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World Environment Day 2012: Support Project Green Hands

Plant a tree today Project Green Hands WED 2012

  The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today. – Chinese Proverb   By Bhavani Prakash What is this life if full of care, we have no time to plant a single tree? And what better way to express our gratitude to Mother Nature, compensate for […]

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June 5th, 2012 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Biodiversity,Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Green Action,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic | Read More »

UN International Year of Co-operatives 2012

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The UN has declared 2012 as The International Year of Co-operatives. A co-operative is a farm, business, or other organization that is owned and run jointly by its members, who share the profits or benefits. [Wikipedia]. According to the media release of International Co-operative Alliance: “ The International Year of Co-operatives, or IYC, celebrates a different way of […]

January 21st, 2012 | Posted in Green Action,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Wanda Embar: Veganpeace

Dairy Cows.Courtesy : Veganpeace

By Bharathi Shiva Wanda Embar (WE)  is the Founder of Veganpeace, a website dedicated to “inspire people to strive towards a more peaceful world where animal and human rights are respected and honored.”  Embar, who was born in Leiden, the Netherlands studied mathematics at the University of Leiden and later at the University of Toulouse, […]

December 8th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Food/Meat Reduction,Health,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

India’s GM bill “anti-people, anti-nature”

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The Coalition for a GM-Free India is a voluntary group of individuals and NGOs who are fighting against the introduction of the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill (easing the introduction of GM crops) in the Indian Parliament. It was meant to be tabled on August 17th, 2011 but was forestalled due to other […]

August 24th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Go GM Free in Australia

Australia Wheat Scandal Greenpeace Report

By Bhavani Prakash Today sees an important report being released by Greenpeace Australia against GM wheat trials in the country. These trials are clearly, as the report alleges, a result of government-industry nexus, rather than for the interests of consumers or farmers.  Featured here are the various GM campaigns in Australia and the people behind […]

July 7th, 2011 | Posted in Food/Meat Reduction,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic | Read More »

Vimla Bahuguna: Treehugger of the Chipko Movement

Vimla Bahuguna

By Bhavani Prakash Much has been said and written about the Chipko Movement. It continues to be one of the most prominent and analysed of environmental movements emanating from India. Long before ‘treehugging’ became a fashionable word in the west, women villagers of the Garhwal region on the foothills of the Himalayas (Uttarakhand District in […]

March 28th, 2011 | Posted in Biodiversity,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Mohammed Dilawar: World Sparrow Day March 20th

Passer Domesticus House Sparrow Photo Salim Ali Foundation

By Bhavani Prakash Who would have thought that the humble and ubiquitous house sparrow (Passer domesticus), normally taken for granted in urban surroundings is actually now an endangered species?   According to Veterinary World , in most of Europe and countries like India, sparrow populations are rapidly declining – with bird counts showing a drop in […]

March 11th, 2011 | Posted in Food/Meat Reduction,PEOPLE,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

HOMA ‘Environmental’ Therapy: An Ancient Ayurvedic Science

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Betty-Khoo Kingsley is an environmental activist based in Singapore, and is the author of the book, “Cancer Cured and Prevented Naturally“  She is creating an organic food garden at Tanjung Sutera Resort, Johor, Malaysia using permaculture and biodynamic farming principles.  She has arranged to invite Lee Ringma, a Homa Therapy practitioner from Australia to teach the ancient ayurvedic […]

May 25th, 2010 | Posted in Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

First Permaculture course in Singapore

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There is tremendous damage being done to the environment by modern industrial agriculture through fossil fuel use for fertilisers, contamination of rivers through run-offs of pesticides, destruction of soils and decimation of insect populations. We have to think of alternative ways to grow food in a holistic way reflecting natural ecosystems instead of destroying them […]

May 17th, 2009 | Posted in Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

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