Monthly Archives: November 2012

We are star stuff. – Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have…

I found this blog-post particularly beautiful. The colours of the ice and the explanation for the colours. Ice bergs in the Antarctic ocean are also a multivalued thing for me because they are reminders to our vulnerability to biodiversity loss … Continue reading

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The Positive Deviant: Sustainability Leadership in a Perverse World: Sara Parkin: 9781849711180: Amazon.com: Books

I asked the librarian at work to buy this book for the collection. In my view, a well developed statement on developing sustainability leadership. Please find a copy in a library near you. The statement below is my review in … Continue reading

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Carl Sagan – Pale Blue Dot – YouTube

This is Carl Sagan at his most poetic, placing humanity within the wider biosphere, and immense time and the universe. Please watch this. I find it a most profound and beautiful statement. Carl Sagan – Pale Blue Dot – YouTube.

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10 More Amazing Videos About the Creative Process :: Articles :: 99U

The link below takes you to an amazing website 99u.com; insights on making things happen. Certainly as a scientist, artist and teacher I strive to encourage progress, to make things happen. I want to leave things better than when I … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Garden

The photograph is precious. Last weekend my daughter (10 years old) asked if she could have a plot for a garden – grow peas, a few mini-cabbages and broccoli. Of course, the answer was yes. I dug up the ground. … Continue reading

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Science and Beliefs from we-are-star-stuff

I think this a little assertive, although it is correct. Whatever our beliefs, the scientific worldview is that the reality of nature/the universe as understood by repeatable, measurable data. In a sustainability sense, ultimately our human systems will need to … Continue reading

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New York’s secret skyline: Amazing aerial shots give rare glimpse into a hidden rooftop world | Mail Online

New York's secret skyline: Amazing aerial shots give rare glimpse into a hidden rooftop world | Mail Online. One of my first statements here on this blog was praising “green roofs”. This links to an article on New York’s skyline. … Continue reading

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sagan|sense: The Frontier is Everywhere.

sagan|sense. The frontier is Everywhere. Sustainability and beauty require an accurate view of our past and our best future. Carl Sagan clearly stated both in his videos. Here is Carl Sagan on our best future.

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Jon Morgan: Economic Degrowth No Laughing Matter | Stuff.co.nz

This article is a real surprise to me. Why? I first read it on the farming pages of a major news paper here in New Zealand. The farming pages! From my position, as an advocate for sustainable approaches to life, … Continue reading

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New Dream Mini-Views: Visualizing a Plenitude Economy on Vimeo

I think one of the things-to-do is to consider positive visions of the future.  The Hunger Games is one I would prefer to avoid.  So what do we want?  Are there other options?  Of course there are.   The link(s) below … Continue reading

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