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  1. Javier 🐝 beBee
    World Population
    World Population Watch human population grow from 1 CE to present and see projected growth in under six minutes. One dot = 1 million people. © Population Connection,...
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  2. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    Oxygen Levels in the Ocean Are Dropping
    grendz.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...
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  3. ProducerFranklin Coetzee
    Deadly affair when snake meets kite
    Deadly 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...
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    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    16/02/2017 #3 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Fascinating pics! The Crow was probably fooling around (like they generally do, being the smartest birds with the largest avian brains). A python's tail is always an easy picking! ;)
    Ali Anani
    16/02/2017 #2 Ali Anani
    Very interesting story @Franklin Coetzee. May be the prey wanted to die high! Sharing
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    16/02/2017 #1 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    A crow,
    A snake,
    And a kite.
    Did the snake remain coiled?
    Or was its meal foiled?
    Did the crow disrupt fate, or was it too late for the wake?
    Did the crow take flight before stealing a bite from the snake of the kite?
  4. Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    http://inhabitat.com/solar-power-system-could-provide-clean-drinking-water-in-rural-india-for-the-first-time/ Chas ✌️ Wyatt
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    🐝 Fatima Williams
    06/02/2017 #4 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #3 That's exciting Chas 🤗 Please let me know once your done I would love to read it.
    #Nature is our grear restorer 🏞
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    06/02/2017 #3 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    #2 @🐝 Fatima Williams, you are very welcome. I am working on a story that relates to this in an off-hand way, although the story is fiction.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    06/02/2017 #2 🐝 Fatima Williams
    This is great news. Nature is ready to help us in many ways. Thanks for sharing this 🤗
    Devesh Bhatt
    06/02/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    Am writing something that would give you peek at the ground reality and what works best :)
  5. Don 🐝 Kerr

    Don 🐝 Kerr

    02/02/2017
    In case you've missed my FB posts to Tweets, I was fortunate to spend Monday and Tuesday this week interviewing with 23 CBC Radio stations from Gander to Victoria. It was a tremendous experience brought about by my friends and counsellors at Holmes Public Relations.
    I'm sharing just one more of the interviews because I am pretty sure you don't want to hear my voice 23 times!
    I've chosen the chat I had on Ontario Morning with its remarkable host Wei Chen. She is such a skilled interviewer.
    Hear her guide me through 7 minutes of sharing the Riding Shotgun story. The story runs from 6:30 - 13:40.
    My repeated thanks to CBC Radio Syndication.
    And, if you'd like to share with your friends please do.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday February 2, 2017
    tinyurl.com Call for more detailed information on labels for household and personal care products; Cancer caregiver book for men; Academic boycott of travel to the U-S; Liberals drop electoral reform; Canadian hockey player in China; Big fish; The real red...
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    Don 🐝 Kerr
    02/02/2017 #7 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #1 @Jim Murray Really do appreciate your encouragement.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    02/02/2017 #6 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #3 Sorry to hear that news @Kevin Pashuk Appreciate your support.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    02/02/2017 #5 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #4 Wow. Thanks very much @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    02/02/2017 #4 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    This is a big deal to us Canucks... Zapped out 56 promo tweets
    Kevin Pashuk
    02/02/2017 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    A great interview @Don 🐝 Kerr. ... and ever so timely. Just last week met a gent who's wife has late stage cancer and he's struggling with the very issues you describe in the book.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #1 Jim Murray
    Wow...that's great news. I will share this everywhere.
  6. Producerpaul wayne

    paul wayne

    31/01/2017
    Transforming the World’s Energy Future
    Transforming 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....
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  7. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    24/01/2017
    Aurorasa Sima
    Search for Cruelty-Free Companies, Products, and More | PETA
    features.peta.org There are thousands of cruelty-free companies in our database, including The Body Shop, Tom's of Maine, wet n wild, and many...
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  8. ProducerJim Taggart

    Jim Taggart

    15/01/2017
    Canada’s Biggest Nightmare: The Impending Water Wars
    Canada’s Biggest Nightmare: The Impending Water WarsRising sea levels, the consequence of human-inspired carbon output into the atmosphere, is an extremely urgent problem. However, it’s largely perceived as a global problem of longer-term consequence, and one that society is largely discounting to...
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    Jim Taggart
    23/01/2017 #4 Jim Taggart
    #1 Thanks Donna-Luisa. Canada's a huge country. Plan lots of time to visit a few areas.
    Jim Taggart
    23/01/2017 #3 Jim Taggart
    #2 Thanks, Todd, for adding your thoughts and insights. This is a sleeper issue that will explode at some point. When that happens is the big question.
    Todd Jones
    22/01/2017 #2 Todd Jones
    Great post Jim. It is estimated that the average person in the US uses between 80 and 100 gallons of water per day. Multiply this times 320 million people, and 32 billion gallons A DAY get flushed, showered and sprayed down the drain. And this does not take into account the strain of industrial processes. Hydrocarbon consumption pales in comparison.

    Humans lived for thousands of years without fuel oil. We can only live for about five days without water. Some very astute investors, including those that accurately predicted the collapse of the housing and credit markets back in 2008 are now investing heavily in water rights, water processing equipment manufacturers, and water utilities. In my humble opinion, water shortages are a looming catastrophe that will indeed make the Keystone controversy look silly.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    22/01/2017 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Jim Taggart..Wow this is quite interesting. I hope to visit Canada one day . Everywhere has problems, but some need urgent attention. Great detail provided.
  9. ProducerJoel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    26/06/2016
    The yin and yang of water, food, energy, population & climate.
    The yin and yang of water, food, energy, population & climate.The nexus of Water, Food, Energy, Population & Climate relationships and the potential complementary nature of opposites that may just be interconnected. I originally wrote this after reading and endless stream of writings on the topics...
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    Joel Anderson
    17/01/2017 #16 Joel Anderson
    #14 @Devesh Bhatt thanks for taking the time to reply and for the very informative perspective. I agree "we have to do better at truly understanding the present set of circumstances associated with this and related issues (Food, Energy, Water, Population) with an eye towards the collective future of mankind and our earth." The sad thing is that in many respects we have been watching the scientific and economic yin and yangism on the subject since 1896 when Svante Arrhenius, a Swedish scientist was the first to claim that fossil fuel combustion may eventually result in enhanced global warming.

    To me it is not an East thing. It is not a West thing, It is not a young thing. It is not an old thing. What it is, is a ONE EARTH thing. It is a journey to enlightenment and understanding before it is too late. Thank you again and all the best to you. Keep making a difference; one person, one step, one generation, one tree, and one river at a time.
    Joel Anderson
    17/01/2017 #15 Joel Anderson
    #11 @Todd Jones Thank your for the comment and thoughts. Wouldn't it be nice if we all could just think differently about our ONE little EARTH? Awhile back I was in a discussion on a different social media blog site. The discussion was on population and I had made a comment about the fact that ours was increasing and would hit the 9+Billion mark on or before 2050. I received a scathing rebuke by this individual that statistically speaking the world population was actually decreasing. After wading through semantics and other nuances, a couple well intended arguments I merely responded with the following: "OK, so help me with the math here. If the world population is currently at 7+Billion and will be at 9+Billion in about 30 years, I will give it to you, statistically that may reflect a potential decline in the rate of increase? In the end though, doesn't that decline still show and increase albeit at a decreasing rate? Never got a response back To me, in the end I just want to get past the yin and yang of it all and do things differently. Keep making and difference; one person, one step, one dare at a time. I Dare You to embrace a different mentality about ONE EARTH as it is the only one we have.
    Devesh Bhatt
    15/01/2017 #14 Devesh Bhatt
    en we show corporate backed experiments of greening wastelands.

    It all boils down to proper land use, which is 0 here, I still think that residents and people born at a place have affinity with local ecology, mass migration to cities leaves the rest of the country at the mercy of rampant exploitation and one city near a river bank can be more harmful than a 1000 villages just consuming and dirtying everything around...But that is the definition of progress.

    Ancient cities survived at river banks and were surrounded by forests, in their new form they are not fit to be at the riverside, rather use that land for forests and agriculture, and build a conservation model centred on trees, they clean air water soil and sustain wildlife.
    Environment + economics + local sustenance, it is possible but the way you are considerate for the coming generations, that is no priority of the young here, not the farmers son, not the local village chap, nature seems like old world to them and they would sell it any chance they get.
    If only we secured critical ecosystems while we Heal the cities.
    Devesh Bhatt
    15/01/2017 #13 Devesh Bhatt
    I am from a populated country , India. I was born in the Himalayas, people here want mother nature to survive and thrive as it is.

    While the world is being told about air pollution and receding glaciers etc , what I feel is this. The per capita consumption of this area is very low, our population pressure is also very low and the people have more or less taken care of their energy needs from.renewable sources.

    Still the problem persists ...Why? People from the city are grabbing land, encroaching on forest land and cutting trees, making summer homes and resorts that have less than 50 days of occupancy... What they actually hurt is the underground springs, the strength of the hillside which earlier came down as soil but now comes down as rock.

    Population control, reduction etc are a huge loop, despite all the planning, it's results would be evident after a few decades, what is a must right now is that populous nations do not ape the West blindly cause we suck at waste management and we have outright ditched traditional practices rather than filtering out local conservation practices which are community driven, cheap and sustainable.
    Now if I talk about Delhi region, same problem, 60 million flats under construction next to the Yamuna river bank with less than 10℅ occupancy, rampant deforestation and agri land misuse. Contd
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/01/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great article by @Joel Anderson worth re-sharing again!!
    Todd Jones
    14/01/2017 #11 Todd Jones
    Great post Joel.

    On the issues of water, food, energy, and population, it is population that drives scarcity of the other three resources and hence the most important element of this discussion. Research suggests that the planet broke the billion person mark sometime around 1800. It took 125 years to add another billion people. Then 33 years to add a third billion. We now stand at over seven billion, and are adding an additional billion people to the planet every 15 years or so. It is simply not sustainable.
    Gerald Hecht
    15/11/2016 #10 Gerald Hecht
    #9 @Joel Anderson Thank you! I wanna change fields...here on the Louisiana Delta Plane...the earth is literally disintegrating under our feet; and most people who live here think it's just "bad traffic" and road construction headaches"...it's insane!
    Joel Anderson
    15/11/2016 #9 Joel Anderson
    #5 @Gerald Hecht As I scrolled through the link I found a twitter comment that called 400ppm a left wing conspiracy. Now I get it, I am a red neck from Kansas but holy cow (that is a gentle Kansas Euphemism for huh?)--somehow we need to get past the yin and yang of it all. Thanks again....
    Gerald Hecht
    15/11/2016 #8 Gerald Hecht
    #6 @Joel Anderson and then there is this one https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2009/mar/21/leader-thomas-malthus
    Gerald Hecht
    15/11/2016 #7 Gerald Hecht
    #6 @Joel Anderson I don't wanna say I'm apprehensive or anything; so I'm gonna go with a MORE or less constant state of terror; "God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water, GONNA BE FIRE NEXT TIME..."
    Joel Anderson
    15/11/2016 #6 Joel Anderson
    #4 Thanks @Gerald Hecht appreciate the link and information.
    Gerald Hecht
    15/11/2016 #5 Gerald Hecht
    Bye http://400.350.org/#1
    Gerald Hecht
    02/09/2016 #4 Gerald Hecht
    #3 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich they keep telling me: "shoot, I mean dang' boy; if don't make dollars din, it don't make no kahnda sense!"
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    02/09/2016 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Thanks for re-upping this with a link on the other site, @Joel Anderson. I have to simply make one tiny change..."complementary nature of opposites that may just be interconnected"

    It is all interconnected. Every single bee - each literal and metaphorical bee - has a part to play in each of these global environmental topics because we are all contextualized within the planet Earth's ecosphere.

    But here is the rub, as you rightly mention we are dependent on corporations to a tremendous extent to wake up and smell the humanity not the profits, but we've let them be exempt from concerns apart from increasing shareholder value EVERY 90 DAYS. Until we begin to challenge this concentration of financial and human capital within organizations more powerful than most governments, we are not going to stand a chance towards collaborating towards a sustainable future for the entire planet.

    Capitalism is swell to a certain extent, but when it creates entities that can decide to take over the world's seeds, or introduce endocrine disrupting plastics into baby bottles to increase profits, or bottle up the liquid elixir of life and in the process generate waste that will last for decades we have to ask when will we wise up and ask for these organizations to have oversight ensuring that they don't jeopardize the planets future? That has to be the definition of 'good' business.
    Gerald Hecht
    26/06/2016 #2 Gerald Hecht
    @Joel Anderson this wasn't supposed to happen yet; hence the name http://400.350.org/#1
    Gerald Hecht
    26/06/2016 #1 Gerald Hecht
    @Joel Anderson Excellent! In the end it only takes very small tweaks in certain environmental parameters and all of us bees and our hives are gone! Bottom Line, doesn't matter how great a leader anyone thinks they are, or how much discipline they think they have;
  10. ProducerMilic Bogdanovic
    I am a Beekeeper (Apiarist)
    I 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...
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    Milic Bogdanovic
    16/01/2017 #15 Milic Bogdanovic
    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...
    Milic Bogdanovic
    16/01/2017 #14 Milic Bogdanovic
    #11 Deb, I just added the perhaps missing piece in the article, selecting location of the apiary and loading the bees into the woodenware or hive boxes.
    Milic Bogdanovic
    16/01/2017 #13 Milic Bogdanovic
    #10 Thank you Milos for spreading the word, I just updated the article will continue to update the article from to time, so enjoy.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    15/01/2017 #11 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I really enjoyed reading this, @Milic Bogdanovic, and I would love to read about each stage of the upcoming year as you maintain your apiary. There is nothing like a first-person story to bring a hive to life.
    Milos Djukic
    15/01/2017 #10 Anonymous
    Thank you very much for this post @Milic Bogdanovic :)
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    14/01/2017 #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.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    14/01/2017 #8 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #4 That's an excellent goal to have Milic! Now that you're a BEE yourself, those are your friends :)
    David B. Grinberg
    14/01/2017 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Wow, 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
    cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood @John White, MBA @Milos Djukic @Jim Murray
    Milic Bogdanovic
    14/01/2017 #6 Milic Bogdanovic
    #1 Thanks Chas for taking time to comment. I know all about Corwin Bell and Backyardhive, I made quite few of the top bar hives based on Corwin's design. Great guy, great design based on the golden ratio.
    Milic Bogdanovic
    14/01/2017 #5 Milic Bogdanovic
    #3 Thank you Julio, will be updating this article time permitting.
    Milic Bogdanovic
    14/01/2017 #4 Milic Bogdanovic
    #2 Thank you Pamela, I am doing my part to keep bees around as long as I can.
    Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    14/01/2017 #3 Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Full information thanks. @Milic Bogdanovic
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    14/01/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Fabulous post Milic! We are actually starting a challenge for the beBee Bees to spread the word to protect the world's Honey Bee populations. This is an excellent addition!
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    14/01/2017 #1 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Milic Bogdanovic, a very well-written and detailed buzz. Thank you for sharing. You may also be interested in this hive design.~
    http://www.backyardhive.com/newsflashes/newsflash/backyardhive_plans_for_the_do_it_yourself_beekeeper/
  11. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    15/06/2016
    Funnel vision. Travelling Up River In Kalimantan, Borneo.
    Funnel vision. Travelling Up River In Kalimantan, Borneo.In July, the rivers are low in Borneo, as we discovered having arrived at the banks of the mighty Rungan, an impressive tributary off the even mightier Kahayan River. Standing on the dock, one actually has to 'look down' at the ‘Rhui Rahayu’, an...
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    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    13/01/2017 #15 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Paul Walters, I was enthralled with your story. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    15/06/2016 #14 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    could you find it on your Producer/stats page and send to me? I'll happily post#13
    Paul Walters
    15/06/2016 #13 Paul Walters
    #11 Pamela I posted a piece a few weeks ago on be BEE on mass cremations in Bali which you may find interesting.
    Paul Walters
    15/06/2016 #12 Paul Walters
    #11 Thanks Pamela, Over the next few weeks I will post a few pieces from Sulewesi, West Papua, Flores and Java . Thanks for the support as well as your kind comments .
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    15/06/2016 #11 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    P.S. Please consider writing about the culture of Indonesia, celebrations, history, food, anything that epitomizes the country and share it in the Cultures of the World hive. I want it to be a scrapbook of world cultures.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    15/06/2016 #10 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Borneo/Indonesia
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    15/06/2016 #9 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I went from being awed to near tears. Beautiful Paul, thank you for taking me on your journey.
    Paul Walters
    15/06/2016 #8 Paul Walters
    #3 Thanks for the comment Dean. I'm told Kasey is nearly ready to head to the high hills of North Borneo where hopefully she will be safe from poaching and palm oil companies!
    Paul Walters
    15/06/2016 #7 Paul Walters
    #4 Thanks Oliver, Fire up there gets worse every year. In September 2015 Singapore, Jakarta and KL airports were forced to close due to the haze! Palangkaraya residents had to endure weeks of visibility of just 10 ft!!! Maybe, just maybe someone will see sense someday. In just one generation over 75% of the forest on that huge island has gone forever!! Sumatra is not far behind !
    Paul Walters
    15/06/2016 #6 Paul Walters
    Thanks James, as mentioned the fires this year were the worst on record. God knows how many orangutans perished. Maybe the current government under Jakowi will see some sense at some point. heres hoping anyway.
    James Smith
    15/06/2016 #5 James Smith
    #3 I could definitely stop consuming any of these products if that means preserving what is left of the wildlife and forest. This is a great post, it almost took me in a trip with the Orangutans and I could see Kasey splashing water all around her. I really hope that raising awareness doesn't take too long, this world needs less consumerism and more taking care of other species.
    Oliver Moloney
    15/06/2016 #4 Oliver Moloney
    A really wonderful post @Paul Walters, you describe everything with such clarity and it always makes your buzzes an immersive and refreshing read. I tend to try and reflect on our understanding of technology on par with how it was when we first encountered fire - We have this incredible asset at our disposal but really don;t have a clue how to use it in a balanced and beneficial way however I have hope for the future that the wiser our species become that they'll develop greener technologies and the metaphorical fingers will snap along with a 'ahaaaa' . But who knows how many generations it will be before we get there, one hopes though.
    Dean Owen
    15/06/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    My heart goes out to Kasey. If we want to save the Orangutan from extinction (The Sumatran Orangutan population is down to 7,300 primarily due to deforestation), we need to stop our consumption of Palm Oil based products (including my favourite Skippy's Peanut Butter).
    Paul Walters
    15/06/2016 #2 Paul Walters
    #1 Thanks Phillppe, much appreciated . Your sentiments are in a way mine even though as a travel writer I travel far and wide to try and find relatively out of the way places. Indonesia can provide numerous destinations where no tourists have ever been. Hopefully in my lifetime they will remain slightly untouched! Bali is indeed a good compromise but even this paradise is choking on its own success with more and more hotels being built each year,
    Philippe Chaniet
    15/06/2016 #1 Philippe Chaniet
    But sanity will not prevail of course. Every year you have to travel further afield to find the wilderness you describe in your article. Given a chance, the people you saw on the banks of the river want to live in your world, not theirs. In between comes the plantations which destroy the old world without ushering a viable new one. I am not sure there is a solution to that question. Bali looks like a good compromise but there is only one Bali!
  12. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    I 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 Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
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  13. Lada 🏡 Prkic

    Lada 🏡 Prkic

    31/12/2016
    THE 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.
    http://interestingengineering.com/plastic-bottle-village-panama-eco-residential-community/
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
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    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    31/12/2016 #2 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #1 Thanks Pamela. This is just one of a number of sustainable architectural projects that creatively try to deal with the worsening pollution problems.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    31/12/2016 #1 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    That is ingenious Lada! Good for him 😀😀🆒
  14. 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!
  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. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    19/11/2016
    Gut Feeling Heralds New Generation Lithium Batteries
    Gut 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...
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    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    26/11/2016 #11 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #4 Meanwhile, I will look carefully in all directions. :)
    Ken Boddie
    24/11/2016 #10 Ken Boddie
    #7 so what you're saying, Dean-san, is that bright sparks won't 'stop' until they have a flaming good idea? 😂
    Ken Boddie
    24/11/2016 #9 Ken Boddie
    #8 historically, Kev, those with the best renewable energy ideas have been bought out by the industry magnates who do rule the world, then the ideas shelved.
    Kevin Pashuk
    24/11/2016 #8 Kevin Pashuk
    Back 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.
    Dean Owen
    24/11/2016 #7 Dean Owen
    #6 it wasn't that long ago when Teslas were spontaneously combusting and Toyotas were not braking... Happens to the best of them.
    Ken Boddie
    24/11/2016 #6 Ken Boddie
    #5 ..... and the best spontaneous combusting phones? 😄
    Dean Owen
    24/11/2016 #5 Dean Owen
    #3 it wasn't that long ago when we said that about Korean quality control and now the Koreans make the best TVs in the world.
    Ken Boddie
    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.
    Ken Boddie
    24/11/2016 #3 Ken Boddie
    #2 You may be correct Dean-san but decades of very poor quality control will prevent me from jumping on that bandwagon with my hard earned cash. 🙁
    Dean Owen
    24/11/2016 #2 Dean Owen
    This 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.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    24/11/2016 #1 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Another interesting article regarding new technologies that remained unnoticed by engineering community on beBee.
  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. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    Why bees are the most invaluable species
    www.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...
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    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    08/11/2016 #1 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    ¿La imagen? Lo analizo
  19. ProducerJustus Kay

    Justus Kay

    08/11/2016
    How to change the image of Energy's Black Sheep?
    How 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...
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  20. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    07/11/2016
    Monkey Business; The Disappearing Habitat Of Boneo’s Orangutans.
    Monkey 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...
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    Aurorasa Sima
    08/11/2016 #25 Aurorasa Sima
    #23 It´s possible but it´s a chore at first. I used to stay so long in supermarkets when I first tried to change that they often asked me if they could help. The link I posted has a barcode scanner app.

    That´s one of the reasons I hate shopping. With the exceptions of a few sins (PIZZZZZZA), I also avoid GMO and MSG´s and sugar.

    Shopping for cigarettes is so much easier (:
    Paul Walters
    08/11/2016 #23 Paul Walters
    @Aurorasa Sima Methinks it is almost impossible to find any products these days devoid of palm oil!
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/11/2016 #22 Aurorasa Sima
    #19 I´d use the up. The damage for those is done anyway. Making your own is not an easy job. Two things I use:

    A messy alternative are Indian shampoos that just consist of one ingredient or a few herbs/plants. It takes time and is a real mess. http://amzn.to/2eHnubX

    And http://media.mercola.com/assets/pdf/product-labels/shampoo.pdf and the conditioner. It takes about 2 weeks for your hair to get used to it. Your hair might look greasy for the first short time. After that, whatever problems you might have will get better. Conditioner and shampoo last very long, so that it´s even super cheap.

    Might not be perfect but as close as it gets while still offering the same features as the bad stuff.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    08/11/2016 #19 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #18 Now I am in a quandary, do I throw away these products or do I finish them off and in the meantime source ethical alternatives? Am considering making my own.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/11/2016 #18 Aurorasa Sima
    #17 I only knew it because I already tried to remove every single product containing palm oil. Even many organic brands are trying to cheat on you and use only some organic ingredients.

    Marketing departments go through great lengths to make up so many words for sugar, palm oil and and and that it´s hard to keep up. "Sustainable shopping" is a time-consuming nightmare in the beginning. You´re not at fault when you did not know.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    08/11/2016 #17 Claire 🐝 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.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/11/2016 #16 Aurorasa Sima
    #14 I will take a bet that your bathroom is not clean, even if you just check for two names: Sodium laureth sulfate and glyceryl.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    08/11/2016 #15 Anonymous
    I guess Borneo ....
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    08/11/2016 #14 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #12 Hi @Aurorasa Sima - that's quite a list re Palm Oils - I think my Shampoo is OK and most of my food products as I generally don't eat processed food. I've reposted your link.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/11/2016 #13 Aurorasa Sima
    #11 If you check your bathroom, you´ll find it in your shampoo .. and, and, and.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/11/2016 #12 Aurorasa Sima
    #11 You might want to sit down before investigating this list: http://www.deforestationeducation.com/products-that-contain-palm-oil.php

    Cell phone is yet another topic. I stopped using Iphone for a few years after learning about the horrific conditions for the workers.

    Then I learned the others are not better.

    I´m planning on this as my next phone: https://www.fairphone.com/en/
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    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.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    07/11/2016 #10 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    We 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.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    07/11/2016 #9 Claire 🐝 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.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/11/2016 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #7 I think I remember seeing that on the news back in 98 @Dean Owen, that had to be scary! Oh if I were younger... it would be fun to volunteer at the Sanctuary.
    Dean Owen
    07/11/2016 #7 Dean Owen
    The 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.aspx
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/11/2016 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    As 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.
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/11/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    #3 No, thank you for sharing and another well written piece.

    Wow @Don 🐝 Kerr what an extraordinary boy!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    07/11/2016 #4 Don 🐝 Kerr
    My 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 more
    My 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
  21. Javier 🐝 beBee
    TESLA IS A DISRUPTOR. I LOVE THIS !!
    Elon Musk Unveils Tesla's New ‘Solar Roof’
    Elon Musk Unveils Tesla's New ‘Solar Roof’ Filmed on Oct 28,...
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    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    29/10/2016 #1 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Pretty impressive! As Musk says, let's create the world we want.
  22. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    27/10/2016
    Today's post on Inc:
    John White, MBA
    Here Are the Sustainability Marketing Tactics Your Startup Should Be Using Now
    www.inc.com Sustainable business practices are generating profits in many companies. Is your company...
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    Keith Bare
    28/10/2016 #1 Keith Bare
    @John White, MBA I'm amazed at what some monster companies are spending and their plans on #Sustainability, #HomeDepot, #Walmart, and #Fedex amaze me with their plans......Fedex plans on eliminating 50% of their diesel and gasoline by 2030 and of course #Hydrogen will be a main cog in the wheels
  23. ProducerGordon Pye

    Gordon Pye

    27/10/2016
    Energy From Household Waste !
    Energy From Household Waste ! Environmental NGOs preach Recycling, Recycling, Recycling, yet it would appear that the business plan of most of the companies trading in ( particularly the Plastics sector ) involves filling their warehousing to capacity then paying a third party...
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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
  24. Claire Bridges

    Claire Bridges

    21/10/2016
    Here goes... my first general Buzz, @Andrew Porter...

    There are some amazing things happening in industry and business right now, that go way beyond greenwashy, sustainability policies. Whether we are business owners and influencers, or 'consumers' and users, we all have a role to play in bringing about the shift Ellen MacArthur talks about here.

    If this video excites you, come and join the Circular Economy* hive I started. Learn more, share stories, get inspired.
    *Maybe I could have linked that, I have no idea how.
    Re-thinking the Future: Ellen MacArthur meets Jon Snow
    Re-thinking the Future: Ellen MacArthur meets Jon Snow Channel 4 Newscaster Jon Snow talks to Dame Ellen MacArthur about the circular economy and rethinking the future, in a short film looking back on the first...
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    22/10/2016 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #3 Thank you, Irene. I am noting the new hive. I love this discussion and looking forward to learning more about it.
    Claire Bridges
    21/10/2016 #2 Claire Bridges
    #1 Oh, it's way more than a concept. It's happening (supported at global governmental levels) and it's extraordinarily exciting. As a horticulturist, it probably seems blindingly obvious that this is how things need to go, but the fascinating thing is that the drivers behind a lot of the progress being made has very little to do with protecting the environment, and far more to do with financial opportunity.
    Andrew Porter
    21/10/2016 #1 Andrew Porter
    This is an interesting concept, certainly one to watch to see how it progresses and develops over time, in business and with government, thanks for the tag Claire!
  25. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    17/10/2016
    Teasel....I Teasel You Not!!
    Teasel....I Teasel You Not!!Whilst browsing beBee last week I came across a picture of a plant that had been shared by Kevin Pashuk, and I commented that it was a wonderful picture with some great detail...anyway Franci Hoffman also commented, and it was mentioned if I may be...
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    Andrew Porter
    18/10/2016 #10 Andrew Porter
    Thank you @Alexa Steele, @Pamela 🐝 Williams, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, @debasish majumder for all your appreciative comments I am pleased you all enjoyed this post about teasel.
    Nearly caught you out with this Donna!
    Pamela I'm not sure about that title, although it does come across quite well!
    debasish majumder
    18/10/2016 #9 debasish majumder
    lovely post Andrew Porter. enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the wonderful post.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    18/10/2016 #8 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Andrew Porter hey this is some great information on a prickly looking plant. Did not realize it was real initially! Wow, thanks!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    18/10/2016 #7 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #3 What a wonderful bit of poetry to compliment the post. Your skills amaze me.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    18/10/2016 #6 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    You are just a fountain or horticulture knowledge Andrew! You need to be dubbed the pollination aficionado of beBee! Very interesting post! I'm glad it was requested.
    Alexa Steele
    18/10/2016 #5 Alexa Steele
    This is why I love beBee. This post is affinity marketing in action :) cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Andrew Porter
    17/10/2016 #4 Andrew Porter
    Well thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman I thought you would appreciate the post, and i love your little ditto it goes quite well with the post!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    17/10/2016 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    This is very interesting @Andrew Porter, and thank you for writing a post on Teasels. The flowering Teasel is quite pretty and looks more delicate than those without the dainty little blooms. And how fun you can make things with them.

    Measles and weasels give me the queasles
    but, they don't dare come my way
    when I'm armed with my Teasels
    It's going to be a good day!
    Andrew Porter
    17/10/2016 #2 Andrew Porter
    Great Kevin thanks for the link up, this will be most beneficial for those who are not aware why this post was written.
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/10/2016 #1 Kevin Pashuk
    Love it Andrew. I'm going to put the link to this post on my Flickr, 500px and beBee accounts. For those who didn't see the photo that started it all, it's here: https://www.bebee.com/content/871152/846159
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