GreenplanetFM interviews Mike Reynolds Architect/Builder 'Earthship' Dwellings & The Garbage Warrior (Ultimo)
posted Thu June 13th 2013 @ 5:21 PM
From Taos in New Mexico USA. A 'wayshower' to energy, food and housing independence.
Designing and building a bio harmonic home out of indigenous materials of rock and soil, but inclusive of old car tires, glass bottles cans etc, can manifest an exceptionally stable and sustainable 'earthship' home.
That with the addition of solar heating and water treatment and storage systems, plus garden area can make your home capable of sustaining you and your family in a well lighted spacious setting for months, without you leaving the dwelling.
Earthships are becoming a growing global phenomena due to their use of waste and left overs from current western technologies and economic systems. With knowledge and skills ordinary people can do extra ordinarily creative things to build an off grid dwelling, that positioned facing the arc of the sun, uses both passive / solar and or windmill energy to power your future with out paying out huge sums to electricity and water utilities. Whilst at the same time keeping the building at a near on constant inner temperature of around 21 degrees all year long.
Originally in the early 1970s in America, Mike responded to the media presenting the future shortage of oil, for heating and cooling, plus electricity for running the home, including future waste and garbage problems with excessive cans and bottles, plus water shortages, sewage disposal and the obtaining of fresh food. So he found an innovative way to incorporate them into building these components into a house, an 'earthship' which he now calls the 6 issues of sustenance on this planet for the people of today. Read More »
Hindu legend (RaewynSomers)
posted Mon June 10th 2013 @ 12:06 AM
According to an old Hindu legend...
..there was once a time when all human beings were gods, but they so abused their divinity that Brahma, the chief god, decided to take it away from them and hide it where it could never be found.
Where to hide their divinity was the question. So Brahma called a council of the gods to help him decide. "Let's bury it deep in the earth," said the gods. But Brahma... answered, "No, that will not do because humans will dig into the earth and find it."
Then the gods said, "Let's sink it in the deepest ocean." But Brahma said, "No, not there, for they will learn to dive into the ocean and will find it."
Then the gods said, "Let's take it to the top of the highest mountain and hide it there." But once again Brahma replied, "No, that will not do either, because they will eventually climb every mountain and once again take up their divinity." Then the gods gave up and said, "We do not know where to hide it, because it seems that there is no place on earth or in the sea that human beings will not eventually reach." Read More »
Thought of the month of June (GailNicholls)
posted Sat June 1st 2013 @ 11:39 PM
Winter is on its way and I heard on the news this morning they are predicting a milder winter for us. It seems like only a week or so ago I was still wearing my summer clothes and now the temperature has dropped the memory of the dry burnt grass, lying brown in the fields no longer a reality! Did it actually get so hot and dry that we were in a drought? So quickly we soon forget and move along in this illusion we call life. We read in the papers, the tornado that ripped though America and more to come…the devastation and 80,000 people without power. Their lives turned upside down so quickly without any warning. In Wellington, houses slipped down the bank and the owners only had 2 minutes to collect their belongings! It made me think….
What would I do if in a split second my home was demolished or I was given 2 minutes to get the most important thing I own! My cats I suppose would be the first thing I would worry about, but what then! I realized that nothing is important in life except that which is with life! My cat sits here at the computer and playing with a stone, actually annoying me as I will not play with her. She is like my child, what would I do if a tornado passed my door and Chasca was taken from me! If I felt like that over a cat how would it be if it was a child? Read More »
A video to watch and learn heaps from (GailNicholls)
posted Sat June 1st 2013 @ 6:01 PM
This video is something that if you have a spare 25 minutes is well worth watching. It is a hive of information and please watch to the end.....like a movie advert that is the crutch to the video.
It has a lot of information about sound, and the key to our ascending to a higher level of consciousness is all about LOVE! nothing more or less. Read More »
GreenplanetFM interviews Nicole Foss on the limits to growth and where to go from here (Ultimo)
posted Thu May 30th 2013 @ 9:40 PM
It is no secret that we are living in interesting and challenging times, and that we are in great need of not just innovative, but collaborative strategies for sustainability to address our planetary emergency head-on.
Nicole M. Foss is Senior Editor of the well-read website The Automatic Earth. Since January 2008, she and co-author Raúl Ilargi Meijer have been chronicling and interpreting the on-going credit crunch as the most pressing aspect of our current multi-faceted predicament.
The site integrates finance, energy, environment, psychology, geopolitics and real politik in order to explain why we find ourselves in a state of crisis and what we can do about it.
Nicole is also an international speaker on global finance, energy and environment. She has lectured in hundreds of locations across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and has made numerous media appearances in a variety of countries.
Nicole describes our financial predicament, vulnerabilities, and the end of economic growth. Read More »
GreenplanetFM interviews Geoffrey Morrell: Organic Farmer, Energy Healer & Medical Intuitive (Ultimo)
posted Mon May 20th 2013 @ 10:02 AM
What is it that compels a very fit and energetic octogenarian, to come back to NZ for a visit to give talks and share his insights across the Auckland region?
From the NZ navy, to the police to a farmer who went into local politics for 6 terms and realized that we should NEVER allow more than 4 terms maximum as any more than this and you lose your enthusiasm, energy and panache.
Saw town planning become so restrictive and that produced the growth of bureaucracy.
Realised in the 1960s that it was not National or Labour but 'the system' that was wrong, where Social Credit offered another viewpoint around finance and economy, he stood at different times against Bill Birch and also Winston Peters and Colin Moyle.
Always pushing the envelope he owned a health store in Australia and then 'moved on'. What motivated him was he did everything because he wanted to see how he could help people. Read More »
Spiritual Retreat New Zealand July 2013 (RaewynSomers)
posted Sun May 12th 2013 @ 6:52 PM
This very special time has given us so much. So much opportunity ...So much realization..(L)
After Levels RT1, RT2, RT3a of REIKI TUMMO (offered regularly in Auckland) you will have great tools to heal yourself and others and have tasted the bliss of getting closer to Divine Love and Light.To deepen your spiritual development even more and learn to live in and through your true Heart you can attend Open Heart Workshops, Spiritual retreats, Master Yoga courses etc. to complete the Kundalini process, develop all Chakras fully and awaken your inner most Heart. The advanced workshops and retreats are usually taught consecutively,one day after the next, so in 3 to 4 days you can quickly raise your level.
We will be holding AN INNER HEART WORKSHOP AND SPIRITUAL RETREAT at the end of July 2013, in ROTORUA.
There is still time to do the workshops needed: Read More »
Ascension, what does it mean? (GailNicholls)
posted Wed May 8th 2013 @ 6:34 PM
Recently my clinic has become a constant flow of people coming and asking, talking or researching this word "Ascension". Many of us are experiencing many body changes, mood swings, dizziness and generally fed up with life in general!
In the past, the Earths consciousness changed in a matter of 20 short hours that left many people devastated, surrounded in chaos and fear with not a clue what has happened.
This time it is different. No more Lemuria and Atlantis chaos as the magnetic fields change poles. This time we are doing it slowly and it is the first time known to humanity this has ever happened this way. It was thought about by the Sirians who were concerned what we were doing on Earth would have a major impact on their planet. So the plan was taken to the Galactic Government and it was agreed upon to go ahead with their idea. No harm could be any worse than the harm we were heading to! So, we started on a journey of remembering who we are, why we are here and so on. Read More »
GreenplanetFM interviews Gavin Healy, co-founder and brand publisher of Element Magazine (Ultimo)
posted Tue May 7th 2013 @ 11:05 AM
Gavin, originally from the emerald isle of Ireland now lives in NZ, brings an insightful and holistic vision of how NZ can lead sustainability both locally and globally. And due to the unique and potent comments and articles in Element Magazine it's now becoming an important educator in both the business world as well as schools and community to looking after our children's future.
The whole idea of the Element publication is to use media to create (drive) positive change in society in a world that is all about consumerism and how we can make more money.
Using the triple bottom line and finding the balance between economic prosperity, health of the biosphere and the health of the people that live within the biosphere. Read More »
Peace of Mind (GailNicholls)
posted Thu April 25th 2013 @ 7:16 PM
Have you ever woken up and wondered what on earth your life is all about? Why are you here? Why is this planet going into turmoil? Oh how I could just keep adding these questions....and so many people coming to my room and talking. Constantly talking about their worries, what is it all about and so on that I sometimes feel I should talk on a CD and pass it out to everyone who steps through my clinic door.
The other week, 3 died in the Boston Bombing, devastating it is, but shock horror it hits the radios,TV news and yes, it is awful. But on the same page a small little article about how 20,000 died in an earthquake, China's devastation but again, a 5 year old girl raped in India, and so many people now homeless. Yes, we feel sorry for the 3 in Boston, but so many others are dying in this world and not a mention about them. They dont make the news.
But have you also noticed that no longer are we sitting back and accepting this. IN India, people are asking for justice as men get away with the atrocities they inflict upon women. We women are standing up and being counted. Men are also standing up beside us and saying enough! Yes, this world is going through major changes and all needed.
Throughout history, devastation has gripped us in some way and yet we keep coming back, reincarnating and for what? What is the reason to come and suffer, or experience that what life dishes out to us. But do you maybe think we are here to not let this be repeated over and over like a record caught in the same groove. It is now time we as a people stand up and hold hands, no matter what colour, religion or belief system and see each other as ONE! How one day I pray that will happen....but we all need to be part of these changes. Read More »