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Villages Nature: Reinventing Sustainable Tourism Last Updated on 2018-03-29 08:35:18   Last October I was privileged along with my colleague Ms. Silvia Barbone, Founder of PM4SD (Project Management For Sustainable Development), and FEST Executive Director (Foundation European Sustainable Tourism) to attend the inauguration of Villages Nature. Silvia and I had visited the site while under construction last May and experiencing the opening of the resort was a unique and unforgettable experience. Following my first visit I wrote an article titled, ‘Villages Nature: A Potential Game Changer for Sustainable Tourism’ where I began to examine how Villages Nature was meeting the challenges defined in the science of the 9 Planetary Boundaries. I was very excited to attend the inauguration. The resort had already received recognition by UNEP as one of the most sustainable tourism resorts in the world so I was curious to learn more.  ... More »
Dr. Raymond On The Need For Critical Thinking Last Updated on 2012-06-19 00:00:00 Dr. Raymond Moody provide a message to Global Healing Members as he reflects on the need for more critical thinking skills in our world. More »
Harnessing Jet Streams, Creating Jobs Last Updated on 2012-06-19 00:00:00 Continuous upper atmosphere winds in excess of 200 mph contain 100 times the energy used yearly by humans. Innovators, engineers, atmospheric scientists and entrepreneurs believe that huge kite-like wind-power generators could easily and very affordably provide all the energy needed to power our planet. And just imagine all the jobs that will be created. Jet streams are quick moving upper air currents flowing continuously from west to east. Polar jet streams are stronger than subtropical jet streams, and they both occur in each hemisphere ranging in altitude from about four to 10 miles above Earth's surface. In 1752 Benjamin Franklin -- a Founding Father, scientist, printer, inventor, author, musician, civic activist, statesman, diplomat and economist -- undertook a series of electrical experiments using a kite to prove that lightning was a stream of electrified... More »
One Home Last Updated on 2012-06-19 00:00:00 "One Home " is a unique interfaith eco video featuring world religious leaders speaking out on environmental sustainability. Faith leaders including the Dalai Lama, Patriarch Bartholomew, and Chief Rabbi Sacks deliver a message of hope and inspiration on the importance of protecting the earth, our common home. Please share this video with your family, your friends, and your community and help promote a sustainable future. The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD) accesses the collective wisdom of the world's religions to promote co-existence, peace, and sustainability through education and action. To support its work, please click here http://www.interfaithsustain.com/donate-now/ Join us on Facebook at....http://on.fb.me/interfaithsustain Follow us on Twitter...https://twitter.com/#!/InterfaithEco More »
Report: Humans near tipping point that could dramatically change Earth Last Updated on 2012-06-07 00:00:00 Human activity is affecting Earth in many ways, but a new study suggests that continued population growth and its impact on climate and ecology could trigger a more profound chain reaction of effects within little more than a decade. The variety and distribution of plants and animals on Earth – and, for many species, prospects for survival – may be nearing an abrupt, fundamental change because of human activity, warns an international team of ecologists and biologists. Unless humanity deals with the underlying causes that could be pushing Earth's biosphere toward such a change, the results could lead to social and economic instability, write the researchers in a study unveiled Wednesday in the journal Nature. The underlying triggers that the researchers say could lead to a global ecological tipping point have a familiar ring: population growth and the... More »