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Food and Water Security: "The Pass-It-On Sustainable Home Garden Project” - Book

Jasmin Jasmin:
The main authors of this book are the garden farmers, these authors all dared to believe they could become garden farmers. They became garden farmers and then authors published in this new book we all made together. We see nothing small about small farmers: We see big solutions to big problems. Here some excerpts from the book and how we are changi...
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Globalized * Climatised * Stigmatised

camillo-Open-day The deepening crisis that is climate change cannot continue to be confronted at the glacial pace of business-as-usual multilateral diplomacy.
Many more will have to suffer Many more will have to die Don’t ask me why Bob Marley The squandering of oil and gas is associated with one of the greatest tragedies, not in the least resolved, whish is suffered by humankind: climate change. Fidel Castro   The Climate Threat There are thousands of books and academic journals, well sourced and p...
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Trees of the Richmond Vale Academy

front At the RVA trees are all around us and we at the school take very special care of them because they are of great benefit to us and all the wildlife that use them.
Trees are vital for the survival of humanity. They provide us with oxygen and take in Carbon dioxide, purify the air, contribute in the water cycle, contribute in climate change, provide us with wood, food, cool down the environment, give shade and shelter, give us medicine, protect wildlife and much more. Many species are used in landscaping while...
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Boosting Food security in the Home Garden Movement

homecarden-banner Eighty Home Gardens were created in the past two and a half years
The first thing we did after the pandemic reached our corner of the world was to take immediate care of all staff and students in the academy. But after a five weeks lockdown, adapting to the new situation we believe now is the time to take a look at all the Vincentians we work with in the communities.  Many of the potential effects and proble...
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How to live Collectively in a World without balance

1-group-header How to live Collectively in a World without balance
We live in a world without balance. A world out of balance is open to bad compromises and dangerous illness. It is our task to bring the world into a balance that closes doors to both. Dangerous illnesses include Ebola, Cholera, Malaria, HIV/Aids, the novel Coronavirus and other contagious disease-causing agents thriving within the human body out o...
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How Gasses in the atmosphere cause Global Warming

1-globe-header How Gasses in the atmosphere cause Global Warming
The atmosphere Blue light is scattered more than other wavelengths by the gasses in the atmosphere. This gives the Earth a blue halo when seen from space. The atmosphere of Earth is a layer of gasses surrounding the planet Earth that is retained by Earth gravity. The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation, warmin...
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Why do we need to protect and restore biodiversity?

protect-biodiversity-st-vincent-header Why do we need to protect and restore biodiversity?
Life is fantastic, expressed in million of different species of all kinds of shapes, colors and life forms, from the myriad of virus and bacteria, which actually forms a large part of all the living material, to huge whales or elephants. Scientists have just discovered corals that are estimated to be over 5000 years old. As life is found in the mos...
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What is Globalization?

what-is-globalization2 What is Globalization
This chapter gives a loose definition of globalization and sheds light on the history of how England fought for free markets, how the gap between rich and poor peaked in the years before World War 1, how World Wars, the Russian Revolution and the crisis of the 1930s reduced the gap between the classes, and how the era of globalization after 1980 ha...
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The Four Intelligences

the-four-intelligences-1-web The Four Intelligences
The concept of intelligence is used to describe how well the brain of a person works. It is important for a child to fully develop its intelligence and for anyone to keep developing the intelligence until old age. You may extend the concept to include different intelligences, and we will here describe four plus one intelligence. Logical intelligenc...
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A partnership in training Climate Activists

lesson-header DRH Lindersvold – Richmond Vale Academy. A partnership to train Climate Activists.
There can be little doubt, that with WHO declaring the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus being a global pandemic, that the affected countries are in somewhat of a crisis situation. If this situation teaches us anything, it is that we have to be more prepared to acknowledge the fact that crisis management is a fundamental skill in the worl...
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