowing course was run in the UK. For those not aware this is a hugely successful short course to teach complete novices how to start growing some of their own food, something that Amma’s is urging us to do and is one of the six InDeed pledges. The course has been developed and refined over many years by GreenFriends Ireland and is now being replicated internationally. As we found out even experienced gardeners can gain from the course, and it is good for those with a big or small gardens, an allotment or just a patio or balcony – growing veggies in pots.

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Charter for Trees, Woods and People

The Charter will:-

  • Help to unlock the potential of the UK’s trees and woods.
  • Improve our lives and landscapes.
  • Celebrate the trees in our lives.

You are invited to send in your tree story to the site.

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The fate of the Ganga

India’s dying mother

The BBC investigates the pollution of the River Ganga (Ganges) and how to clean it up.

cp. Amma donates 100 Crore for ‘Namami Gange’ cleaning Ganga project (providing toilets for villages surrounding the River Ganga)

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Today’s visitor

Blue tit 2The blue tit keeps coming close to the house… Read more »

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Nomadic community gardens

Nomadic Community Gardens from Ross Harrison on Vimeo.

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The International Day of Forests

Every year on the International Day of Forests [March 21st] we celebrate the ways in which forests and trees sustain and protect us. This year we are raising awareness of how forests are key to the planet’s supply of freshwater, which is essential for life.

   

Did you know? 

  • Forested watersheds and wetlands supply 75 percent of the world’s accessible freshwater
  • About one-third of the world’s largest cities obtain a significant proportion of their drinking water directly from forested protected areas
  • Forests act as natural water filters
  • Climate change is influencing the availability of water resources

    Find out about how forests contribute to our water needs by reading our key messages on forests and water.

See the UN site from which this is a quote.

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The £5 wormery

For more information, come to our next event!

 

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