Vietnam: eco-friendly is the way to go

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Christmas around the World – Vietnam

Green Home Blog

Christmas around the World – Vietnam. Even the Christmas Eve dinner would be somewhat familiar to Americans, including as it does a traditional chicken soup or wontons in chicken broth, sticky rice, rice crepes (banh xeo), pork buns (Char Siu Bao), taro puffs, roast goose, duck, and a Christmas pudding instead of a turkey for many of the growing middle class in Vietnam. Tagged: ancestor worship , Buddhism , Christmas , Christmas Eve , Kitchen God , local food , Shinto , Vietnam.


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Vietnam Getting into Swift Nest Business

10,000 Birds

Already a $200 million a year industry largely concentrated in Malaysia and Thailand, the farming of swifts is now being ramped up in Vietnam. While eating the nests of swifts is nothing new, the large-scale production of these nests is. Because they will rebuild the nests made of their own saliva when they are taken, and because they are worth more alive and building nests than they are dead, the practice does not harm the swifts and gives a positive economic incentive to conserve them.

Vietnam Surpasses Hong Kong in Global Shark Fin Trade


Hong Kong has long been the hub for the global shark fin trade, but recent reports show that Vietnam has now surpassed mainland China as a re-export market. Last year, Read More The post Vietnam Surpasses Hong Kong in Global Shark Fin Trade appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Vietnam Goes Smokefree


Following in China’s footsteps Vietnam has passed a law forbidding smoking in public. Currently, an estimated 40,000 people a year die of tobacco related causes in Vietnam, where 15.3 The law not only bans smoking but also all tobacco advertising, and the selling of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 18. Passed in the national assembly on June 18 th by a vote of 440 to 468 the law attempts to reduce the number of tobacco related deaths per year.

WATCH: Dylan McDermott Shares Visit to Vietnam to Support WildAid


Actor Dylan McDermott produced a short video of his recent trip to Vietnam in support of WildAid. The star was joined by his fiancee, and “Stalker” co-star Maggie Q, who Read More The post WATCH: Dylan McDermott Shares Visit to Vietnam to Support WildAid appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Gervais Tweets: Bear Sanctuary in Vietnam Saved from Eviction


Read More The post Gervais Tweets: Bear Sanctuary in Vietnam Saved from Eviction appeared first on Ecorazzi. Last October Animals Asia was fighting against an eviction notice, petitioning the Vietnamese government to save the bear sanctuary. Animals Causes News Top News ricky gervais

Last of Rare Rhinoceros Species in Vietnam Killed By Poachers


The last Javan rhinoceros in Vietnam has reportedly been killed by poachers. Today there is sad news of yet another species brought to the edge of extinction by humans. The extremely rare species has now been declared extinct in the country, according to CNN. Although conservationists have tried to save the species in the region, [.]. Animals Causes

Creative anti-coal campaign in Vietnam

The Green Changemakers

VIETNAMESE PUBLIC JOIN CELEBRITIES TO SAY "I CAN'T" TO COAL POLLUTION HO CHI MINH CITY, 06 APRIL 2016, Today CHANGE/ Vietnam officially releases the I Can't campaign in its entirety with three photo album with the overarching message of “Don’t let coal pollution destroy your life." They are transformed into different characters wearing gas masks to demonstrate the struggle they will have to go through in a coal-polluted Vietnam. “I

Poaching Concerns Likely To Push South Africa, Vietnam And China To Meet

Eco Friendly Daily

The WWF analyzed poaching and illegal trafficking in recent months and determined, unsurprisingly, that Vietnam and China are the major hubs of illegal poaching activity. According to recent reports, officials from South Africa, Vietnam and China are expected to meet to discuss the growing problem. We salute all those working tirelessly to secure a future for rhinos, and we call on government leaders in Vietnam and China to do their part.”.

Last Javan Rhino In Vietnam Killed; Species Number Down To Approximately 40

Eco Friendly Daily

Vietnam has been part of the recent escalation of rhino poaching as their demand for rhino horns has significantly increased recently. There are approximately forty individuals in Indonesia and last year there were four individuals in Vietnam. However, three of those rhinos perished in 2010, two naturally and one by poaching, and now officials have stated that the last Javan rhino in Vietnam was killed by poachers recently.

Call for proposal - Low cost household toilet adapted for the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

The Green Changemakers

CALL FOR PROPOSAL LOW COST HOUSEHOLD TOILET ADAPTED FOR THE MEKONG DELTA, VIETNAM Save the Children, the world’s largest independent organization for children, delivers immediate and lasting improvements to children’s lives all over the world. Statistically, the region has amongst the lowest coverage of safe toilets in Vietnam. Tran Quy Khoach, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Email Address:

Vietnam's PM Approves 10 Year national Power Plan


Under the proposed program, a mere three percent of the power will be imported, with Vietnamese power plants producing the remaining 97 percent, Vietnam Plus news agency reported. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved an ambitious decade-long national power development plan that will attempt to boost Vietnam’s power production to 330 billion kilowatts by 2020.

Edward’s Pheasant

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It has not been seen in its small home range in central Vietnam since around 2000. Concern for the future of this species is such that the WPA and BirdLife International-Vietnam Programme are working together to organize immediate action. Conservation Edward's Pheasant endangered species pheasants VietnamThe Edwards’s Pheasant is a rather smart blue-black member of the pheasant family and it may be on the edge of extinction.

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FrieslandCampina's Vietnam headquarters combines stunning.


FrieslandCampinas Vietnam headquarters combines stunning design with sustainability. In Vietnam, it has its office centered in the city of Ho Chi Minh, where it is looking to further expand its base. With this view in mind, the headquarters of FrieslandCampina in Vietnam is being designed in a thoroughly progressive manner. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //.

Adapting to Climate Change in Vietnam and the Philippines


I stumbled across a documentary programme on BBC World a while back, Nature Inc. It visited two Asian regions where the impacts of climate change are being experienced and described the active local measures under way to cope with them. It’s the sort of programme we ought to be seeing a great deal more of as the evidence of climate change effects accumulate around the world.

What Exercise Culture in Asia can Teach us about Workplace Health.

Elephant Journal

In Vietnam and China, for example, it’s not uncommon to see retail employees doing calisthenics together on the street or in a park before they open for a day’s trading. Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today asia workplaces China exercise exercise at work Health and Wellness Japan sitting too much staying fit staying healthy Vietnam workplace

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David and Goliath:Vietnam Confronts China Over South China Sea Oil


Far from the radars of city of London and Wall Street investors, the clash has seen Vietnam emerge as spear carrier for its fellow ASEAN members on the dispute. An increasingly fractious maritime confrontation is developing in the South China Sea, with enormous implications for international companies interested in developing East Asia's offshore hydrocarbon resources.

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Hero to Me.

Elephant Journal

Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Today Only buddhism death monk Thich Nhat Hanh Vietnam Zen I''ve never met Thich Nhat Hanh, but I do, in a way, consider him one of my teachers. His book Being Peace was the first book I read that was written by a Zen teacher. And Zen is my path of choice.

What is Mindful Photography? ~ Janice Tenille & Erick Joseph

Elephant Journal

Adventure Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today digital Thailand Vietnam Debating The Role of The Camera As We Explore Laos.

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Toward Green Resilience: Eco-effective Design and Climate Change Adaptation in Vietnam

The Green Changemakers

[link] “Vietnam is not a country, but an aggregate of individual dreams.” Zen and the Art of Climate Change Adaptation Vietnam is drowning in concrete and water. Vietnam could use a similar system for urban sustainability and climate change adaptation. As Vietnam wrestles with the agricultural loss of the Mekong Delta and the relocation of millions of people 2 , heroic engineering works that consume a significant portion of the nation’s budget will be unlikely.

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Co-Management in the coastal Village of Au Tho B, Vietnam

The Green Changemakers

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, SocTrang, Vietnam Co-Management in the coastal Village of Au Tho B, Vietnam Bianca Schlegel Au Tho B village is located at the coast of Soc Trang Province in the Mekong Delta. It is based on contracts made with groups of people rather than individual households, as it has been the case in Vietnam so far.

Scorn on the Fourth of July.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Yoga depression father help homeless PTSD veteran Vietnam warThere are those holidays that many of us have difficulty celebrating because they bring back all the memories of loved ones. The Fourth of July is one of those days for me.

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6 Eco-Friendly Resorts Around the World For Travelers With a Conscience

Eco Chic

Escapes eco destinations eco lodges eco resorts eco tourism Eco Travel Grenada India Nicaragua responsible travel Tanzania travel Vietnam wanderlustIf you’re anything like us, your wanderlust knows no bounds. A perfect escape is immersion in nature, packed with a balanced mix of adventure and tranquility. We’ve rounded up 6 gorgeous, environmentally responsible resorts around that world so you can begin daydreaming about your next trip.

Images of Peace Against the Backdrop of War: Commemorating the Kent State University shootings.

Elephant Journal

Mahatma Gandhi On a quiet afternoon, in a small Ohio university campus, students gathered upon a grassy knoll to protest President Nixon’s expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia. “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” ? The protest began peacefully at 12:00 noon, and marked [.].

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What to Do When the World’s Problems Seem Too Big. ~ Stephanie Vessely

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today — Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) animal abuse animal cruelty caged dogs dog smuggling growth openness ram dass suffering Thailand Vietnam wake up When we don’t know what else to do to help, it’s important to remember that being kind, compassionate and loving is helping.

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Sorry Folks, but the Western Black Rhino has Not Just Gone Extinct. ~ Sanja Cloete-Jones

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Black rhino extinction China Kruger National Park Rhino Horn trade South Africa Vietnam White Rhino Why is a decade old extinction suddenly such a big story? Could it be because these days we are all taking the conservation of our environment and its creatures more seriously?

Agent Orange On Your Lawn?

Green Living Tips

2,4-D (2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) is a chemical that was used in the infamous "Agent Orange" defoliant deployed during the Vietnam War. It's also still being widely used today - and perhaps even in your own garden. There are more environmentally friendly alternatives

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Morning Decaf with a Big Surly Biker.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Z ADMIN Food Featured Today Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today biker coffee decaf discover soldier vietnam “I like my coffee black, my beer from Germany, wine from Burgundy, the darker, the better. I like my heroes complicated and brooding, James Dean in oiled leather, leaning on a motorcycle.

Kareiva: Are We Thinking Globally When We Do Conservation?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Most of Australia’s fish imports are from capture fisheries or aquaculture in Vietnam, China and Thailand. Vietnam has been reforesting since 1987, but it has been doing so by importing more wood, half of which is illegally harvested. Think globally, act locally. Photo: Flickr user Vlasta Juricek via a Creative Commons license. by Peter Kareiva, chief scientist, The Nature Conservancy.

Discovery: New Cave Fish Species Sees “Light of Day”

Nature Conservancy - Science

Deep inside a remote cave in northern Vietnam, Craig Leisher aimed his headlamp at the water. In 2002, Leisher was living in Vietnam and looking for new places to scuba dive in his free time. An old edition of the Lonely Planet Vietnam guide mentioned a cave with a river that made for a good stopping point on the road north from Hanoi,” says Leisher. Caves remain one of the most unexplored ecosystems; scientists are still discovering new species. Ethan Inlander/TNC.

One-of-a-Kind Holiday Gifts That Will Lift Women From Poverty

Eco Chic

Handwoven out of a beautiful blend of cruelty-free handspun silk and cotton in a fair trade women’s cooperative in Vietnam, this gorgeous scarf in silver will be a great accent to any outfit year round. Fair Fashion artisan community Fair Trade fair wage heroines for the planet Kenya women Vietnam female empowerment

One in a hundred quote of the day

Environmental Economics

 Source was a Vietnam Veteran (he was wearing a hat that said so), talking to his wife about global warming (I have no idea why). "If 99 doctors told you you had cancer, and one didn't, who would you believe?" " Overheard while sitting in a waiting room this morning.      

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At least no one said 'Canada'

Environmental Economics

Vietnam. I randomly take attendance in my Intro class (for exam bonus points).    Today, to record attendance, and for fun, under the guise of 'current events are important,' I asked the class to put their name on a sheet of paper and list three countries in which the U.S. has active military engagements--that is, fighting.    A few random (cherry-picked) responses: South Africa. Denmark. North Korea. Japan. China. Liberia. Africa. Middle East. Lebanon.

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The First Earth Day – Birth of the Modern Environmental Movement

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Special Occasions Earth Day Earth Day Network Gaylord Nelson Lenin long time environmental activist oil spills The New York Times United States Environmental Protection Agency Vietnam

Rare Tree Cut Down by Christmas Thief at WA Arboretum

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Garden and Yard Care Holidays Asia China conifer Keteleeria Laos Taiwan University of Washington Vietnam Washington

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3 Things My Motorcycle Taught Me About Yoga.

Elephant Journal

I recently had a reverie of a 6,000km excursion motorbiking across the magnificent countries of Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand that surprisingly correlated greatly to my approach to yoga. Adventure Yoga Chris Sakowski motorcyles patience practice self-care

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Cashews, The Shocking Facts

Green Prophet

Most of the cashews consumed in the US, China, and the EU are imported from Vietnam, the largest processor of the raw nuts. Vietnam grows cashews but brings most of them in from West Africa’s Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Cambodia, and India.

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Homemade Weed Killer

Green (Living) Review

However, anything on the natural front must be better than using dangerous chemicals such as Round Up (glyphosate) which is but a cut-down version of Agent Orange (remember the stuff from Vietnam and what it did I would like to add that I have not tried this mixture but have tried using vinegar before with varying results. But that was JUST vinegar in water. Forgot to use a surfactant for starters, that is to say something like dish soap.

Banana leaves replace plastic packaging in Asian markets

Green Prophet

Major market chains in Vietnam, such as Lotte Mart, Saigon Co.op, and Big C, have all begun to experiment with banana leaves as a packaging alternative in their stores as well. According to VN Express, the use of the leaves as packaging is a welcome addition to the numerous other efforts establishments in Vietnam are experimenting with to reduce plastic waste.

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Africa’s Western Black Rhino Now Declared Extinct


Less than a month after Vietnam’s Javan rhinoceroses were declared extinct, another rhino species has perished. Africa’s Western Black Rhinoceros has officially been declared extinct. According to One Green Planet, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has shared the tragic news along with the warning that two other subspecies are nearing extinction. Simon [.]. Animals Causes

Life is not personal, until it is

Elephant Journal

A dedicated military man, my father marched in World War II (helping to liberate Dachau Concentration Camp in the process), the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Spoiler alert: my parents were not perfect and did not meet all of my needs in childhood. He had no patience for children and by the time he […]. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Elephant Academy

What a simple cup of Peanuts can do for our Planet.

Elephant Journal

Others had the Vietnam and Korean Wars. Each generation has some byproduct of living to address. My father had World War II and immigration from France after the German invasion. My surrogate grandfather and neighbor had the Great Depression. His wife had the Kansas Dust Bowl days. We have. And, the environment. Animal Rights Enlightened Society Green animal conservation birds climate change feeding the birds gray jays green Stellar's jays the earth