Thursday, March 31, 2011

Golden Naturals Skin Care



Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com

Hey came across this great site the other day. Check it out!

Welcome to Golden Naturals Skin Care, creative home of Truly  All Natural Canadian Hand Made skin care products. We offer an extraordinary all natural skin care line of superior quality. We aspire to put only the healthiest all natural ingredients in our handcrafts. Golden Naturals Skin Care believes in creating unique and diverse products for people who want an alternative to the mass-produced synthetic goods in today’s market. Our products contain a Silver Based Antimicrobial, which allows for a longer shelf life while maintaining the safety and quality of the product. Think of nourishing your skin with Golden Naturals Skin Care Healthy Food for the Skin. Golden Naturals Skin Care cares about people's health!


Say NO to chemicals; you have the power to make the healthy choice!




Golden Naturals
Golden Naturals- So No To Chemicals

Golden Naturals
Marinella Tevely
Owner/Founder

Golden Naturals Skin Care
http://www.goldennaturals.com
http://www.facebook.com/GoldenNaturals
http://twitter.com/goldennaturalss

ShirtSeed-Your Window to Sustainable Style


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

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I wanted to tell you about Shirtseed.  

Shirtseed is your Window to Sustainable Style, it is a portal for Organic Fashion. If your looking for or Selling Organic Clothing then you definitely want to check out Shirtseed

@Shirtseed Vancouver
Information portal for lovers of organic and sustainable lifestyle products.
http://www.shirtseed.com/index.php


Shirt Seed
 http://www.shirtseed.com/about-shirtseed
"If people want to change, they will. If they don’t want to, it’s hard to make them do so. The current interest in the environment is a good thing. The best way to make a contribution in fashion is to promote the idea that a fundamental interest in preserving the environment is itself fashionable."
-Giorgio Armani

Shirtseed is a portal for organic fashion. You will find a collection of labels, based out of Vancouver, Canada. Shipping is available throughout the US and Canada. BTW, organic fashion is chic, Georgio says so.

Shirtseed is a website that provides information on, and links to, organic and eco-friendly lifestyle products, primarily clothing. Based in Vancouver B.C. Canada, a hub of activity for organic innovation, we try where we can to promote local brands.

The critical criteria to be featured is that you must sell online and you must ship all over North America.

The website consists of mostly of Vancouver based companies who make it their mission to provide consumers all over Canada and the US with eco-friendly and organic choices.

infoshirtseedDOTcom


Bamboo- Shirtseed


Organic Cotton

Hemp Fabric
Soy Fabric
Linen Fabric
http://www.shirtseed.com/organic-linens
http://www.shirtseed.com/organic-baby-products
http://www.shirtseed.com/organic-clothes
http://www.shirtseed.com/links

Make a Film, Make a Difference Kudos!!


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

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Hey Wow, What a fantastic Surprize!! 

I have this rotten cold today and was just thinking about what I wanted to blog about.

I went to Facebook and saw a link for Four Years.Go http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/fouryearsgo and then remembered oh ya, got to fine tune my Film this weekend and Enter it in the Make a Film, Make a Difference Contest.

So I go to the New!!! Make a Film, Make a Difference Website and Click Blog and what do I see, A Thank You to Me and to all the Bloggers!

http://possiblefuturesfilmcontest.org/general/make-film-difference-bloggers-call-short-film-online-competition-new-future/


Thanks so much! I've been a little blue with cold and my favorite aunt is ill(could you just take a sec and send a positive thought her way) so this really brightens my day.

I can't wait to read what the other bloggers have been writing, and I super excited about this contest.

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 http://possiblefuturesfilmcontest.org/general/make-film-difference-bloggers-call-short-film-online-competition-new-future/

While the official launch is today, the Possible Futures Film Contest is already generating buzz. It’s awesome to see people getting excited to create and share the inspiring people, places, projects, and technologies that will carry us all into a positive future.

In order to pull off a global film contest that’s open to everyone, we need to get the word out far and wide. Many thanks to those who have encouraged their communities to participate, including:
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone contributing, watching, and voting!

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For me, it's not about the money or the trip, which are fantastic bonuses, but it's about the amazing array of brilliant ideas and collectively implementing of solutions that will pave the way to our bright new future in the next four years.

If you haven't signed up for Four Years. Go please head over there and sign your commitment.

http://www.fouryearsgo.org/

Check out these Videos if you want to see what the Buzz is all about.




Lynne Twist Presents FOUR YEARS. GO. from FOUR YEARS. GO. on Vimeo.


Then Check out this Video and Make a Film, Make a Difference.


Possible Futures Film Contest 2011: An international short film competition about positive visions of the future from Possible Futures Film Contest on Vimeo.

Thanks again for the link back. I'm just trying to Spread The Word so that we can Bring Forth An Environmentally Sustainable, Spiritually Fulfilling, Socially Just Human Presence On This Planet.

I hope everyone will pitch in and Spread the Word by Sharing this on Facebook, Twitter and all the tools of Social Media.



Hurry, the Film Contest has already started so get filming.

Make a Film, Make a Difference.

Submit a Film by June 21/2011
Voting Begins June 28/2011

Categories & Awards & Judges

Please Share this Info, YOUR Future Depends on it!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

You Will Never Look At Water The Same!!


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011



http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com

Oh my God, what a fascinating film, it's just amazing, you have to watch this. 





Wikipedia-  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water
Water is a chemical substance with the chemical formula H2O. Its molecule contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms connected by covalent bonds. Water is a liquid at ambient conditions, but it often co-exists on Earth with its solid state, ice, and gaseous state (water vapor or steam). Water also exists in a liquid crystal state near hydrophilic surfaces.[1][2]

Water covers 70.9% of the Earth's surface,[3] and is vital for all known forms of life.[4] On Earth, it is found mostly in oceans and other large water bodies, with 1.6% of water below ground in aquifers and 0.001% in the air as vapor, clouds (formed of solid and liquid water particles suspended in air), and precipitation.[5] Oceans hold 97% of surface water, glaciers and polar ice caps 2.4%, and other land surface water such as rivers, lakes and ponds 0.6%. A very small amount of the Earth's water is contained within biological bodies and manufactured products.

Water on Earth moves continually through a cycle of evaporation or transpiration (evapotranspiration), precipitation, and runoff, usually reaching the sea. Over land, evaporation and transpiration contribute to the precipitation over land.

Clean drinking water is essential to humans and other lifeforms. Access to safe drinking water has improved steadily and substantially over the last decades in almost every part of the world.[6][7] There is a clear correlation between access to safe water and GDP per capita.[8] However, some observers have estimated that by 2025 more than half of the world population will be facing water-based vulnerability.[9] A recent report (November 2009) suggests that by 2030, in some developing regions of the world, water demand will exceed supply by 50%.[10] Water plays an important role in the world economy, as it functions as a solvent for a wide variety of chemical substances and facilitates industrial cooling and transportation. Approximately 70% of freshwater is consumed by agriculture.[11] Read More Here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water

Iceberg with hole near sanderson hope 2007-07-28

Musing Mommies


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com 

Found this great site this morning, Check it Out! I love the design of their site! Very Cool!

http://musingmommies.com/

Mommy Musings



About MuMo

Musing Mommies is a Podcast designed for moms by moms!

Are you looking for a very informative show with experts in their fields giving advice?? 

Well that is not us! 

Oh yes we will give you info and some interviews but in our own way. 

We are two Texas moms talking about everything from poop diapers to world hunger.  

Get ready to laugh, cry and say to yourself “hey I feel that way too”.



Dawn is a SAHM to two rambunctious boys, a 6 year old and a 2 year old. She is also the owner of Dawn Fry Photo, a portrait photography business. Dawn enjoys blogging, photography, cooking and spending time with her family – not necessarily in that order!

She fancies herself a jack of all trades, and probably knows a little bit about most everything. In her brief work history (BC – before children) she worked as a music teacher, a cocktail waitress, hostess with the most-ess, a catering sales assistant, a financial planner’s assistant, a model coach, professional photographer, health food store manager, event sales manager, wedding planner and a slew of other things that make her a master of, well…nothing!

At times things get crazy, but she tries to find the humor in it all. And with 2 mischievous little boys, you know she’s likely to have a funny story from time to time!

If you would like to contact Dawn directly, please drop her an email at dawnATmusingmommiesDOTcom

I’m Kim and I’m a SAHM to a 6.75yr old daughter and a 4yr old son. I too consider myself a bit of a Jack of All Trades! I do know some about a lot of things. I enjoy photography, reading, audiobooks, crafty things, baking, podcasts, and I am a TOTAL Twilighter (a huge fan of the Twilight Book Saga). I am a hairdresser by trade, but I have experience in running a business, waitress-ing, dog grooming, and banking.

I was introduced to podcasts about a year ago by my husband. I fell in love with them. I have a list of podcasts I subscribe to and I’m always looking to add more.

Feel free to email me here: kimATmusingmommiesDOTcom

ART in APRIL- WALDORF


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com

http://www.waldorfhotel.com/2011/03/art-in-april/
Waldorf


After 63 years in business, East Vancouver’s Famous Waldorf Hotel has been reimagined as a creative compound where contemporary art, music, food and culture convene under one roof.

Special events, unique spaces, great food and hospitality. There’s always something happening at The Waldorf…



THE WALDORF presents ART IN APRIL: a focus on visual arts.

OPENING PARTY: FRIDAY APRIL 1ST, 7—11PM
Events to Follow all Weekend long.

Faceboook invite here.
ABOUT ART IN APRIL

The Waldorf presents a month of art programming including gallery openings, film screenings, slideshows and artist talks. 

Art in April features works by:
• Atilla Richard Lukacs
• Paul Wong
• Michael Turner
• Simon Redekop
• Sean Montgomery
• Maya Beaudry
• Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Art in April is being produced with support from artists, organizations and galleries including:
• Presentation House Gallery
• Stan Douglas
• Unit/Pitt
• The Cheaper Show
• Off Main and The Goethe-Institut.
Art in April marks the official opening of the new project space Black and Yellow.

Event/Exhibition as follows: Check here for more details
http://www.waldorfhotel.com/2011/03/art-in-april/

POLAROIDS: ATTILA RICHARD LUKACS AND MICHAEL MORRIS
Premiere screening Friday, April 1, 7pm – late and will run Saturday evening through the month of April

BLACK AND YELLOW Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 7pm-11pm, Room 106


UNPLUGGED Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 7pm – 11pm, Room 103


THE ROLLING STONES TRILOGY Premieres Sunday, April 3, 12pm – 6pm, Hideaway and runs each Sunday through the month of April

BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ Screening of episodes 1-4 with introductory presentation by Stan Douglas Sunday, April 3, 2pm – 6pm, Cabaret

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I Won a $20 Gift Cert. From Kids Around Canada!!


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com 

Jo-Anne

@KiddingAround Canada
KidsAroundCanada.com is your essential Canadian parenting and family fun resource. 
Find a calendar of events, directories, articles, contests, coupons & more.

http://www.kidsaroundcanada.com/about/


http://www.facebook.com/pages/KidsAroundCanada/412358884347


Hurray!! How cool is that! I answered a question on the "Kids Around Canada" Facebook Wall the other day and I won a $20 gift certificate for Chapters. Awesome!


Kids Around Canada

Kids Around Canada

Love is Energy- Pass it On!


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com



http://mysacredenergy.com
Love is energy... HAPPINESS -It starts with us.. Lets be the change! Its as easy as a smile from your heart... Thank you for perfect song "When Love Takes over" - David Guetta &Kelly Rowland




My Father's Garden from Mirko Faienza on Vimeo.
Discovering a whole tiny world in my father's small garden.



A clip from a solo tabla recital by Rohan Singh bhogal in Vancouver, Canada. Clip taken from his website www.virtuosoprodn.com

Monday, March 28, 2011

10 year old Ta'Kaiya's Message- "Protect Our Coast from Oil Spills"


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com 

Here is another Brilliant way we can Share our Concerns, Fears & Passions with Social Media.  Way to to go Ta'Kaiya!! 

This 10-year olds Video "Protect Our Coast from Oil Spills" is not only beautifully sung and videoed it has a Super Powerful Message, that I hope and pray will touch peoples hearts enough that they start working together on this. Say No to Oil!!   

Ta'Kaiya, You should enter this in the Four Years. Go Contest, Make a Film- Make a Difference it's so BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you so much for sharing! I'm so Proud of you!!




Read more here: http:/tinazsocialmediasuperhero.blogspot.com
http://tinazsocialmediaworkshop.blogspot.com/2011/03/10-year-olds-video-protect-our-coast.html

Don't Let Them Tell You "You Can't Do That!"


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com 

This morning on Twitter I came across
Rob Tew's Blog and he had this Video(below)

TEDxAsheville - Eustace Conway - Traditional Lifestyles of the 21st Century

I just loved what Eustace had to say, and it made me think of my dad and give thanks to him today. He was only in my life 11 years, but he must of had some great visions.

When we were kids we had rabbits and pigs, chickens and a whole big peat bog down the back where we used to go pick blueberries, and dad hunted the foxes that were killing his chickens.

I remember helping him pick up the shells after he shot at something. I remember helping him when we went down the back to get a rabbit for Sunday dinner.

This was in Surrey B.C. Canada back in the early 60's.

In 1969 we moved to a place that my mother would later refer to as "beyond Hope" but he must have had incredible dreams and visions about what could be done.

As kids we roamed half a mountainside and we were always out playing somewhere and my parents didn't know where I was.  (Later in life I thought we were neglected but now I appreciate the gift of freedom my parents gave me.)

Like Eustace says this instilled the hope and vision that I could do anything because no one was telling me I couldn't. We only had one TV channel- the CBC

Today I want to say "Thank You Daddy!" I know you had big dreams you weren't able to make a reality, largely in part to credit cards, believe it or not., even way back then.

He had chosen to have a gas station and the one he chose was Pacific 66 because they took all cards, but guess what, alot of those people didn't pay there cards...it took a long time for me to figure this one out as I was so young at the time when he passed away and there were so many other factors involved.

My dad was huge dreamer, and so am I. I love him for that. I Thank him for that.

I hope by letting my daughter run around on a beach in Mexico for 2 winters with no TV, I've instilled some of these values and dreams in her. I can see it in her stories, thoughts and actions.

What can we achieve? Not sure Yet! What have we achieved, Miracles!  

What Can You Achieve?

I believe we can all create Miracles. We Can get back in touch with nature, we Can lead simpler lives.

What's happening and has happened in the U.S. and Canada in the ecomonics is sad, and hard, and tragic in many situations, especially for the children but as Eustace says "If we can get thru that pain" we can be much stronger people that can achieve our dreams.

We have to achieve our dreams of a simpler sustainable life because there is no other options.

The consumer, materialistic, me, me, me model does NOT work and so we must work towards living in harmony with nature, living in harmony with each other, living in peace.

As Eustace says at the end of his talk "Peace be with you!!"

TEDxAsheville - Eustace Conway - Traditional Lifestyles of the 21st Century





Naturalist Eustace Conway, subject of a biography by "Eat Pray Love" author Elizabeth Gilbert, has lived off the land since he was a teenager. Here he shares insight from a life lived close to a deeper reality most of us hide from.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eustace_Conway

At the age of 12, Conway lived in the woods for a week. At 17 he moved out of his parents' home entirely so that he could live in a tipi in the woods.

He has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail and claims to have set the world record for crossing the United States on horseback from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

However, according to the New York Times and Los Angeles Times of the day, as well as the book, Bud & Me, the record for crossing the North American continent on horseback was actually done in 62 days.

This journey was made by Bud and Temple Abernathy, aged 11 and 7, who rode 3,619 miles (5,824 km) from New York to San Francisco on an equestrian journey, which started in August, 1911.[1][2][3][4]

The weekly radio show "This American Life" reported on Conway's cross country journey in the episode "Adventures in the Simple Life", which aired on September 11, 1998.

The show uses recordings that were taped on a hand-held recorder by Conway and his party.[5]

A 2003 documentary film on Conway's life, Full Circle: A Life Story of Eustace Conway, was directed by Jack Bibbo.

Truth & Happiness


http://www.truehealthhappiness.com/

Eustace Conway shares some valuable insight on how to free ourselves from the demands of society in order to pursue our dreams and passions. This is a very powerful Ted Talk presentation. Enjoy the quotes and video… -Rob

All successful men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.” -Brian Tracy

“I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.” -Jonas Salk

http://www.truehealthhappiness.com/?page_id=2

About Rob Tew
I created this refuge and sanctuary for you.  Empowering people to live their dreams and live a life with passion inspired the incarnation of this site.

You are here because you seek answers and need guidance.

Like a child whose curiosity has sparked the golden thread of interest within to follow–you too, have cut out all the noise and tuned into your intuition which has lead you here.

Read more here http://www.truehealthhappiness.com/?page_id=2

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Earth Hour- March 26 2011- Vancouver BC

Here is Our Earth Hour in Vancouver B.C.



For Our Earth Hour we took a candle and went to the beach to see if the people of Vancouver would turn there lights out.






It was hard to see but I believe some people did, many building did not. Angel was disappointed. We did our part though and Sent our Message, that we "Want Action Against Climate Change".

Come On Vancouver, Let's do Better Next Year. 

 Please Sign Up for Four Years. Go  http://www.fouryearsgo.org/ and let's work together collectively to create a new future: an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on this planet

Now Four Years.Go is having a Film Contest. It's called the The Possible Futures Contest
http://www.possiblefuturesfilmcontest.org/
http://www.facebook.com/apossiblefuture
http://awakeningthedreamer.org/

The Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium is an interactive transformational workshop that inspires participants to play a role in creating a new future: an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on this planet.

Find out how you can get involved.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Don't Say it's Hopeless!


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com

Check out the Incredibly Awesome Video, so Powerful, so Much Valuable Info. Don't Say it's Hopeless, We have the solutions, we just need to COLLECTIVELY apply them.



http://www.ted.com By piecing together a complex ecological puzzle, biologist Willie Smits has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving local orangutans -- and creating a thrilling blueprint for restoring fragile ecosystems. http://www.redapes.org/

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Watch the Top 10 TEDTalks on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/top10



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Smits

Wil Smiths



Willie Smits (born February 22, 1957, in Weurt, Gelderland, the Netherlands) is a trained forester, a microbiologist, conservationist, animal rights activist and social entrepreneur. He has lived in Borneo since 1985 and is an Indonesian citizen.
While working as a forest researcher in East Kalimantan, Indonesia in 1989, Smits encountered a baby orangutan in a cage in a market, and later returned to find it abandoned on a rubbish heap. This was a turning-point in his career: taking the orangutan home, he nurtured it back to health.

He was soon given other orangutans to look after, and the work of rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing orangutans into the wild developed into what was to become the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.

For over twenty years Smits has worked for the survival of this threatened species of ape, during which time his work has also broadened out into the related areas of generating sustainable farming, reforestation and remote monitoring of forests.

He travels widely, raising awareness of the issues surrounding deforestation in Borneo and the plight of the orangutan, also showing how it has been possible on a relatively small scale to reverse the great damage that is being done to the orangutan and its environment.

He became a senior advisor to the Ministry of Forests in Indonesia and has been knighted in the Netherlands.



Make a Film- Make A Difference

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com/2011/03/make-film-make-difference.html


Have you heard of Four Years.Go?

If not you should definitely check it out and Please Be Sure to Sign Up!! Our Future Depends On It. Because YOU are very IMPORTANT!
We all are! We are all very important parts of this puzzle called Earth!

Now Four Years.Go is having a Film Contest. It's called the The Possible Futures Contest
http://www.possiblefuturesfilmcontest.org/

Now this is a Super Cool Contest, all you do is create a 5 minute short film and enter it and you could Win $10,000 and a trip for 2 to Ecuador! and that's just First Prize, there's other prizes too!

Food for Thought for Earth Day!


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com 

Some Food for thought for this Beautiful Earth Day!!
http://curbly.com/diy-maven/posts/6266-how-to-grow-potatoes-in-a-trash-can

How to Grow Potates in a Trash Cash


If you've never dug for potatoes, you don't know what you're missing. Finding spuds hiding in dirt is sort of like uncovering buried treasure. That is until your garden fork impales one of the darlings.


AVATAR GROVE from darryl augustine on Vimeo.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Earth Hour- March 26 2011


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com



Hi Everyone, it's Earth Hour tomorrow so I hope your all getting ready to participate. 

Remember if you using candles be SUPER careful.

Be sure to Watch Children and Pets Carefully.

Do not leave them alone under any circumstances.(Just call me Mom! :))

Have a Safe, Peaceful,  Wonderful Earth Hour Everyone!!

Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2011: 8.30pm, Saturday 26 March – switch off the lights and celebrate your action for the planet with the world.
 @earthhour Global
 http://www.facebook.com/earthhour 




Earth Hour March 26, 2011

Earth Hour Youtube Video Channel
http://www.youtube.com/earthhour

WWFCanada

@WWFCanada Toronto
WWF-Canada's official Twitter page. 
Tweets by @


Earth Hour





WWF is calling on Canadians to think about how we use and produce energy. To create the best possible future for Canadians and for the planet, let's stop wasting energy, and generate what we need from clean, renewable sources like wind and solar.

Canada can be a world leader in clean energy. But the longer we wait, the more it will cost - both in dollars and environmental impact.
Show your support. Switch off your lights on March 26.
 What you can do for Earth Day
Climate change is the biggest environmental threat to our planet and the number one concern for Canadians. We are already seeing its impacts. Participating in Earth Hour is a simple way to show that you want to be a part of the solution and sends a powerful message to others that together we can make a difference.




Everyone is encouraged to participate - individuals, businesses, schools, and organizations. All you have to do is:
  1. Turn off your lights for Earth Hour on Saturday March 26 from 8:30 - 9:30 pm
  2. Pledge your support online
  3. Spread the word:
  4. Find out more ways to participate at home, at work, at school and in your community.
Participate At Home


Families are encouraged to join millions of people around the world and turn off their lights for one hour in support of action on climate change. Learn more about how you and your family can make an evening out of Earth Hour
 Participate At Work
If your business is looking to support Earth Hour, we have some great ideas for you.Learn more about how your company can get involved with Earth Hour.

Participate at School

If your school would like to support Earth Hour, learn more about what teachers and students can do to get involved.


What is Clean Energy?
Clean Energy & WWF's Role
 http://www.pocoyo.com/earth_hour_2011.html


Here's last years video

Green Ideas & Initiatives


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com

Hi Everyone, since it's Friday and we are getting close to the Mar 29/2011 the entry date for short films in the Possible Futures Contest
http://www.possiblefuturesfilmcontest.org/
by Four Years.Go http://www.fouryearsgo.org/,  I thought I'd share these videos and links to get your minds churning and inspire you.
 http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com/2011/03/make-film-make-difference.html

We CAN Change the World to be an
Environmentally Sustainable, 
Spiritually Fulfilling,
Socially Just Human Presence 
on this Planet-FYG

We just need to collectively work together, the solutions are here!!!

Here are some Green Ideas & Initiatives








http://www.youtube.com/user/EcoCycleMediahttp://www.youtube.com/user/EcoCycleMedia



Rather than looking at our production systems as one way and linear, we can redesign them to be cyclical, as in nature, where there is no such thing as waste and materials are kept in the production cycle.

Zero Waste is emerging as a paradigm shift, a new, comprehensive socio-technical system that addresses our resource use from product design to disposal

http://climatecycle.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.eventDetails&eventID=501
Ride To Recharge

Riders are asked to meet fundraising minimums that go towards funding the purchase and installation of solar panels and environmental school projects in Chicagoland schools. 


Organic Connections
Lots of fabulous video here!
http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/organic-connections-video-gallery/

AHAHS lunch program-The Impact of Healthy Food on Kids







Barbara Reed Stitt, author of Food and Behavior, A Natural Connection had learned about the profound effects of food in the unlikely position of probation officer. The first thing she did with anyone who came under her care was to change their diet. Time and time again their lives turned around.

Appleton Central Alternative Charter High School (ACA) opened its doors in February of 1996 to give individualized attention to students struggling in the conventional school settings. Despite this close attention, students behavioral problems continued to be extremely problematic.

Barbara Stitt and her husband Paul, a biochemist, approached their local school (ACA) with an offer that was as unusual as it was generous. Take out the vending machines, take out the processed foods, and feed the students fresh, whole, nutritious food and watch their behavior improve. And the Stitts will pay the bill. In fact, since the Stitts owned Natural Ovens, a whole foods bakery, their company would send the school plenty of its own healthy fare AND place one of their own cooks on site at the school's kitchen.

In 1997, ACA teamed up with Natural Ovens Bakery to offer the students a free, nutritious breakfast. The following year (the 1998-99 school year) Natural Ovens sponsored the installation of a full kitchen and dining service (offering both breakfast and lunch).

Appleton Central Alternative High School is, well, an "alternative school"; a place where problem students end up. Greg Bretthauer, the dean of students, was offered the job prior to the program and found the students "rude, obnoxious, and ill-mannered." The school had so many problems with discipline and weapons violations that a police officer was recruited to be on the staff.

The new program had an instantaneous effect. In the state of Wisconsin, each school is required to file a report each year detailing the number of students who have dropped out, been expelled, committed suicide, or got caught using drugs or carrying weapons. Since the start of the program, the numbers at ACAHS have been the same each year, zero! This would be a stat that any public or private school would be proud of. For an alternative school, it's nothing short of astonishing.

Appleton Central Alternative High School serves both a nutritious breakfast and lunch. There are no vending machines within the school and no carry-in food and/or beverages are allowed. In addition, ACAHS offers bottled water and encourages students to carry water bottles. Ninety-five per cent (95%) of Central students participate in the nutrition program.

The company that set up the AHAHS lunch program: http://www.naturalovens.com/
http://www.facebook.com/NaturalOvens?sk=wall

Natural Ovens Bakery

Amazon Watch- Keeping an Eye on the Amazon


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com




Sigourney Weaver Narrates New Google Earth Animation on Brazil's Controversial Belo Monte Dam in the Amazon Rainforest.

Amazon Watch and International Rivers have teamed up to create a state-of-the-art 10-minute Google Earth 3-D tour and video narrated by actress Sigourney Weaver, with technical assistance from Google Earth Outreach.

The video is in support of Brazil's Movimento Xingu Vivo Para Sempre (Xingu River Forever Alive Movement).

The tour allows viewers to learn about the harmful impacts of, and alternatives to the massive Belo Monte Dam Complex on the Amazon's Xingu River.

A Portuguese version of the video and tour, narrated by well-known Brazilian actor Dira Paes to be released soon.

http://amazonwatch.org/news/2010/0827-a-message-from-pandora

A Message From Pandora



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Amazon Watch




Talisman Energy in Achuar Territory

Achuar Photo Essay



 For centuries the Achuar people have lived in harmony with the Amazon rainforest. 

But now, the unrelenting drive for oil has reached the deepest regions of their territory.

Canadian oil company Talisman Energy has already cleared hundred of kilometers of seismic lines in the northern Peruvian Amazon – and is now beginning to drill exploratory wells.
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This is a photo essay from a recent trip into the territory of a fierce, beautiful people defending their lands against the threat of oil development. See photo essay here
http://amazonwatch.org/news/2010/0722-achuar-photo-essay

http://amazonwatch.org/news/blog
Eye On The Amazon

Make a Film, Make a Difference!!


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com

Hello Friday!!
How are you all doing today on this Very Fine Day. I wanted to Share some Great Info with you.

First I have a question?

Have you heard of Four Years.Go http://www.fouryearsgo.org/

If not you should definitely check it out and Please Be Sure to Sign Up!! Our Future Depends On It. Because YOU are very IMPORTANT!
We all are! We are all very important parts of this puzzle called Earth!

Now Four Years.Go is having a Film Contest. It's called the The Possible Futures Contest
http://www.possiblefuturesfilmcontest.org/

Now this is a Super Cool Contest, all you do is create a 5 minute short film and enter it and you could Win $10,000 and a trip for 2 to Ecuador! and that's just First Prize, there's other prizes too!

Now they have this Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/apossiblefuture and this Video was posted there. It's the Trailer for "I AM" and it's looks fantastic.

Wow! This is very powerful. In this film, Tom Shadyac poses two questions: What's wrong with our world and what can we do to make it better?


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Possible Futures Film Contest


Make A Film- Make a Difference
I found these other great links there too!
http://www.globalonenessproject.org/library/films



Global Oneness Study Guide- Download Here.
http://www.globalonenessproject.org/sites/default/files/education/downloads/LivingOnenessStudyGuide.pdf





Will.i.am sings "What I Am" as part of Sesame Street's 41st season premiering September 27th on PBS KIDS.

I Believe in Me Video & Photos by Tina Winterlik - I put this here to show you that if you believe in something strong enough, you will make it happen, against ALL odds. Trust me, it's true!!



Song-I Believe in Me-Artist- Amy Power


Don't Forget Earth Hour this weekend- You have the Power to Make it Happen!