Posts tagged: Nature



Mieke & Zoran; Statia’s extraordinary artists

This edition of ARCO we step into the colorful world of Zoran and Mieke. They have lived on St. Eustatius  (Statia) since 2000 and for them Statia is one of their main inspirations. Statia is the place where they both find the exact atmosphere needed to dedicate their lives to their art. When asked ...

And We Wonder Why There’s So Much Cancer!

Have you ever wondered what buying a new car may have to do with cancer?  Well, recently environmental sleuths have come to believe that there is such a thing as “sick car syndrome” and similar to sick building syndrome.  When one stops to think about all the chemicals and toxic materials used in ...

TRAHA KU NATURALESA, NO KONTRA

Barku di tera
For di komienso SOLYMAR a soña di un proyekto ekológiko. Awor e ta materialisando.

Pero en realidat, ‘biba bèrdè’ (= biba ekológikamente responsabel) ta mas ku un soño. E ta nesesario. Nos forma di biba aktual no ta sostenible. E eksploshon di preis di petrolio ta djis un síntoma ...

WORK WITH NATURE, NOT AGAINST

Earthships
Ever since SOLYMAR’s formation ‘going green’ has been the dream. Now it is materializing.

But in fact, ‘going green’ is not just a dream. It is a necessity. Our present wasteful lifestyle simply is not sustainable. The recent price-explosion of oil is just one symptom of a reality nobody ...

Solidarism, Interfaith Spirituality & Ecology

What is interfaith spirituality?

The definition of the Center for Economic & Social Justice (‘CESJ' ) is as good as any:

‘There is a Source of all creation and of all universal and absolute values such as Truth, Love and Justice, which represent the ultimate ends of human actions. Many people call ...

Regresar hacia la salud con la terapia Zona Refleja

La terapia Zona Refleja, informalmente llamado Reflexologia, es un método de sanar por medio del cual las plantas de los pies y/o las palmas de las manos) tienen un papel importante. Hay un mapa invisible de todos los órganos en su cuerpo, dibujado en las manos y los pies. Aplicando una presión ...

Back to health with Reflex Zone therapy.

What is Reflex Zone Therapy?
Reflex Zone Therapy, more informally called Reflexology, is a method of healing by which the soles of the feet (or the palms of the hands) play an important role. There is an invisible map of all the organs in your body, drawn in the hands and the feet. Applying ...

Stay on the road

Outdoor Bonaire and the Mangrove Info Center are two tourism-based enterprises known for their efforts to assist preserving Bonaire’s nature.

Both companies are concerned about the explosive growth in the number of people who take their cars or off-road vehicles (such as quads, etc.) into the ...

Hydrogen Economy

The BBC reports that a hydrogen refueling station, which could be installed in the home as an alternative to visiting a petrol station, has been unveiled. Users would need a hydrogen-powered car to go with it, although the system can also be used for heating and cooking.

One of the biggest ...

New direction for Stenapa

Stenapa’s New Manager
In Febuary 2008 Lee Munson became the Marine Park Manager for Stenapa (Sint Eustatius Natural Parks - Foundation). This is a new position merging the roles of two previous posts, namely those of Assistant Manager and Sea Turtle Coordinator.

Lee is originally from Exeter, UK and ...

Caribbean marine parks to aid economy

OSLO, Norway: Caribbean islands will create new protected areas for fish and coral reefs under a $70 million plan that will help safeguard tourism-backed economies.
 
“This is a trust fund for the future benefit of society”, Bahamas Minister of Works and Transport Earl Deveaux said. “Our economy is ...

Book Review: Out of Grief to Hope and Joy

Prognosticators claim that in life only two things are certain: Taxes and death. It’s the death of a loved one though—and particularly a spouse or life partner—that sends most folks reeling into mental, emotional, and sometimes physically challenging downward spirals of “how can I make it through ...

ALBERT [E = MC2] EINSTEIN’S GOD

Often when asked if he were religious, Albert Einstein gave this answer, “I’m not an atheist. I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist [one who believes the existing universe is God; or one who believes in the worship of all gods]”. What he did believe, it seems, is that nature followed laws ...

Peaceful Transition to Democracy in Cuba

There is active opposition to the Cuban government, but it is severely hampered by lack of funds, as well as lack of rights to organize. The right to freely organize political parties, trade-unions or any other associations with an independent political agenda is denied in Cuba. And even if it were ...

Escalating Food Prices

‘I told you so!' is a terrible thing to say. But - alas! -, ARCO did tell you so. About water too (see ARCO 33 and before). It won't be long and we'll have a serious problem with water shortages also. But, let's leave water aside for a minute. The acute problem now is food. Staple foods, such as ...

Equality in Exchange for BES Seabed

International news sometimes suggests solutions to local problems. The news that Australia has increased its share of the seabed by 2.5 million sq km, may serve as an example. The UN agreed to an extension of Australia's share. Its continental shelf will be extended by five times the size of ...

The Credibility Factor

Obama is pure people power. This is spiritual power, ‘if it be turned into earth' as the Emerald Tablet says. This means ‘if it is applied in practice'. Obama may or may not know it, but the power he uses is spiritual. He taps into the positive side of human nature, showing them the right way. And ...

Difference between CO-OP’s and 100% ESOP’s

One critique of ESOP's is that they are the same as CO-OP's, especially 100% ESOP's. Let's look at terminology first. A CO-OP is a form of partnership in which each partner has equal membership in a specific kind of corporation on a ‘one-man one vote'-basis. In fact variations have been introduced ...

Amnesty Law for Cuban Political Prisoners

An Amnesty Law for all Cuban political prisoners will have to be introduced before transition to democracy will take place. This is not as easy as it may seem. For who are ‘political prisoners'? Is the bombing of a Cuban government building, causing death and destruction, a political or a criminal ...

Cuba should adopt Binary Economics

Fidel Castro has finally recognized that he has made a great mistake. His only defense is ‘youth and a misunderstanding of conscience' or something like that, as he recently explained. He has urged more debate on political and economic matters. And very timely indeed! Cuba's people are fed up with ...

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