Aren't natural dyes safer than synthetic dyes? You are here: Home > All About Hand Dyeing > FAQs > Safety > natural vs. synthetic dyes Advertisements Never reuse a dyepot for cooking food. Certainly not! Not in every case, that is. It's funny how many people think that "natural" means almost the same thing as "safe", as though they'd never heard of poison ivy or deadly mushrooms. Fondation Nicolas Hulot For the past 40 years I have been travelling the world, a witness to its slow destruction. I have decided to become a player in its reconstruction. To share my belief and my rallying call, I wrote Osons. 12 concrete propositions to the attention of the States and an appeal to everybody to put pressure on their decisions. Together, let’s call on the Heads of State to address the challenges posed by climate change. We, as citizens of the world, are asking the political leaders of the wealthiest countries and the largest emitters of greenhouse gases to finally meet the climate challenge. Dear world leaders, DARE TO TAKE ACTION!
Wired 14.06: The Rise of Crowdsourcing Remember outsourcing? Sending jobs to India and China is so 2003. The new pool of cheap labor: everyday people using their spare cycles to create content, solve problems, even do corporate R & D. By Jeff HowePage 1 of 4 next » 1. The Professional Natural History Network The Journal of Natural History Education and Experience is an electronic, peer-reviewed journal. Its purpose is to promote the mission of the Natural History Network and foster a renaissance in natural history education and appreciation by providing a forum for disseminating information on views on the place of natural history in society and techniques, curricula, and pedagogy for natural history education at all levels: K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and general public. The journal seeks papers that provide perspectives on natural history as a mode of engagement with the world as well as information that will promote the development of natural history curricula and are generally accessible to natural history educators. Content of the journal ranges from the applied to the philosophical, but entirely focused on the principles or practice of natural history education and experience. Specifically, we publish articles on the following issues:
Green Tokyo: 5 cool examples of urban agriculture With its massive urban sprawl and busy streets, Tokyo doesn’t exactly seem like the kind of place you would find farmland, but Tokyoites are waking up to the fact that growing your food closer to home means more food security and less pollution from transport. The problem is finding the space in the city and cultivating–if you will excuse the pun–the expertise. But where there is a will, there is a way, and some Japanese have found truly ingenious ways to bring farming to the big city. Pasona O2 Pasona is a major staffing and recruitment company in Japan and their headquarters in the business district of Otemachi is a clear representation of their green ethos. FAQ: How do you tie-dye a spiral pattern? You are here: Home > All About Hand Dyeing > Instructions > How to Dye with Fiber Reactive Dye > How to Tie Dye > How to Tie Dye a Spiral Check out this how-to-fold video from YouTube: Everyone who tie-dyes has to do a spiral, sooner or later. It's the modern cliché of tie-dyeing. You can make it your own by applying the spiral to a garment you've already folded in two, varying just where you place the center of the spiral, pleating the center of the spiral horizontally or vertically a few times before you begin the twist, or just by making a very careful choice of colors.
The word-hoard: Robert Macfarlane on rewilding our language of landscape Eight years ago, in the coastal township of Shawbost on the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis, I was given an extraordinary document. It was entitled “Some Lewis Moorland Terms: A Peat Glossary”, and it listed Gaelic words and phrases for aspects of the tawny moorland that fills Lewis’s interior. Reading the glossary, I was amazed by the compressive elegance of its lexis, and its capacity for fine discrimination: a caochan, for instance, is “a slender moor-stream obscured by vegetation such that it is virtually hidden from sight”, while a feadan is “a small stream running from a moorland loch”, and a fèith is “a fine vein-like watercourse running through peat, often dry in the summer”. The “Peat Glossary” set my head a-whirr with wonder-words. It ran to several pages and more than 120 terms – and as that modest “Some” in its title acknowledged, it was incomplete. “There’s so much language to be added to it,” one of its compilers, Anne Campbell, told me.