For some warmth in your Monday, see Sandra's story. It's been great working on her story, she definitely moved us and pushed us to think big! Sustainable living is not just a possibility. People like Sandra are showing us.
Lindsberg is a huge house outside of Stockholm that Sandra took over with friends in the spring 2012. The house has been a collective house since the 70’s, but for the last decade activities and maintenance has been minimal.
Sandra and her friends are busy…Continue
Last October superstorm Sandy destroyed major parts of our Eastern Seaboard in only a few hours. For many of us this horrific disaster opened our eyes that, in order to enjoy our beaches, we must protect them. Dunes and beaches are extremely vulnerable to erosion and can be severely affected by these superstorms. High time to start protecting these beauties of nature that also protect our homes and businesses.
Beach erosion is a natural…
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Maiken McCormick got together with 2 other women in Oslo and created a network of people in the city who are either growing their own food, or who would like to participate in urban garden projects in Oslo. They've also started several pilot projects around the city, including a rooftop garden on top of a shopping centre.
I met Maiken last July and did a small interview…Continue
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The final conference of SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 will be held on November 26-27 2012 in Brussels.
The findings of the SPREAD 2050 project will be showcased and discussed during the two day conference. It is a possibility to hear the first hand results of the SPREAD 2050 project. Emphasis is on how the findings can be turned into action.
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Regular and adequate levels of physical activity in adults:
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nice short movie:
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an alarm set up by the guardian....http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/06/pesticides-hazardous-chemicals-un
"Unep said chemical output has grown to $4.12tn (£2.5tn), compared with $171bn (£107bn)in 1970. But of the more than 140,000 chemicals estimated to be on the market today, Unep said only a fraction have been thoroughly evaluated to determine…Continue
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Do you know that global transport emissions comprised about 23% of direct CO2 emissions in 2008, with land transport accounting for the largest share (16.5 %) under "business as usual" scenarios emissions are projects to rise rapidly in absolute terms. And that Diesel particles contain black carbon, a short-live climate change pollutant? It is up to each of us to make a change, as shift from private motorised transport to prioritized cycling, walking or public transport include reduced…Continue
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What would your answer be when asked who you are? Your name? Your job? Where you are from? There was a time when Mihai Tufă, a 26 years old Romanian, would have done the same. Was. “I cannot do that anymore as I don’t know exactly”, he writes in his email to me while watching the sunset over Zierker See on his way to Berlin, “instead of who I think of what and that is tricky. At the point, some take me as this fellow traveler who is walking around the world while taking loads of photos…Continue
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Taking a cold shower, watching the waves of the ocean or just driving a car, people usually get the best ideas in situations like these. Katharine and David, a 34-year-old couple of British Ecologists got inspired to their incredible travel-project when surveying seabirds in the Caribbean. This was in 2009, and it took them about three years to finally make it happen: “We wanted to do…Continue
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|Village Trustees Put Six-Month Moratorium on Alternative Energy Projects…|
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The Eastchester Planning Board moved closer to approving a solar panel application put forth by Patrick Gasparro of Nature's Cradle Thursday evening, promising to move the town in a new direction in matters of alternative energy.…
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Do researchers pay enough attention to factors that make our societies viable? What possibilities can we explore to transform our current lifestyles to less resource-intensive ones? The SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 project is currently developing a research agenda which will focus on the most pressing topics that researchers should be working on in the future.
You can help shape the agenda! Your answers will be incorporated in the SPREAD project research agenda, which will be…Continue
Added by Oskari Niitamo on August 13, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Research after research suggests that groups impact behaviour most strongly.
Somehow the effort stops there. That's why Demos Helsinki is setting up a conference to look for the next steps after this important scientific discovery. How precisely groups could spread sustainable lifestyles? That's what PEERSOME is about.…Continue
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Eufemia is an ordinary woman in her 50s – not highly sophisticated, not utterly rich living in the midth of nowhere in Chiapas, Mexico. And still, she is something special: In the 1990′s her brother started planting local trees in areas that weren’t suited for farming. One day, when he was coming back from his field, he was killed by some of his fellow villagers because of his reforestation work. No matter that her brother was killed for his ideas though, Eufemia bravely continues to…
Added by Doris Neubauer on June 28, 2012 at 9:34am — No Comments
Another one of these crazy people! He´s out of the world! It never works! These are only the most harmless thoughts I had when reading the headline of the BBC: “The American who quit money to live in a cave” talks about Daniel Suelo, who dedicated his existence to an especially alternative lifestyle. He lives in a cave in Utah, harvesting wild foods and eating roadkill. He is not a reclose though: The former cooks …Continue
We are not learning for school but for life.
Don´t worry, this post is not about how to be a great student. Nor about recommendations for the beginning of the holidays. Nor about my – traumatising – youth.
No, it is a blog about a project, where students not only learn “for life” but “through life”. Through the life on the road.Continue
Added by Doris Neubauer on June 28, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments
Some people really walk the talk – or the other way round. One of them is Kristin Lajeunesse, a self proclaimed “food and travel enthusiast” who recently set sail on a year-long road trip across the United States. Nothing special? A part from the fact that she travels for vegan food: between August 2011 and October 2012 she wants to visit all 50 states, eat at every single all-vegan restaurant she can find, and share it every step of the way on her …Continue
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