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  1. ProducerKhalid Hasan

    Khalid Hasan

    19/02/2017
    Wheat Blast: A New Threat to Bangladesh
    Wheat Blast: A New Threat to BangladeshBackground Wheat blast first sighted in Brazil in 1985, blast is widespread in South American wheat fields, affecting as much as 3 million hectares in the early 1990s and seriously limiting the potential for wheat cropping on the region’s...
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  2. ProducerJohn Park

    John Park

    13/02/2017
    Human Centric Lighting - The most passive way to make an impact
    Human Centric Lighting - The most passive way to make an impactOne of the core pillars at PlanLED has been and will always be improving the quality of life by virtue of implementing Human Centric Lighting (HCL). One of the primary ways of promulgating such a convoluted yet relevant topic is by telling stories,...
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  3. Vincenzo Naddeo

    Vincenzo Naddeo

    05/02/2017
    New open access publication on removal of pharmaceuticals from wastewater by intermitent electrocoagulation (Water published by MDPI) - http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/9/2/85 Vincenzo Naddeo
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  4. ProducerClaire 🐝 Cardwell
    Building Green?  Here's some tips.
    Building Green? Here's some tips.In South Africa we have had 2 years of unusually warm weather and a drought.  The coal reserves are set to run out by 2020.  It is now vitally important to be environmentally aware and active.  According to the Zero Energy Project, the construction...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    05/02/2017 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #15 Thanks @Claire 🐝 Cardwell, interesting and extremely informative. I had no idea air conditioning began in 1902!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #15 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - I've just spotted this link :- The end of air conditioning? Asia architects use green solutions to cool buildings
    http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/31/architecture/t3-architecture-asia-bioclimatic-architecture/
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #14 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! Have an awesome day!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #13 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Hi @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - these aren't my photos - I will post some soon, they are taken with a small digital camera - I was using film up until I couldn't get it anymore.... I am saving up for a 'back' that will fit on my long lens. I get most of my images that I use in my posts from Free Images.com. As far as A/C is concerned I used to live in Singapore with my parents when I was a teenager. We lived in an old colonial house with deep eaves, very high ceilings and a really v. good cross flow of air. The Lounge was open on three sides. The living rooms were also quite large. However it was a different story at night - the bedrooms were small and only had one window, so we couldn't just rely on a ceiling fan. The trouble is that most houses today are not designed that way and get uncomfortably hot in the summer months. All I can suggest is that you get good insulation in your roof....
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/02/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great info @Claire 🐝 Cardwell! I am addicted to my A/C during the hot/humid months. What do people do in order to keep their homes cool and free from a lot of humidity, there must be solutions for that too. Using Central Air really costs a lot of money when the electric bill arrives. The photos I see you post, are some of them yours? I love photography, would love to see more of yours!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #11 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! Have a fantastic day!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #10 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Awesome @Devesh Bhatt - looking forward to your buzz, please tag me when you publish. Have an awesome day!
    Devesh Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #9 Devesh Bhatt
    You can gauge the pricing and see if it is feasible...I am good at working numbers and revenue
    Devesh Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #8 Devesh Bhatt
    #7 I think I will upload the concept on Bebee, and update the dpr as per SA laws..Different from India :)

    Make it country centric...Financial inclusion and upliftment of waste collectors.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #7 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #6 This sounds awesome @Devesh Bhatt and could be used here in SA very effectively. Please send me more details.
    Devesh Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #6 Devesh Bhatt
    #5 it does, it is essential for the Developed countries and critical for developing countries.

    I had submitted a paper here, lobbying didn't get it started. Idea was simple

    Public toilets which produce power and compost ...But the special part was cashless incentives for waste collectors and green tops for air pollution, plus they could sell it to the grid or electric vehicles.

    Functional, possible, sustainable with low maintenance on far off areas in tourist places, villages, highways etc.

    Does it appeal to you. If yes we can discuss.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #5 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks @Devesh Bhatt - v. pleased you enjoyed my article. It makes commercial sense to build green and in many cases now it costs the same (or can be even cheaper) to construct an environmentally friendly building. There are many health benefits for the people living & working in green buildings - check out http://climatenewsnetwork.net/people-and-planet-benefit-from-green-buildings/
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #4 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @David B. Grinberg! Have an awesome day!
    Devesh Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #3 Devesh Bhatt
    I was with an EPC company and built their RSVP, waste management and environmental services business prior to their IPO.

    I think many ideas that are gathering dust could be resurrected with your help.

    Great buzz.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #2 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks @David B. Grinberg! Glad you enjoyed the article. There have been studies recently that demonstrate that there are many benefits to a green building, apart from the energy saving aspect,

    "Studies into 69,000 buildings − homes, offices and factories − in 150 countries show that there are fewer illnesses among residents and workers, who report they are more comfortable and happier. Employers also find they are more productive. Companies that opt for “green” buildings gain because workers stay longer in their jobs and have fewer absences, while recruitment is easier because new employees are attracted to environmentally-friendly buildings."

    http://climatenewsnetwork.net/people-and-planet-benefit-from-green-buildings/
    David B. Grinberg
    01/02/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for this excellent advice, Claire. I've noticed here in the USA that many building are "going green" by having grass and plants covering the roof. I think that's catching on. Hopefully, mega corporations will think long and hard about the important issues you identified. We all need to remember that you can't fool Mother Nature!
  5. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    23/01/2017
    Len Rosen
    U.S. Strategic Plan on Global Change Looks at Geoengineering to Counteract Warming
    www.21stcentech.com Geoengineering by carbon capture and sequestration, and discharged aerosols discussed in U.S. report. No mention of commercial uses of...
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  6. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    12/01/2017
    Len Rosen
    A New Use for Oil Sands Wastewater: Extracting Lithium for Batteries
    www.21stcentech.com MGX and PurLucid Treatment Solutions create lithium extraction technology that recovers it from oil sands steam-assisted gravity...
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  7. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    27/12/2016
    Wearable cape turns red in polluted areas
    Wearable cape turns red in polluted areas (9 Oct 2016) FOR CLEAN VERSION SEE STORY NUMBER: 4059252 LEAD IN: A cape which flashes through the light spectrum to warn that you are breathing in...
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  8. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    27/12/2016
    Joyce Redlon
    Two Billion Year Old Water Discovery Has Interesting Origins of Life Implications
    www.21stcentech.com Deep in a Canadian mine geologists discover water that is 2 billion-years old containing trace gases from Earth's ancient...
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  9. David B. Grinberg
    This drastic ice melting and rising sea levels should be of concern to every living thing on planet Earth. Do YOU agree?
    David B. Grinberg
    The Arctic is reeling from its warmest year since at least 1900
    mashable.com This was the Arctic's warmest year on...
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    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/12/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I made a comment on @Irene Hackett's share on LI about a google engineer using maps to save redwoods near Santa Cruz and had a Geophysicist look at my profile.

    We must be concerned.

    But since we have the in-fighting dynamic - we could agree to focus on the things that are clearly, undeniably due to the actions of humans, like monoculture industrial agriculture and deforestation both of which lead to desertification which has unbalanced the carbon and moisture cycles of the planet.

    Time to start doing things one by one consistently and we will get to a tipping point where we stop the destruction and begin to reverse it.
  10. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    08/12/2016
    Len Rosen
    An Update on Ways to Stop Methane Emitting Cows
    www.21stcentech.com Seaweed feed may be livestock farmers' secret weapon for reducing agriculture's methane and GHG contribution to global...
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  11. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    08/12/2016
    Len Rosen
    Gizmos & Gadgets: Argentinian Invents Methane Gathering Backpack for Cows
    www.21stcentech.com Argentinians come up with a backpack for cows to capture up to 300 liters of methane per day from a single animal, enough to power a...
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  12. Producerrob allott

    rob allott

    29/11/2016
    Global Sustainability
    Global Sustainability Every day each one of us make decisions that have an impact on the environment, from our shopping choices and how we dispose of our household waste to our use of water, gas and electricity in our homes. With 7 billion people on the planet, we...
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    Harvey Lloyd
    14/01/2017 #6 Harvey Lloyd
    @rob allott i enjoyed reading. Our world, in its current state of evolution, is unsustainable for many reasons, environment being one of them. The environment may heal itself as we need not worry about future generations if other evolutionary practices are not made more sustainable.

    The current issues of environment are brought on by growth. Growth allows room for our off-spring to be successful. So we hand down this growth mantra to our young that must work within our footprint. I don't disagree we can be better stewards. In order for us to tackle this issue we need to change our approach to sustainability. We are pitting our way of life with the regulations of a green planet. I mean this as an individual not as a species. Many agree that we need to change, but continue habits.

    We evolved here, we need to evolve there. Many of the regulations we sought and imposed in the green earth movement has squeezed the middle class way of life. I don't have answers, i can mostly say though that current regulations and issues are not working at a level that will return us to sustainability. Population growth and needs of that new growth will always drive the sustainability question.

    My sense is that we have to many competing paradigms. Environment, social status, profits and political power. The environment has become a club for some of the other paradigms. We cant go back to the stone age and we cant continue to evolve in the current direction. But the stone age is coming if we don't change in many areas of the evolutionary process.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/01/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Excellent article @rob allott, look forward to more!
    rob allott
    30/11/2016 #4 rob allott
    view our website we have some 50+ blogs on the environment www.greenplanetadvertiser.com
    Paul Burge
    30/11/2016 #3 Paul Burge
    Great article @rob allott! Many thanks for sharing. Looking forward to reading more.
    David B. Grinberg
    30/11/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Rob. You make some interesting points and observations. I've shared this in three hives for the environment and sustainability. I'm also following you now. Keep buzzing!
  13. Producerrob allott

    rob allott

    29/11/2016
    Introduction to Greening your business
    Introduction to Greening your businessIntroduction to Greening your businessGreen habits have become significant in recent years as homeowners and businesses strive to reduce their carbon footprint, cut fuel bills and show an eco-friendly stance. To some capacity, having a green agenda...
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    07/12/2016 #4 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Rob! I was thrilled to see this post on beBee! Welcome! I'm an environmental scientists by education and am always looking for new 'Green' Thinkers here on beBee. I enjoyed the article tremendously. I would add a benefit to be had from greening your company is that it creates opportunities. As more and more countries seek to decrease their carbon footprint and improve environmental conditions they will look at a company's sustainable practices when granting contracts. Companies that are 'going green' will take this into account when choosing vendors and contractors. When all else is equal; the 'green' edge may be the ticket to business growth. Again, welcome to beBee! I've already followed!
    Cepee Tabibian
    29/11/2016 #2 Cepee Tabibian
    Welcome to the hive @rob allott!
    Paul Burge
    29/11/2016 #1 Paul Burge
    Thanks for sharing @rob allott. An informative read!A warm welcome to beBee!
  14. ProducerAnurag Harsh

    Anurag Harsh

    28/11/2016
    The Future According to Elon Musk
    The Future According to Elon MuskElon Musk is often labeled a dreamer, the closest we could get to a real-life Tony Stark. He is an innovative and motivational leader that uses his passion for technology to repeatedly deliver breathtaking results. Now, he is coalescing the various...
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    Henri Galvão
    09/12/2016 #8 Henri Galvão
    Great text. I love specially how you and Musk put it in simple terms, so that even a guy not very knowledge about these things, like me, can understand it (of course the video didn't hurt either).
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    29/11/2016 #7 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    Those who do nothing themselves always doubt others who try. Thank you for a great post, @Anurag
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    28/11/2016 #6 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    I love what Elon Musk is doing! The Tau Microgrid is fantastic, I can only hope that this comes in time to stop SA's proposed nuclear power stations. Thanks for a very interesting read Anurag.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    28/11/2016 #5 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #2 Hi @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - perhaps the solution would be more batteries? Or maybe a combination of solar and wind power?
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    28/11/2016 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Great article to instill inspiration and learn lessons for successful outcomes.
    vivek vishnu
    28/11/2016 #3 vivek vishnu
    Great stuff.... articulated in simple terms. cheers, Vivek
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/11/2016 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Excellent article @Anurag Harsh! I was wondering how long they would power w/out sunlight, the video answered my question. I wonder what the solution is for places like where I live, we can go a week without sunlight- full cloud coverage 24/7. I like the idea of green energy, oil companies don't. ;-)
    Paul Walters
    28/11/2016 #1 Paul Walters
    @Anurag Harsh Great article thank you
  15. ProducerClaire 🐝 Cardwell
    What you need to know before installing a rainwater harvest system
    What you need to know before installing a rainwater harvest systemWater is vital to life and is such a precious natural resource that it makes sense to collect every drop of rain and re-cycle grey water and back-washed pool water. In fact you can reduce your water bill by as much as 90% by harvesting rain...
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    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    01/12/2016 #13 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #11 Unfortunately the water infrastructure has not been maintained or planned very well here either @Kirsten Horner - as the city gets more and more overpopulated and dense we are about to see some major problems with water supply, this has of course been exacerbated by the drought....
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/11/2016 #12 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share Mohammad!
    Kirsten Horner
    29/11/2016 #11 Kirsten Horner
    Thanks Claire. We live with water saving and water restrictions here in Queensland, Australia - in between the floods! The larger water management infrastructure is under pressure and hasn't been planned or managed well for future supply, so everyone has to do their part on their own property.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    29/11/2016 #10 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share Elizabeth - we can all live for a while without electricity, but now the water cuts here in Joburg are a reality - you simply can't take clean drinking water for granted anymore.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    29/11/2016 #9 Elizabeth Bailey
    Something all property owners should think about.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    29/11/2016 #8 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @David B. Grinberg!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    29/11/2016 #7 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #4 Thanks Rod, you are certainly right about being a lot more aware of water usage when you rely on stored water.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    29/11/2016 #6 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #5 Thanks @David B. Grinberg! I am certainly a lot more careful with water these days..... Part of the problem here in Joburg is a badly maintained old infrastructure, apparently about 40% of all our potable water is wasted through leaks....
    David B. Grinberg
    29/11/2016 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for an awesome post, Claire, which is informative and educational. Water conservation is certainly a high priority public policy issue in California and the Middle East, among other places around the world. Keep buzzing!
    Rod Loader
    29/11/2016 #4 Rod Loader
    A good post Clair. Here is Australia, virtually all rural homes have rain water tanks. I have four 20,000 litre tanks, which supplies all my household water (drinking, showers, etc) and water for my gardens, pool etc. I also have a bore, which is not as nice, but still drinkable, as a backup. When you rely on stored water, you are a lot more aware of water usage.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    28/11/2016 #3 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #2 After a severe drought in SA last summer followed by the usual 6 months of dry season water restrictions and cut offs are a way of life here. It's certainly made me wake up and use water a lot more carefully. I recycle water where-ever I can.....
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    28/11/2016 #2 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    "Water conservation needs to be a way of life.“ I second that Claire. Your article is a very good reminder of the importance of water. My homeland, Croatia, is water-rich country and also one of the countries where you can safely drink tap water. But despite this, many people in rural and suburban areas, and especially people who live on islands are collecting rainwater to reduce their bills when using water for agriculture.
    In addition, several scientific studies propose to refurbish numerous abandoned traditional rain collectors (impluviums) in the Dalmatian area of Croatia to collect rain and dew water, which could provide a significant amount of water, especially during the dry season.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    28/11/2016 #1 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Lada 🏡 Prkic
  16. ProducerVasco Gonçalves
    Why people seem apathetic to climate change?
    Why people seem apathetic to climate change?“Vasco, I want to contribute to your Smart City. Here 5 €. Sorry, I keep 2 € is for an ice-cream” - these are the words of little boy that suffers from asthma when the pollution is too high. Since already the 1970’s people started to raise their...
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    Vasco Gonçalves
    28/11/2016 #4 Vasco Gonçalves
    @Camille Mari, thanks, I'll have a check at his website.
    Vasco Gonçalves
    28/11/2016 #3 Vasco Gonçalves
    @Pamela L. Williams, maybe you're right, we won't reach COP 100. Those who survive have to live inside hermetical plastic bulbs.
    Despite I'm a man with its feet on the ground, I still believe in humanity who want to come out of this misery. They just afraid to loose their hard earned money. The problem is that by being inactive we all loose our money, due to increased illnesses, that at one point governments won't have the means to pay for us, either via the social security or even our pensions.
    I'm offering the ultimate solution to these problems. If you know, or anybody who reads this article / comment, who would like to invest in such a city (I'm already talking to certain authorities), please advise me on smart.city@itvfg.com . Thanks.
    Camille Mari
    28/11/2016 #2 Camille Mari
    I work with someone very interested in Climate Change, if you want to check his blog posts maybe you can be interested https://www.noelhodsonscifi.com/ .
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    28/11/2016 #1 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    You're right Vasco, people are apathetic towards climate change. Today I was hanging Christmas lights (LED of course) and I noticed my neighbors' rose garden was still in bloom. I walked to my back yard and I too had blooms on my rose bush. The dormant stage has yet to begin, which should have been in October. Smart cities such as yours will be necessary if this planet is to survive. Unlike you , I don't believe we will reach a COP 100, because at that point there will be next to nothing this planet can do to recover, we are already past the tipping point. It will be about surviving, not healing a broken planet.
  17. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    13/11/2016
    Living on the Edge of Challenge
    Living on the Edge of ChallengeIt amazes me, and may be you too the reader of this buzz, that we tend to go the extremes and swing from one extreme to the other. Is this the call of nature? We find many trees living in arid zones, or water logging areas, but very few trees...
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    Ali Anani
    19/11/2016 #42 Ali Anani
    #41 You never make useless comments and even if we differ sometimes you always prove you have a solid point. Thank you @David Navarro López for the comment and the link to your buzz. I repeat the link here as this buzz is so rewarding to read:
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/businesses-living-in-the-edge-of-challenge
    David Navarro López
    19/11/2016 #41 Anonymous
    #40 You read my mind, dear Ali. Will do. Just read it, and "ruminating" about it. As you well know, I dislike to make useless comments........
    Ali Anani
    19/11/2016 #40 Ali Anani
    #39 Dear @David Navarro López- I will do now
    I wish also your time would allow you to read my last buzz as it is inviting for many great discussions. I need your view on there.
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/the-positive-side-of-negative-emotions
    David Navarro López
    19/11/2016 #39 Anonymous
    Dear Ali, your provoking posts always awaken my will on commenting.
    Please have a look here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/businesses-living-in-the-edge-of-challenge View more
    Dear Ali, your provoking posts always awaken my will on commenting.
    Please have a look here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/businesses-living-in-the-edge-of-challenge
    as comment space was too small to answer to your post. Close
    Ali Anani
    18/11/2016 #38 Ali Anani
    #37 @mohammed khalaf- what a wise comment! I enjoyed it tremendously. Yes, we need watering distinctions. Your metaphor is brilliant.
    mohammed khalaf
    18/11/2016 #37 mohammed khalaf
    ok Dr Ali People who believe in the power of dialogue usually abhor either/or distinctions. Few things in life are same of the trees if cut the water from it will died , cut and then dry, and when it comes to mitigating differences between people we need watering these distinctions .
    Ali Anani
    18/11/2016 #36 Ali Anani
    #35 You honor me @Joris Plaatstaal. Thank you
    Joris Plaatstaal
    18/11/2016 #35 Joris Plaatstaal
    #33 Phiew, that is version 2.0 .... Advanced class...

    From what I have seen from you, you are like the farmer.
    Thanks.
    Ali Anani
    18/11/2016 #34 Ali Anani
    #32 I love drinking from your "wisdom well" @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. The more I drink, I more thirsty I become for more.
    Ali Anani
    18/11/2016 #33 Ali Anani
    Thank you for the lovely link @Joris Plaatstaal. It is a lovely video. I haven't seen before, but this wisdom-packed video I have seen and surely it is worth viewing:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nFDmrLGgYM
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    18/11/2016 #32 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #26 Yes! Dear @Ali Anani for what is transformation other than the love of learning and to know fully what it is we then have learned, and this knowing becoming the core contribution to our collective act of living.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    18/11/2016 #31 Joris Plaatstaal
    #26 "Conformity is not learning @Joris Plaatstaal" So now I know why you are here @Ali Anani, thank you.

    It proves that if one needs an answer to a question one just have to ask.

    To go on-topic about trees and roots and us... Well, I am sure you know this, but nevertheless I link it.

    https://youtu.be/gqee-E4joPY

    I like this, though it can be misunderstood.
    Ali Anani
    18/11/2016 #28 Ali Anani
    #27 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman- loved the way you associated the roots of trees to huan roots which enable humans to connect and communicate. Lovely thoughts
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    18/11/2016 #27 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Trees have roots to assist them in grasping the ground and holding on to life. Humans have roots to assist them in connecting with others and holding on to life. Unfortunately, humans don't always appreciate their roots and lose touch with life and all it has to offer. Humans can benefit from learning about trees and the challenges they face. Learning to adapt to uncontrollable or controllable circumstances is a major advantage in how humans can cope with challenges.
    Ali Anani
    17/11/2016 #26 Ali Anani
    #25 I am here mostly for what you wrote towards the end "I need to learn. I will learn". Conformity is not learning @Joris Plaatstaal
    Joris Plaatstaal
    16/11/2016 #25 Joris Plaatstaal
    #13 @ Ali Anani. "yes, we humans have choices, but do we select carefully?" .... I think not. They majority of people I know, just go with the flow. They need to conform to the public mind. They need to be part of, some, society.... I give you that, trees just live or die. Can humans live without conformation? I doubt it, I think we need it. I think we are so desperate in need of just that, conformation. Are we willing to ignore the entity we are in order to receive conformation?

    Loose yourself in order to fit in the virtual hive? To be accepted? To be what some idea wants you to be?

    I entered beBee to question us and myself. Why are you and me here, in this domain? Why do we even spent time here? Is being on social media a conformation to the rest?

    I need to learn. I will learn.
    Ali Anani
    14/11/2016 #24 Ali Anani
    #23 No question I am going to spend this evening pondering on this idea "Our barter system of time/intelligence for money should act like the grove of trees. Learn, stabilize and grow.......But for some reason the need for volatility is strong in the human psyche". This is sheer brilliance @Harvey Lloyd. I shall be back with more elaboration of my understanding of this great and provoking idea.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2016 #23 Harvey Lloyd
    #20 The hurricane within the metaphor is our current political climate to humans or the opportunity for the sapling to grow is when the grove becomes damaged and the canopy opens.

    Our economic system benifits from volatility, it shakes the leaves of money lose from one group and allows another to flourish. The system can be played, but to what end? Our barter system of time/intelligence for money should act like the grove of trees. Learn, stabilize and grow.......But for some reason the need for volatility is strong in the human psyche. We have to shake things up.

    We call this our best system to satisfy the masses the best way possible. Trees show us a different path. But the path is not special, exciting or glorifying. Humans have to make that part work.
  18. ProducerMartin Tolovski

    Martin Tolovski

    14/11/2016
    The Challenges of Our Generation
    The Challenges of Our GenerationIt seems to me that the environmental and technological factors are deeply installed in the process of forming our future like never before. Techology combined with the economic development creates more connected world and dynamic world. In this era...
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    Martin Tolovski
    03/01/2017 #2 Martin Tolovski
    #1 Exactly! And leaders should educate on problem solving. Thank you for reading Cepee, appreciate it.
    Cepee Tabibian
    03/01/2017 #1 Cepee Tabibian
    Hi @Martin Tolovski! Thanks so much for sharing. Sometimes it does feel that our generation is inheriting many difficult problems, more than others, but as you say challenges are inevitable. We just need to keep looking for solutions instead of focusing on the problem.
  19. ProducerClaire 🐝 Cardwell
    SolarWindow Window Coating – Versatile Solar Power Generation by Dawn Killough
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    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    08/11/2016 #6 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    Aaa are ok.

    blesss
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    08/11/2016 #5 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #4 I do - I specialise in Residential Architecture. Anything we can do to reduce man's reliance on fossil fuels is a must.
    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    08/11/2016 #4 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    You like not residential? #3
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    08/11/2016 #3 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #2 Pretty awesome eh? They should also look at spraying it on residential roofs etc...
    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    08/11/2016 #2 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    Hola, Hello

    very good

    blesses from Spanien
  20. Donald Grandy

    Donald Grandy

    31/10/2016
    Do we have the will to make the change?
    Before the Flood - Full Movie | National Geographic
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    Marcos Vinicius Fernandes Ferreira
    31/10/2016 #1 Anonymous
    I saw this documentary on TV yesterday... very worrying!
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    25/10/2016
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    27/10/2016
    Energy From Household Waste !
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    Gordon Pye
    08/12/2016 #4 Gordon Pye
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-38251812
    A renewable energy firm has submitted planning applications to generate gas from grass on proposed fracking sites.

    Ecotricity has put in applications for green gas mills at the Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood sites in Lancashire.

    The government has approved Cuadrilla's plans for shale gas fracking at Preston New Road, while Roseacre Wood looks likely to be given the go-ahead.

    The firm's founder, Dale Vince, said he wants to show "there's an alternative".

    Ecotricity plans to grow and harvest species-rich grass on farmland.

    It would then be put through a process known as anaerobic digestion to produce renewable gas for heating homes and buildings.

    Ecotricity has been granted planning permission for its first green gas mill in Hampshire - one of six in development.
    Gordon Pye
    27/10/2016 #2 Gordon Pye
    I couldn't resist including http://www.clitheroeadvertiser.co.uk/news/transport/shopkeepers-unease-about-major-road-works-1-8199905

    Chatburn is also being attacked by the Corporate equivalent of the WW2 Luftwaffe but I have no sympathy for Clitheroe traders who voted the incumbent town council in, you made your bed and must lie in it. If you had listened to me back in the late 1990s we could have had plenty of sustainable well paid full time jobs at Barrow, not insecure minimum wage seasonal often part time jobs in a tourist industry on the point of implosion ! Close
  23. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    22/10/2016
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    15/10/2016
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    15/10/2016
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