PBS Frontline: Small World
Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground
Dirty little secrets from the e-waste trade
On the outskirts of Ghana's biggest city sits a smoldering wasteland, a slum carved into the banks of the Korle Lagoon, one of the most polluted bodies of water on earth. The locals call it Sodom and Gomorrah.
Correspondent Peter Klein and a group of graduate journalism students from the University of British Columbia have come here as part of a global… Continue
Added by courtnae dunn on June 24, 2009 at 9:13 —
When I was invited to give this speech, I was asked if I could give a simple short talk that was "direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering, startling, and graceful." Boy, no pressure there.
But let's begin with the startling part. Hey, Class of 2009: you are going to have to figure out what it means to be a human being on earth at a time when every living system is declining, and the rate of decline is accelerating. Kind of a mind-boggling situation... but not one… Continue
Added by Zand Craig on May 22, 2009 at 3:58 —
The TippingPoint Commissions: an invitation to submit a proposal
The TippingPoint Commissions are a new initiative for professional artists who wish to create new performance work in the context of climate change.
The theme of climate change is intended to provide a stimulus and a springboard for the commissions. Artists are invited to submit projects that stimulate audiences towards the radical and imaginative thinking necessary to comprehend a world dominated by… Continue
Added by Ada Ketchie on April 28, 2009 at 16:00 —
In recognition of Earth Day, President Obama signed a Presidential Proclamation yesterday affirming the importance of protecting our environment and addressing the threat of global warming. But he noted that these challenges also provide opportunity for great innovation and adaptation, and the creation of new jobs and new industries. "History has shown that as we sow, so too shall we reap," the President stated. "Let us rededicate ourselves to a world that provides bountiful harvests for us all… Continue
Added by Ada Ketchie on April 23, 2009 at 8:15 —
How is that for a scary title?? That is the headline for the BBC news article reporting on yet another breaking of an 'island sized' piece of ice down South. What implications does this hold for projections made on the speed and impact of Climate Change and Global Warming?
Zoiks! We are like unassuming frogs in a warm pot about to boil. Frog legs anyone? Or are there things we can do in our personal lives to start making the changes we know will make a difference, right now? To read… Continue
Added by Ada Ketchie on April 5, 2009 at 6:03 —
For those of you who know me, you will have heard me speaking about the Permaculture project I got involved in during my recent stay in the West Bank. Its run by some friends of mine, who are really doing some practical and inspiring work, in a situation that can often lead one to feel overwhelmed, unsure what to do, and a little hopeless. The Guardian published a piece written by Tom, one of the founding members of the project today, and I think it might be an interesting… Continue
Added by Grace Walsh on March 24, 2009 at 3:30 —
For more info on Los Patojos get in touch with Juan Pablo via his profile on this network - Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes (I encourage you all to pester him to post his updates up on this site regularly!)
Now over to JP...
Dear Friends and LP supporters, we are so happy to let you know that this year we have so many beautiful activities and projects for our community. This newsletter will… Continue
Added by Zand Craig on March 8, 2009 at 5:00 —
If you were to watch one documentary this year, maybe it should be this one?
BBC Natural World, 2008-2009 - 14. A Farm for the Future
Watch it here
* I realise the international members of the site may not be able to watch this so I am going to try and obtain a copy that we might be able to post in the video section. The video in the… Continue
Added by Zand Craig on February 25, 2009 at 13:37 —
I am amazingly enthusiastic about the idea of justexchange.org, but it is just unfortunate I am not based in Belfast. However I would like to share something with all of you that is along the same lines. Artmoney
- is a means of exchanging your art as a form of money for various services etc.
I am a member in Denmark and lets all keep our fingers crossed for them as they are being brought to tomorrow against the Danish Financial Advisory… Continue
Added by Ennis, Ruth. on February 24, 2009 at 10:00 —
Marianne Williamson quotes
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine,… Continue
Added by Gareth Conlon on February 10, 2009 at 5:26 —
As Israel prepares to vote on its future, the BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen travels through a devastated Gaza to ask where the recent Operation Cast Lead now leaves the future of the region.
With feelings running high on all sides, Bowen follows extraordinary personal stories across the frontline, and pieces together rival claims about war crimes and the targeting of civilians.
And he asks whether the 22-day… Continue
Added by Zand Craig on February 9, 2009 at 15:30 —
Art meets science in photographer James Balog's Extreme Ice Survey. The project, begun in December 2006, will attempt to capture global warming in the act using 26 solar-powered cameras taking time-lapse photographs of glaciers in Greenland, Iceland, Alaska, the Alps, and the Rocky Mountains. Balog hopes the ambitious effort, which will produce more than 300,000 images over the course of two years, "radically alters public perception of the global warming issue."…
Added by Zand Craig on February 9, 2009 at 11:30 —
Wilson row over green 'alarmists'
Sammy Wilson's view on climate change has angered environmentalists
The Environment Minister Sammy Wilson has angered green campaigners by describing their view on climate change as a "hysterical pseudo-religion".
In an article in the News Letter, Mr Wilson said he believed it occurred naturally and was not man-made.
"Resources should be used to adapt to the consequences of climate change, rather than King… Continue
Added by Gareth Conlon on February 9, 2009 at 9:30 —
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Added by Zand Craig on January 9, 2009 at 3:41 —
We are very sorry to announce the death of Kathleen Davey wife of Corrymeela founder Ray Davey. A light of inspiration and hope, Kathleen touched so many with her compassion and love. We celebrate her life and keep Ray and the rest of the family in our thoughts and prayers.
If you would like to share some of your memories of Kathleen, please do so… Continue
Added by Zand Craig on December 22, 2008 at 11:00 —
Added by danielmcshane on December 21, 2008 at 8:56 —
"In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations"
Great Law Of The Iroquois
Our vision is to create a sustainable ecology of community that is built upon interdependence, diversity, transformation, equity, and self-responsibility.
Seeds of the project
Conflict is an inherent part of everyday life. It isn't difficult to look toward any media source and you will hear of conflict,… Continue
Added by Zand Craig on December 1, 2008 at 16:30 —
1) How do I register for the site?
Access is currently invitation only so please invite people you think would be interested.
2) Is there any fee for using this site?
No, the site is completely free.
3) How can I find information on the site?
The site has a wealth of information and you're encouraged to look through older postings as there is only a limited amount of information that can fit on the main page (which changes almost daily).… Continue
Added by Zand Craig on December 1, 2008 at 6:00 —
‘In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.’ This Law of the Iroquois inspires the name of ‘the 7th Generation Project’, a social enterprise and networking project. 7th Generation seeks to address the question of long term social, environmental and economic sustainability through the development and implementation of the 5 core areas of its model – Awareness, Capacity, Action, Leadership, and Community.
This year held many… Continue
Added by Ada Ketchie on November 30, 1999 at 12:00 —