East Maui: the heart of Hawaiian culture at Travaasa Hana

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| Truer Shade of Green | The heart of Hawaiian culture is family, food, and ’aina, or a connection to the land.

Secrets of Green Cultures Part 1: The Nabataeans, Water Warriors

Green Home Blog

Imagine a culture that could teach today’s society a thing or two about respecting and harvesting the free, natural resource of water. Take it from the Nabataean culture as they practiced foresight and forethought outdoing their struggling neighbors.

Rape, Cultural Appropriation & Bad Music.

Elephant Journal

Culture is what happens when we come together. It''s a verb, not a noun. At least it acts that way. It is something we experience collectively, not something we own and protect.

Secrets of Green Cultures Part IV: Food Preservation

Green Home Blog

However, many modern cultures continue to treat food with great irresponsibility– unnecessary waste, genetically modified organisms, manipulated animal handling and much more. Many of the secrets of ancient food preservation depended upon the geographical location of each culture.

Second International Birding Rally in Northern Peru: June 11-18, 2013

10,000 Birds

This region was also inhabited by ancient cultures and evidence of their existence can be seen as statues perched on inaccessible cliffs or cemeteries of the ruling class.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of July 2013)

10,000 Birds

And our practices, though familiar to anyone in our phenologically-attuned culture, can seem strange, sometimes even threatening, to the uninitiated. Birding and wildlife watching can be, as we all know, a solitary activity. We receive ample, often poignant reminders of what tragedy can befall those who travel alone among those who don’t recognize their ways or understand their motives. So be careful out there, wherever you roam.

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UNESCO to Protect Olives and Turkish Coffee as Cultural Heritage

Green Prophet

To eat cous cous, chickpea soup or other spicy Moroccan dishes means to consume not just the plate of food at hand, but also a long history of rich cultural tradition, ritual, and knowledge – from animal husbandry to water management and terraced agriculture.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of October 2013)

10,000 Birds

When citizens of the United States tout the superiority of our country, we tend to focus on debatable issues of culture, economy, and government. However, if we’re being fair, one of the irrefutable elements that makes America great is our proliferation of Northern Cardinals. In fact, we lead the world in these ubiquitous red birds, a fact that undoubtedly chafes terrorists and freedom haters everywhere.

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Secrets of Green Cultures Part II: How Ancient Civilization Harnessed Energy

Green Home Blog

This design has been embraced by modern culture in such wind catching structures as the visitor center in Zion National Park, USA, the Saint-Etienne Metropole’s Zenith in France and Burj al-Taqa, a zero emission and zero energy tower in Dubai.

10 Books I Couldn’t Get Out of My Head in 2013. ~ Bronwyn Petry

Elephant Journal

These are the books that have stayed with me from 2013 definitely not a perfect list, nor an exhaustive one, but ones that I find myself telling people about, over and over. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Literary Journal 2013 books list

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This is what Rape Culture Looks Like.

Elephant Journal

I’m all for giving people second chances. We all made foolish choices in high school, and some of us may have even hurt people. But this? This is inexcusable. This is worse than the boys taking pictures while they abused this girl.

A Culture of Confessions. ~ Heather Grimes

Elephant Journal

Recent evidence proves it: as a culture, we love to confess. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education WAYLON: Today Only blogs christmas vacation confessions honesty zack galifinakis

Britain sees death of throw-away culture and is becoming a nation of regenerators

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Research that was launched to coincide with the start of Climate Week 2013, Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, has identified the rise of the ‘Re-Generation’. Instead of disposing of unwanted items, consumers are choosing to recycle, re-use or re-sell items they no longer want. The figures reveal an overwhelming reluctance to consign used items to the bin.

6 Eco Resolutions for 2013

Green Prophet

It’s nearly 2013 and I am grateful. And with it my motivation to do something about it, which is why I decided to sit down and map out a few ways in which I hope to reduce my environmental footprint in 2013.

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Gandhi, Kendrick Lamar & Defending the Culture. ~ Roopa Singh

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Yoga Yoga News & Culture Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today control culture Ghandi hip hop integrity Kendrick Lamar rap Hip hop and yoga are iconic American success stories. Both forms started out as warrior arts, were narrowed in the name of profit, are now American cash cows.

Britain Sees the Death of Throw-Away Culture - Climate Week reveals a nation of Regenerators

Green (Living) Review

Climate Week runs from the 4th to the 10th March 2013 with half a million people taking part in over 3,000 events across the country. Research launched to mark the start of Climate Week, Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, identifies the rise of the ‘Re Generation’. Instead of disposing of unwanted items, consumers are choosing to recycle, re-use or re-sell items they no longer want. The figures reveal an overwhelming reluctance to consign used items to the bin.

How the Media Failed Women in 2013. {Video}

Elephant Journal

“How Far We Haven’t Come: All of the Terrible Ways the Media Treated Women in 2013 in One Video.” Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Sexy

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Saudi’s Fledgling Cycling Culture (Video)

Green Prophet

Albeit huge advocates of urban cycling , we have been sensitive to the fact that – mostly because of culture – the practice hasn’t taken off in the Middle East.

2013: The Year of the Robot Unicorn. | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

CULTURE. Yoga / Love / Food / Wellness / Spirituality / Family / Culture / Green / Society / Work. on Jan 18, 2013. 2013: The Year of the Robot Unicorn. Feng Shui experts believe 2013 to be the year of the Water Snake. 2013 is expected to be a most auspicious year!

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Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation: A Book Review by a Curious Bird Feeder

10,000 Birds

So, I was happy to see the publication of a book on all aspects of wild bird feeding—history, culture, and economics. Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation by Paul J. Barker formerly coordinated Project FeederWatch for the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, and is the co-author of The FeederWatcher’s Guide to Bird Feeding (2000) and the Audubon Birdhouse Book: Building, Placing, and Maintaining Great Homes for Great Birds (2013).

Enough is Enough: Zero Tolerance for Rape Culture on Facebook. {Trigger Warning: Disturbing Material}

Elephant Journal

By removing images that promote violence against women, we are sending a bigger message to our culture at large. Facebook does not have to be a platform for rapists and men who abuse women.

Top 13 Funniest Videos & the Single Most Inspiring Video of 2013.

Elephant Journal

The point is this: these are the top 13 funniest videos of 2013. (I I chose 13, not because I''m clever enough to have thought "13" would be cool with "2013," but because I couldn''t limit myself to only 10 even 13 were hard.). Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Funny 2013 videos laughter

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In a Remote Alaska Rainforest, a Tribe Protects Habitat and Restores Culture

Nature Conservancy - Science

On Prince of Wales Island in Alaska, the restoration of rivers goes hand-in-hand with the restoration of cultural traditions. Haida community members were trained in ecological monitoring protocol so they could restore streams important for their community’s food and culture.

Silence of the Rattlesnake Researchers: Snakes, Culture and Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

The cultural hatred of snakes can run deep. Wildlife biologist Doug Blodgett is mum about the locations of rattlesnakes: to protect the snakes from people. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC. By Matt Miller, senior science writer.

April Fools 2013 Roundup Eco Edition

Eccorazzi

Read More The post April Fools 2013 Roundup Eco Edition appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment News Pop Culture Top News

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The American Culture of Debt. ~ John Forrest | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

CULTURE. Yoga / Love / Food / Wellness / Spirituality / Family / Culture / Green / Society / Work. on Jan 17, 2013. The American Culture of Debt. The United States of America is a Culture of Debt. Like elephant culture on Facebook.

Will You Join Me in Boycotting Paparazzi Culture? ~ Kristina Peterson

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only Yoga Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today celebrity worship community connection intimacy jealousy mindfulness morphine paparazzi pop culture soul Celebrity worship is morphine for the soul.

Hijab Culture for Islamic Clothing in the Sustainable Fashion Limelight

Green Prophet

Another prominent hijab culture blogger that has helped put this type of clothing in the fashion limelight is Mariam Sobh. Islam Shopping Centre nurtures this rising demand for modern, stylish yet elegantly unique Islamic clothing generated through the increasing presence of Hijab culture.

Qasr Garden Museum: Iranian Prison Transformed into a Hot Cultural Attraction

Green Prophet

In addition to a handful of galleries, the new cultural complex boasts a library, amphitheater and gorgeous gardens that create a calm and tranquil atmosphere at a space that used to cause fear and trembling in the hearts of political dissenters.

Can Forest Carbon Markets Provide for a 40,000-Year-Old Culture?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Can a forest carbon offset project protect the resources and culture of indigenous hunter-gatherers in northern Tanzania? The Hadza are a consensus-based culture; in their own groups, they do not have leaders or hierarchy. Will the Hadza survive as a culture?”

Rejecting the Yoga Community’s Culture of Fear.

Elephant Journal

I bared my soul this week in an article and confessed my addiction to the world. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Yoga Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today acceptance addiction ahimsa fear perfect recovery smoking

Burning Man: “Amazing Time Lapse of 2013 seen from 4 miles away.” (video)

Elephant Journal

Burning Man 2013 Time-Lapse: Seen Miles Away From A Mountain Top: “This video captures Burning Man 2013 from an elevation of 5495 feet above sea level and over 4 linear miles from the center of Black Rock City. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) WAYLON: Today Only

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Aerialist dances at 2013 Burning Man (Video; Nudity)

Elephant Journal

from philip An aerialist performs at Burning Man in 2013. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Arts & Culture Sexy aerial aerialist burning man dance Naked Nude nudity The Aerialist. For more on Burning Man, here.

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Social Dysfunction: How I Screwed Up 2013 So Far. ~ Max Zografos.

Elephant Journal

CULTURE. Yoga / Love / Food / Wellness / Spirituality / Family / Culture / Green / Society / Work. on Feb 8, 2013. Social Dysfunction: How I Screwed Up 2013 So Far. ~ Like elephant Culture on Facebook. Max Zografos” Michelle says: February 11, 2013 at 06:53.

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Colorado’s First Annual Cross-Cultural Shamanic Conference. ~ Jyoti Wind

Elephant Journal

(.). Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Denver Equal Rights Featured Events Boulder Colorado Shamanic Conference

Prepare to be Delighted: The Albuquerque Balloon Festival 2013.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Inspiring (Wow) albuquerque balloon festival flight hot air balloons New Mexico timelapse There''s nothing better than a truckload of people (in this case, upwards of 800,000!),

“How the Media Failed Women in 2013.” ~ Kathryn Ashworth {Video}

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today "I remember when I was a teenage girl, these things really affected me. Somehow I have begun brushing them off my shoulders.

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Iranian Recycled Stone Apartment #1 Among 2013 Aga Khan Architecture Award Nominees

Green Prophet

Every three years, the Aga Khan Architecture Award acknowledges projects relevant to Islam that are culturally, environmentally and socially superior. The 2013 awards will be handed out this September in Lisbon, Portugal.

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For Valentine's Day Weekend 2013: Witches, Zombies, Nicholas.

Mother Jones

Culture. → Culture , Film , Top Stories. For Valentine's Day Weekend 2013: Witches, Zombies, Nicholas Sparks, and "Die Hard" —By Asawin Suebsaeng | Fri Feb. 15, 2013 2:42 PM PST Tweet Love Free or Die Hard. 2013 March. Skip to Navigation.

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Study Finds Strong Correlation Between Presence Of Culture and Biodiversity

Eco Friendly Daily

Now a study revolving around cultures finds a considerable link between the presence of culture and of biodiversity. Environmental destruction in regions result in cultural losses in areas across the globe.