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Author Archives: Treebeard

About Treebeard

This site attempts to gather material and interested people concerned with Amma's environmental initiative. The more the merrier! I hope that people will start to take part in this enterprise in their own lives as well as sharing what they know.

Twenty years of climate change in two minutes

NASA has published a film of Earth’s seasons showing how the climate has changed in the past twenty years.  As they say, we only have one planet, and it’s a delicate place. The data visualization, released this week, shows Earth’s fluctuations as seen from space. The polar ice caps and snow cover are shown ebbing … Continue reading »

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Poo powered toilets

India is in the midst of a toilet-building frenzy, the government has set aside $20bn (£15bn) for the health initiative and aims to stop people having to defecate in the open by 2019. One social enterprise in one of India’s poorest areas is taking on the challenge of building public toilets. It is using the … Continue reading »

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Turning plastic into boats

These men in Kenya have decided to do something about the problem of plastic bottles clogging up the beaches of Lamu island. By using the plastic to build boats instead of wood, they also hope to protect the island’s woodland.

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Composting and leaves

Learn how to use fallen leaves to enrich your garden:-

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Hawthorn tree uses for health

This video will tell you all about hawthorn and how to use its haws and leaves for health:- Courtesy of http://www.herbshealing.com. Recorded at Hands On Herbal Medicine Workshop at Wise Woman Center, Woodstock, New York. Hawthorn tree. Hawthorn tincture is great for heart health and blood pressure.

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A lucky dip of books about permaculture

Ten books for £25: is this the bargain of the millennium?

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Smog-free cities

Daan Roosegaarde is creating smog-free towers, which concentrate pollution into carbon and generate clean air, and jewellery made from the carbon.  You can buy rings from his organization made from polluted air.  (The pollution in Chinese cities is equivalent to 17 cigarettes a day.) Today Rotterdam and China, tomorrow the world!

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The Great Green Wall

BBC This work is supported by the UN, the African Union and UK botanical gardens.  

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In search of “the modern,” don’t forget the “old” truths

From Amma’s Onam message:- Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam is the Indian concept that the whole world is one family. The celebration of Onam is closely aligned with this truth. The earth and the sky, the flowers, birds and animals—all of Nature comes together as one family and participates in this celebration. What is special about a family? … Continue reading »

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A pasta story

 

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