Protecting the Environment and Preserving Trees by Scaling back on Liberal Arts University Programs

For the first time in 185 years, there will be no fall semester at Green Mountain College in western Vermont. The school fell victim to trends in higher education that could soon impact hundreds of other schools. One expert predicts that 25% of colleges will fail in the next 20 years. In an effort toContinue reading “Protecting the Environment and Preserving Trees by Scaling back on Liberal Arts University Programs”

Transaction costs matter — Ecology

Will Harris, a free-range chicken farmer in Georgia, recently learned first hand the importance of transaction costs. In the last few years, bald eagles have been treating his farm as an all-you-can-eat buffet. He was “excited” to see the first pair show up, because he viewed them as an environmental amenity. But now 77 eagles […]Continue reading “Transaction costs matter — Ecology”

Environmentally Friendly Choices Contribute to Global Sustainability

Making more environmentally friendly choices are simple to make and will help you start moving in a more environmentally friendly direction: Dental Floss – Honestly, I didn’t even think about the waste dental floss causes until I can across Dental Lace on the Package Free Shop’s website. The entire package is designed with the planet in mind ANDContinue reading “Environmentally Friendly Choices Contribute to Global Sustainability”

Applying Human-Centered Circular Principles to Tax shifts and currencies to better design our societies.

Building equitable circular societies: “The best way to design a circular world is to consider that waste should not have existed in the first place.” This article is published in The Beam #6 —  We have a dream: Our world appears more chaotic than ever, yet from chaos come the best innovations. Three such innovative concepts were bornContinue reading “Applying Human-Centered Circular Principles to Tax shifts and currencies to better design our societies.”

These are the 10 costliest hurricanes in U.S. history – 3 are from 2017 — CW33 NewsFix

The year 2017 was the costliest ever for weather and climate disasters in the United States, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday, totaling $306 billion. The previous record year, 2005, saw $215 billion in disasters. Three storms, Harvey, Irma and Maria all landed in the top five on NOAA’s updated list of the costliest U.S.Continue reading “These are the 10 costliest hurricanes in U.S. history – 3 are from 2017 — CW33 NewsFix”

America’s Drinking Water Crisis. Profit v. Poison

Source: America’s Drinking Water Crisis After the shocking news of extremely high levels of lead found in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, The Guardian reports: “Water authorities across the US are systematically distorting water tests to downplay the amount of lead in samples, risking a dangerous spread of the toxic water crisis that has grippedContinue reading “America’s Drinking Water Crisis. Profit v. Poison”

Tiny B&B in Chester celebrating after being voted the world’s best boutique hotel

*Books mini-break*.  Anyone fancy a trip to Chester? We hear the B&Bs are pretty decent. And they’re not a bad price either. Edgar House, a tiny seven-bed B&B overlooking the River Dee in Chester is probably treating itself to a little Bucks Fizz over breakfast today after being voted the world’s best small hotel inContinue reading “Tiny B&B in Chester celebrating after being voted the world’s best boutique hotel”

Should you Drop out of School?

Everything You Won’t Learn in College About How to Be Successful” by Michael Ellsberg =================================== “The Education of Millionaires: Everything You Won’t Learn in College About How to Be Successful” by Michael Ellsberg =================================== Julien Blanc’s Social Media: F A C E B O O K: http://www.Facebook.com/JulienBlancOf… T W I T T E R: http://www.Twitter.com/JulienHimselfContinue reading “Should you Drop out of School?”

Tsunami Aftermath: The Urato Islands Rebuild

THE URATO ISLANDS, near the coast of Japan, rebuilds after the Tsunami disaster: How can new ways of discussion trigger action towards sustainability?  Actions were organized by sustainability researchers in the Satoyama Initiative to discuss rebuilding and revitalization of the Urato Islands after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on the 11th of March 2011.  These sessionsContinue reading “Tsunami Aftermath: The Urato Islands Rebuild”

Happy Sloth Day via Tico Times

Happy International Sloth Day!!!! A wonderful day to celebrate my favorite animal!!!! So proud of all the hard work Becky Naomi Cliffe @ Sloth Sanctuary, Costa Rica has done to research how to reintroduce orphaned, hand raised sloths. See More: http://beckycliffe.com/sloth-science-2015/ Related: My battle with Leishmaniasis: a flesh-eating parasite By: Becky Radcliffe In my second year at the UniversityContinue reading “Happy Sloth Day via Tico Times”

This solar powered floating farm can produce 20 tons of vegetables every day

From design practice, Forward Thinking Architecture, come a set of modular floating farms that harvest sunlight and rainwater, as well as desalinate saltwater and grow thousands of tons of vegetables ever year. Inspired by Chinese floating fish farms, these rectangular units measure 200×350 meters and can connect with other modules via walkways.  The usage ofContinue reading “This solar powered floating farm can produce 20 tons of vegetables every day”

A Dog Escapes the deadly clutches of a Wild Python

A dog has miraculously avoided becoming a huge pythons meal – after his owner whacked it with a leafy branch. The distressed dog can be seen in the deadly clutches of the python as it begins to constrict its prey to death. But the heroic owner – who has not been named – quickly grabsContinue reading “A Dog Escapes the deadly clutches of a Wild Python”

Educating Children with Climate Information via CBS Miami

President Obama arrives to attend fundraisers and receive the yearly hurricane preparedness briefing: US President Barack Obama walks off Air Force One at Miami International Airport in Miami on May 27, 2015 as he arrives to attend fundraisers and receive the yearly hurricane preparedness briefing. MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) —  In his second day in South Florida,Continue reading “Educating Children with Climate Information via CBS Miami”

A few reasons not to hate the tourists in your city, even though you want to

There’s now one more reason to avoid Victoria’s tourist-swarmed downtown core this summer. Volunteers in 1940s-style British “bobby” uniforms — complete with egg-shaped hats — will be walking the beat “armed only with a smile, interesting historical facts and crime prevention information,” according to police. It’s an effort to make out-of-towners feel even more likeContinue reading “A few reasons not to hate the tourists in your city, even though you want to”