July 2009 Blog Posts (11)

Immediate Financial Support Needed for this Social Sustainability Project!

Please help finance this project. I need financial sponsors now to complete this European Tour and develop the presentation and trainings that I will bring back to the USA! Please send checks (credit cards also accepted) to Tracie Sage, PO Box 439, Williams, OR 97544.

I feel abundant gratitude and enthusiasm for all your support! blessings, Tracie



Help me spread powerful relationship and community skills!




Much more connection, cooperation and… Continue

Added by Tracie Sage on July 31, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

And once you spot it, it keeps coming up...





What does a $97 seatbelt ticket have to do with the passing of a pillar of my town's community? There's no chance in hell you can answer that question, because it came out of a dark niche of my memory bank and ended up like… Continue

Added by Jeff Golden on July 30, 2009 at 11:50pm — No Comments

A blog change..



...let's get real about the self-talk that immediately follows getting a traffic ticket. Amazing how fast that can tweak your earnest world view. Here's what I… Continue

Added by Jeff Golden on July 30, 2009 at 11:40pm — No Comments

Rising Phoenix Helps Ashland Become First City in Southern Oregon to Use Homegrown Fuel

Ashland Becomes First City in Southern Oregon to Use Homegrown Fuel



By switching to B5 biodiesel in June, the City of Ashland became Southern Oregon’s largest municipal fleet running on domestic biodiesel blends. By replacing 5% of their 38,000-gallon annual diesel usage with a domestic biodegradable fuel, they save 30,000 pounds of greenhouse gasses from Rogue Valley skies. In a year, that’s like taking 3 of their cars off the road, or importing 45 less barrels of foreign oil.… Continue

Added by Rising Phoenix Biofuels on July 29, 2009 at 9:38pm — No Comments

The Aloha Friday Show - Alex Grey and Mayor Stromberg! | DenizenTV.com



DenizenTV.com is having the 11th Aloha Friday Show on July 31st 2009! The Happy Hour is a Alex's Restaurant and Bar.



The Mayor of Ashland, John Stromberg, will be on this week's Aloha Friday Show! He will be talking about sustainability issues in Ashland so if there are any questions or themes that you would like to hear him discuss please contact us or leave a comment!



To learn more about the Aloha Friday Show and the… Continue

Added by DenizenTV.com on July 27, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Perception Pie

DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan (dreamingbear.net) has inspired this poetry. Catch him at the Mystic Garden Party if you can, or any other event he is a part of.



Perception Pie



Can I persuade you to partake in a piece of perception pie sliced silver thin and served a la new modality of thinking?



The cosmic crust has been rolled and folded

into frolicking flakes of friendly fantasies

and filled with mind melting mysteries

which will dissolve… Continue

Added by Zander Dorje on July 23, 2009 at 9:41am — No Comments

Raspberries and Midlife - Important Advice. And a Question...

I was down in our community garden late last night watering my beds, covering the beans with net AFTER the birds had helped themselves, and picking some more raspberries.

My new neighbor, Jill, the…

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Added by Meri Walker on July 19, 2009 at 9:51am — 2 Comments

Maybe they're putting us on...



I was a County Commissioner once. I let with a pretty high opinion of local government, or at least its potential to serve people the way they want to be served. So I wince every time I hear "Government" slammed as some kind of lumbering monster, with no sense that the process is very different, with very different accessibility for citizens who care, at the national,… Continue

Added by Jeff Golden on July 12, 2009 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Patriotism



This blog's called "Really Taking America Back." Last week's column is about that, too. And about patriotism. And how they might be the same thing.
How much sense does this make to…
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Added by Jeff Golden on July 9, 2009 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Declaration of Independence

Added by Ashland Source Center on July 4, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Entheologues the book is now available, featuring Rick Strassman, James Oroc and more!

I'm pleased to announce the release of my newest book, Entheologues: Conversations with Leading Psychedelic Thinkers, Explorers and Researchers, edited by Martin W. Ball, Ph.D. (Kyandara Publishing, 2009). Currently available at www.martinball.net and www.lulu.com/kyandara



$10 PDF ebook download

$15.95, Paperback book

188 pages



Does 5-MeO-DMT… Continue

Added by Martin Ball on July 2, 2009 at 10:32am — No Comments

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China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to fight pollution | The Independent

China has reportedly reassigned over 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in a bid to combat pollution by increasing the country's forest coverage.  A large regiment from the People's Liberation Army, along with some of the nation's armed police force, have been withdrawn from their posts on the northern border to work on non-military tasks inland. The majority will be dispatched to Hebei province, which encircles Beijing, according to the Asia Times which originally reported the story. The area is known to be a major culprit for producing the notorious smog which blankets the capital city.

Good News: This Year's Monarch Butterfly Migration Is Larger Than We've Seen in Recent Years | Better Homes & Gardens

Every autumn, monarch butterflies migrate across the U.S., heading south (and in some cases, west) for the winter. They are one of the few butterfly species that makes such a long migration—it can be up to 3,000 miles, and they often travel in such large groups that they fill the sky with their orange-and-black wings and blanket vegetation when resting. But over the past two decades, their numbers have been steadily declining, to the point that this insect is being considered for the endangered species list. Since 1997, when an estimated 682 million monarchs swooped through the air, the population has dwindled as low as 25 million monarchs in 2014 before rebounding to 150 million in 2016. So when reports of this year’s migration seem to indicate more of these winged wonders than usual, it could be a sign that their populations are continuing to make a comeback.

Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely primarily on renewable energy | Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Berlin — Germany, one of the world’s biggest consumers of coal, will shut down all 84 of its coal-fired power plants over the next 19 years to meet its international commitments in the fight against climate change, a government commission said Saturday.

New urban algae canopy produces as much oxygen as four hectares of woodland | The Plaid Zebra

An urban canopy created with algae has got people talking about the link between technology and environment. According to Gizmag, the bio-digital structure pumps a fluid with microalgae around a transparent shelter, which in turn produces shade, energy in the form of biomass, and an impressive amount of oxygen amounting to the equivalent of four hectares of woodland. When it comes to photosynthesis, microalgae organisms are ten times more efficient than large trees and grass. Buildings and architectural surfaces are efficient spaces to utilize this technology.

U.S. House votes to ban uranium mining near Grand Canyon | Arizona Mirror

The U.S. House approved legislation Wednesday to permanently ban uranium and other hardrock mining near the Grand Canyon.  The bill from Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, passed by a vote of 236-185. 

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