This week in our Friday Updates we have some interesting articles on emerging Green Technologies, exploring a resource based economy and how to be green over the holiday season, we dive into the connection with shamanism and the environment, an amazing movie all about the suprisingly diverse world of soil among many other exciting articles. Enjoy! As this is our final Friday Updates of the year we would like to wish you happy holidays and a peaceful and enjoyable New Year!
By the year 2025, an additional 2.9 billion people will strain tightening water supplies, and the world’s energy needs will go up 60 percent by 2030, according to the United Nations. LiveScience looks at 10 technologies - some old, some new, some a bit offbeat - that might help make the future a little brighter. Read more here
Could a Resource Based Economy be a wiser path for the future
If all the money in the world disappeared overnight, as long as topsoil, factories, personnel and other resources were left intact, we could build anything we needed to fulfill most human needs. It is not money that people require, but rather free access to most of their needs without worrying about financial security or having to appeal to a government bureaucracy. In a resource-based economy of abundance, money will become irrelevant. Read more here
Shamanism and the Environment
Looking at the ancient tradition of Shamanism to heal and find guidance from the environment. Shamans have a long history with the environment and work alongside Mother Earth for healing and growth. They collect herbs and certain plants from the ground for a variety of reasons as it is a heart centred approach to understanding the world the Shaman can connect and communicate to the environment often in trance or a deep awareness of the earth. Read more here
DIRT: The Movie
The number 1 life giver on Earth is our humble soil. We delve into the richness of soil and how it impacts our daily life our climate and all of nature. This surprisingly engaging and often funny film reveals what we have been doing to it and why it is important to reverse our dependence on chemically treated food production. Watch here
How to have a Green Christmas
Christmas doesn't have to be a burden on the environment. With a little effort and imagination, we can reduce the environmental impact of the holiday season. Read more here
Beauty products made from oil
50 suprising beauty and fashion products made from oil that you probably use every day (even if your green) Read more here
The Amazon Rainforest
An engaging video on the power and importance of the Amazon Rainforest. Watch here
What are Contrails?
We look at the scientific explanation and also why conspiracy theorists are adamant there is more to it. Read more here
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