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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

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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…

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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 Dandarius 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 Dandarius 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

SeThInk Media Blog

7 Year Leap Agenda

Everyone has heard of the 7 Year Itch but this year is the beginning of what we are calling our '7 Year Leap' Agenda.  

Normal businesses have 5 year plans max and most also have 'exit strategies'.  But SeThInk Media is anything but 'normal' - after all that is our motto to 'Think Outside of the Box'....

All of the work we have engaged in since the year 2000 was part of the Y2K to 2012 Agenda (probably been awhile since you thought of the Y2K collective freak out yeah?) We have succeeded in all of our main foundation building efforts and we are excited to be moving into the manifestation stage of over a decades worth of social research and experiments within the sustainability movement.  


The information we were able to gather during that time is sufficient for us to proceed with the actual on the ground manifestation of a Low Impact Sustainable Development agenda and we will be documenting and releasing this process onto all of the online networks that we sponsor and manage.  

One of the benefits to having a long term plan is that through unbending intention it is inevitable that all the right pieces to a puzzle will come with time.  

The end goal for 2020 has always been helping to have established protocol and criteria for new zoning/building codes that allow for Low Impact Sustainable Development and building an EcoVillage Training Center that will serve as a viable model/prototype.  Everything we engage in has that vision at its core and we are so grateful to be walking this path with a multitude of individuals all over the world who have dedicated and committed their lives to parallel vision.  We are thankful to be beyond the noise of the 'end of time' and living in Year 1 Post 2012 Time Zone.  

In Sustainable Solidarity
PrezDan
 
 
 

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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:http://www.treemedia.com/#!urban-roots/c1cnzSynopsis - follows the urban…See More
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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
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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 Dandarius'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... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyrV-nN-YHA"
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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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"In Organic We Trust" film screening at Sunnyvale Public Library on Weds. 6/3/15 6-9p at Sunnyvale Public Library

June 3, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
You are invited to join us for a free screening of the film "In Organic We Trust" at the Sunnyvale Public Library on Wednesday evening 6/3/15 from 6-9p. Synopsis - We can no longer stomach our food system. It's killing more and more Americans and costing billions in health care. But is organic really better for us or just a marketing scam? When corporations went into the business and "organic" became a brand, everything changed. The philosophy and the label grew apart. Can gummy bears or…See More
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Spirit of Vedic Russia...

Come to meet the Spirit of Vedic Russia, explore the dolmens, visit fascinating Shetinin's school (Kin's school or Forest school) and emmerse into the atmosphere of the ecovillage of Kin's domains!The event has been inspired by "The Ringing Cedars…
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May Fourth Friday, Shop Your Kitchen Potluck 5/22/2015 7-9p in Palo Alto at Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto - UUCPA

May 22, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
May 22, 2015 - Fourth Friday Shop your kitchen potluck!We're continuing our look at food waste with a fun "anti-food waste" evening. Bring a potluck dish to share - with this extra twist: Try to use as much as you can from your own kitchen. Or, ask your favorite vendors at your grocer's, farmer's market, or bakery for good food that might not be quite "perfect" - like day-old bread or produce with small blemishes.Got a can of garbonzo beans? Make hummus!Got a cabbage in the fridge? Make cole…See More
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Mysteries of the Lightfall - a unique school in Tekos.

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"King Corn" film screening at Sunnyvale Public Library on Sat. 5/9/15 3-6p at Sunnyvale Public Library

May 9, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm
Films of Vision and Hope comes to the Sunnyvale Public Library. You are invited to join us at the library for the screening of "King Corn" on Saturday 5/9/2015 from 3 - 6p.This film follows filmmakers Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the East Coast who move to the heartland to learn were their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, they plant a grow a bumper crop of America's most productive, most subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try…See More
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Spring comes to Russia!

Spring time - the nature is awakenning in Krasnodar region. ))) We had a wonderful and inspiring journey to dolmens and ecovillage of Kin's domains. See some photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/spaceoflove/sets/72157651562843709/See More
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"What's on Your Plate?" film screening at Sunnyvale Public Library on Thurs. 4/23/15 6-9p at Sunnyvale Public Library

April 23, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Films of Vision and Hope comes to the Sunnyvale Public Library. You are invited to join us at the library for the screening of "What's on Your Plate?" on Thursday 4/23/2015 from 6 - 9p. What's on Your Plate is filmed over the course of one year and follows two eleven year old multi-racial city kids Sadie and Safiyah as they explore their place in the food chain.  Sadie and Safiyah take a close look at food systems in New York City and its surrounding areas. With the camera as their companion,…See More
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Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope "Just Eat It" 4/24/2015 7:15p in Palo Alto at Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto - UUCPA

April 24, 2015 from 7:15pm to 9pm
Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and HopeJust Eat ItA food waste movieWinner of numerous awards, including Audience Choice at the 2014 Hot Docs Film Festival.“Hugely entertaining… will leave audiences gobsmacked.” - Variety We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant (remember them from the Clean Bin Project film?) dive into the…See More
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"What's on Your Plate?" film screening at Sunnyvale Public Library on Thurs. 4/23/15 6-9p at Sunnyvale Public Library

April 23, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Films of Vision and Hope comes to the Sunnyvale Public Library. You are invited to join us at the library for the screening of "What's on Your Plate?" on Thursday 4/23/2015 from 6 - 9p. What's on Your Plate is filmed over the course of one year and follows two eleven year old multi-racial city kids Sadie and Safiyah as they explore their place in the food chain.  Sadie and Safiyah take a close look at food systems in New York City and its surrounding areas. With the camera as their companion,…See More
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Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope "A Fierce Green Fire" 3/27/2015 7:15p in Palo Alto at Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto - UUCPA

March 27, 2015 from 7:15pm to 9pm
Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and HopeA Fierce Green FireMarch 27, 2015 - Film starts promptly at 7:30pm - discussion to followAs many people and organizations explore how to “step things up” – to get more active in working for climate and environmental justice – March Fourth Friday will take a look at where we’ve come from.A Fierce Green Fire explores fifty years of grassroots and global environmental activism – from conservation to climate change. The film premiered at Sundance in 2012 and…See More
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Spring Share Faire! Palo Alto, Sunday, 3//15/1511a -1p at Lucie Stern Community Center, Fireside Room and Patio

March 15, 2015 from 11am to 1pm
It's the Spring Share Faire!Lucie Stern Community Center, Fireside Room and Patio, Sunday, March 15, 2015  11:00 AM to 1:00 PMBring stuff to share - garden produce, books, clothes, crafts, toys, etc., AND learn new skills.Plus fun activities for kids!We're excited to be holding our first Share Faire at Lucie Stern Community Center.  The Fireside Room will give us some wonderful indoor space (and a place to hide from the rain, if only!).  The Patio will allow us to spread out, holding many skill…See More
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