Be a humming bird

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Sustainable banking

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Get Growing Course: London this August Bank Holiday (Book Now)

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The 400 year old shark

She was born during the reign of James I, was a youngster when René Descartes set out his rules of thought and the great fire of London raged, saw out her adolescent years as George II ascended the throne, reached adulthood around the time that the American revolution kicked off, and lived through two world wars. Living to an estimated age of nearly 400 years, a female Greenland shark has set a new record for longevity, scientists have revealed.

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Organic growing at Amritapuri

Amritapuri Ashram has gone organic

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Organic vegetable garden at Amrita University

Organic vegetable garden at Amrita University

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Plant trees with a search engine

Ecosia is a search engine that devotes 80% of its profits to planting trees!

Search and shop with Ecosia to support The Nature Conservancy’s Plant A Billion Trees program, and help restore and preserve Brazil’s precious Atlantic Forest.

In keeping with its commitment to transparency, Ecosia publishes receipts for all donations made. (Please note: Payments from our web ad partners can take up to 90 days to process through to our beneficiary.)

Ecosia is a social business committed to the maximization of its positive impact on the environment — not on the maximization of profit.

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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

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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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