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In this issue: · Developing Methodology and Indicators · Balancing Energy Governance · Update on latest activities · New Publication and Activities Access the newsletter by clicking on the following link http://www.helio-international.org/Newsletter.2008Winter.pdf - file size = 1.7 MB - A French version [...]
Consumers monitoring organic industry integrity Dec. 3---Savvy consumers are playing an integral part in measures to maintain the integrity of the Australian organic food industry, following reports of product substitution in the United Kingdom. The Biological Farmers of Australia says consumers have been identified as a lynchpin in monitoring [...]
This inaugural issue of Verite Works: Strengthening Civil Society in China, profiles the first phase of an on-going program of capacity building among civil society organizations (CSOs) in China. The program is equipping organizations at the regional and grassroots levels, with a focus on provincial universities, with the capability to train and [...]
Eco has been published by Non-Governmental Environmental Groups at major international conferences since the Stockholm Environment Conference in 1972. This issue is produced co-operatively by CAN groups attending the climate negotiations in Pozna?, December 2008. Download the PDF.
Terraced Hybrid by Hood Design Berkeley's Downtown Strawberry Creek Plaza Update In the summer of 2007 Ecocity Builders hired urbanist Walter Hood to stir up the imagination of the world in downtown Berkeley. Utilizing ecological design approaches, the Strawberry Creek Plaza Project attempts to reveal the larger connections between people and [...]
Ad Week Publishes Excellent Article On Bartering Media Articles about barter are being written about barter in all the media. Here’s an excellent one that Ad Week published on media trading. . . Click for more articles...
Climate Change in a Changing World: World Leaders Meet in Poznan For about 20 years scientists have issued warnings that the global rise in temperature could lead to irreparable damage to the world’s ecosystems and endanger plant and animal life with disastrous droughts, floods, wildfires, and storms. Increasingly, political analysts report [...]
FOUR WORLDS CHAIRMAN AND OTHER INDIGENOUS LEADERS AND YOUTH ACROSS HEMISPHERE UNITE IN MAYAPUR, INDIA
November 30 - December 05, 2008 White Rock, British Columbia, November 2008 -This November 29th - December 5th, 2008, in Mayapur, India, Four Worlds International Institute (FWII) Chairman Phil Lane Jr. and other Indigenous leaders and youth from across the Western Hemisphere will join 300 interfaith leaders from 44 countries at the United [...]
Hope Floats for "Carbon Sinks" As of November 24, 2008, the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere is up to 387.968 ppm1, the highest it’s been for at least 650,000 years, and the rate of increase is ever accelerating. Scientists believe that these devastating figures could signal that the earth’s natural capacity to absorb billions of tons [...]
What a remarkable time this is, at so many levels: The Election. For all its strangeness (1000 news stories on the horse race for every one on the issues), and duration (we take two years to elect a president; France takes six weeks) -- for all that , what a breathtaking affirmation of the creative spirit at the foundation of this country, and [...]