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Maude Barlow Appointed As U N's First Senior adviser On Water Issues
photo Canadian activist Maude Barlow, who is co founder of the Blue Planet Project, a group that works to protect fresh water from trade and privation internationally, has been appointed as the ...
by Joan
Why Now is the Right Time For the Catholic NGO's To Jump Onboard
I was looking for pictures for this post and the only one that didn't leave me completely speachless was this plain picture of long grain rice. Experiment for a moment. Go to Google images, write ...
by Joan
Northern Iraqi Refugees From Turkish and Iranian Bombings
While we are involved in the presidential race some people around the world are involved in just staying alive from day to day.In The Qandil mountains, North Iraq, both Turkey and Iran have be ...
by Joan
Total Blindness to Climate Change.
Playing ostrich with heads in the sand seems to be the way to describe the republicans attitude towards Climate Change.Although both presidential candidates address the Issue, and according to ...
by Joan
500,000 Women Die Due to Maternity Causes Annually. Only 5,000 In The Western World
I am a Little behind in posting this but as they say - better late than never. The 16th of October was the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, for the 15th consecutive year.According ...
by Joan
Sarah Palin - More of The Same
Speaking of the election and the environment in one sentence, seems to be happening more and more now (unfortunately only to the wrong people)And in continuation with the gist of my last post - It ...
by Joan
A truly Innovative Way to Think About English
I thought that I would write about something completely different today. There is a whole movement, or sub culture amongst us that believes in "rewilding" ourselves and our ways of life to a ...
by Joan
Break Free with The New American Revolution
This is a softer post than the usual. We lead a pretty cushioned life here in the states, for the most part we have every thing we need, most of us have food in our plates and roofs over our ...
by Joan
Green Peace Protest Heathrow's Expansion Plans
An interesting and very creative PR stunt recently by Green peace and actress Emma Thompson, Comedian Alistair Mcgowan and Zac Goldsmith who bought a plot of land right in the middle of the proposed ...
by Joan
Ron Sims New Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Looks like Obama is sticking to his words on all that is green and has nominated Ron Sims to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Sims has a long green tendency, ...
by Joan
Northern Ice Is Declining. Still. Regardless of Wishful Thinking.
A lot has been said recently and not so recently about global warming and subsequently about the Northern Hemisphere sea ice. I am not a scientist, and it the charts and explanations are often ...
by Joan
For Asia Lovers
With the recent attention that Asia gets in the news as a result of the recent events in Burma and China, I wanted to introduce you to a very interesting project of the graduate school of ...
by copper
Should Water Have a Price???
I found this interesting blog on the commodifcation of water. Riccardo Petrella of the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium is rightly concerned that a billion people do not have access to ...
by Joan
Are You Ready for Houda Nonoo
Houda Nonoo is the first woman ambassador of Bahrain to the united states. Not only that , she is also the first Jewish ambassador of Bahrain. I first read about this here . Nonoo, at only 43 has ...
by Joan
Meet Aureophycus aleuticus, One Of The New Marine Species Found in Survey
Photograph by Max K. Hoberg/Institute of Marine Science/University of Alaska Fairbanks/courtesy COML This is one of the new species found in the 10 year survey, including scientists from 80 ...
by Joan
Equal Pay?
Did you know that the average American woman makes only 77 cents to every Dollar the American man makes? Most people are unaware of the differences in pay with people from different genders doing ...
by Joan
Marketing Strategies For The Green Movement
This is not my own personal thought, but I am adopting it because - it makes such total sense, I am not sure why I, or very many others for that matter have chosen this line of action.The green ...
by Joan
Bye Bye CNN
This might be naive of me but I am always surprised to find that people are still denying global warming or just shifting the blame to the sun.CNN has unfortunately join the ranks of the deniers by ...
by Joan
The Healing Power of Relating
I've just read here about the release of what seems to be a very interesting book for those who are interested in the evolution of the human society. The author claims that the civil right movement ...
by Joan
Car Fueled By Human Fat.
Something about this just gives me the shivers. I am all for green sustainable living but this is taking it a bit to far. I must say, it kind of reminded me of Nazi Germany with soap from human fat ...
by Joan
Where We Live Is What We Eat
In this week end of Thanks Giving I thought it only appropriate to say thank you to who ever is responsible for me being born to my parents and being a citizen of the west. Eric from Stop Genocide ...
by Joan
Need a Reality Check? Probably 50,000 Dead!
This recent cyclone has us all in shock by the proportions of it. This blogger had an interesting way of putting it: 22,500 dead and 41,000 missing. This number is incredible. I was looking at ...
by Joan
Biomimicry
Today I learned a new word. Biomimicry. Biomimicry is in essence the mimicking or imitating of nature to solve problems in all walks of design research and industry. The question to ask your self, ...
by Joan
Making The World a Better Place, Here's How
There are many devoted people out there that actually care enough about the world to try and make it a better place. This time I want to focus on the people that give up a lot of their time and ...
by copper
Barak Obama's Climate Change Policy
From his mouth to gods ear. Thanks Maribo for the Video
by Joan
Are You Ready for David Wray?
EdCone tell us that David Wray, the Former Greensboro Police Chief got a new Job as TSA director for eastern Tennessee. edcone brings to awarness a post by Ryan Seals in which Wray says: Wray ...
by Joan
Climb Aboard the boycott of the Chinese Olympic Games
Time is running out And a move needs to be made Now. I read very insightful article on the Telegraph which I quote only partially but recomend reading in full. We can go further. And, though I ...
by Joan
Provide Relief For the Earth Quake Victims From Your Home.
Many humanitarian organizations are in the midst of trying to help the victims of the two natural catastrophes to hit Asia recently.One such organization is the Humanitarian agency Church World ...
by Joan
'G' for Green. Let's go green !!!
G10, G8, G5 and so on. We have had and heard enough of whatever that 'G' stands for. Our politicians and leaders are doing the talking, raising voices and coming up with all the best of suggestions. ...
by bintou911
The Big Ask: Climate change, "ACT NOW!"
The Big Ask: Climate change, "ACT NOW!" I found this on the Island of Doubt and thought I would get it out there a bit more via the blog. James, the author of the Island of Doubt seems to ...
by Joan
Kafkaesque world
Sometimes I feel Like we live in a completely Kafkaesque world, or maybe through Alice's looking glass. A fine example of what would create that feeling with me is a post a read on Green leave ...
by Joan
Volunteering For The Important Tasks
One of the organizations out there that can really be assisted by your involvements is the FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS. This is an organizations that sets for ...
by Joan
New Study Series on Environmentally Displaced People
The Refugee Studies Centre has started to release a series of studies that will help policy makers view the situation as it is currently. The first Paper on Forced Migration is Called ...
by Joan
Presidency Hiphop
I sure hope you are out there doing your thing taking responsibility for the future of this country and in fact the world. Don't be lazy - go out, take action, make change happen. Source
by Joan
Some Good News
Some Good New for sure on election day. According to Spere the referendum question for Stratford Coneticut residents wil be whether to sell the town''s portion of Longh Beach West the the US Fish ...
by Joan
Are We Headed For a Local Market?
An interesting outcome of the rising oil cost is the possible curbing of manufacturing globalization.If at one point in time a company might consider producing parts in one country shipping them to ...
by Joan
Education and Religion, Is The Separation Really Beneficial?
I know that the separation of the religion from the state is considered an important achievement that allows for liberalism, free choice and freedom, but I want to make a case here for allowing some ...
by copper
How to Move Things With a Little Effort
It seems that Ofra's Big Give television show is inspiring people to organize local efforts under the beautiful idea of paying forward. Here is a story of one of these events that took place in ...
by Joan

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