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Fritjof Capra

Fritjof Capra
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War on waste: Can all glass really be recycled? Updated Glass is commonly thought of as a product that can always be recycled. But did you know there are a few glass items we shouldn't put in the recycle bin? Craig Mynott from O-I Asia Pacific, a glass recycling plant in Brisbane, said some glass needed to be excluded because it contained products that could not be reused. "Microwave turntables, ovenware, crystal glass, mirrors and light bulbs can't be recycled. Did you know? Glass was discovered more than 5,000 years agoGlass takes one million years to break down naturallyRecycling a glass jar saves enough energy to light a bulb for four hoursCrushed glass produce is called 'cullet'Source: Clean-up Australia "We prefer if people don't put them in the recycling bin. "We just want to see bottles and jars in there." Mr Mynott said dirty jars could also be harder to recycle. "Jars that have contained food products we like to be rinsed," he told ABC Radio Brisbane's Craig Zonca. How does the glass recycling process work?

Fritjof Capra - Tao of physics - 70s Fritjof Capra (born February 1, 1939) is an Austrian-born American physicist.[1] He is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, and is on the faculty of Schumacher College. Life and work[edit] Born in Vienna, Austria, Capra attended the University of Vienna, where he earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 1966. He conducted research in particle physics and systems theory at the University of Paris (1966–1968), the University of California, Santa Cruz (1968–1970), the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (1970), Imperial College, London (1971–1974) and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (1975–1988). He has written popular books on the implications of science, notably The Tao of Physics, subtitled An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism. He is fluent in German, English, French and Italian. In 1991 Capra co-authored Belonging to the Universe with David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk. Bibliography[edit] See also[edit]

H. G. Wells Herbert George "H. G." Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946)[3] was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction", as are Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback.[4][a] His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau. Wells's earliest specialised training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context.[5] He was also from an early date an outspoken socialist, often (but not always, as at the beginning of the First World War) sympathising with pacifist views. Early life[edit] Teacher[edit] H. H. He soon entered the Debating Society of the school. During 1888 H. Personal life[edit]

John Horvat Biography - Author of Return to Order John Horvat II is a scholar, researcher, educator, international speaker, and author of the book, Return to Order. His writings have appeared worldwide including in The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Post, American Thinker, TheBlaze, Crisis, FOX News, and The Washington Times, as well as other publications and websites. He gives more than 150 radio and TV interviews annually. For more than two decades he has been researching and writing about what’s gone wrong with America’s culture and economy, an effort that culminated in the ground-breaking release of his award-winning book Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society–Where We’ve Been, How We Got Here and Where We Need to Go. Mr. His research began in 1986 when he was invited by Prof. When he’s not writing, Mr. You can reach Mr.

War on waste: Meet the home sewers saying no to fast fashion by making their own clothes Posted Media player: "Space" to play, "M" to mute, "left" and "right" to seek. Audio: Saying no to fast fashion (Saturday Breakfast) Interest in home sewing is on the rise as people embrace the craft of making their own clothes and limiting fashion waste. Australians are the world's second largest consumers of textiles, buying on average 27 kilograms of new clothing and other textiles each year, wearing each garment an average of just seven times. And the more we buy, the more we throw away. Australians are currently disposing of 6,000 kilograms of fashion and textile waste every 10 minutes, and while some of it may go to op shops, only about 15 per cent of donations are actually sold again locally. The rest is turned into rags — or if it is poor quality, it goes to landfill where it may take 200 years to break down. Home sewing back in fashion Bucking this trend is the growing resurgence in home sewing. "There was an extended period I think when sewing just wasn't very fashionable," she said.

Lynn Margulis" Margulis, Lynn Alexander (1938-), an American biologist, helped advance the study of the origins of cells. She developed the symbiotic theory, which states that bacteria played a major role in the development of living cells. This theory has become known as the serial endosymbiosis theory, or SET. Margulis was born on March 5, 1938, in Chicago. She was the oldest of four daughters of Morris Alexander, a lawyer and businessman, and Leone Wise Alexander, a travel agent. At the University of Chicago, Lynn met Carl Edward Sagan, then a graduate student in physics, who would later become a famous astronomer and author. She and Sagan next moved to California, where Margulis received a doctoral degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1965. Margftlis taught at Boston University for 22 years, from 1966 until 1988. In the 1960's and 1970's, Margulis endured doubt and even ridicule from other scientists as she pursued her theory.

Ralph Metzner's Blog TFP - Sociedade Brasileira de Defesa da Tradição, Família e Propriedade Gardening Australia - Fact Sheet: Seed Savers Seed Savers Presenter: Jerry Coleby-Williams, 25/11/2004 In Byron Bay in NSW, a garden has been developed that contains a diversity of useful and edible plants. In many ways these plants represent a gift from generations of gardeners who have saved the seeds from year to year. A seed is a message from the past and a promise for the future. This garden is supported by many volunteers from across the country, and combined has one of the best educational gardens in Australia. There is an amazing variety of vegetables in catalogues of over a hundred years ago. The development of food plants can be represented by a ladder; plants on the bottom rung are the unimproved wild species utilised by ancient man and contained the widest genetic variability that will ever exist. All that is required to save seed is some patience. Michel and Jude began growing some of these varieties in their own garden to learn how to grow them and to find out what they were like.

Lynn Margulis - 5 kingdoms of nature - 70s Lynn Margulis (born Lynn Alexander;[1] March 5, 1938 – November 22, 2011)[2] was an American biologist and University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.[1][3] She developed a theory of the origin of eukaryotic organelles, and contributed to the endosymbiotic theory, which is now generally accepted for how certain organelles were formed. She showed that animals, plants, and fungi all originated from Protists. She is also associated with the Gaia hypothesis, based on an idea developed by the English environmental scientist James Lovelock. Research[edit] Endosymbiosis theory[edit] Lynn Margulis attended the University of Chicago, earned a master's degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1960, and received her Ph.D. in 1963 in the faculty of Biological Sciences from UC Berkeley in Botany. In 1995, prominent evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins had this to say about Lynn Margulis and her work: [edit]