- Producer21/03/2017Put Your Head Deep in Your PocketIn my previous buzz I shared my inspiration of seeing a relationship between ice crystals and the shells of turtles. Soon afterwards Sara Jacobovici published a buzz and the image below. Sara wrote in her buzz "The picture of the fireworks...
Comments22/03/2017 #18 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanA clean pocket would be an obvious choice if given the option. But those that don't have a choice can fall into the dirty pocket only to succumb to toxic people, such as an employee working for a bad employer or the situation in reverse. Spending time is the dirty pocket is a time waster and can be detrimental to one's future. Our pocket of choice must be clean but also we must have the clean pocket available to us. Unfortunately, some don't have the choice or could it be they don't believe they have the choice?21/03/2017 #17 Ali Anani#16 Very valid point dear @debasish majumder. In fact, it is more often the environment. Toxic employers or employees intoxicate the environment. That we keep the pocket (environment) free of toxicity is of utmost importance. The pocket is the place and it has be be clean.21/03/2017 #16 debasish majumderit is utterly surprising sir @Ali Anani that you mentions frequently about toxic employees. why not about toxic employers sir? they equally responsible for an organization to go for astray. it is truly intriguing affair and i am in agog to know your evaluation about the toxic employers too. however, nice insight sir. enjoyed read. thank you for the share.21/03/2017 #14 Ali Anani#13 I enjoyed fully your comprehensive comment dear @Tausif Mundrawala. I liked very much your line "to break the eggshell of the subject...) as it conforms very ncely with using a rock to break the shell of ideas. Your dad was a very wise man as his sibling Tausif is.21/03/2017 #13 Tausif MundrawalaMy preferred choice would definitely be to put my head in good pockets. People tend to forget that by putting our head in bad pockets we are killing our time to an extent where not a minute is left to earn and accomplish something. I would rather prefer to stay away from all toxic people and time killers. My daddy hates time killers and was very strict with all of us siblings.
We should spend enough time like an intelligent otters to break the eggshells of the subject we are not familiar with and allow our ideas flourish. Thank you so much for this buzz. Sir @Ali Anani21/03/2017 #11 Ali Anani#9 WOW! What a splendid comment this is @Sara Jacobovici. I am imagining fractal pockets of time with our heads and not hands in it. Your comment flashes many ideas and I need to try to figure out how to best draw this image. May be you have an idea. Now how about the anti-negativity liquid for negative thinking? I imagine that the liquid has to come from within us. Could it be sprays of hope, purpose,persistence or positive thinking? You "sprayed " me with two wonderful questions and I am still searching for answers. So, you too,are still buzzing me with your probing questions.21/03/2017 #9 Sara JacoboviciMy head is still buzzing @Ali Anani. First, let me thank you for the mention and share of the image. Now, let me try to articulate what this buzz is opening up for me in my process of making sense of our 4th dimension, spacetime. By calling time, or giving it the space and form of pockets, and by having us place our "heads" in that formation is quite an image, in and of itself. Then you add the concept of that space being contaminated. You suggest that negative ideas can be a contaminant. That leads me to asking the question, what is the "antimicrobial liquid" in the pocket of time for negative ideas? You've left me with much to think about, as always, Dr. Ali.21/03/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici#5 @Ali Anani is right @Mohammed A. Jawad, your line, "...put our heads into folds of time..." produces a fascinating image, reminding me of the process of gravitational waves. "Gravitational waves are ripples in the curvature of spacetime that propagate as waves at the speed of light, generated in certain gravitational interactions that propagate outward from their source." A very dynamic interaction!21/03/2017 #5 Ali AnaniI loved your comment and find it not only interesting. You picked the word fold and used it within a great context "put our heads into folds of time". You opened new thoughts for me @Mohammed A. Jawad View moreI loved your comment and find it not only interesting. You picked the word fold and used it within a great context "put our heads into folds of time". You opened new thoughts for me @Mohammed A. Jawad. I am sure @Sara Jacobovici will be attentive to this as well. Close21/03/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#2 my pleasure @Ali Anani21/03/2017 #2 Ali Anani#1 Thank you @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. and soon I shall reflect on your inspiration as well. Thank you for your sharing the buzz.21/03/2017 #1 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.love it, very inspiring @Ali Anani
- 21/03/2017Permaculture magazinewww.permaculture.co.uk Growing salads, fruits and herbs vertically not only allows urban dwellers to grow food in small spaces, but follows the permaculture principles of stacking, using renewable resources and making the most of the...
- Producer06/03/2017Green Facades : Why are some Architects scared?Why are some architects scared to use vegetation at the heart of their façade design? Is it the loss of control implied by adding vegetation to the design? Is this due to a varying emphasis on greenery during architects’ training? Or just that it...
Comments07/03/2017 #16 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell#14 People don't realise just how important good architecture is for their lives. Living and/or working in a poorly designed space has a well documented deleterious effect on your health. There has been slew of articles recently about the benefits of natural light and how green building practices increase employee productivity and happiness.07/03/2017 #11 Devesh BhattThe public associates greenery with snakes, insects and allergies, atleast such is the case here in India.
The pollution of the big cities has resulted in ever increasing cases of children with breathing problems and greens seem to trigger more problems.
Although greening is good for thw eyes, another prevalent problem amongst city kids today.
Something that i need to study on before i can make claims about the health issue but i can definitely state the market condition, they fear snakes , insects , maintenance issues and yes someone has an allergy.07/03/2017 #9 Javier Rojas GarcíaHi, Claire. I agree Lada. Recently I tried to design a vertical green garden inside one office in Barcelona but it was impossible to make it natural. At first everybody likes it but then somebody talked about mosquitoes, another about who has to take care of it and finally they started to be afraid to broken water pipes in the middle of the office... Finally we built an artificial garden, it was nice but not the same. Next time I´ll try harder.06/03/2017 #3 Lada 🏡 PrkicHi Claire. I’ve posted a similar short post on LI about treescrapers. I am a big supporter of plants in architecture. All this concrete needs greenery, and people need more contact with nature
But the recent ‘flood’ of the tree-covered skyscraper designs raises the question about its real sustainability, considering also the treescraper concept a form of greenwashing.
I’ve read many articles that criticized treescrapers, mainly because of unrealistic visuals with myriads of high trees placed on every horizontal surface of the building, although - as said in the article - a building will never look like a drawing. Obviously, a big issue is how to maintain all these plants. As I said in one of the comments, if more of these treescrapers are built (Boeri granted approval for Cedar Trees Tower in Switzerland) many questions about planting and impact on environment will be resolved, and then will show how sustainable these buildings really are.
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Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa comments, “Tour operators can no longer afford to pay lip service to the idea of responsible tourism. We have to be actively engaged in making a positive impact on the environment. While our partnership with Greenpop has allowed us to highlight the importance of carbon offsetting with our adventurers through the organisation’s tree planting programme*, by supporting the ReForest Fest we’re encouraging ethical travellers to play a hands on role in urban reforestation."ACACIA AFRICA DRUMS UP SUPPORT FOR GREENPOPS MARCH REFOREST FESTwww.travpr.com Safari specialist, Acacia Africa is continuing to honour its commitment to responsible tourism by supporting one of its many ethical partners, Greenpop, and asking its adventures to join the...
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- 17/02/2017Oxygen Levels in the Ocean Are Droppinggrendz.com The level of oxygen in our oceans has dropped over the past half-century, and human activity such as burning fossil fuels and dumping fertilisers in the sea is to blame, according to a new study. Researchers studied five decades of data in the most...
- Producer15/02/2017Deadly affair when snake meets kiteWhat happens when a raptor and python cross paths – high up in a tree? One Wild Card member was astonished to witness this three-hour, deadly interaction.Late last year Luis Da Cruz and his wife spent a few days at Ngwenya Lodge, situated on the...
Comments20/02/2017 #5 Claire L 🐝 CardwellSolar-power system could provide clean drinking water in rural India for the first time. A solar-powered purification system could slake the thirsts of rural India with clean drinking water for the first time. This would be no ordinary feat. Tens of millions of people in India lack access to potable water, and roughly 600,000 Indian children die every year from water- and sanitation-related diseases like diarrhea or pneumonia, according to UNICEF. In the country’s most far-flung regions, where 70 percent of India’s population lives, toxic bacteria routinely fouls at least half of the water supply. But while the Indian government has focused its efforts on treating surface water in rivers and streams, researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland want to attack the source of contamination: sewage.
They’ve developed a system that uses sunlight to induce high-energy particles within a photocatalytic material, which uses light to generate a chemical reaction. These, in turn, activate molecules of oxygen, mobilizing them to destroy bacteria and other organic matter.
Because the materials require no power source, an off-grid system requires little more than attaching the photocatalyst to containers of contaminated water and angling them toward the sun until they’re safe to drink. If necessary, the system could be used in tandem with a filter to catch larger particles.
- Producer31/01/2017Transforming the World’s Energy FutureWritten by Jon Powers and Kevin Johnson,This article is part of special inauguration series by Dūcō experts on major global issues in the Trump Administration.The world is at a transformative moment in terms of how we produce and use electricity....
- Producer14/01/2017I am a Beekeeper (Apiarist)I was fascinated by honeybees since I spent a summer, at the Ravanica monastery; the mother superior, was my father's friend and she and the orthodox sisters took me in when my mom was hospitalized with an illness. The Serbian Orthodox monastery...
Comments14/01/2017 #9 Pamela 🐝 Williams#7 David, I'm now following quite a few Bee organizations on Twitter and will try to get some followers from those groups through Paul's Growth Hacker portion of his App. Though I'm not sure I want to use the term "leverage" :-) I saw it the other way around: How can we use our 'bee' identity to help the pollinator crisis occurring around the globe.14/01/2017 #7 David B. GrinbergWow, Milic, you're like an bee encyclopedia. This is likely the most comprehensive buzz about real bees ever on this platform. Here's my question to all: how can bebee leverage the unfortunate fact -- now being broadly reported in mainstream media worldwide -- that bumble bees have placed on the USA's Endangered Species List for the first time??? http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/bumble-bee-species-declared-endangered-u-s-first-time-n706321
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- 11/01/2017I just did a post ad (not sure how that works) so basically please check the job ad I posted. It is for an online survey , the client's requirement is for an European who knows English and Sustainability / Eco, your job will be to read the client's sustainability report and answer some questions and give your opinion. So the client can improve its next year's corporate sustainability report. The clients pays via PayPal 10,000 JPY (about 81 Euros) if you are interested to know more and fit the bill (European + Sustainability background) let me know. Thanks
- 31/12/2016THE WORLD’S FIRST PLASTIC BOTTLE VILLAGE ► Canadian Robert Bezeau developed the project called the Plastic Bottle Village, located in Panama, where the houses are constructed, or as he like to say “re-constructed” out of recycled plastic bottles. Bottles work surprisingly well as insulators. The buildings are also incredibly durable and safe during floods and earthquakes.
- Producer29/11/2016Global 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...
Comments14/01/2017 #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.
- Producer28/11/2016What 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...
Comments01/12/2016 #13 Claire L 🐝 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....29/11/2016 #11 Kirsten HornerThanks 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.29/11/2016 #4 Rod LoaderA 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.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.
- Producer19/11/2016Gut Feeling Heralds New Generation Lithium BatteriesCambridge Uni and Beijing Institute of Technology researchers have reportedly collaborated to develop a denser and potentially much longer lasting lithium battery. The concept is seemingly intestine-inspired. More details, for the bioengineering...
Comments24/11/2016 #8 Kevin PashukBack in 2001 NYT Journalist Tom Friedman (author of The World is Flat and no relation to @Phil Friedman) stated that the first one to come up with a cheap, reliable, renewable power source will be the one to rule the world, regardless of politics. (My paraphrase).
Looks like we are still working to rule the world. Interesting concept, and better than putting a mini nuclear reactor in your pocket.24/11/2016 #4 Ken Boddie#1 You can take a technocrat to water but you can't make him drink. He's too busy trying to redesign the tap to enjoy the magnificent fluid coming out of it, Lada. There's a world of readers out there, Lada, queuing up to read our buzzes. Sometimes engagement comes from the least expected direction.24/11/2016 #2 Dean OwenThis is very interesting. Back in 2008 i concluded that there was no doubt in my mind China would have car companies to rival Toyota and Ford. Chinese cars back then were shoddy rip offs. They have improved tremendously. There are a few contenders like Great Wall, but I saw promise with BYD who were producing electric cars. Legend has it the Chairman of BYD bought a Mercedes S Class then told his workers to disassemble it to see how it was built. They refused to take apart such a beautiful new car, so he got out his key and scraped all along the side of the car and said, "now do it!". BYD has since been at the forefront of lithium battery, and electric car production. Their cars are still pretty bad, but getting better. Warren Buffet has had a stake in them for a while now. I believe he bought at around RMB 20, it went up to 90, and is now around 46. With the development you mention above, I would suggest BYD is a good buy right now. Seeing how Japanese, and now Korean cars have improved, I have no doubt Chinese car makers will produce high quality cars within the next decade.
- Producer13/11/2016Living 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...
Comments19/11/2016 #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-challenge19/11/2016 #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-emotions19/11/2016 #39 AnonymousDear 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 moreDear 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. Close18/11/2016 #37 mohammed khalafok 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 .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.
I like this, though it can be misunderstood.18/11/2016 #27 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanTrees 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.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.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.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.
- 08/11/2016Why bees are the most invaluable specieswww.theguardian.com A public debate this week saw five scientists putting their case for saving one endangered species. Alison Benjamin on why the audience were right to save the...
- Producer08/11/2016How to change the image of Energy's Black Sheep? Investments in R of green technologies by the oil and gas industry is a good start to change the negative perception compared to other industries.While Renewables will continue to grow rapidly, fossil fuels is expected to remain the dominant form of...
- Producer07/11/2016Monkey Business; The Disappearing Habitat Of Boneo’s Orangutans. The title for this piece is perhaps a little ambiguous as it will revolve around the orangutans of Borneo and Sumatra, rather than the Gibbons or the Proboscis monkeys of that region. The monkey business reference in the title refers to many of...
Comments08/11/2016 #17 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell#16 @Aurorasa Sima - just lost the bet! V. pissed off, I deliberately chose SA products that were not tested on animals and stupidly assumed that they would not be killing animals and destroying forests in the production phase. Will have to do a search to find products that are ethical and organic.08/11/2016 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#9 I need to pay more attention, just when I think I'm paying attention to all icky ingredients, something new comes my way. I'm not sure what has palm oil in it that I may be purchasing?
Great idea for an app- App with ingredients on labels to stay away from. It would be beneficial to carry that around on one's smartphone.07/11/2016 #10 Deb 🐝 HelfrichWe simply have to start cherishing our whole planet and every single lifeform right now. There will always be some level of give and take and predators and prey; but no natural lifeform stands a chance - us included - if we don't severely curtail the industrialization of the world immediately. Our machines are more advanced than our understanding of the havoc they ensure.
A nice cuddly reason, @Paul Walters, to really start speaking up about non-sustainable industrial practices.07/11/2016 #9 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell@Paul Walters thanks for the reminder about how terrible palm oil is and the devastating effect the producers are having on the environment. I have cut out creamers that contain Palm Oil - but from now on will check the labeling on packaging a lot more carefully.07/11/2016 #7 Dean OwenThe recurring haze, almost an annual event since the late 90's, is a travesty. I remember moving to Singapore in 98 when the haze was the worst it had ever been. All passengers on that flight from Japan disembarked with facemasks. Back then we only thought about our own health risks and not about the loss of habitat for numerous endangered species. If anyone has a few spare weeks and are looking for an adventure, you can volunteer for 2 to 12 week stints at an Orangutan sanctuary here:
http://www.globalteer.org/volunteering-with-orangutans.aspx07/11/2016 #6 Lisa 🐝 GallagherAs much as I enjoy being able to see a variety of animals in zoo's, I also get very sad knowing they were taken from their natural habitats. I didn't know about human diseases and they can contract them. Wow, the fires... insane and to have to wear a mask for that long, actually scary. Orangutangs are really cute. They can play video games? I'd say, they are highly intelligent! Thanks for tagging me Paul!! Always enjoy your pieces.07/11/2016 #4 Don 🐝 KerrMy eldest son Gabriel, who is nine, inspired his school to ban serving Oreos because they contain palm oil and so Oreos were destroying the habitat of orangutans. Very proud of him and must share your story @Paul Walters View moreMy eldest son Gabriel, who is nine, inspired his school to ban serving Oreos because they contain palm oil and so Oreos were destroying the habitat of orangutans. Very proud of him and must share your story @Paul Walters with him. Close
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