Last year I received an e-mail asking for someone to come to a 2nd and 3rd grade public school classroom to teach art. This soon became what I looked forward to each week as I became an “Art Hero”. Whenever I walked into Room 22, the students would run to me yelling “Kimberly!!” and “We get to make art!” What a joyful experience to see these young people create...
Editor's Note from Erica Curtis: Creativity, contemplation, and community come together at a nonprofit gallery in Southern California. In this article, Greenly Art Space gallery director, Kim Hocking, reflects on her collaboration with a local school to explore the theme communities of service through art.
TedTalk: In clear, nontechnical language, string theorist Brian Greene explains how our understanding of the universe has evolved from Einstein's notions of gravity and space-time to superstring theory, where minuscule strands of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions create every particle and force in the universe...
Drew Dellinger is a spoken word poet, professor, writer, activist and founder of Poets for Global Justice. He has inspired minds and hearts at hundreds of events in many countries, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology, activism, democracy and compassion. He has spoken and performed at numerous conferences--including Bioneers, the Green Festival and The Dream Reborn--as well as colleges, poetry venues, protests and places of worship. Dellinger has shared podiums and stages with luminaries such as Alice Walker, Cornel West,& Robert F. Kennedy Jr.,& Danny Glover, Ani Difranco, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti, Eve Ensler, Chuck D, Paul Hawken, Van Jones and many others. http://www.drewdellinger.org
The most recent studies estimate the extent of Haiti’s deforestation to be between 96 to 98 percent. Port-au-Prince is the largest city in the Western hemisphere without a central municipal wastewater and sewerage treatment facility, a reflection of the lack of sanitation infrastructure of the entire country...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: The addition of solar power into a home is a big step in the goal of a family's organic life. Adding that technology into a hospital benefits so many more. A green techonolgy plan is under way in Haiti for the new hospital opening in the Mirebalais National Teaching Hospital. The goal for the hospital's electrical use from solar energy is admirable, being able to not only light the teaching hospital, but also extend into supplying power for the hot water tanks, and running ceiling fans, thus reducing the need for expensive, not-very-natural use of an air conditioning system.
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