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...]

TREE DRESSING DAY – Dec 7/8

Tree Dressing Day - Do you really appreciate trees?   They've been around since the beginning of time and can be found all around us.   Trees provide us with beauty and life: they are the subject of many causes and debates; and descriptions of their lush greenery is often raved about in fiction books. The story goes that in the Himalayas the Maharaja of Jodhpur ordered men to cut down trees that could be used to build his palace. But, a woman who might have been described as an early … [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...]

Celebrating International Day of Forests – March 21, 2013

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests. The Day will celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. Click here for the full text of the UN Resolution. Today is the first International Day of … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL WINDOW – How is it possible not to smile?

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Butterfly Garden, a spring delight!

What is butterfly gardening? Simply put, 'butterfly gardening' is the art of growing flowers and plants that will attract these colorful and dainty creatures to your garden. Butterfly gardening has become one of the most popular hobbies today. What could bring more joy than a beautiful butterfly fluttering around your garden? Attracting butterflies to your garden not only can bring a sense of delight. Reasons for Butterfly Gardening Some people only like to look at the … [Read more...]

Shirlee Hall – Retreat

Spiritual re-awakening... spend some time alone in quiet thought. It is important that you allow yourself to decompress find quiet time to reflect, continue to grow spiritually, nourish yourself spiritually and emotional. Your Higher Power and God are here for you, divine guidance has opened the door . You were created to make a difference to impact our society to make this world a better place. Listen and honor your feelings. a Meditation Guidance to … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL WINDOW – Trees

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WOMEN in RECOVERY – New Beginnings

SEPTEMBER - New Beginnings     September (pronunciation) (help·info) (/sɛptɛmbɜr/) is the 9th month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of four months with a length of 30 days. September in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of March in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Northern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological autumn is 1 September. In the Southern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological spring is 1 … [Read more...]

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...]

Shirlee Hall is celebrated by Susan Parcheta!

Into the Woods: With author Shirlee Hall, composer Dave Glenn Alley and a few amazing treehuggers Posted by Susan G. Parcheta Click on this bell to enter to win a basket full of Howell items to celebrate Howell History Days. I think I’m a Treehugger. The notion has been growing in me in recent years; but it wasn’t until I became acquainted with Shirlee Hall and Dave Glenn Alley on Facebook, that I knew. I certainly wouldn’t have given myself that label. Shirlee and Dave, however, … [Read more...]

ARBOR DAY – Celebrated April 29th !

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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...]

Shirlee Hall Taking Action! Enlightenment Workbook – My Own Tree

  A Celebration of Women is taking this time to remind all the Women of our World that Shirlee Hall has Taken Action, and created this workbook for YOU!   Connect with Shirlee and she will be elated to reply. LEAVE QUESTIONS in COMMENT BOX     Take Action!   SHIRLEE HALL BOOK: www.behealedforever.com   … [Read more...]

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