Saturday, 27 November 2010

LiveStream: An Ambassador of Peace - Prem Rawat Honored in Potenza, Italy

In the Basilicata region of Italy, President Emilio Colombo, President Vito de Filippo of Basilicata, and several other dignitaries declared Prem Rawat to be the region's Ambassador of Peace during a special event to promote peace, held on July 3, 2009.

Greeting Prem Rawat to the stage, Governor de Filippo spoke of the need for political institutions to actively address the individuals' quest for peace. “It is known that treaties alone are insufficient in establishing lasting peace, and I believe deeply that embedded in our souls is the most solid foundation for bringing peace. Tonight an important seed will be planted that we will nurture and grow. For this is a land of peace,” he stated.

You can watch the LiveStream webcast of this event at any time over the next 5 days by following this link.

“Our differences of opinion should be our strength, not our weakness. We have to learn to come together, and that can only happen when we see the necessity.”
 Prem Rawat

Monday, 22 November 2010

WaterAid - Elizabeth's Story

Elizabeth is a 67-year-old grandmother from Zambia. Four years ago, through supporters' donations, WaterAid came to help her village. Watch the video below where she tells her story - it may inspire you to give another family the greatest Christmas gifts of all - clean water and a toilet. 

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Micro Movie House Powered By Sun

The Sol Cinema is the world's first “smallest solar-powered movie house.” It is powered by four large lithium-ion batteries that are charged by two 120W solar panels. A non-profit project from the award-winning charity, Undercurrents , this unique entertainment house is made using a two-berth caravan from the 1960s.

Comfortably accommodationg 8 adults or 12 young people, it features a full library of comedy, quirky, music videos and short films with inspiring environment themes to offer a unique cinematic experience.

Via: CleanTechnica

Friday, 5 November 2010

Lift House - Sustainable Housing For Flood-Prone Areas

Prithula Prosun has designed and constructed a house in Dhaka, Bangladesh called the "Lift House", which is short for low income flood-proof technology. This eco-friendly house has been designed to provide sustainable housing for low-income communities in flood-prone areas. It floats upwards with rising water levels due to floods and water logging, and returns to ground level as the water recedes. It has been successfully tested and already houses two families.
The project is designed to be completely self sustaining.  The rainwater is collected and filtered using a service spine, after which it  is recycled through bio-sand filtration, so that it can be used throughout the year. There is also an underground pipe system for urine to go into the garden as a source of nutrients, while the shared composting toilet allows the residents to create compost from human waste that can be sold or applied to the vegetable garden after 10 years of use.

Via: OpenArchitectureNetwork

Monday, 1 November 2010

Life Is A Beautiful Journey

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