By Richard St. Barbe Baker The old Maoris were friends of the forest, and whenever they wanted to cut down a tree they used to ask it's permission first, and then cover up the stump with foliage so as to protect the inlying spirit. Throughout the greatest part of the island, the Children of Tane,…Read more Extract from Tree Lore
Because of the transporting and packaging involved, bottled water has a much higher carbon footprint per litre than tap water – more than 300 times the CO2 emissions per litre in the case of some imported brands. Thames Water calculates that a litre of its tap water accounts for 0.0003kg of CO2. Fossil fuels are…Read more How do plastic bottles damage the environment?
Tim "Mac" Macartney founder of Embercombe (www.embercombe.co.uk) introduces the "Children's Fire" to the attendees of the Qi Global summit in Singapore. He speaks of how over a period of 20 years he was trained by a group of mixed-blood Native Americans to appreciate that many ancient cultures used to govern themselves by a fundamental guiding princiciple, "no…Read more The Children’s Fire
Pakistan Flood Aid: Good to see at least one Arab country has donated generously... The five countries who've so far given the largest donations are the United States, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. Islamists should take note, except for Saudi, the countries most generous in giving sadaqah (charity) are Western nations! Private donations, also…Read more Update: Pakistan Flood Aid
Every day the magnitude of this flood disaster in Pakistan is increasing. Some 20 million people have now been effected. Pakistan and its people are going through a terrible time, especially with this flood. The images speak for themselves. They are so difficult to watch and think about what it must be like, to experience…Read more Update: Floods in Pakistan
Bumble Bees in our garden. The birdsong is beautiful too...
Put together two quite separate news stories of recent weeks and we see yet another terrifying example of just how dysfunctional our system of government has become. The first story, accompanied last week by startling pictures, concerns the mountains of waste paper collected for "recycling" now piling up in warehouses and dumps across the country,…Read more Why are we not using waste as fuel to generate heat and power?