New wood culture

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A new term is making the rounds, so to speak, and it is called “wood culture”, “new wood culture”, or “wood culture renaissance”, and we can but hope that it is catching on. This is the heart of The New Wood Culture or Renaissance.

Photographing Yosemite Climbing Culture

Wend Magazine

From Yvon Chouinard setting routes and inventing dependable climbing gear, to advanced climbers scaling big walls and base-jumping, the culture of climbing is constantly evolving. His photos are an endeavor to represent the courage, determination, and heart of the climbing culture.


Green (Living) Review

Indigenous cultures have a lot to teach us about sharing, sustainability, and a spiritual relationship to Mother Earth, explain Freddy Treuquil and Victor Lem Masc. The one who understands his culture can understand his past. We don’t come here to impose our cultural values.

Culture Wars.

Elephant Journal

Culture wars. Half of twitter and instagram/facebook is just soapboxing at one another, trying to be the witty jerk at the cafeteria table in Junior High ’cause we failed the 1st time round. If only there was a social media dedicated to working things out, we could save the world. Well that’s what we’re working on. You […]. Main Categories* Arts Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Right Livelihood Waylon Lewis ecosystem

Imlay City, Michigan: Mulefoot Gastropub redefines the food culture

Green Traveler Guides

A friendly guy, we soon […] Imlay City, Michigan: Mulefoot Gastropub redefines the food culture is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

The Unsustainability of Festival Culture

Elephant Journal

It’s time for the unsustainability of festival culture to transform into our collective vision for a future ecologically and socially integrated with our love for life and connection.

Do birds avoid predators because of culture?

10,000 Birds

Tradeoffs in behavior, and plasticity. We assume natural selection has shaped birds to avoid predators. Noticing predators, reacting to them perhaps with an alarm call, and escaping them, as well as other behaviors, keep the bird alive and thus allow it to reproduce. We would expect, then, that natural selection favors birds that are good at these things. But we often assume too much when it comes to natural selection.

6 Steps to Leading a Balanced Life in a Non-Stop Culture.

Elephant Journal

Discipline is liberating. When you figure out what’s important to a balanced life—things like a reasonable work schedule, regular workouts, downtime with your family, an active sex life, and a real vacation—the only thing that’s left to do is stand up and demand them.

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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.

Building Positive School Culture

The Green Changemakers

Here are eight guidelines for improving your school culture based on the Boys Town Education Model , which has helped hundreds of troubled schools turn their school culture around. Get on the Same Page Every classroom environment contributes to your school culture.

Yoga Culture—the Dangers.

Elephant Journal

Feminism is about inclusivity. It is about building a supportive community and honoring each individual for their divine gifts—it is not about shaming and blaming the bravery of one who has spoken out and spoken up. We must not invalidate someone else’s trauma just to avoid inconvenient circumstances. Even when we allow ourselves to look away, there is still a sound, there is still suffering, deep-seated trauma, repercussions.

This Week in Pop Culture: Bird Edition

10,000 Birds

Maybe migration has seeped into the cultural zeitgeist and turned everyone a little bird-crazy. It seems like lately, every time I glance at a screen or opened a newspaper (okay, let’s be realistic, the newspapers were on screens too), there’s some kind of interesting bird-related content.

How my Silence perpetuated Rape Culture.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) be the change Brock Turner consent donald trump equal rights gender norms locker room talk rape culture sexual assaultBut for women like me, a safe place would be really nice right now. Because this has been.

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.

10 Ideas for Raising Culturally Aware Children.

Elephant Journal

The value of cultural sensitivity is particularly important to observe during these times of Presidential candidate followers and racist me. Arts & Culture Family, Youth, Enlightened Education culturally diverse families For Children international people are people Racism teaching children traveling

How to Build a Mother Culture.

Elephant Journal

I thought about being 20 and going through a bad breakup, the day that a girlfriend, seeing my destructive behavior gave me my first tool when she’d said to me: Family Inspiring (Wow) Love Non New-Agey Spirituality friendship independent women losing a parent mom mother culture motherhood parenting raising children self-care spiritual medium trust yourself

We are Grossly Underestimating the Power of Cultural Exchange.

Elephant Journal

Apprentice Thesis Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Right Livelihood art China Colin Powell cultural diplomacy diplomacy hard power hawaii Kauai mindful communication missile strike false alarm north korea ping-pong soft powerWith tensions rising between the United States and North Korea, the missile threat was all too real, all too possible. What alternate reality am I living in, I thought?

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France Takes Bullfighting Off Cultural Heritage List


Thanks to pressure from animals rights activists, France has removed bullfighting from its cultural heritage list. Usually it is Spain that comes to mind when the subject of bullfighting is Read More The post France Takes Bullfighting Off Cultural Heritage List appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Sports Top News

To Become 21st Century City, Los Angeles Plan Aims To Curb Car Culture

Green (Living) Review

car culture Los Angeles"The car capital of America is officially changing its tune."

Birds, culture, and Scenic Beauty along the Northern Peru Birding Route

10,000 Birds

Hugh made things easier on me, as now I will only talk about other nature and cultural sites along the route covered in the Northern Peru World Birding Rally Challenge. Needless to say this birding style does not allow time to stop at other nature and cultural sites along the way. For those who also enjoy stopping at cultural and scenic sites, the northern Peru route is the one to bird. Birding culture northern Peru

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Yoga, Culture & Hummus. ~ Rachelle Tratt

Elephant Journal

It has become one of my purposes in life to share the beauty of the land, the cultural richness and to change the view of Israel that media so falsely portrays.

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. million people who feed wild birds, Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation is likely to enhance your enjoyment and expand your knowledge base.

Running-Rape Culture. ~ Melissa Prax

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Health & Wellness athletics feminism rape culture running running-rape culture training I enjoy the motivational high fives I sometimes receive from dog walkers, or a fellow runner smiling at me. There are opposite expressions of different motivations when it comes to appreciating me instead of gawking.

Ecotourism in New Mexico-Where Culture and Nature Converge

Wend Magazine

New Mexico is a place of converging cultures, a state where ranch lands border Native American reservations; where filmmakers, skiers, and artists flock; where Hispanics and descendants of Spanish conquistadors live together, along with 19 sovereign Native American nations.

Why Cultural Diversity Is as Essential to Human Survival as Biological Diversity

Green (Living) Review

cultural diversity green living Just as we recognize the importance of biodiversity for the survival of the planet, so we must preserve the diverse ways of knowing that exist among humanity.

5 James Baldwin Quotes that Force us to Face our Cultural Shadow.

Elephant Journal

Growing up in Harlem during the days of segregation, Baldwin used his voice to shed light on the struggle of the American Negro and take the country to task for its long-lived willful blindness of.

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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.

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.

14 Ways To Create Honesty In A Dishonest Dating Culture.

Elephant Journal

Here is how we can find a little bit of honesty in increasingly dishonest dating culture.

Secrets of Green Cultures Part III: Recycling Forefathers

Green Home Blog

These are only a few examples of the many forms of secret recycling that past cultures have practiced. Next up: Secrets of Green Cultures Part IV: Food Preservation. Okay they may not be your direct forefathers but they sure knew the meaning of recycling.

The Neuroscience of Fear-Based Mind & Culture.

Elephant Journal

Freeing Ourselves from the Western Culture of Unworthiness 3. The Neuroscience of Fear-Based Mind and Culture 4. This is part three in a six-part series in which Acharya Fleet Maull explores some major themes we all struggle with: 1. Virtue & Goodness, the Forgotten Conversation 2. Fundamental Goodness vs. Fundamentalism 5. Working with Fear & […].

Refugees Will Enrich the West Culturally & Materially.

Elephant Journal

Some Syrian refugees are just young and gutsy. For example, take my friend Muhammad, from a small camp on one of the Greek islands. Enlightened Society awareness change compassion enrich the West immigrant groups immigration life politics refugees Syria Syrian refugees

Your New Superpower: Creating a Culture of Regenerative Sustainability.

Elephant Journal

In the early years of the 21st century, we are witnessing and creating changes on scales and in ways never before seen. And this is the time in our human history when the biggest change we face is whether we will choose a pathway to.

Call for Papers: Economic and Social Impacts of Stocking Cultured Fish

Environmental Economics

American Fisheries Society 145th Annual Meeting August 16 - 20, 2015 | Portland, OR Call for Papers (Deadline March 13) Economic and Social Impacts of Stocking Cultured Fish.   The symposium is intended to lead to a better understanding of how stocking cultured fish affects the benefits to the public from fishing. Sponsored By: Fish Culture and Socioeconomics Sections

Finding Joy in a Culture of Inconvenience.

Elephant Journal

This is one of the many reasons we moved nearly 6,000 miles away from our home: we needed to leave the culture of convenience, because it was cultivating a sense of. Adventure Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Travel Catalan convenience expat family For Children fresh food inconvenience living abroad market mindful present moment Sarria Square Spain travel

Secrets of Green Cultures Part V: Ancient Healing

Green Home Blog

To understand ancient healing and its green applications, one must think outside the box. These remedies often work through a human-nature or human-energy connection with the capability to heal the root cause as opposed to band-aiding symptoms.

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.

Climate Culture

The Green Changemakers Climate Culture is the first fun and personal utility to help you make smarter choices that reduce your impact on climate change and save some cash. We have this faith because we see every day that we are part of a culture that wants to make smart decisions. Our culture spans people of all shapes and sizes - teachers, lawyers, hippies, neocons, libertarians, doctors, mothers, students, retirees, plumbers, construction workers, waitresses, and bankers.

Five Tips to Cope with Culture Shock—at Home.

Elephant Journal

Adventure Enlightened Society Green Travel culture shock high context culture home coming journey low context culture mindful travel travelingHere are some "re-integration tactics" that we’ve all used but sometimes need gentle reminders of how powerful they can be.

The Silent Culture of Manhood. ~ Lance Griffin

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights WAYLON: Editor''s Picks Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today culture feminism manhood masculinity society I am a feminist. I have great respect for women and believe in equality of the sexes; I have fought on their behalf. In fact, women are often better than men in a variety of ways. That said, I’d like to express what it’s like to be a man.

Parenting in a Culture Addicted to “Doing” & Technology.

Elephant Journal

We live in a culture where we are addicted to doing. Family, Youth, Enlightened Education We live in a culture where we are addicted to doing

Steer Clear of Cultural Seasonal Insanity: The Power of “No.”

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems hectic holidays holiday engagements how to say no lady gaga music industry personal boundaries saying noI hereby declare this my month of ‘NO!vember.’. vember.’.

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.