Unusual Things To See and Do in Belgium

Eco Chic

A guide to Belgium. Belgium is famous for many culinary delights, chocolate, beer and waffles among them. We take a look at some of the must-do activities in Belgium over the next year. The event started in the early 1970s to showcase Belgium’s famous export of begonias. Casino Spa in Belgium is the world’s oldest casino, built in 1763. The post Unusual Things To See and Do in Belgium appeared first on Eco-Chick.

Belgium bans the book

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Belgian Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne has announced on Twitter that Belgium would adopt an opt-in system for residential telephone directories. From 2011, white-pages directories will not be delivered in Belgium unless a customer requests one and let's hope the same will be true for the business pages as well. The white pages opt-in system in Belgium could save 3,000 tonnes of paper.

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Companies that walk their talk, Waylon visits Kim of New Belgium.

Elephant Journal

Waylon and the talk show crew went to New Belgium Brewing to ask the Co-Founder Kim Jordan what makes their beer green, why bicycles are fun, what a dream workplace looks like and how to do well and do good. collins kim jordan New Belgium Brewing organic Walk the Talk Show With Waylon Lewis Waylon Lewis (by or about

Solidarity: Well Played, Belgium. Well Played.

Elephant Journal

November 22, 2015 news of a police operation in Brussels quickly spread on Twitter as eyewitnesses and journalists shared photos and observationsunder the hashtag #BrusselsLockdown. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Europe Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Today Only anger awareness difference division hashtag society solidarity terror terrorism together twitter

Belgium plans first renewable energy Antarctic base

Eco Friendly Daily

Belgium will build the first polar station powered solely by renewable sources of energy at a site in the Antarctic that will study climate change. The station, the Antarctic summer home to 20 people, including 12 to 16 scientists, will focus on studying climate change and will mark Belgium's return to the continent after an absence of over 30 years. "Antarctica

How To Bike 4239 Km From Belgium To Turkey In 10 Days


4000+ km (2485+ miles) from Geraardsbergen, Flanders in Belgium to Istanbul in Turkey. The post How To Bike 4239 Km From Belgium To Turkey In 10 Days appeared first on Icebike.org. The Transcontinental is one of the most extreme races in the world. The whole race is unsupported, so there are no team cars and no fresh bikes if your bike breaks down. You are on your own and have to fix all your bike problems yourself.

Belgium plans first renewable energy Antarctic base

Eco Friendly Daily

Belgium will build the first polar station powered solely by renewable sources of energy at a site in the Antarctic that will study climate change. The station, the Antarctic summer home to 20 people, including 12 to 16 scientists, will focus on studying climate change and will mark Belgium's return to the continent after an absence of over 30 years. "Antarctica

Brussels is Under Attack, & There’s Nothing We Can Do.

Elephant Journal

Belgium is under attack right now and no, there is no thing we can do about that. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today attacks belgium Brussels fear news terrorism violenceBut we can acknowledge it all the same.

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Making Peace in Times of War.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) belgium Brussels attack finding peace peace power of love tragedy war yogi's lifeWe are one human race. But today it is painfully evident that we are a people at war with each other and perhaps also with ourselves.

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Objekten’s Intelligent Ecology: Sustainable Design to Buy Once

Eco Chic

Made in Belgium from German wood, this peppermill is a stunner; it will be the only one you ever need to buy; a small piece of design that you will use every day (or at least I do, I love pepper!). Leaning is an ingenius “wall pocket” made in Belgium with wood from managed forests and comes in a variety of 12 colors. HomeSoul belgium design eco cushions Europe faux fur laptop cover Objekten peppermill shelves sustainable design wood

New Year’s Resolutions at Colorado’s Green Breweries

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Beer Bicycles Solar Energy/PV Colorado's Green Breweries Fat Tire New Belgium Odell photovoltaic photovoltaic systems

The pricey Super Bowl Commercial that proves Bud is scared of the Craft Brew Movement.

Elephant Journal

” (self.beer) Anheuser Busch is owned by InBev, which is headquartered in Belgium. This is an ad that a company that’s running scared of innovation makes. “Shots fired budwiser macrobrew super bowl add seems like a desperation Hail Mary.” This is what bluster tastes like. This is what fear looks like. With the bottom of the […]. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* WAYLON: Today Only

Small craft breweries as tourist destinations?

Environmental Economics

Bev Perdue is aimed at attracting Sierra Nevada and New Belgium, two well-known midsize breweries, to western North Carolina. Tim Moffitt, an Asheville Republican, said the change would help attract the Colorado-based New Belgium and the California-based Sierra Nevada to open East Coast production facilities, potentially creating about 275 jobs and more than $200 million in capital investments.

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Getting cadmium out of my chocolate through the roots

Green Prophet

David Argüello from Belgium along with a team from Ecuador have found ways to reduce cadmium in chocolate trees, using lime. Simran Sethi is a writer and activist who protects food we love, like chocolate and wine.

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Friday Beer Post: Bottle or Can

Environmental Economics

New Belgium has provided a balanced voice in the debate, posting on its blog in April that even with all the volume of research on the life cycle and greenhouse gas emissions of beer packaging materials, there is no clear answer as to whether glass bottles or aluminum cans are environmentally superior.

Climate Change Sceptics Highest in US and UK


The survey was carried out from July 5 to August 6 by the opinion poll group Ipsos for the insurance firm Axa and was conducted in the United States, Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Mexico, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, , Spain, Switzerland, Hong Kong,and Turkey. 80 percent in Belgium agree and only 72 percent in the United States. An online poll of 13,500 adults in 13 countries found that most people believe that climate change is happening.

Holiday Beer Libations: Drink Green

Green Home Blog

New Belgium. Another Fort Collins favorite is New Belgium Brewing Co. Holiday Beer Libations: Drink Green. If you partake in alcoholic beer beverages there is a high probability that you are unaware of the brands which actually produce less of a carbon footprint than others. This holiday season, as friends, family and business relations raise a glass to good cheer and good fortune, try something new and grab a green one. Sierra Nevada.

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Mummy limbs smugglers hide “loot” in speakers, foiled in Egypt

Green Prophet

On a plane to Belgium, the X-ray technicians noticed something fishy and looked deep inside the speakers. What would Tutankhamun say? Remember when mummies starting floating up in sewage ? This story is even better. Security officials at the Cairo International Airport foiled a plot to smuggle ancient mummified limbs out of the country in a couple of loudspeakers. Instead of wires and a woofer, they found body parts.

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Brewery Ommegang: Idyll Days Pilsner

10,000 Birds

Not that Belgium is any stranger to pilsner, the cold-fermented golden lager born in Bohemia that took the world by storm in the mid-nineteenth century, as any drinker of Stella Artois – Belgium’s homegrown interpretation – can tell you. It’s hard to believe that a few weeks ago I was checking the weather forecast every day, eagerly anticipating any warm, southerly winds that might carry with them new arrivals during the height of spring migration in May.

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Beer Libations: Drink Green

Green Home Blog

New Belgium. Another Fort Collins favorite is New Belgium Brewing Co. Holiday Beer Libations: Drink Green. If you partake in alcoholic beer beverages there is a high probability that you are unaware of the brands which actually produce less of a carbon footprint than others. This holiday season, as friends, family and business relations raise a glass to good cheer and good fortune, try something new and grab a green one. Sierra Nevada.

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There is more to creating a woodland than just planting trees

Green (Living) Review

Unlike today where we gather the seeds here, as in the case of the ash, which apparently brought ash dieback to our shores, send the seeds to countries such as Belgium and Denmark, have the nurseries there grow the seeds into trees and then import them. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people, and, apparently, even most governments, seem to think that all that is needed to create a woodland is to stick some trees in the ground and the rest will do itself. Alas, that is a fallacy.

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Quinta do Casal Branco: Lobo e Falcão Reserva (2016)

10,000 Birds

After three visits to southern Italy, followed by a lone excursion to Belgium, we’ll head back south to end our month-long “Grand Tour” of falconry-themed wine and ales in Portugal. Incidentally, Italy, Belgium, and Portugal are among the eighteen countries where falconry is inscribed as a living human heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESC0), attesting to the great heritage of this sport in many parts of the world.

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Would stackable B-and-Bee festival shelters work for refugees as well?

Green Prophet

Could these B-and-Bee shelters designed for Belgium festivals provide temporary housing for refugees in the Middle East? The cells create job opportunities for people in Belgium who could really use some. Perhaps when the group scale up production of their prototypes, six of which were recently tested at the Gentse Feesten in Belgium. :: Dezeen.

Meet the six brave women who scaled Europe’s tallest building to save the Arctic

Green Blog

The six climbers were Ali Garrigan from the UK, Sabine Huyghe from Holland, Sandra Lamborn from Sweden, Lisbeth Deddens from Belgium, Victoria Henry from Canada and Wiola Smul from Poland. Today, six brave activists from Greenpeace climbed to the top of the tallest building in Western Europe, the Shard in London, UK. The daring stunt was made in an effort to protest Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.

Plastic Bag Bans around the World


The first country to implement a full ban on plastic bags was Belgium in 2007. Belgium (2007). Since the late 1970s, plastic bags have. become a staple and an iconic image of shopping. They are such common place that people expect them to be readily available and think little of throwing them away or even discarding them on the ground. The reality is that over the past 40 years plastic bag usage has skyrocketed and has caused drastic problems for natural ecosystems.

These 2 Children Grew up in a Bike Trailer (and Loved It)


As my pregnancy advanced and it became clear we were not going to go back to Belgium to have our second child, we start wondering where we would be. Maïa was born in Belgium, in between two travels, and I was submerged by contrasted advises, everything I did was wrong to someone no matter what I did. In Belgium reading and calculating doesn’t start before a child is 6 years old. We came back to Belgium when Maïa was 6, as she was really asking to go to school.

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Trinity Brewing Company: You Never Even Call Me By My Name

10,000 Birds

We can only surmise that Trinity gave their saison a French name in keeping with the style’s origins in French-speaking Walloon region of Belgium, and that their choice of a blackbird was meant to represent the unusual dark color of Merle (traditional Belgian saisons are mostly very pale). There’s really nothing about it that recalls the traditional saisons of Belgium, but saison has always been an open-ended, freewheeling style, so even those most extreme versions work, somehow.

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13 Radiant Photos to Honor Earth Day

Green Prophet

With my trusted camera by my side, I have explored many reaches of the earth – from the deserts of Egypt to the cobbled streets of Ghent in Belgium, from an island in Kenya to the rolling hills of Virginia, and though I’ve barely scraped the surface and there are many photographers more skilled than I , my travels have challenged me to simplify my life, eat healthy food, drive less, and be a more loving, grounded person.

Greenpeace and "Polar Bears" Protest at Shell Refinery


The polar bears ''rebranded'' the refinery with an altered version of the Shell logo -- the same image which was used to subvert the company''s image at the F1 Grand Prix in Belgium on Sunday. 35 ''polar bears'' and activists gains access to Shell''s Fredericia Refinery in Denmark for [link] - one of six Shell refineries in Europe -- to protest the company''s plans to drill in the melting Arctic.

Saudi Gazelle Massacre Sparks Outcry

Green Prophet

One commentator from Belgium, responding to the Gulf News story, blames these kinds of senseless killing sprees on what has become a rather idle culture. Read the Quran please about the love of animals,” the anonymous reader wrote from Belgium. A video of Saudi men boasting about their multi-day massacre of several Arabian gazelles has sparked an outcry across social media networks, local newspaper Sabq recently reported. Click here to view the embedded video.

The 5Point to Telluride Tour

Wend Magazine

And just last week I secured agreements with Rayovac and the New Belgium Brewing Company to support travel and other production expenses over the next several months. The Joy Trip Project is made possible with the support sponsors Patagonia , Rayovac and the New Belgium Brewing Company. I’m heading west on a tour of adventure. Starting off at the 5Point Film Festival in Carbondale, Colorado I’ll make a big loop across the Rockies and over to Sierras.

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Waste, in this case, food waste

Green (Living) Review

Belgium is the first, and so far only, country in the EU, and not only EU, that has now legislated that the disposal of such food is illegal and that this food that, at the end of the day would be thrown out, has to be passed on to people (in need). by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This photo was sent to the Austrian broadcast station ORF heute konkret by a viewer and shows a dumpster outside of a branch of a well-known supermarket chain in Vienna after the shop had closed in late July 2014.

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Making a little Disco Soup for brunch with leftover food in Lebanon!

Green Prophet

Since the beginning of 2012, the Disco Soup anti-food waste phenomenon has spread to Holland, Belgium, Canada, Israel, Colombia and South Korea, serving thousands of meals to the sound of dance music, sparking creativity, boldness and solidarity amongst people of all origins, ages and social backgrounds. On the occasion of World Food Day, Beirut will play host to the funkiest food salvage event in history: Disco Soup!

Is Beer Healthy?

Eco-Vegan Girl

Especially Fat Tire by New Belgium (totally eco-vegan!). I wasn't a big beer fan until a couple years ago. Don't know what happened, but suddenly I liked it. When I went gluten-free I got even more into beer, probably because of the novelty of finding the best GF options. That came to a halt when I started a cleanse back in April and I haven't felt the desire to drink much of it since.

France experiments with paying people to cycle to work

Green (Living) Review

Several European countries including the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and Britain have bike-to-work schemes, with differing kinds of incentives such as tax breaks, payments per kilometer or mile (depending whether metric or imperial system being in use) and financial support for buying bicycles. In Belgium, where a tax-free bike incentive scheme has been in place for more than five years, about 8 percent of all commutes are on bicycles.

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Music Festival Honors Morrissey By Going Veg For One Day


For one day during the Lokerse Feesten Music Festival in the city of Ghent, Belgium, you won’t be able to score one of the region’s famous “horse-meat sausages&#. Organizers have decided to honor musician/veg-activist Morrissey by banning the sale of all meat products on the day he’s scheduled to perform. Food stalls will all switch to vegetarian grub instead.

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Brewery Ommegang: Short Sleeve Saison

10,000 Birds

Better yet, Ommegang’s domestic production allowed drinkers a taste of Belgium at a lower cost than the imports – and without the risk of stale, corked, or skunked beer posed by dusty old bottles after their rough transatlantic passage. Brewery Ommegang of Cooperstown, New York has long been one of my favorite breweries.

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David Jenkins celebrates 43 years at IOG SALTEX as the show leaves Windsor

Green (Living) Review

Since founding DJ Turfcare Equipment Ltd in 2002 David has introduced Plugger Aerators from the US, Bushranger Edgers from Australia and Viano fertilisers from Belgium. DAVID JENKINS, managing director of DJ Turfcare, will celebrate 43 years of attending IOG SALTEX with the last show at Windsor Racecourse before it moves to the NEC.

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The Dire State of Plastic Pollution


Ghent University in Belgium calculates that we eat 11,000 fragments of plastic annually through our consumption of shellfish. Imagine if you could have your own private island, larger than the state of Texas. This space could be yours, if you do not mind the fact that it is made of microscopic plastic. You could take a 14-hour cruise from end to end, or cover the distance by running 12 marathons.

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Newly released EU charter takes aim at global food waste

Green Prophet

Belgium, Cyprus, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom all participated, but the project also strives to impact in developing countries by encouraging local authorities in Europe to sponsor joint initiatives to improve food security around the world. The European Charter against food waste was just presented at Milan Expo 2015, two weeks before the end of the six-month-long world’s fair.

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Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE among world’s top 10 wasters

Green Prophet

The rest of the top 10 offenders were Denmark, Belgium, Trinidad and Tobago, Singapore and the United States, with Bahrain and Sweden listed in ninth and tenth place, respectively. Bahrain, in the Middle East is one of the most wasteful nations on earth, according to the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) 2014 Living Planet Report ( download the PDF here ), published recently.

2016—Year of the Cat?

The Alien Next Door

The last time a live cat was thrown off the bell tower at Ypres, Belgium was as recent as 1817. As the Dark Ages gave way to the Middle Ages and Christianity established itself in Europe Katentoet 2015 in Ypres, Belgium in the 12 th and 13th centuries, cats suffered from their affiliation with pagan beliefs, which were considered cults and connected with Satan. “ Do I contradict myself? Very well, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes.”—Walt

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