Cool Your Green Mind Monday

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New Energy System Coming… NOW

Originally posted on CleanTechnica. Imagine that the norm is electricity meters running backward. Yes, your solar panel collected so much it turned your meter around. Decentralized power plants, the people collecting and storing energy. Just a few of the thoughts on the following videos. Imagine a new energy system that some are creating — but why not […]

April 15th

Failure

  This: What a great video by the ever thoughtful Derek Sivers (via Life of Light). And another nice post from Life of Light that sort of goes with it: If you have a fault, consider well before you criticize another. Consider well before you think in a bad way about a friend, family member, spouse, or […]

September 1st

Healing the Waters Music Video

  This is a beautiful music video or Environmental Music Film (EMF) from our good friend Kristen Farquhar. The title is “The Philippines – Healing the Waters.” I meant to post it last month when it was created, but it got lost in my sea of post drafts. Check it out and share: And for more […]

March 21st

Occupy: New Wine and Old Skins

There is a famous biblical parable where Jesus speaks of his new way of thinking as something that cannot be contained in the existing Jewish culture. The idea is that if you put new wine into a used skin, the skin will burst as the new wine ferments, having already been stretched once from its […]

February 10th

Cycling For Everyone — an Expose: Organically Flowing

Seamlessly Integrated Bike Flow “Cycling is part of everyone’s life, because it was made part of everyone’s life.” This film, Cycling for Everyone, is a light, moving record of health and happiness. The film shows Amsterdam as a place where sharing the road is easy and safe. Inhabitants of this city and country value cycling so much that the rich and the […]

January 31st

Compassion & Giving Benefit Us First

  “The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warmheartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest, it is as if we open an inner door. It reduces fear, boosts confidence and brings us inner strength. By reducing distrust, it opens us to others and brings […]

December 27th

On Life

  While I’m not actually a Buddhist (by traditional religious standards and boxes), this post below is a very good one that I think applies to anyone, no matter what your spiritual beliefs or practices are, so I’m sharing it in full here (image added). It was sent to me by email, but it looks […]

December 25th

The Bigger Picture — Sustainable Caring & Action (VIDEO)

I’ve been involved in environmental activism in one form or another since I was a teenager. It’s what I studied for my bachelor’s degree and I always seem to come back to it in every field of work I engage in.

One of the biggest struggles for an activist such as me (and perhaps you) is keeping a balance. Not getting overworked, overwhelmed, or putting too much on my (your?) own shoulders.

October 21st

Simplicity (Cool Your Green Mind Monday)

In this time of internet, cell phones, and iPhones, we have so much information at our fingertips, and so many options possible to us every second of the day, it can be a little overwhelming. While these tools have created great things and great opportunities, they also create a handful of problems. “Information overload” is […]

October 11th

Cool Your Green Mind Monday

Keeping up with all the environmental news (i.e. growing environmental problems, environmental failures by politicians, environmental disasters, and a few success stories here and there) can be tiring, frustrating, and saddening. I think it’s important for anyone interested in these matters to take a step back and view life from a wider perspective from time […]

September 13th