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Archive for October 2016

Soil 101 – The Basics

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Photo credit: Joi Ito, Creative Commons. Soil Basics Soils are intricate mixes of minerals, water, air, organic matter, as well as numerous microorganisms that are the dead remnants of once-living things. It develops on the surface area of land and it is the “skin of the planet.” It is vital to support terrestrial plant life…

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Why Join a Co-op ?

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Common Myths about Joining a Co-op Why Join a Co-op?  To most foodies, gardeners, people looking for a more ethical lifestyle, those looking for ways to purchase or grow fresh produce, and those who want to start making a difference to the state of the earth,  Cooperatives – including our very own People’s Co-op at…

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How Can Meditation Help Us Save the Earth?

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How Can Meditation Help – An Introduction to Meditation The benefits of meditation are a big subject, so in this article I’ll give you just a brief introduction. The question in this article is a question very relevant to the global aim of Saving the Earth. How Does Meditation Benefit Us? So, how does meditation…

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Solar Bike Paths and Power Generation

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Solar Bike Paths Are a Thing Wouldn’t it be awesome if all our paths doubled as solar energy generation panels? And how about if we could power up our vehicles with the solar power it creates? In 2009 these questions heralded  the start of this vision: the large-scale generation of solar renewable energy from a…

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Solar Overtook Coal Power in UK this Summer

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UK solar energy generation overtook electricity from coal over the last six months. It is a historic year for getting energy from the sun, according to a new analysis. As reported by The Independent on 4th October, research undertaken by the Carbon Brief website discovered that UK solar energy produced almost 7,000 gigawatt hours of…

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Futuristic Motorbike to Save the Earth?

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With car-maker BMW celebrating their 100th anniversary, they have come up with  a model of the motorbike of the future. Furthermore, according to the team’s designers, this futuristic motorbike is not simply a theoretical design, it is almost ready for production.  So what is this futuristic motorbike that everyone is talking about?  “The Great Escape”…

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Rise of the Vegetarian Butchers

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Just a handful of years ago, the suggestion of vegetarian butchers would have attracted derision. Yet the principle, which started with one solitary store, is going worldwide and the mocking is fading away (Not completely though – there is always room for the skeptic and veggie hater- diversity is key to life!) What is a…

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How to Start Urban Gardening

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How to Start Urban Gardening Transform your balcony or porch right into a city veggie yard with this brief introduction concerning beginner’s urban gardening. An urban veggie patch, to be certain does not require you to be a green-thumbed wunderkind. All it requires to make an effective veggie yard is some interest, some preparation and…

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