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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.
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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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Russian flat-cutters (ploskorez Fokina) comparison

Russian flat-cutters (ploskorez Fokina) - modifications and comparison. The invention of Russian gardener Vladislav Fokin: a simple and versatile hand tool s...
Apr 24
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Apr 20
Yuri Smirnov posted a blog post

Important news for eco-minded people

My dear friends,The news below relate to the people who care about the Earth's and Man's ecology, so I thought they might be interesting to you.1. For natural healing followers we have just launched a new product line: Honey bee products - bee pollen, propolis, bee bread, comb cappings, royal jelly, etc.: http://ecominded.net/honey-bee-products.html 2. For organiс gardeners we present Bio fertilizer Baikal EM1 based on Effective…See More
Apr 20
Yuri Smirnov posted a status
"Some useful info in addition to the Ploskorez Fokina article http://ecominded.net/news/how-to-make-a-handle-for-ploskorez.html"
Apr 16
Yuri Smirnov posted a blog post

Amazing ploskorez - to replace usual spade, hoe, rakes etc..

Dear friends,Presenting you amazing invention of a Russian gardener Vladislav Fokin: ploskorez, Fokin's cultivator or Fokin's hoe, Ploskorez Fokina ("ploskorez" means flat-cutter) - a simple and versatile hand tool to replace usual gardening tools like spade, hoe, rakes etc, simplifying 20 gardening operations and essential for no-till gardening. See details and video here:…See More
Apr 10
Yuri Smirnov posted a video

Ploskorez - universal gardening tool from Russia!

Amazing invention of a Russian gardener Vladislav Fokin: ploskorez, Fokin's cultivator or Fokin's hoe, Ploskorez Fokina ("ploskorez" means flat-cutter) - a s...
Apr 10
Yuri Smirnov posted a blog post

Easy way to start seeds without soil

Dear friends, we have just tried an unusual way to start seeds without any soil at all.It has worked so well that we can't resist sharing it with you..:http://ecominded.net/news/easy-way-to-start-seeds-without-soil.htmlSee More
Apr 6
Yuri Smirnov posted a blog post

Heirloom seeds massive sale: 50 % off!

Dear friends, If you go organic and like gardening this is a message for you! Heirloom organic seeds are on Massive Spring Sale: 50% off ! All 140 + varieties must go. Most of the seeds varieties are limited in stock, so please act fast - make up your choice and place an order: Heirloom seeds…See More
Apr 3
Yuri Smirnov posted a blog post

Russia to become the biggest World's supplier of organic non GMO food!

Vladimir Putin recently said that very soon Russia would become the biggest World's supplier of organic non GMO food. Below you will find some interesting news confirming that his words come true.  1. More than 300 settlements (ecovillages) of Kin's domains (family estates) are developing now in Russia. They go natural organic way and use permaculture principles on a big scale (watch the video): …See More
Mar 24
Yuri Smirnov posted a blog post

Spring News from Russia!

Warm greetings from Russia, my dear friends !Spring is coming and we have a lot of news to share with you. )))1.Reminding organic gardeners about our heirloom seeds section (updated regulary) from Russian family estates - make a quick selection here: http://ecominded.net/news/the-complete-list-of-seeds.html2.Cedar products section has been updated recently with some cedar resin products (oils,…See More
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Yuri Smirnov posted a blog post

Eco-Minded News

Dear friends,Almost 3 months ago we luanched Eco-Minded Club to offer organic products, heirloom seeds and folk crafts from Russian family estates. For now we offer 210 products for sale, including more than 130 different heirloom seeds. Every week we add more seed varieties so please check the site regulary for updates:…See More
Feb 6
Yuri Smirnov commented on Darlene Cavallara's group ECOVILLAGE NETWORK
"Dear friends, Almost 3 months ago we luanched Eco-Minded Club to offer organic products, heirloom seeds and folk crafts from Russian family estates. For now we offer 210 products for sale, including more than 130 different heirloom seeds. Every…"
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Feb 5
Yuri Smirnov posted a blog post

Your Vedic Russia retreat 2016

Planning a trip to Russia this year?I have an exclusive offer for early birds!Pay tour deposit now http://vedicrussia.com/retreat.html and...- 10 day retreat will cost you € 870 only, instead of € 1160 (25% Off)- You choose the month and dates for your trip- You get a bonus (present) upon arrival :)For details and to book your space early please check this page - http://vedicrussia.comThe offer valid till…See More
Jan 20
Yuri Smirnov posted a blog post

Eco-Minded news

My dear friends,1. This is for organic gardeners: following your requests I compiled these useful tips on organic planting and food/flowers gardening. Please read it, comment it and share with friends:http://ecominded.net/news/how-to-grow-from-seeds-and-seedlings.html2. Be ready for the Spring! Note, that Heirloom seeds are running out of stock so please check them as soon as possible and place an order:…See More
Jan 18
Yuri Smirnov posted a photo

Vedic Russia Retreat

In the beginning of the New Year, I've prepared a pleasant surprise for you, a new website, actually a portal to Vedic Russia full of inspiring information and breathtaking pictures and videos. Please see it, comment it, and share it with friends!…
Jan 4
Yuri Smirnov posted a blog post

Vedic Russia Retreat announce!

In the beginning of the year 2016, I've prepared a pleasant surprise for you, a new website, actually a portal to Vedic Russia full of inspiring information and breathtaking pictures and videos. Please see it, comment it, and share it with friends! http://vedicrussia.comSee More
Jan 4
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TPA Share Faire! Cubberley Center, Palo Alto, Sunday, 12/13/15 1-3p at Cubberley Community Center

December 13, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm
Transition Palo Alto Share FaireCubberley Community Center4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CASunday, December 13, 2015 1:00 - 3:00p=======================================Are you starting to get that Holiday Feeling? Transition Palo Alto is working on our Holiday Share Faire, guaranteed to get you feeling in the holiday mood. We've got some teachers, but we can use more. We can use more volunteers too - set-up, clean-up, greeters, monitors... If you want to pitch in, let us know.Teachers needed!…See More
Dec 4, 2015

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