Garden Press Event 2019

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Wednesday, February 27, 2019 saw the Garden Press Event held at the Business Design Center in Islington, London (UK) and the event was well attended as far as exhibitors and press visitors are concerned.

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Collaborative list – April 2019

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of September 2019?

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Early September, like just about every other time of year, means different things to different people. The post Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of September 2019? In New York, schools open after Labor Day.

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Resolutions for Birding in Costa Rica, 2019

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I actually really hope to see this bird in 2019 in Costa Rica. Although I already do this in a few different ways, I will do more to promote this special endeavor to more people while guiding or just out birding. Well, those are my resolutions for 2019.

Rename All Birds Named After White People

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Prior to serving in the Confederacy, Driver notes, McCown played leading roles in genocidal campaigns against indigenous peoples on the US-Canada border and against the Seminoles in Florida. So, a proposal: let’s stop naming non-European birds after people of European descent.

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Surpassing 300 Species in Costa Rica on Global Big Day, 2019

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People talk about it for months in advance, organize teams, have tee-shirts made, and get support from local businesses, respective tourism ministries and NGOs. The goal of my partner Marilen and myself was identifying all of them, or, at least as many as possible on May 4th, 2019.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of June 2019)

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Mid-June means many things to many people, but much of its allure involves perfect weather. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of June 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Unfortunately, without sunshine and high temps, this time of year becomes a bit of a bore.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of April 2019)

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Easter weekend means many things to many people, but most of us with school-age children in the United States can’t help but link this floating holiday with travel, seeing as how so many K-12 schools use the weekend anchor their Spring Break.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of January 2019)

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I’m still saying Happy New Year to people… Corey had an easy choice for his Best Bird of the Weekend. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of January 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Wait, is January almost over?

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of February 2019?

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The polar vortex encompassing Upstate New York delivered all manner of problems for people, but our local birds seem to be weathering the blistering cold well. The post Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of February 2019? Are you ready for Superb Owl Sunday ?

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19 Ways to Make a Fresh Start in 2019…

Elephant Journal

2018 is finished… And 2019 has just begun… With the transition of one year to the next, many people make the innocent oversight of bringing their out-dated patterns with them (just like a tired but treasured piece of luggage). Blog Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga 2019 dreams healing health katrina love senn katrinalovesenn people-pleasing perfection transformation wellbeing

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The Battle of Stalingrad, or Crows vs. People

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Therefore you can imagine my suspicion when I started to receive calls from various journalists to comment on cases of Hooded Crows attacking people. It only lasts for a day or two before they take flight themselves, but people do not respond with much understanding.

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Can Platypus Persist Alongside People?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Under threat from urban development, can this iconic Australian animal survive alongside us? From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Conservation Science Endangered Species Urban Conservation

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Reuse and Repair

Green (Living) Review

Industry decided that it was too expensive for it to develop new products that people really wanted and needed and rather made products that broke rather quickly and were made in such a way that they can no longer be repaired and thus people have to buy the same (kind of) product again and again.

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Holidaymakers encouraged to save their lilos from landfill by turning them into designer bags

Green (Living) Review

Georgia Wyatt-Lovell, founder of Wyatt and Jack, says: 'Holiday inflatables are great fun for a week or two, but when the holiday’s over, most people have no further use for them. Based on four people per booking, there were 8.25m package holidays taken over the past 12 months.

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The Economic Impact of Birding on National Wildlife Refuges: Creating Local Jobs

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The most recent effort was released in June 2019. The report states : Decades old partnerships with the Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and the City of Socorro have fostered continued economic benefit for the American people. Every few years, the U.S.

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Should I Get Solar Panels Now in 2019 or Wait?

Greentumble

Here are 4 reasons why you should switch to solar in 2019. Due to legislation passed in 2015, the ITC will begin declining each year after 2019 and will be phased out entirely for residential solar in just a few short years. As a homeowner, installing solar panels on.

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Reminders and Perils of Fall Migration in Costa Rica

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Other questions also come to mind like, “If so much poison is needed to grow pineapples, is the profit worth risking the health of people and ecosystems?”, Migration is happening. Every birder knows it.

Sprout Lands – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sprout Lands by William Bryant Logan Published by W W Norton, April 2019 Hardcover 165 x 244 mm / 384 pages ISBN 9780393609417 Price: £19.99

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40 MEPs support campaign asking people to eat vegan for Lent

Green (Living) Review

The parliamentarians have signed a statement of support for the Million Dollar Vegan campaign, which encourages people to fight climate change with diet change LONDON, UK, Wednesday 27 February 2019: As a result of recent research which details the devastating effects of animal agriculture on our planet and the environment, 40 Members of European Parliament (MEPs) have declared their support for the Million Dollar Vegan campaign – including UK MEPs Catherine Bearder and John Flack.

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Dumping garden waste in woods

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people believe that dumping their garden waste in woods, parks and the countryside is a good idea as it goes back into soil but far from it.

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Building a Shelf of Failure in 2019

Elephant Journal

Wanna know my advice for 2019? Hand people the tools they need to take advantage of you. Flip your life upside down like the Monopoly board that it is. Let the game pieces fly in every which direction and land in hard to reach places. Throw all of your money into the garbage disposal. Sign […].

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Three in ten children can't tie their shoelaces when leaving primary school

Green (Living) Review

National Feet Week (13th May – 20th May) encourages people of all ages to prioritise foot health in the same way they would dental and eye health with regular podiatry appointments.

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Futurekind – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Futurekind Design for and by the People by Dr. Rob Phillips Published by Thames & Hudson, May (16) 2019 240 pages 900 illustrations Hardback 25.5

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No Plot? No Problem

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Birding Cape Town

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The colony is a proper tourist attraction with an entrance fee and way too many people, but the penguins still make it worth going. In November 2018, I spent a few days birding in Cape Town, South Africa. While apparently not the safest of places, it is a great spot to see birds.

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Birds of the West Indies by Kirwan, Levesque, Oberle & Sharpe

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The casino was thick with people and tobacco. Now that I have got your attention, let us move to the new version of the Birds of the West Indies by Kirwan, Levesque, Oberle and Sharpe, published by the Lynx Edicions (2019). Or How a Serbian Suave Playboy Promoted Birding the Caribbean.

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Chemicals from sunscreen products do seep into bloodstream

Green (Living) Review

While too much exposure to the rays of the sun can cause damage the biggest problem that, when vising the beach, people tend to immediately plonk down in the sun to be frizzled.

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Foreign Languages on a Birding Trip

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Or, the bear paid no attention to people. Don’t you hate it when you cannot communicate while birding overseas? Having mobility issues, I still remember birding from a van along a rather productive dirt road in Costa Rica ( Broad-billed Motmot , Lineated Woodpecker , Cocoa Woodcreeper , etc.),

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A very British desert.

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Most people avoid the shingles of Dunge and those that do come, seldom venture as far as the ness. The UK’s only official desert is dotted with shipping containers and paraphenalia discarded by the crab fishermen who call these stony wastes their home and their mistress.

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Causes and Effects of Desertification on People and the Environment

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billion people (mainly from developing countries) until the present day [1]. So, people move the livestock to another piece of land where the process repeats. More people means higher demand for natural resources (including water(!)

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Urban Birding in Costa Rica

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Yes, we were at the edge of the big stretch of concrete and asphalt and thus surrounded by green space but this was still habitat heavily affected by people. Some members of the Psittacidae become adapted to living with people, others don’t.

8 Reminders for how to be a Real Ass, Heart-on-your-Sleeve Human in 2019.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness Love Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood 2018 2019 breakup feel inspired human being real ass reminders traumas trusting peopleI don’t know about anyone else, but in my life, 2018 was one hell of a year.

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Aoi Matsuri parade

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According to The Mainisti, a Japanese paper in English language, “the festival originated in the era of Emperor Kinmei more than 1,400 years ago, when people prayed for no damage from rainstorms and good […].

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Recent Changes to the Costa Rica Bird List

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With more Costa Ricans getting into birds and more people taking pictures of everything, a lost Cocoi Heron will be officially documented in Costa Rica, other less expected birds will be discovered, and other AOS supplements will bring more changes.

The longest way to Costa Rica goes around the world!

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Yet, for most people, birders are all eccentric. Presuming that you want to bird Costa Rica, you would book a southbound flight (from N. America) or westbound (from Europe). What if you were truly eccentric?

Open Source and Open Design

Green (Living) Review

Now open source has gone further that that and will enable people not just to connect and cooperate but to help “save the Planet” but also to create businesses. No longer does a corporation or corporations hold the key to the design and end-product but the people as a whole.

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Save the turtles – from people!

Green Prophet

This day was created to help people celebrate turtles and tortoises and protect their disappearing habitats. We contacted the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, and we told them about the fact that people have turtles at home.

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Healing powers of yoga for young people.

Elephant Journal

In an uncertain world, young people are turning to coping strategies that are available to them. […]. “All of my friends smoke a spliff every day and/or take medication, either to help them sleep, or to combat anxiety or depression or for ADHD.

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Empty Pied Oystercatcher nests

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Last week I introduced you to the first Pied Oystercatcher chicks of 2019 and so far they are surviving. This is a popular beach at the moment for vehicles and most people would have no idea that Pied Oystercatchers and Red-capped Plovers are trying to breed along our coastline at the moment.

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Analogue vs. digital birding

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Many people are buying or downloading free bird ID apps, consequently narrowing the market niche and increasing the prices of paper books. But so what, many people do?

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Sharing bar soap cannot make you sick

Green (Living) Review

The only problem is, many people believe that sharing bar soap can transmit infection and we have, in the last ten or so years, been basically been indoctrinated to believe that by advertising.

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Bird of Prey: The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth – A Film Review

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It’s an ethical dilemma: Let the eagles alone, with the risk that they may die out in 20 years, or film them with as minimal disturbance as possible, with the hope that the visuals will have an impact on people and help extend their existence. The Philippine Eagle has a kind face.

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