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Poll: More Americans Now Believe in Climate ChangeAnn Arbor, Michigan, March 6, 2012 (ENS)A growing number of Americans believe the global climate is warming, according to the latest National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change. This is the fourth year the survey was conducted by the Ford School of …

The Great Durban Agreement on Climate Change

www.sustainablebusiness.comThe world’s three biggest polluters agreed to participate for the first time.  December 12, 2011, Lisa Ryder and Joao Pugliero like this. 1 share,
Comment by GoodNews FortheEarth, ‎~ A STEP FORWARD, all sides compromise a bit, Kyoto Protocol extended, Green Climate Fund fund launched, negotiations on a legally binding treaty will begin next year. AND ‎~ here’s another story: Global Climate Change Deal Reached in Durban,  www.ens-newswire.com, Environment News Service for the latest environmental news, current issues

Anima Mundi documentary – Permaculture, Peak Oil, Climate Change and the Gaia theory

2011, www.cultureunplugged.com | “When I first began researching for the Anima Mundi documentary (2011) I had assumed permaculture was about growing fruit and vegetables and that was pretty much it, but I was to learn that permaculture encompassed so much more including sustainable housing, self-employment, complimentary healthcare, education, economics and energy, especially embodied energy.”

For a short time my first documentary, Anima Mundi – Permaculture, Peak Oil, Climate Change and the Gaia theory is available to watch for free at Culture Unplugged, an online film festival. Anima Mundi is signed with a US distributor who has ripped me off, thus I have allowed the film to be shown free in their licensed territories by the festival. www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/11753/Anima-Mundi
Please vote for Anima Mundi.
Movie website: www.animamundimovie.com
United Natures is my new film
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When I first began researching for the Anima Mundi documentary (2011) I had assumed permaculture was about growing fruit and vegetables and that wa

Bolivia enshrines natural world’s rights with equal status for Mother Earth

Photo: Bolivia passes law that declares Mother Earth has rights.President Evo Morales yesterday issued Law of Mother Earth, at an emotional ceremony at the Palacio QuemadoTawantinsuyu, Bolivia

April 10, 2012, www.guardian.co.uk| “Bolivia is set to pass the world’s first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans. The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the country’s rich mineral deposits as “blessings” and is expected to lead to radical new conservation and social measures to reduce pollution and control industry.”

Bolivia passes law that declares Mother Earth has rights.
President Evo Morales yesterday issued Law of Mother Earth, at an emotional ceremony at the Palacio Quemado
Tawantinsuyu, Bolivia

Biopori In Action (BIOACT) In Indonesia

October 2, 2010, www.upiu.com | “Biopori In Action (Bioact) is an environmental awareness program of the Department of Public Social (BEM), Faculty of Politic and Social Science (FISIP), University of Indonesia that has been running for five months.  So far, no other faculty that has been implemented the holes Biopori system which is aimed to reduce puddle of water and make the soil becomes loose during the rainy season.”

“indonesia…specially java now try BIOPORI project..to prevent rainwater down to earth …we hope this project prevent the big city from floods and dificulty to find clear water…by made hole on our yard about 1mtr deep and 1,5 inch wide then put some organic garbage in it .
we hope this organic trash work as food for micro organism and make humus for the soil it self.
with at leas 5 or more hole in every house we put our hope in this project .”
  • Comments:
    • GoodNews FortheEarth“Here’s a link to one story I found about this solution to the floods that have become larger and more frequent in large cities, more damaging to people and ecosystems alike, due to so much pavement blocking the natural infiltration of water.

    • Putra Rangga Aditya “thank’s…i wish that project work well..but most important is how each of us try to make a green house by a lot of plants on our yard…and reduce the unorganic trash.”

Boy discovers microbe that eats plastic

June 12, 2009, www.mnn.com | “It’s not your average science fair when the 16-year-old winner manages to solve a global waste crisis. But such was the case at last May’s Canada-Wide Science Fair in Ottawa, Ontario, where Daniel Burd, a high school student at Waterloo Collegiate Institute, presented his research on microorganisms that can rapidly biodegrade plastic.”

Lindy Rose shared a link.
“I’ve heard about this microbe before, but I had no idea it was discovered by a 16 year old boy! http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/blogs/boy-discovers-microbe-that-eats-plastic”
COMEMNTS:
GoodNews FortheEarth ~ “Lots of people are working on this! The article mentions several, but not this Amazon research posted here last March: http://goodnewsfortheearth.org/plastic-eating-fungi-found-in-the-amazon-may-solve-worlds-waste-problem/”
GoodNews FortheEarth ~ “I found this by searching our website. Please check it out for other topics too. We have links to articles going back to October, 2010 — but there’s lots of good news for the Earth that we have surely missed. If you know of some that we don’t, please post it to this Wall. Old good news is still good news : ) http://goodnewsfortheearth.org/”

Headwaters Forest protest

April 14, 2009, www.youtube.com | “The showing of this film in Ashland was a great family reunion for lots of people who worked together to protect the ancient forests of southwest Oregon in the 1980s and 90s — very emotional and powerful!  Thanks Darryl Cherney for reminding us, helping inspire us to extend our activism for the forests to activism for the whole planet.”

“WHO BOMBED JUDI BARI?” http://whobombedjudibari.com/
“~ A MUST-SEE TO INSPIRE ACTIVISM! The showing of this film in Ashland was a great family reunion for lots of people who worked together to protect the ancient forests of southwest Oregon in the 1980s and 90s — very emotional and powerful!
Thanks Darryl Cherney for reminding us, helping inspire us to extend our activism for the forests to activism for the whole planet.
It was great to see signs at protests in 1990 linking the clearcutting of ancient forests to global warming/climate catastprophe.
1000 people were arrested at a huge rally in Carlotta in 1996 against the deforestation of ancient redwoods.
Now, 17 years later, thousands of people are preparing to get arrested at the White House on February 17 in a huge rally for action against climate change.
By showing what we could do then, this movie shows that we can do even more now!
http://action.sierraclub.org/site/PageServer?pagename=nat_signup_feb17
http://act.350.org/signup/presidentsday/
Headwaters Forest protest, a thousand arrested in 1996
News Story from Humboldt County, 1996. Shot by Kenneth Thomas.”
  • Kat Karnes, Jim Dancingtrout, Ron Gilbert,  Maryska Azzena, Kat Karnes, Brad Rivers, and Richard K. Nawa like this.

Greening the Desert

March 1, 2007, www.permaculture.org | “The Permaculture Institute of Australia has created a system to transform 10 acres of dead African desert into a food forest.  The 10 acre landscape had been poisoned with pesticides and naturally occurring salt and was considered a dead, barren wasteland.  The Institute created a system which catches rainwater and filters it into the earth.  The filtering flushed the soil of salt and pesticides and allowed trees, shrubs, and grasses to grow.”

“Here’s an incredibly upbeat story from a permaculture practitioner: Geoff Lawton established a garden in a dry salty desert in Jordan. Permaculture techniques offer us so much, and one real cause for optimism is that you can grow food even on quite degraded land that industrial monoculture will leave behind. Geoff’s story is extreme, but it really happened! 🙂
Permaculture Research Institute of Australia » Greening the Desert
permaculture.org.au
This is just one example of how permaculture can transform the environment, and, in so doing, dramatically change lives. By evidencing the dramatic transformation possible in the world’s worst agricultural scenarios, we hope to make people stand up and listen.”
Comments:
Robert Brothers “A wonderful video that gives us hope! It very clearly shows how the miracle was accomplished — capturing all of the minimal rainfall in raised ditches,heavily mulched . . . etc. Please watch this and pass it on!”
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