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Dedicated to interviewing leading edge experts, practitioners in their field, and people who are living examples of sustainability. Covers environmental subject matter that is not readily discussed in depth in mainstream media.
May 2009 Posts
Adrian Butler is chairman of the World Fire Safety Foundation. The Foundation is a non profit global organisation, dedicated to saving lives by exposing the defective nature of the *type* of smoke alarms installed in homes around the world and promoting the safe and affordable alternatives.Overwhelming evidence proves that ionization smoke alarms that use radio active components are not safe because they do not detect smouldering fires, the type of fire that commonly kills.
The Foundation's website provides evidence of fire-fighter and scientific testing that exposes the existing flawed standards testing, that has allowed ionization smoke alarms to be certified as safe and sold to the public for over forty years.It is estimated that tens of thousands of people have been injured or killed globally as a direct result of ionization alarms failing to sound a timely warning.Since April 2004 new legislation requires that certain Australian commercial buildings must install photoelectric smoke alarms in all sleeping areas and exit paths. Despite Standards Australia having now acknowledged that the testing of ionization smoke alarms is flawed, the change to the standard affecting homes continues to be blocked, without justification, putting Australian and New Zealand lives at needless risk.
World Fire Safety Foundation; www.TheWFSF.org
What you as listeners can do.
Gary Williams permaculture specialist, who is the author of 'Out of the Helix' as well as farming a small block of land put into forestry using organic and bio-dynamic principles.He is also a consulting engineer in water and soil resources, as well as being involved in music, theatre and woodworking plus being a Tai chi practitioner.
Listen to how land can be restored, soil stabilized and how trees and birds bring life back into natural surroundings and, that from a place of consciousness there is an urgent need for a commitment to total transformation as to how we as a humanity chart our course towards sustainability.http://waterscape.co.nz
New Zealanders are availing themselves to more and more natural remedies and therapies and of this we can be proud of. As individuals, taking more personal responsibility for our own health and well being, we are realising the sacredness of the body we inhabit.Natural therapies have been around for thousands of years, but in the last 60 years have had bad press, much of it deliberate and orchestrated, however an increasingly astute population both here in NZ and overseas are recognising that the fundamentals of natural health are profoundly beneficial for our bodies and mind, that an increasing number of natural therapists are coming out of Natural Therapy colleges equipped to administer many time honoured modalities and indeed many new ones that have expanded on older methods.
The result is that a growing number of people, especially in the sporting field to business and all walks of life are realising that by taking personal responsibility for our own health and well being, we are also taking our power to become stronger in the face of adversity.Listen to how the Wellpark journey began, and how Natural Therapies are becoming more integrated into the NZ health system.www.wellpark.co.nz
Thomas Greco is a community and monetary economist, writer and consultant and a leading Global researcher on the subject of free market alternative currency and monetary systems.He is founder and director of the non-profit Community Information Resource Center, which supports community improvement and sustainability efforts. British author David Boyle has called Thomas Greco a "pioneer" in the field of local currencies. Greco’s insightful writings are regularly mentioned by alternative currency advocates.He is a keynote speaker at alternative currency forums around the globe and definitely is a world authority, on both financial issues and for humanity to awaken to the need to become proactive in this field. He has recently toured NZ on speaking engagements.
The key to sustainability in the changing global dynamics is for communities to come together and build networks with business, faith groups, voluntary organisations, schools and the full spectrum of localised community, so as to build a robust system of energy exchange if and when national/global currencies loose value and or credence.The imperative being, is to have a strategy in place so that localised community can exist as a viable, stable entity, if a sudden downturn was to occur.His latest book, “The End of Money and the Future of Civilization” from Chelsea Green Publishers is now in print.Web pages: www.Beyondmoney.net and www.Reinventingmoney.com