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How to Start a Regenerative Agriculture Movement i...

The most important, although as of yet little known, new paradigm shift and set of practices in the world today is regenerative agriculture, or rather regenerative food, farming and land use. Regeneration practices, scaled up globally on billions of acres of farmland, pasture, and forest, have the potential to not only mitigate, but actually reverse global warming and, at the same time, provide solutions to other burning...

Intro to IoT – 9 Major Keys to the Internet of Thi...

“The Internet of Things – a monstrous phenomenon to fathom. Be prepared to have your life disrupted, for the better or the worse…”  This radical disruption will impact you and the ones closest to you. Your safety, security, health, and convenience are all at stake. This post will give you an intro to IoT and help you take the rights steps to get a grip on the Internet of Things. Here are the 9 major KEYs to IoT and a more...

Global Impact of Transportation

We all take transportation for granted whether it’s driving our car to work; flying to a favourite holiday destination; or waiting for that new television to be delivered from the other side of the world by cargo ship. While transportation offers us many benefits, these come at a price. Truck Locator has compiled just a few of the statistics which show the substantial impact transportation has on a global scale. Global...

Contaminating Our Bodies With Everyday Products

IN recent weeks, two major medical organizations have issued independent warnings about toxic chemicals in products all around us. Unregulated substances, they say, are sometimes linked to breast and prostate cancer, genital deformities, obesity, diabetes and infertility. “Widespread exposure to toxic environmental chemicals threatens healthy human reproduction,” the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics...

Germany Could Be a Model for How We’ll Get Power i...

The European nation’s energy revolution has made it a leader in replacing nukes and fossil fuels with wind and solar technology. Hamburg knew the bombs were coming, and so the prisoners of war and forced laborers had just half a year to build the giant flak bunker. By July 1943 it was finished. A windowless cube of reinforced concrete, with seven-foot-thick walls and an even thicker roof, it towered like a medieval castle...

How Toxins Are Changing Childhood

The number of (largely untested) chemicals in our environment is on the rise, as are the rates of autism, cancer, and other serious health problems affecting kids. KIWI investigates
 this “silent pandemic”—and reveals how parents can fight back. When Josephine Wilson, 37, of Princeton, New Jersey, took her 1-year-old daughter to the pediatrician for a routine visit in July 2013, a flyer for a study on flame retardants in...

Granville CoHousing: An opportunity for more susta...

Granville CoHousing? Come to a meeting to learn more about it! A group interested in building a Granville cohousing community is now forming. It will be a 30-to-40 unit residential community characterized by sustainability and affordability. It will be multi-generational, embracing kids and grandparents and everyone in between. Granville Cohousing is based on values of neighborliness, diversity, and respect for the lives and...

World Council of Churches Endorses Fossil Fuel Div...

Geneva, Switzerland — The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), a fellowship of over 300 churches which represent some 590 million people in 150 countries, endorsed fossil fuel divestment this week, agreeing to phase out its own holdings and encourage its members to do the same. The WCC Central Committee is made up of dozens of influential religious leaders from around the world, meaning the decision...

Sowing the Seeds of Its Own Demise: The Fossil Fue...

A new study released this month, coinciding with two landmark victories by communities over fossil fuel companies has shown that the social license for companies to dig or drill at will is rapidly eroding, sending warning signals to investors worldwide. Earlier this month, the University of Queensland’s, Harvard Kennedy School CSR initiative released a study suggesting that conflict with local communities is costing...

TransCanada Whistleblower Warns Of Shoddy Pipeline...

Former TransCanada Corp. employee Evan Vokes’ impassioned testimony before a Canadian Senate committee last week painted “a very, very bleak picture of the pipeline industry in Canada, and probably by extension, the States,” according to Sen. Betty Unger. Vokes’ allegations on Thursday against TransCanada, the Canadian company leading the controversial proposal to send tar sands oil from Alberta to...

Rest in peace, Teresa Peters

I got an email from an old friend today, the sort of mass email we send our friends and colleagues to update each other on our lives and goings on. I didn’t make it past the first line, because he opened his missive by mourning the death of Teresa Peters. Teresa was a friend of mine, though we’d lost touch the past couple of years. I knew she had been battling breast cancer, but I didn’t know how gravely ill she was, nor did...

Shale petroleum’s potential and its problems...

Christian Science Monitor – Commentary, The Monitor’s View Americans may not know it but other countries with shale deposits of gas or oil now look to the United States for leadership on two fronts: One, how to best use the techniques of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). And two, how to resolve the competing values of even tapping this abundant source of petroleum. In large part because...

Solar Co-op Installs Third Solar Project

Editor’s Note: I initially titled this “Second Solar Project”. This is really the third installation. I forgot to count the initial project of our solar leader, Jeremy King. What an afternoon!  Ten of us co-opers gathered around 1pm today, removed the lone panel that was put up just to know that it could work, rejiggered the whole structural layout, built six purlins, installed two angle members, torqued...

Solar co-op installs PV panels on Evans’ gar...

The third work day for installing photo-voltaic panels on Tom & Laura Evans’ garage went smoothly. Volunteers had the chance to do many of the tasks required to mount the panels. We all learned, including the teachers. Here are some photos from Debra Hamilton. The Granville Sentinel was present. Watch for the report and pictures this week.     Share...

Free OEC Webinars on Fracking for July 12 and July...

The Facts on Fracking Join us for a two-part discussion of the environmental, human health, and community impacts associated with shale gas drilling and development (fracking). Part 1: July 12 – Fracking Waste Management 11 a.m. – 1  p.m. The first webinar will discuss fracking waste streams including brine, flowback fluid, and drill cuttings and drilling muds. It will include an overview of how these wastes are...