A Return to Earth – Our Natural Environment

Written by Annie Hsiao-Wen Wang

As an abstract painter, I draw ideas from a wide range of resources; ranging from music, poetry, performance, to various other forms of creativity. But there are some sources of inspiration that may be surprising to people who are not familiar with how a painter works: regular meditation retreats; yoga sessions; the texture of a worn, hundred-year-old door that is in desperate need of restoration; or the iridescent glint of the fluttering wing of a butterfly.  more “A Return to Earth – Our Natural Environment”

Population Explosion! The end of the world as we know it. Or is it?

If you have looked out of your window recently you may have noticed lots of people. It’s  true, there are a lot of people out there and by all accounts, there are lots more appearing every day. But the question is, do we have too many people? Will over-population finally destroy civilisation as we know it? And where does it all end?

Well, maybe things are not going to spiral quite as far out of control as some of us think. It turns out there is actually some very interesting news afoot and it looks to be inevitable.

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52 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint – 7. Become a Hippy (For a Day)

A hippy, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary,

 ‘(especially in the 1960s) a person of unconventional appearance, typically having long hair and wearing beads, associated with a subculture involving a rejection of conventional values and the taking of hallucinogenic drugs’ – 

or,

(of a woman) having large hips. ‘she looked very hippy in her jeans’

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Mekong: Damming Life

60 million people depend on the Mekong for their livelihoods and food, but there are momentous changes, already in motion, that look certain to create desperate times ahead for some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world. more “Mekong: Damming Life”