Dateline:  Toronto, Act on Climate March, Quebec City, April 11/2015, Canada Wide, Victoria to Halifax

You will find it amazing to learn that “reversals” of the greenhouse effect is now possible, and underway, as many landholders and farmers begin to practice a powerful new system of agriculture called Regenerative Organic Agriculture pioneered by the highly acclaimed Rodale Institute.

Policy changers at the federal level now have no excuse.  They have the knowledge and power to shift all cropland to this model and reap the immediate benefits which are a staggering 40% reduction in worldwide annual CO2 emissions.  Shift all pasture lands to this model and we see a 71% sequestration of carbon, an amount which would please government officials trying to stay on track for worldwide reduction targets.

Do the Tar Sands executives know this?  Grassy Narrows 1st Nations would benefit from implementation of this system to protect their lands and waters.  As elders and natives, they know all too well the impact of working with Creator and Creation for sustainability. They had a water protection ceremony yesterday to do just that.   Rudolph Steiner knew this too.

Grassy Narrows website informs us that market innovators have long created a wide variety of “viable wood alternatives” for building and architecture and paper making.  This helps keep forests intact.   

The cure for climate change has been under our nose all these years as it turns out, organics. The Tar Sands pipeline running through Grassy Narrows lands, and thousands of other communities across this country, cuts forests into parcels where plant and human life is immensely compromised.   As well, unscrupulous resource extraction practices, including clear cut logging in Grassy Narrows, compromise life of all kinds. 

Through progressive agriculture practices, governments can now implement solutions that don’t exploit man or nature. Rudolph Steiner’s pioneering work in biodynamic agriculture years ago has led to this ‘new darwinism’ in climate change solutions and environmental management.  Biodynamics and organic agriculture are key to proper food production and provide a framework for the cure for climate change.  Steiner is the man whose work is helping protect the bees from extinction.

Distributed & decentralized Energy (WADE) is the answer to the Tar Sands Pipeline, not ripping apart communities and forests in the name of energy needs.  The Cure for Climate change is not complicated, we  ‘create the collective will’ through political and other dialogue, and collaboration, not continued unscrupulous practices that serve no one except business owners.

Climate remediation is inextricably linked to intact forests and organic agriculture.   Especially the Boreal.  Forests are the lungs of Mother Earth and provide free cleansing of our air, water and land.  This is an essential service to mankind especially as health care costs are spiraling and industry is supposedly scrambling to meet international emission reduction requirements.

Government tolerated logging and pipelines destroy intact forests, biospheres and other natural resources and tear communities apart that would otherwise be self-sustaining.  There are immediate and long term gains with new agriculture practices, gains that provide answers we can all live with.

Answers such as a cure for cancer.  Yes, forests are rumoured to hold a cure for cancer, something politicians will never be able to bulldoze into the ground in the name of progress.  – –

this has been a pre-release of this article for organizers of Act on Climate March.  It will be released again later in the week to local or national newspapers. participants in Act on Climate March (plus millions of caring citizens online with social media) @david Suzuki #ActOnClimate

Grass

The illusion of god graces my lawn

manicured, pencil straight

lush script of life

I love to roll on

You are of the old world now.

You failed in your attempt to dominate

your monoculture is killing us

your family, the plants, the trees, the fruits, the animals

we can’t live in your grass towers.

The bogs need you, the wetlands need you

wild grasses for tomorrow’s plurality.

One is not the other without Us.

The grass is nothing without earth, seed and sun

just dead like we’ll be

if we don’t get our grass in gear.

kz/july28/2014

The 5 Pillars of Compassionate Community

1.   The absolute need to be in proper relation with God, ourselves, our family, friends, neighbours and others we frequently think about, within Compassionate Community, with loving kindness at the centre of all we do..

2.   Love thy neighbours and exude joy, inner Happiness, Health, Prosperity, Peace, Love, Bliss & Joy.

3.   Be a great communicator.   Be a proponent of Great Communications on all levels and you will know deep inner happiness.   The healing power of love freely offered is immense.  The foundation of love is HAPPINESS for all.   Speak your mind gently in life, always follow your passions and dreams, be creative and intellectually curious.

4.   God gifted us Paradise, not a sewer.   Adopt an “Organic Mother Earth” framework for clean, green living.  This is Mankind in proper relation with God & Nature.

5.   Corporate kindness.  All executives, donate half (50%) of your bonuses to a special OCAP fund for artists.  Also, the Granting of Crown/State Lands to those in need of land, a homestead and garden.

by genevieve kathleen ann, momentum.communications@gmail.com

Blog: New World Perspectives

TwitterMe: @greenwriters

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~ for this is the way

of creation and play

devotion to spirit

everyday ~

Regenerative Organic Agriculture Reverses Climate Change

From The Rodale Institute:  “If management of all current cropland shifted to reflect the regenerative model as practiced at the research sites included in the white paper, more than 40 percent of annual emissions could potentially be captured. If, at the same time, all global pasture was managed to a regenerative model, an additional 71 percent could be sequestered. Essentially, passing the 100 percent mark means a drawing down of excess greenhouse gases, resulting in the reversal of the greenhouse effect.

Regenerative organic agriculture is comprised of organic practices including (at a minimum): cover crops, residue mulching, composting and crop rotation. Conservation tillage, while not yet widely used in organic systems, is a regenerative organic practice integral to soil-carbon sequestration. Other biological farming systems that use some of these techniques include ecological, progressive, natural, pro-soil and carbon farming.”  see more at Reversing Climate Change: http://www.nationofchange.org/how-organic-farming-can-reverse-climate-change-1398259448

Though gone vastly unnoticed in the main stream media, Iceland has been able to turn the country around politically and economically through a home-grown, grass roots revolution that ousted the government.

I’d like to see this kind of revolution here in Canada as Stephen Harper’s grip gets tighter and tighter on this nation.

Here’s a link that explains things further… http://www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2012/05/iceland-news-icelandic-revolution.html

Waterloo is the latest city in Canada that has dropped fluoride from its water systems, following Windsor earlier this year.

Calgary this past summer, and most of Europe before that.

As we come to learn more about this chemical, it is Fluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6),which is one of two commonly used for water fluoridation.

These being the two types of fluoride commonly used,

Fluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6) is commonly used for water fluoridation.  This form of fluoride is a toxic liquid by-product, acquired by scrubbing the chimney stacks of phosphate fertilizer manufacture. Other names for it are hexafluorosilicic, hexafluosilicic, hydrofluosilicic, and silicofluoric acid.  The CDC approximates that 95% of our water is fluoridated with fluorosilicic acid.

(http://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/fact_sheets/engineering/wfadditives.htm#1)

 

Sodium Fluorosilicate (Na2SiF6) is primarily added to public drinking water as a fluoridation agent. This same compound is also used as an insecticide and a wood preservative.  It is a classified hazardous waste by-product of phosphate fertilizer manufacture which, if not put into our drinking water, must be disposed of at hazardous waste facilities.  Other names for it are Sodium Fluosilicate and Sodium Silica Fluoride
This form of fluoride is a toxic liquid by-product, acquired by scrubbing the chimney stacks of phosphate fertilizer manufacture.

Not some harmless organic common fluoride found in the earth.

Why are we being drugged involuntarily to fix teeth when we can simply brush our teeth?

When Fluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6) is present in the water, it is then present in our beer and wines, our juices from concentrate, most bottled water, and baby foods.

Is Toronto missing the boat on this one… What do the others know that Canada’s largest city does not..?

 

In Florida there is a multi-talented ecopreneur who pushes the envelope on energy and the environment to ensure a better world for the rest of us.   

He has grown a crop called kenaf since 2008 and has derived so many uses from this versatile cousin to the hibiscus plant one can hardly keep track. From paper products, building materials, bio-fuel, food, to feedstock the kenaf plant has fueled inventor Bill Loftus to countless innovations, not the least of which is his latest project, an eco-village in Surinam.

The Surinam project will derive its income by selling kenaf seeds and leaves, and help local eco-minded farmers earn a living wage through agricultural production.

Perhaps the most lucrative agricultural product will be Moringa.  

Moringa is known as the miracle tree and has innumerable healthful properties.  Like kenaf, it is a fast-growing anti-bacterial, anti-fungal plant, whose leaves and seeds hold over 34% protein.  Their potential to combat poverty and malnutrition cannot be understated.  The leaves are rich in proteinvitamin Avitamin Bvitamin C and minerals. One hundred grams of fresh Moringa leaves has 2 times the proteinof 100 gm yogurt (Moringa 8.3 g, yogurt 3.8 g); (Wikipedia)

The Surinam ecovillage that Bill Loftus is pioneering has been granted 1000 acres by the government for agricultural development. The property will house 20-30 people or farmers and 10 staff. It will be the first if its kind and will incorporate energy and feedstock research.

“We are extremely close to a closing date for the Suriname eco village. I am so grateful to have gotten this far and so much of my work [with kenaf and moringa] is being looked at and taken seriously, “ says Bill Loftus

As with most developing countries the poor are not beneficiaries of the technological advancements and job opportunities. This eco-village will allow ordinary farmers to earn a decent wage while improving the environmental and health of the community. “As you know we are piggy backing on a gold mining enterprise. Some of the pro fits goes into groups like mine that hold promise for a living wage through agricultural production,” says Loftus.

“So many of our US illnesses can be said to have its origins in our diets that although high in calories lack nutrition.  The proof is these illnesses do not exist in countries whose diet is not based on the ingesting of genetically modified corn for example.  It’s about time environmentally sound solutions to so many problems.” says Bill Loftus.

As for the potential for kenaf and moringa, the Surinam project is springboarding off of a pilot project in Haiti where 30 lbs. of kenaf were planted in various villages in the countryside.  Here’s a quote from one of the participants:  “thank you and your staff for assisting us with training on growing our first kenaf crop in Haiti.  I’m writing this letter to share with you on how the 30lbs of kenaf seeds I received back in May of 2009, helped the people of Haiti to grow better nutritional food for themselves and their families. It was a success. The people grew and harvested Whitten kenaf through their own hard work and efforts. The training worked well and we are looking forward to the next training on your mobile farm equipment where we could efficiently plant several villages quickly and potentially eliminate hunger in these villages.”

 

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