Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Referral Corner



-- Referral Corner --


Well, it is time for another referral corner - where we celebrate and highlight non-profit organizations working to make this world a better place. Hopefully you'll have a chance to visit their sites, perhaps get involved with their various on-going campaigns, and share their information with your friends on social networking sites, etc.

Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds:

This organization is an internationally recognized leader for seabird rehabilitation and rescue. They have saved nearly one hundred thousand African penguins from oil spills since the late 1960's. Their main focus is to conserve and protect seabird populations, but also collaborate on awareness campaigns and research projects.




Roots of Change Organization:

This California-based group (USA) began back in 1999, collaborating with sustainable agriculture organizations with the goal of creating a sustainable food system, with healthier more affordable food and farms. 



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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Raising Conscious Children



-- Conscious Discussions Talk Radio --

Nitai Deranja, of California (USA) is the founder and first director of the original Living Wisdom School , and the founder of the non-profit educational organization: Education for Life, and director of a Teacher Training Program at the Ananda College of Living Wisdom in Nevada City, CA. These efforts of a small but growing network of schools are committed to raising the consciousness of youth. His background includes a degree in Humanistic Psychology, is a credentialed teacher and holds a Masters in Education. 

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Organic Waste Innovations



-- Quote of the Day -- 


"Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." 

~ Robert Francis Kennedy



 -- Organic Waste --


I learned recently of an amazing innovation in the realm of composting organic waste that converts the waste into both liquids and mulch fertilizers for agriculture industries and gardeners to employ in their efforts to increase the quality of their soil.

This new process - known as the Muncher - developed by Ecologico-Logic achieves a high-volume output  by combining mechanical efficiency with powerful, naturally occurring, aerobic microorganisms in a patent-protected process that greatly accelerates waste digestion, with no environmental damage.

According to the site, www.ecologicologicinc.com the Muncher will turn organic solid waste into nutrient-rich plant food in less than one hour - compared to composting which can take from 45 days to a year. These units produce no toxic gases, hazardous compounds or foul odors and will not pollute landfills or aquifers. Plus, the Muncher reduces the actual volume of waste by 75 to 80 percent – one ton of garbage is downsized to about 600 pounds of solid cake mulch and liquid effluent.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Writing



-- Quote of the Day --


"Books, I found, had the power 
to make time stand still, 
retreat or fly into the future."

 ~ Jim


-- Conscious Discussions Talk Radio --

Edie Weinstein is here to share her expertise in the World of Writing… She is a career journalist with 23 years experience interviewing some of the most amazing movers and shakers on the planet. In addition she has experience as a social worker, entrepreneurship (owner of By Divine Design) and years of work in the realm of PR. Edie also writes a regular column, a daily blog (The Bliss Blog) and a weekly blog (Vivid Life).   

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Marketing, Website, Birds & More



-- Quote of the Day -- 

“The three furies of marketing – the first one is Humor, which is a distraction; Sex is a huge tool in marketing, and it is a matter of undermining our sexual adequacy our sense of attractiveness, and our gender identity. …Fear is the third one; fear is a huge motivator and marketers use it all the time. - So what happens to a whole society when they are constantly having these bullets (the furies) fired at them every 30 seconds? The society gets anxious, depressed, non-functional… we will react instead of responding intelligently. The problem with modern marketing is it has become trauma… we are traumatized by marketing, with devastating results.”

~ Lynn Serafinn

Today's quote was excerpted from the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio show titled: Is Marketing Making Us Ill?

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-- Referral Corner --


This resource was sent our way from Candace Williams:
 


The Stat-My-Web website provides detailed stats about websites like - when it was created, where is it hosted, how much is it worth and where does it rank on the web. These detailed stats are displayed in both graphical and text formats. Besides this , there are also over 15 tools which help in specific analysis of the website. All this is provided for free in a clean and professional layout.




And this next resource is for bird lovers:


Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT)

The DICT helps protect the threatened African penguins on one of their important breeding islands.  You can help save the African penguins on Dyer Island by purchasing nesting boxes or contributing to the rehabilitation of oiled and injured birds there.  




-- Conscious Living Event --


Seedy Saturday & Environmental Fair
 
Date: February 25, 2012
Location: Unitarian Congregation
84 South Service Rd. Mississauga, ON


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Friday, February 24, 2012

Of Pets and Behavior



-- Quote of the Day --

“So often we let the pain come through and the reflection of (how we were previously hurt) that moment rather than the love that we saw (in that moment as well). So I think it is important that we really consider whether we are making decisions based on how we were previously hurt or are we really giving life and opportunities a chance rather than thinking about what was or what couldn’t be. …So often as humans we tend to beat ourselves up something fierce about something we can’t do very much about, but it is so important for us to allow ourselves to just breathe …Now the question is – Now that we know …what are we going to do with that information? …Ask yourself  ‘How’s that (behavior) working for you?’. …How you are thinking and viewing a situation makes a world of difference.” 

~ Nathaniel Williams

Today's quote orignates from the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio show titled: Reaching for Your Personal Best

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-- Brummet's In the Media --


Join me for a live discussion with the host, Glo Rod, about pet adoption from rescue groups on the A Variety of Pets radio show today, Feb 24, @ 10 AM CST (9 AM Mountain / 8 AM Pacific) for 1/2 hour.

This radio episode will be archived for those who cannot make the live broadcast:


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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Perception



-- Conscious Discussions Talk Radio -- 

It is time for another Positive News episode - this series airs every 3 weeks or so and offers inspiring quotes, resources, shares incredible findings and new technologies... in an effort to negate negative perceptions and to celebrate the positive happenings across the planet.  Today we'll focus on information that will help change our perception of this life and the world we live in.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Technology & Mankind



-- Quote of the Day --

"Think on this doctrine: 
That reasoning beings were created for one another's sake; 
That to be patient is a branch of justice, 
and that men sin without intending it." 

~ Marcus Aelius Aurelius



-- Positive News -- 

Technological advances in the transportation industry is happening almost daily, focusing on fuel conservation, alternative power sources, better efficiency, and even recycled content. Ford, for instance, is now able to  recycle 2 million plastic bottles annually in their new cars via the fabric they are now using, and are proud to use the fabric especially in the Focus Electric (gas-less) vehicle now being manufactured. They are also using soy foam, recycled resins and yarns in their efforts to become a green company. Honda, too, has committed to reducing emissions from their manufacturing sites by 30%...
It is great to see these changes in the industry!


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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

writer's chat



Join us in the live writer’s chat room
 tonight 
starting at:
 7 PM (Mountain) / 8 PM (pacific) / 9 PM (Eastern) 
@:
 http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/Chat2.html

Entrepreneurs




-- Quote of the Day -- 

"The self-controlled soul, 
who moves amongst sense objects, 
free from either attachment or repulsion, 
he wins eternal Peace." 

~ Bhagavad Gita



-- Conscious Discussions Talk Radio --

Ruchira Agrawal is a Personal and Professional Development Coach, the author of Before You Launch Your Business: How to Decide If Being An Entrepreneur is For You and the Founder of InnerVeda Communications.  Her background includes 21 years of work experience in marketing, recruiting, entrepreneurship and coaching. Currently, she works with individuals who are at a career crossroads and looking to discover their vocational calling and their authentic work.   

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Waste, Water & Life Lessons



-- Quote of the Day --

"There are times when fear is good. 
It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls. 
There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain." 

~ Ãtschylus


-- Brummets in the Media --

Join me on: The Sharon Kleyne Hour, today - Feb. 20, at 10:35am (Pacific)... where Sharon and I will talk about waste reduction and our support of non-profits. This syndicated show airs on the WorldTalkRadio.com station.  If you can't make the live show, be sure to visit the site below and click on the tab located near the top of the homepage for "archives".



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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Volunteering in our Communities



-- Conscious Discussions Talk Radio --

We have Political Scientist and author of 15 books James Payne joining us today - whose volunteer activities include being on the board of The Selkirk School, director of Sandpoint Educational Opportunity, participation in Habitat for Humanity and the Sandpoint Committee on Television Awareness. He is a powerful advocate for people taking responsibility volunteering in their communities. The focus of our discussion today will be on expecting less from government, while expecting more from both ourselves and our social groups (i.e. co-workers/churches/family).

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Nature & Science


-- Quote of the Day --

"It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man
 - for precisely the same reasons." 

~ Douglas Adams


 -- New Bio-Mimicry Energy Resource --

Once again science is inspired by nature - often dubbed as bio-mimicry... 

Toyota Central R&D Labs, Inc. (Toyota CRDL) announced on September 20,
2011, that it had succeeded in demonstrating an artificial photosynthesis
process that, for the first time in the world, generates an organic
compound  (Formic Acid) using only water, carbon dioxide (CO2), and sunlight… an exciting energy source for the future, but it is far from being as efficient as nature at this point in the development of this technology.


-- Conscious Living Event --

Date: February 18, 2012
Event:
2012 Conference - Your Food, Your Choice: The Value of Organic
Location:
U of T Conference Centre
89 Chestnut St. Toronto, ON


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Friday, February 17, 2012

Of Waste, Food & Soil



-- Quote of the Day --


“…many people are sensitive to sugar, fat and salt – especially in combination, as in fried potatoes – When we eat sugar, our brain produces feel good chemicals and takes away the painful feelings. …but what will happen is that the feelings will return because the blood-sugar will drop. …There was a study with two groups of rats who were fed sugar and cocaine – the ones that were feasting on sugar had a much more difficult time when they were detoxing, then the group of rats that were detoxing from cocaine. …As we age our metabolism will slow down a bit and Menopause will cause some body changes and we may feel like taking a nap a little more – but it doesn’t mean that you need to slow down. …Staying well hydrated and getting a good night sleep is more important than we may not realize. If we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies produce a hormone that causes increased hunger and another hormone that increases stress.
 …Dehydration feels like hunger – sometimes people are eating when actually if they had a big glass of water they wouldn’t be hungry.

~ Denise Lamothe


Today's quote is excerpted from the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio Showtitled: Healthy Eating Habits

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-- Referral Corner --


Yes, it is time for another batch of recommended resources that I hope our readers will be inspired by and possibly visit their site. 

Local Harvest:  Offers a site location map for US-based businesses and farmers offering organic food, allowing consumers to shop closer to home, so it is fresher and tastier with more nutrients, and reduce the fossil fuels associated with their diet. At the same time it allows farmers to find markets for their sustainably grown produce and products. 



SOS Sahel UK: This organization exists to find meaningful solutions to the poverty and vulnerability experienced by millions of people across the dry-lands of the African Sahel (West to East Africa). It wants to see the herders and farmers of the Sahel influence the decisions that affect their lives, and have control over the natural and economic resources they need for a secure and fulfilling life. 


California Recycles: This US-based organization focuses on connecting schools and businesses and individuals allowing them to post requests for, or offer material. This is another example of material exchange organizations that allow people to proactively reduce waste by offering it to others that might see this "waste" as a resource - such as art groups, sewing groups... and businesses as well. 

 


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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Reading / Writing



-- Quote of the Day --


"The greatest gift is a passion for reading. 
It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, excites, 
gives you knowledge of the world 
and experience of a wide kind. 
It is a moral illumination."

~ Elizabeth Ardwick



 -- Conscious Discussions Talk Radio --


Today's special Best Of Series episode (Vol 14) offers a 2-part discussion with  Cindy Barilleaux, of Writing Coaching Services, joins host Lillian Brummet for an in-depth discussion about the world of writing - the writing process, the reality of a writing career, book proposals, common writer roadblocks, and what to expect when marketing any project. 

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