• gardening

    Permaculture in Massachusetts

    UMass permaculture garden dedicated and praised By: Stephen Hewitt The story of a group of University of Massachusetts students who set out to initiate the construction of the school’s first permaculture garden a few years ago is a remarkable one, but it’s only the beginning of a worldwide movement....
  • forestroad

    My Journey to a more Sustainable Way…

    After years of working in a competitive business environment,  having been seduced by the gods of progress and capitalism, I had an awakening that reshaped the way I now saw the world. I began to realise that what I had been taught at university and various other institutions just...
  • invention

    What is the One of the Most Important Inventions of the 20th Century? Hint: Most of us are addicted to it and we don’t even know!

    “What is the most important invention of the twentieth century? Aeroplanes, nuclear energy, space flight, television and computers will be the most common answers. Yet none of these can match the synthesis of ammonia from its elements. The world might be better off without Microsoft and CNN, and neither...
  • happiness

    Want to be happy? Be grateful – David Steindl-Rast

    Want to be happy? Be grateful – David Steindl-Rast The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down,...
  • dandelionsmoothie

    3 Healthy Uses For Dandelion (With Recipes) That You’d Never Think Of

    3 Healthy Uses For Dandelion (With Recipes) That You’d Never Think Of Article by Julia Sich from Julia’s Edible Weeds. Article also appeared on Collective Evolution   Dandelions are one of the most health giving, nutritious and abundant wild edibles that I have come across. To identify a true...
  • inscet

    Even ‘environmentally protective’ levels of pesticide devastate insect biodiversity

    Even ‘environmentally protective’ levels of pesticide devastate insect biodiversity Article by Michelle See-Tho The Conversation Pesticide levels considered environmentally friendly in Europe and Australia are, in fact, having a devastating effect on invertebrate insect biodiversity in nearby creeks and streams, a new study has found, showing the need for an...
  • rainforest

    Carbon dioxide might fertilise plants, but they still need water

    Carbon dioxide might fertilise plants, but they still need water Article by Andrew Glikson – Earth and paleo-climate scientist at Australian National University It sounds logical. Plants fix carbon dioxide into sugars using light and water in the process known as photosynthesis. Therefore, extra carbon dioxide should equal more plant growth. Plants...
  • theconverted

    Aren’t We Just Preaching to the Converted?

    The latest report by the Gerardo Ceballos from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and and Paul R. Ehrlich from Stanford University et al, which came out late last week outlines modern humans are now responsible for accelerated species loss. This heralds the era of the “sixth mass extinction.” The report details the rate...
  • goodcountryindex

    Which Country Does The Most ‘Good’ For The World?

    Which Country Does The Most ‘Good’ For The World? Also published on Collective-Evolution Most of the economic models in the West (which have now spread to the East) are focused on economic growth, more specifically (Gross Domestic Product) better known as GDP. If we analyse what GDP is we see that it is the...