The International Day of Forests, March 21

Until the advent of fossil fuels, for thousands of years, wood was the primary source of energy for human populations. Today, over 2 billion people worldwide, in rural and urban areas, still rely on wood for their primary energy needs. Wood constitutes the primary source of energy for cooking and heating in many developing countries, where nearly 90 per cent of fuelwood and charcoal is consumed. Regions with the greatest incidence of poverty, most notably Sub-Saharan Africa and low income … [Read more...]

Nature Is Speaking, Julia Roberts is voice of Mother Nature

Nature Is Speaking – Julia Roberts is voice of Mother Nature Our movement is dedicated to managing those things we can control. Better. Country by country. Business by business. Human by human. We are not about us vs. them. It doesn’t matter if you’re an American, a Canadian or a Papua New Guinean. You don’t even have to be particularly fond of the ocean or have a soft spot for elephants. This is simply about all of us coming together to do what needs to be … [Read more...]

Give Yourself a Break, take a One-Day Vacation!

Take a One-Day Vacation! What do you do when you're stressed, swamped or seriously overwhelmed? How's this for a terrific idea? Just be-gone! Take the plunge for just one day! Give yourself a break! Throw the suitcases in the car and head out! What can you do for just one day? Use your imagination! A one-day vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in. First... if you are a digital addict, get unplugged. Get more bang for your time-off by totally unplugging from your … [Read more...]

Shirlee Hall: GUIDED THROUGH THE STORM

    GUIDED THROUGH THE STORM   My life has been blessed with angels who protect, guide, inspire and heal. In fact, my life has been actually ‘saved’ at least four times. Today, we are experiencing snow in the Chicago area reminding me of an experience from the past where guidance was desperately needed. My youngest son and I used to enjoy cross-country skiing together. On this particular day of my story, a strong wind and dark clouds foretold more snow for our area. Although I was … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL WINDOW – Does this not make you CURIOUS?

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Amazon at risk: 4 days left‏ – Avaaz.org

Incredible! Over 740,000 signers -- let's reach one million in time to join massive marches for forest protection across Brazil. Sign now and send to everyone. Dear friends, The Amazon is in serious danger. The Brazilian Senate is about to endorse a bill that would dangerously weaken protection of this global treasure. But in four days, indigenous people will lead marches across Brazil calling to stop the destruction. Let’s stand with them and make this a global march to save the … [Read more...]

Madeleine Marentette is Taking Action with Summer Conference!

    Contact Us Meet some of Team Grail!   Grail Springs Retreat 2004 Bay Lake Road Bancroft, Ontario K0L 1C0 877-553-5772   View Entire Grail Springs Calendar of Events     … [Read more...]

INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE FOREST, 2011

A Celebration of Women celebrates with the United Nations all the efforts that are being made to refurbish our forest terretories around the world. Without our forests, the quality of our lives will drastically change; if even exist. One example is the Brazilian Rainforest: The Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves, in the states of Bahia and Espírito Santo, consist of eight separate protected areas containing 112,000 ha of Atlantic forest and associated shrub (restingas). The … [Read more...]

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