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Archive for October 2016

Holistic Management for Self Sustainability

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Holistic Management  – The often-overlooked framework for regenerative farming   Much promotion and publication has been given to Permaculture and forest gardening in recent years. Forest gardening is of course a very important concept, but we are still experimenting with the practical applications. I have implemented a few forest gardens and an important component is the…

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Bill Mollison – Save the Earth Hero

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Image courtesy of Nicolas Boullosa Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license Bill Mollison Following on from our first in the series on “Heroes” – real people making a difference for people and planet – we focus on Bill Mollison, co-creator of permaculture. In fact he is often referred to as the “Father of Permaculture”. Permaculture systems…

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Fact: We are Facing the Greatest Mass Extinction since the Dinosaurs

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Images from WWF Report 2016 on Living Planet  Mass Extinction No this isn’t fear-mongering. And this isn’t click-bait. We humans are driving this planet to mass extinction. Fact. The Anthropocene era is here and we are standing on the precipice of complete and utter obliteration of the natural world. According to the latest WWF Living Planet…

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Easy Aquaponics?

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Image via Wikimedia Creative Commons Easy Aquaponics? Have you got fish tank? Then you could start growing food at home today. “Aquaponics” involves growing plants in water. The system of aquaculture is one in which the waste produced by fish or other aquatic animals provides nutrients to plants which you grow hydroponically. In addition, the…

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Save the Earth October Update

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Save the Earth October 2016 After a lot of blood, sweat and tears in the past few months, the 8 co-founders of the Save the Earth Cooperative, and it’s adjoining not-for-profit organisation – the Save the Earth Foundation –  are happy to report on our progress and what you can expect from us in the…

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Why it’s Important to Save Endangered Species

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Why Save Endangered Species? We recognize that all species are here for a reason as part of the ecosystem. Each creature fulfills a niche in this ecosystem. But, is it actually that essential to shield every species from extinction on our earth? Isn’t extinction also a part of life – that’s what people say. There…

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How to Rainwater Harvest

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Image By Adityamail (Own work) CC  3.0  via Wikimedia Commons How to Rainwater Harvest Rainwater harvesting is collecting and storing rain for your domestic usage. People have been using this technique for a long time. Many people in rural places throughout the world still use it. And now today, it is making a comeback as a…

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Make Some Changes and Save Environment

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  Small Habitual Changes Add Up!  To help save the environment, lower your power, as well as water intake, transforming your consumer behaviour and also transport routines to save natural resources. By adjusting your home-life and also garden to be a lot more eco your life can also be more beautiful. Once you have adjusted…

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Baking Soda and Weight Loss – Fact or Fiction?

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Baking Soda – Weight Loss ? Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is an alkaline compound that counteracts the impacts of acid stomach. When you ingest baking soda, it acts with your stomach acid to give off compounds including water and co2, which result in excess gas. This chain reaction aids your stomach in feeling far…

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