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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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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…


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! , ,…


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…


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

Reviving Rivers: A Sign of Hope for the Colorado

By Suzanne York,

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…


Posted by 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.…


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…


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…


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…


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

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Dolmens 2015: Journey to Pristine Origins.

Gelendzhik region of Russia, September 2015. Enjoying beautiful Caucasus nature, the dolmens of Pshada and Positive Creation Gatherings on Zhane river. Come ...
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Welcome to Gatherings of Vedic Russia!

Please enjoy just a few unforgettable moments from the Soulmate Gathering "Two hearts - One melody" in the settlement of Kin's domains Vedrussia. Come and se...
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How To Make Pumpkin Hats & Hair

Amazing video of how to make pumpkin hats and hair to decorate your pumpkins in a wild way. You can turn it into a memory for kids to always remember or even...
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SEED DAY Seed Exchange, Dinner & Movie 10-17-15 1:30p-9:00p in Cupertino at Rancho Rinconada Park & Rec

October 17, 2015 from 1:30pm to 9pm
Seeds Day: Seed Exchange 2015! and Presentations, Cooking Demo, Dinner and Movie: "Open Sesame, The Story of Seeds"October 17, 2015 • 1:30 am — 9:00 pm It’s time for a new relationship with seeds!This event is for you to learn all about seeds, and take some home with you, too!You will learn how to harvest and save seeds, how to recognize GMOs in your food, and how to cook with seeds. We will end the day with a seed-filled dinner and the popular “Open Sesame, The Story of Seeds” movie.Our…See More
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TPA Share Faire! Mitchell Park, Palo Alto, Sunday, 9/20/1511a -1p at Mitchell Park Bowl

September 20, 2015 from 11am to 1pm
TPA's Fall Share Faire Sunday Sept 20, 2015 11am-1pm. Mitchell Park Bowl, 600 E Meadow Palo Alto   Mark your calendars and plan to join us in The Bowl at Mitchell Park between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM on September 20 for our next Share Faire.   We're looking for a few good volunteers.  We need folks to post the flyer (below) around town, to set-up and clean-up, to manage goods, to greet people, to take photos and collect some statistics for us.  If you're interested in helping, please reply to…See More
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Epic Mini Pot Belly Pig Fight

These very tiny little pot belly pigs are just so cute to watch fighting. A must see video for sure. Enjoy! Hey if you love what I bring you, I would love yo...
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Wonders of Sacred (Vedic) Russia!

Learn how to sleep under the starry sky... and enjoy some wonders of Krasnodar region (1 hour drive from Vedrussiya Kin's settlement). Come and see sacred pl...
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Dancing... dancing... Russian Festival of Arts and Crafts!

Enjoy the Festival of Arts and Crafts in ecovillage of Kin's domains "Vedrussiya"! Come and see sacred places of Vedic Russia, astounding dolmens and megalit...
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Series 1969 B Federal Reserve Note

This is some " Big Money" to join the 723rd Military Police Army National Guard back in 1969.
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"Urban Roots" film screening at Sunnyvale Public Library on Tues. 8/18/15 6-9p at Sunnyvale Public Library

August 18, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Films of Vision and Hope comes to Sunnyvale! You are invited to join us for a free screening of the film "Urban Roots" at the Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 West Olive, Sunnyvale, CA, on Tuesday evening 8/18/15 from 6-9p.Brought to you by Charles Street Gardens, Full Circle Farm Sunnyvale and Transition Silicon Valley.Here is a link to the trailer:!urban-roots/c1cnzSynopsis - follows the urban…See More
Jul 27
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Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope "Racing to Zero" 6/26/2015 7:15p in Palo Alto at Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto - UUCPA

June 26, 2015 from 7:15pm to 9pm
June - Fourth Friday Films of Vision and Hope"Racing to Zero"At the past couple of Fourth Fridays, we've looked at the problem of food waste, and seen what we can do to start reducing it. This month, let's look at reducing waste overall.Racing To Zero is a quick-moving, upbeat documentary presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste. By simply substituting the word RESOURCE for the word GARBAGE, a culture can be transformed, and a new wealth of industries can emerge.Three years ago…See More
Jun 22
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Eco-Festival in Kin's village Vedrussia, Russia, Krasnodar region.

Just a few moments from the Eco-Festival of friends in June 2015. Come and see sacred places of Vedic Russia, astounding dolmens and megaliths, visit art and...
Jun 22
Yuri Smirnov commented on Darlene Cavallara's group ECOVILLAGE NETWORK
"This video below came out of my joy and inspiration, it was made for YOU - to enjoy and feel the purity of Russian nature and immerse into the wisdom of dolmens..."
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Victoria Armigo posted an event

TPA Share Faire! Palo Alto, Sunday, 6/21/1511a -1p at Lucie Stern Community Center, Patio

June 11, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm
Transition Palo Alto Share FaireLucie Stern Community Center - PatioSunday, June 21, 201511:00 AM to 1:00 PMIt's just over a week until we Share.  Are you ready?  We have a record number of teachers and community groups sharing their skills and projects with you this time.  And, of course, people will be bringing many interesting things to share as well.  It's going to be lots of fun.In order to get you ready, we thought that we'd share a recent blog post with you.  A couple of months ago, a…See More
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