Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Birdman of Chennai

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Jul 20, 2017
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The Birdman of Chennai

 
In the bustling metropolis of Chennai, in South India, a humble camera mechanic named Sekar demonstrates that “a love-based life is the real way of life”. For over a decade Sekar has woken up at the crack of dawn to prepare cooked rice to lay out on the terrace of his building for the thousands upon thousands of parrots who visit him each day. 40% of his income goes towards feeding his feathered friends, and he even has specially designed rice racks that allow them to feed together more easily. Sekar may have missed a few meals of his own in the past ten years, but the parrots have never gone unfed.To this remarkable man, love is universal. When we love unconditionally, service naturally flows through our lives. This beautifully shot video (and all those parrots!) bring his rare spirit and deep wisdom to life.

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One Sapling at a Time

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One Sapling at a Time

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

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One Sapling at a Time

In Bikaner, Rajasthan, northern India the landscape is mostly desert, making it a challenge to grow fruit bearing trees and other plants. In 2003, Professor Shyam Sundar Jyani and his students began working on some local neem trees, which were struggling. From this work, Shyam went on to found Familial Forestry in 2006, an organization that donates saplings of fruit bearing trees to villagers with the idea to 'treat the tree as a family member.' These trees provide shade to the families, food for them and for their livestock, and the seeds from the fruit can be used to grow more trees. To date, over 625,000 saplings have been planted in over 2,500 villages, utilizing a type of grafting that increase fruit yield and allows the trees to flourish with little more than natural rain water. Shyam was awarded for his exemplary services towards nature conservation by the President of India in 2012. { read more }

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Want to help combat climate change? Plant a tree in your own yard, or if you only have a small spot, plant something native to your area. If you want to lean more about Familial Forestry, visit the Community Sociology website. { more }


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Neema Village: A Place of Hope

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Neema Village: A Place of Hope

Three things remain with us from paradise: stars, flowers and children.

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Neema Village: A Place of Hope

In Tanzania, East Africa, a baby rescue center called Neema Village has saved over 100 abandoned, orphaned, and at-risk infants in just 5 years. The list is long of places the infants have been found -- by the roadside, in a yard, a gravel pit, a hotel, a latrine... Mostly they are the babies of mothers who have died or were unable to care for them. Doris Fortson, co-founder of Neema Village says, "My husband and I were moved to do something about it for many reasons, including that we were retired and that I had been raised in an orphanage from age four to 18." "You're never too old to make a difference," she adds. { read more }

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Learn more about Neema Village and how you can participate in their work. { more }


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Turning Waste Streams Into Value Streams

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Turning Waste Streams Into Value Streams

Business is the economic engine of our Western culture, and if it could be transformed to truly serve nature as well as ourselves, it could become essential to our rescue.

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Turning Waste Streams Into Value Streams

The vision of Sustainability 3.0 is a circular economy that mimics our natural ecosystem: the "waste" from products that have outlived their usefulness becomes "nutrients" for further production. This foundational shift away from the linear business model of "take, make, and dispose" could be a huge boon for the sustainability movement and could provide great opportunities for businesses. However, this shift would require "disruptive innovation" and radical change, which may be on the way. Read on to learn more about the promises and challenges of this exciting new movement. { read more }

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Think of something you can do to reduce the waste you create. Can you use less plastic somehow? Start composting? Repair things instead of buying new ones? Choose one thing and start today!


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