Wednesday, December 23, 2009

CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE WORLD'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Forget about what you hear on the six o'clock news, your mainstream radio airwaves---what you read in the local newspaper---OR what you hear from your overweight, sports, chicken wings, and Rush Limbaugh addicted suburban neighbor with the chemically addicted sterile lawn, noisemaking leaf blower, and titanic SUV!

Instead, Have a watch of these four short films that address climate change through the voices, eyes and ears of the world's indigenous people's. I hope that such films will shed a bit of light on a public who's idea of global travel is riding the "ITS A SMALL WORLD RIDE" at Disneyland!


http://www.lifemosaic.net/filmsforcopenhagen.php

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Introducing Gardens Under Glass For Cleveland And North East Ohio!

There is a new concept in the works tilling in downtown Cleveland that will offer local restaurants, small farmers and community gardeners as well as individuals to grow their own food year round! It is the Gardens Under Glass concept that will transform a former specialty shopping mall called "The Galleria" into a neighborhood community institution that will offer the above gardening opportunities, specialty art galleries and unique shops/businesses and services already housed in the building---as well as an expanded selection of eco-friendly merchants carrying many independently and locally made products to serve life's daily needs. Some of the products such as art, furniture or clothing you can find in the place will be made from recycled materials.

Gardens Under Glass at the Galleria can also serve as a "bookend" of sort for the adjacent emerging Asia Town neighborhood---as it is located in central downtown Cleveland's northeastern most edge, opposite of Asia Town. These places are already virtually linked by nearby Rockwell Avenue. There can be a great synergy between the two places as local residents and even restaurants can rent/lease out spaces in hanging gardens to grow foods locally and hydroponically.

That said, in the simplest of words, is the very basic concept; and what a great re-invention of building and downtown district this can be! I don't want to spoil the surprise on this...so please visit the website for further details about the proposed project.


www.gardensunderglass.vpweb.com

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