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Equine Assisted Learning- How does Herd Behavior Reflect Human Social Systems Internship

 No other animal has contributed more to the modernization of mankind than the horse. Both the horse and human have social systems that have many parallels. Understanding and comparing the way horses communicate and interact can be key to a…Continue

Tags: Horses, Emotional, Wellness, Learning, Assisted

Started by Kedra Charette Holderman in Ongoing Courses & Internships Jun 24, 2014.

July Full Moon Instrument Circle with horses

We are looking to hold an instrument circle with the wild horses of Peaceful Hearts Ranch. On July 26th we will experience a Full Buck Moon. Named so because this is the time when bucks grow their antlers. We will start the evening with meditation…Continue

Tags: Meditation, Circle, Instrument, Moon, Full

Started by Kedra Charette Holderman in Wish Lists & Wanted Jun 24, 2014.

Workshops open for Building Resilient Communities Convergence 3 Replies

Workshop applications are now open for the Building Resilient Communities Convergence! …Continue

Tags: hopkins, workshops, rob, convergence, community

Started by Angelo Silva in Sustainability & Transition Education. Last reply by michael leas Aug 26, 2013.

Invention ideas 3 Replies

I have an idea for an invention!!I think there should be an invention that recycles shower water.Wait! Before you think "EW!", know that you can turn the switch on or off.That way, if you want to wash yourself first, and then enjoy a few extra…Continue

Tags: inventions

Started by Emily Hughes in H2O-Water. Last reply by Darkin Tanner Aug 20, 2013.

Documentaries in Spanish? 3 Replies

I was just thinking... are all of these great documentaries available in Spanish as well?That would be great! A lot of people in California only speak Spanish, or don't quite speak English on the high vocabulary level that can sometimes be seen in…Continue

Tags: subtitles, translation, mexican, hispanic, spanish

Started by Emily Hughes in Recommended Reading & Films. Last reply by Darkin Tanner Aug 20, 2013.

Transition-Minded Housemates Wanted

I'm converting my large Berkeley home into a collective- for many reasons. We have two lovely housemates now, but as my partner and I  move along the path towards resilience, we're discovering we really want to to share with resilience-minded…Continue

Started by Loni Gray in Sustainable Communities, Earth Shelters & Green Homes Aug 8, 2013.

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WELCOME TO THE TRANSITION CALIFORNIA NETWORK! A STRATEGIC GRASSROOTS AND CONTINUALLY EVOLVING MOVEMENT DEDICATED TO:

• Facilitating connection between Transition Town efforts throughout California and beyond so that individual and collective efforts are aligned with the wider global sustainability movement.
• Connecting and collaborating with local and global initiatives that encourage sustainable community development, zero waste, community based economies, local food production, sustainable business practices, and efforts that lend towards the transition to a sustainable world.

Please also understand that we need to focus on SOLUTIONS so if you post information or videos that are irrelevant, fear based, or otherwise inappropriate to the mission of transition it will be deleted.

 

 

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Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index Shows More Than One Million Clean Energy Jobs Exist

National study, from the third quarter of 2013, also notes an increase in alternative fueling stations and ranks the top states in energy efficiency



Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index, a tool to compare states’ use and development of clean energy, found more than one million job postings in the clean energy sector from July 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013. This shows a 54 percent increase in needed clean energy employees, evidence that the sector is rapidly growing and in need of experts.  



Ecotech Institute, the first and only school dedicated to educating students solely in clean energy fields such as solarwind and…

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Posted by Molly on November 22, 2013 at 10:16am

Kin's domains of the Earth!

Kin's Domains of the Earth series DVDs - absolutely amazing! - now available in Digital Download for 9.95 USD only! http://www.spaceoflove.com/slavnoye/slavnoye.htm , http://www.spaceoflove.com/rodnoe_1.htm , http://www.spaceoflove.com/rodnoe_2.htm…

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Posted by Yuri Smirnov on November 25, 2013 at 8:07am

Ecotech Institute’s Power Utility Technician Program Addresses Growing Need for Talent in the Sector

More than 10,200 Power Utility Jobs were Available in the Last Year; Industry Insiders See Looming Talent Gap



The Power Utility industry is experiencing a massive demographic shift and employees who know both conventional grid and smart grid technology are in demand. With a growing number of retirees and new technologies cropping up, a new generation of power utility technicians is critical for the industry. Ecotech Institute, which focuses entirely on preparing students for jobs in sustainability, has been closely watching the rapidly changing sector and its Power Utility Technician program exists to fill the gap.



Ecotech Institute designed its Power Utility Technician program with input from subject matter experts…

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Posted by Molly on April 29, 2013 at 7:45pm

Reviving Rivers: A Sign of Hope for the Colorado

By Suzanne York,  6degreesofpopulation.org.

With over 7 billion people on the planet, demand for water for household, agricultural, and industrial use is increasing even faster than population growth.  Many areas, such as the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico, are already experiencing competing demands on water in a region heavily reliant on this most precious of natural resources.

Specifically, much of that water comes from the Colorado River, and at a high environmental cost.  Nearly 90 percent of the annual flow from the Colorado – 5 trillion gallons – goes to California, Arizona, and five other states in the Colorado River basin.  And while it used to reach the Gulf of California, today the river no longer makes it to the sea.  Mexico gets a paltry 500 billion gallons a year, per a treaty with the…

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Posted by HowMany.org on May 1, 2013 at 2:54pm

Restore the Earth

Want to leave a Handprint?  Restore the Earth is a campaign that is about working to restore the great ecosystems around the planet; forests, oceans, freshwater, tundra, corals and the soils – they are the greatest allies we have for our future, to give us a better quality of life, clean air, food security, pure water and to fight climate change.

The campaign message is simple – we can all do something positive and play our part in the vital effort to restore the planet’s eco-systems; through our positive handprints.

Yes governments, companies need to act, but we are not waiting for them.…

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Posted by Darlene Cavallara on March 21, 2013 at 1:10am

Green Optimization

In the movement to "go green" and the increasing demand for products that deliver a sustainable practice to buyers fingertips, a lot has been going unmentioned within the circles of the press. 

The energy used to manufacture and transport products is often hidden, and it can be the prime target when talking about conserving energy. 

Catherine Mohr works on making robots. She is a self proclaimed geek that went green. Someone after my own heart, she set out to build her house in an optimized fashion by looking at the data. Her TED talk describes her process very well, and in it she summarizes how many decisions we make that appear to be small can be the leaders in energy…

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Posted by Darkin Tanner on March 15, 2013 at 3:11pm

Biomimicry - Using Nature's Ideas

Recently I've been watching lots of TED Talks online, and I've been finding lots of inspirational content that deserves to be shared. One of the talks was by author Janine Benyus, who has devoted her time to showcase Nature's genius. Biomimicry is her latest novel in which she proposes that designers should emulate what is seen in nature.

Since her writings she has expanded to developing two organizations, the Biomimicry Guild and the Innovation consultancy, which have recently merged into Biomimicry 3.8, a certified B Corporation. Combined the organizations focus on "biomimicry innovation consulting, professional…

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Posted by Darkin Tanner on February 14, 2013 at 3:00pm

Meet New TCA Assistant Admin - Darkin Tanner

We are happy to introduce to the community new assistant admin Darkin Tanner!

Darkin Tanner joins the SeThInk Media team as our new media director and will be the new assistant admin for this community! 

Darkin is your voice guide in the new video tutorials that have been released to help you get the most from being a member of this online community network and he is happy to be available now to help members of the SOS community with any questions or assistance…

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Posted by Darlene Cavallara on February 9, 2013 at 3:30pm

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STOP GMO SALMON APPROVAL BEFORE FEB. 25TH



So unfortunately as most of us know, the Labeling of GMO’S in Prop 37 did not pass. The battle continues and we are still pushing to see GMO’S eradicated from out grocery stores and farms. We now bring you news right out of your favorite science-fiction novel…
Genetically Modified Salmon, the first genetically modified animal in the united states, coming soon to a store near you. The United States has been more then willing to use its consumers as one big test subject and now this salmon is ready to be dished up, unless we have something to say about it!

Aquabounty, the company that engineered this fish took the genes of a Chinook salmon growth hormone and an on-off gene from the fish Eelpout. They took these two genes and then inserted them into the eggs of an Atlantic Salmon. The result is a salmon that grows twice as fast as wild and farmed salmon.
The FDA is ready to launch this fish onto our dinner plates without even having studied its long term effects when consumed by humans.

This is not only bad news for humans, these new fish could threaten the already devastated wild salmon populations. A scientific study showed that if just 60 GMO salmon were released or escaped into the wild they could eradicate wild salmon populations in less then 40 fish generations.

 
Jeffrey B. Kindler
Board member of
Intrexon and
Obama Management
Advisory Team
Who is behind this?…. Intrexon is a biotechnology company focusing on the industrial engineering of synthetic biology. Intexron Co. owns 48 percent stock in Aquabounty. And one of their board members, Jeffery B. Kindler, is also a board member for President Obama’s Management Advisory Board!   Those who want to see the GMO Salmon approved always present and market their products and ideas under a facade of altruistic benefit for human kind when in reality it has always been driven by greed and profit at the expense of our well being!  DDT was promoted as a beneficial chemical as well and those who banked on that great idea never had to pay for the consequences to humans, animals, and environment that are still happening from that ‘great idea’.     

Fortunately there are many ways you can help to stop this madness.  Right now there is an open public comment period that ends on February 25th.  The FDA has to listen to public opinion before this science experiment can move forward and we need everyone’s help to stop this.  If this fish makes it onto into our stores and restaurants what ideas will be cooked up next.   


Leave Comment:  FDA,  before the Feb. 25th, 2013 deadline.  Docket # FDA-2011-N-0899.  Be sure to leave a comment for all 3 Dockets.  Be sure to write in your own words your reasons for your demands.  
Call:  FDA Center for Veterinarian Medicine. #240-276-9300 (9am-5pm EST) or TOLL FREE at 888-463-6332.   When prompted, press 3 to speak with an FDA representative, then press 6 for ‘Animal, Drugs & Feed’.  This will take you to the office of FDA Center for Veterinarian Medicine.  Leave your message and return number with your concerns about the approval of GMO Salmon.

SIGN THESE PETITIONS AS WELL:
Tell the FDA you will not eat GMO Salmon and you demand they do not approve of it here
Sign the International Petition  STOP THE FRANKENFISH ATTACK
 
 
 

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"Eco-Minded Club http://ecominded.net - an invitation to happy, healthy, sustainable eco life - feel free to share! - heirloom‬ seeds - ‪organic‬ eco products - beautiful crafts‬ - ‪eco‬ news - and much more... with love from Russian family estates…"
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"Open Sesame-The Story of Seeds" film screening at Sunnyvale Public Library on Mon. 11/23/15 6-9p at Sunnyvale Public Library

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