Implementing Permaculture Across India by Royal Enfield?

by Paul Kean, aka ‘Ringo’ Whilst in Thailand last year I had an insight into what I can do to further my work and continue on my path with teaching Permaculture. I was sitting in an internet booth in Khao San Road, Bangkok when a vision came to me of doing mobile consultancy throughout India on a Royal Enfield motorcycle. I had come to Thailand after having to leave Japan […]

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Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Download the full 13mb PDF As a new report lands on Obama’s desk, we need a groundswell of energy, education and change from Permaculturists everywhere. A 190-page report ‘Global Climate Change Impacts in The United States‘ has just been released. It is a ‘state of knowledge’ report from the US Global Change Research Program(1) that brings together the latest climate science information available and is intended to assist politicians in […]

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Update on Shell Lawsuit

I know many of you will be wondering what happened in the Wiwa vs. Shell case I wrote about recently, as they were scheduled for a June 3 pre-trial conference, and that date has now long passed. Well, Shell kept delaying and there were no reasons given. Now, however, we see what was going on behind the scenes – Shell was deliberating over an out of court settlement of 15.5 […]

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Life at Zaytuna – Part I

Profuse apologies for the lack of posts over the last week. I’ve been organising and actioning travel to PRI’s headquarters – Zaytuna Farm in northern NSW – from where I live in Europe. Now that I’m here, I hope to give you better insights into the life and developments on the farm and with the training centre that makes its home here. Zaytuna’s straw bale buildings at sun-up Yesterday I […]

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A Better Way of Making a Living

Making a living in our modern culture usually requires that you participate in the destruction of the world. We can’t go back to Homo hunter-gatherer. Is there another way forward? There is an another way to make a living that enables you to do what you love and save the world at the same time. I call it the “middle way” of making a living between our modern industrial system […]

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Melting Ice Could Lead to Massive Waves of Climate Refugees

by Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute, Washington D.C., U.S.A. As the earth warms, the melting of the earth’s two massive ice sheets–Antarctica and Greenland–could raise sea level enormously. If the Greenland ice sheet were to melt, it would raise sea level 7 meters (23 feet). Melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet would raise sea level 5 meters (16 feet). But even just partial melting of these ice sheets […]

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Oil and the Darfur Conflict

In a bid to join the dots a little further after the previous post, here’s an additional clip. This one is shot a couple of countries east, in southern Sudan, where oil is lubricating and fueling one of the worst conflicts in modern history. To learn more about the direct links between oil and the horrific atrocities in Sudan, head here.

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The Video Shell Doesn’t Want You to See

Photo credit: Ed Kashi The video below was originally displayed on wiwavshell.org – the website for the plaintiffs filing a law suit against the oil giant Royal Dutch Shell – but was removed by court order after legal motions were filed by the multinational. Thanks to YouTube, however, the video has a new lease of life and has at time of typing been viewed over 65,000 times since being uploaded […]

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Blue Desert

Why is no one brave enough to stand up to the fishing industry? by George Monbiot: journalist, author, academic and environmental and political activist, United Kingdom I live a few miles from Cardigan Bay. Whenever I can get away, I take my kayak down to the beach and launch it through the waves. Often I take a handline with me, in the hope of catching some mackeral or pollock. On […]

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