IKEA Launches Sustainable DIY Indoor Garden

Only basic tools and patience are required to build it

Source: NaturalSociety.com
Julie Fidler
March 8, 2017

IKEA continually proves itself to be one of the most environmentally-friendly companies on the planet. The Swedish home furnishings retailer introduced a hydroponic garden last year that allows you to grow fresh produce in your home without any soil or gardening experience, and the company ditched Styrofoam packaging for biodegradable packaging that you can actually put in your garden to nourish your plants.

The latest sustainable endeavor by IKEA is the Growroom, a spherical, multi-tiered indoor garden that you can build at home because the design is open-source. This thing is so big, it’s actually designed to sustainably grow enough food to feed a whole neighborhood.

Space10, the IKEA lab that explores sustainable solutions for future urban living, says in the open-source plan:

“It is designed to support our everyday sense of well-being in the cities by creating a small oasis or ‘pause’ architecture in our high paced societal scenery and enables people to connect with nature as we smell and taste the abundance of herbs and plants.”

The beauty of the Growroom is that fruits and vegetables can be grown in abundance virtually anywhere, including urban dwellings. In cities where there are food desserts, the Growroom allows communities to work together to create and strengthen bonds, provide healthy food, and teach children about nature.

Space10 continues:

“Local food represents a serious alternative to the global food model. It reduces food miles, our pressure on the environment, and educates our children of where food actually comes from. The challenge is that traditional farming takes up a lot of space and space is a scarce resource in our urban environments.”

Once completed, the garden measures 2.8 by 2.5 meters (9 by 8.2 feet). Water and light easily reach the growing fruits and veggies through the interlocking pieces without leaking through to the other side, so you won’t have mess after tending to your plants. Its Creative Commons license means you can keep adding to the design.

“The pavilion, built as a sphere, can stand freely in any context and points in a direction of expanding contemporary and shared architecture.

The overlapping slices ensure that water and light can reach the vegetation on each level, without reaching the visitor within and thereby functions as a growth activator for the vegetation and shelter for the visitor.”

Yup, it’s big enough that you can sit in it.

Source: IFLScience!

Oh, and about that open-source design… It was created that way with smaller communities in mind, according to Space10:

“It doesn’t make sense to promote local food production and then start shipping it across oceans and continents.”

If you’re interested in building your own Growroom, you can find the design on Space10’s site.

Read More At: NaturalSociety.com

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Why Beauty is So Important

The Fibonacci Series in a Sunflower Head

Source: TheMindUnleashed.com
Christina Sarich
February 23, 2017

You’ve heard of the halo effect, perhaps, that ascribes certain desirable traits to people who are attractive even if they don’t possess those traits, like kindness or intelligence. Though we spend a lot of time vexed by the powers of beauty and the attempts of the advertising culture to force-feed a certain type of beauty into our psyches, we shouldn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. Beauty, in a sacred sense is vital. It moves us. It compels us to change. It creates awe and wonder. In its true form — beauty as the divine ratio — is apparent in the smallest creature as well as in the solar system and planets, and beyond.

The contrived, politicized, patriarchal vision of beauty has nothing to do with the real thing. Airbrushed automatons plastered on the covers of magazines don’t represent the Da Vinci-esque ratio of perfection, nor the true beauty of nature. This beauty doesn’t tear us down. It rebuilds us.

A Japanese study, released by the University of Kyoto and published in Public Health, entitled, ‘Psychological effects of forest environments on healthy adults: Shinrin-yoku (forest-air bathing, walking) as a possible method of stress reduction‘ describes a link between walking in forests and reducing chronic stress, but why?

Leonardo Da Vinci used the divine proportion or golden ratio (also known as the Fibonacci sequence) in many of his own works, including his sketch of the Vitruvian Man, even before his collaboration with Pacioli, but even this artist was simply copying the beauty evident all around with eyes to see.

Da Vinci's Vetruvian Man is Based on Divine Proportion.

This divine architecture reminds us, even at a subconscious, cellular level that we need to align with it. This is why it is so pleasing to us when we see such exquisiteness on a simple walk in the forest. This beauty offered by nature is in every flower, in seed heads, pine cones, the organization of tree limbs, and in sea shells, but it is repeated even in galaxies. When we make contact with this divine beauty, we innately know if we are in alignment with it, or have somehow strayed from its inherent message.

The Golden Ratio Abounds in Nature

Beauty, in its true form, is our touchstone to Creation. Animals, bees, bird flight patterns, human faces, even hurricanes are formed with these proportions. It is nature’s template for physical reality. The more imbued with beauty that we are, the more beautiful we become – because what we focus on, becomes our reality.

Perfect Beauty in a Nautilus Shell

More importantly, beauty speaks to the soul. It has no value to our mortal bodies. We can’t eat it, or sell it – not the real thing. It doesn’t provide us warmth on a cold night but it does provide us nourishment – the kind that most of us are sorely uninformed we need. All that is beautiful leads to God. A reverence for nature, the creative arts, the keeping of a beautiful home, even.

We don’t need artificial intelligence or a billionaire’s dollars to remake a city. An artist’s hand and a few seeds can cover barren walls, and give us a sense of peace. Beauty makes us act differently. As one writer explains,

Divine Beauty in a Spiral Galaxy

If you’re in an environment where there’s a bunch of waste on the ground, it’s easy not to care for that place, to add your filth to the existing filth. By making a place beautiful, which often means simply peeling back the layers of what is already there, we remove the distractions. We are able to see the existing beauty more clearly, and we are able to start to begin to care.”

The Fibonacci Series in a Sunflower Head

Beauty observed in the world around us makes us act more beautifully. We think more beautifully. We are reminded that we are the instruments of the Divine. Will you plant flowers, or will you plant trash. Will you re-create the divine or destroy it? Because we need beauty more than ever.

Read More At: TheMindUnleashed.com
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr: “The Best Thing That Could Happen To The Environment Is Free-Market Capitalism”

Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are ...
Source: NoMoreFakeNews.com
Jon Rappoport
January 31, 2017

As I was looking into what Trump will do and won’t do to preserve what’s left of the American environment, I read Robert F Kennedy Jr’s book, Crimes Against Nature.

The book not only details wholesale destruction by pollution, it offers a foundation for understanding corporate crimes.

Kennedy keeps it simple. He proclaims himself a champion of the free market—which comes as a shock, until you realize what his addendum is:

CORPORATIONS SHOULD ABSORB THE FULL COST OF MANUFACTURING THEIR PRODUCTS.

AND THAT COST INCLUDES THE HARM THEIR PRODUCTS CAUSE.

For example, if Smithfield’s giant pig farm-factories allow highly toxic open-air feces lagoons to sit in the sun and spread into the soil for miles, they should have to build sewage treatment plants at those sites to process all the waste before it escapes.

“To handle all that [pig-farm feces] waste, farmers in North Carolina use a standard practice called the lagoon and spray field system. They flush feces and urine from barns into open-air pits called lagoons, which turn the color of Pepto-Bismol when pink-colored bacteria colonize the waste. To keep the lagoons from overflowing, farmers spray liquid manure on their fields nearby. The result, says Steve Wing, an epidemiologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is this: ‘The eastern part of North Carolina is covered with shit’.” —National Geographic, 10/30/14

Here is what Robert F Kennedy Jr. told radio interviewer, Rachel Lewis Hilburn on 6/3/16: “…a hog produces ten times the amount of fecal waste by weight as a human being, so if you have a facility that has ten thousand hogs in it, it’s producing as much sewage as a city of a hundred thousand people. Smithfield has one plant in Utah—they call it Circle Four Farms—that has a million hogs on it, so it’s producing the same amount of waste as New York City every day.”

Get it? If a corporation releases toxic excrement across the land, part of the cost of making their product (pork, bacon, sausages) is cleaning up the land. (For more on the ‘pig-farm feces’ story, click here.)

This dictum doesn’t exonerate companies from criminal prosecution, but it forces them to understand a clearer concept of the marketplace.

Pollution becomes an element of making a product. It isn’t a “mistake” whose remedy is forever fought over after the fact.

The free market is maintained. But it doesn’t absolve corporations from paying their full rightful cost.

This would redefine what it means for a company to price its products.

“Well, if we have to pay for killing a billion fish and erasing commercial fisheries, what will we sell our electric motors for? Looks like it’ll be fifty times what we’ve been charging for them. I guess we should rethink our business model…”

Of course, offering this revised notion of the free market doesn’t mean that any major corporation will accept it. But it does create a starting point for activism that doesn’t just hand over the whole issue of pollution to the government—which leads to extremism on the other side. Kennedy isn’t saying that. I am. The government wants to make thousands of rules when they have the green light to do so; and many of the rules are inhibiting and insane for businesses.

What Kennedy is proposing isn’t perfect by any means, and he knows it. There would be inherent conflicts and battles all the way along the line. But it’s a start, as I say, and it clarifies what “free market” means.

The finished product a company makes, and the cancer and brain damage and genetic disruption that ensues, are not two separate events. The second is part and parcel of the first.

Kennedy is the head of an organization called Riverkeeper, dedicated to protecting the Hudson River. He describes journeying up the River and talking with many people whose businesses and homes and families were impacted by the gross pollution in the River. Some of these people weren’t…

Continue Reading At: JonRappoport.wordpress.com
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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, January 7, 2017 [Dane Wigington GeoengineeringWatch.org]

Source: GeoengineeringWatch.org
Dane Wigington
January 7, 2017

Government deception, media deception, climate science mass omission, and an unfortunately large percentage of populations that are generally more interested in fueling their own ideology than finding facts. Record high US stock market numbers are accompanied by massive layoffs, what’s wrong with this picture? It has recently again been over 50 degrees colder in the lower 48 states than at the North Pole, how can that be? Global shipping is crashing, ship building contractors are laying off, but the US military can still afford 126 Billion dollar submarines. More recent earthquakes in Japan may have further accelerated the massive Fukushima radiation releases, is this why the US EPA is trying to secretly raise the “safe limits” of radiation in our water supplies to levels that are 10,000 times higher than the already far too high limits? Power structure propaganda stories about Russian hacking remain as dubious as ever and were officially retracted by some sources, but the damage is done and most US citizens have already been deceived. In the meantime, global forests continue to die and the biosphere as a whole continues to crash, what’s next?

New York Times 1989: No Global Warming Trend

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Source: NoMoreFakeNews.com
Jon Rappoport
December 29, 2016

The New York Times, the “paper of record,” published a very interesting piece on January 26, 1989. The headline read: “US Data since 1895 Fail to Show Warming Trend.”

Here are a few key paragraphs:

“After examining climate data extending back nearly 100 years, a team of Government scientists has concluded that there has been no significant change in average temperatures or rainfall in the United States over that entire period.”

“While the nation’s weather in individual years or even for periods of years has been hotter or cooler and drier or wetter than in other periods, the new study shows that over the last century there has been no trend in one direction or another.”

“The study, made by scientists for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was published in the current issue of Geophysical Research Letters. It is based on temperature and precipitation readings taken at weather stations around the country from 1895 to 1987.”

Then comes the revisionist stepping-back from the explosive finding:

“Dr. Kirby Hanson, the meteorologist who led the study, said in a telephone interview that the findings concerning the United States do not necessarily ‘cast doubt’ on previous findings of a worldwide trend toward warmer temperatures…He said that the United States occupies only a small percentage of Earth’s surface and that the new findings may be the result of regional variations.”

That’s a beauty, isn’t it? The US, with its massive spewing industrial/automotive output of CO2 is—owing to a mysterious force—not warming. It’s angels, of course. Angels scrubbing the sky.

Actually, later in the Times article, “Dr. James E. Hansen, director of National Aeronautic and Space Administration’s Institute for Space Studies in Manhattan” offers this gem: “Another possibility, he [Hansen] said, was that there were special conditions in the United States that would tend to offset a warming trend. For example, industrial activity produces dust and other solid particles that help form liquid droplets in the atmosphere. These droplets reflect radiation away from Earth and thus have a cooling influence.”

But I suppose, through a REVERSE miracle, the droplets do allow heat generated at ground level to escape upward. If the droplets did trap heat at ground level, temperatures would rise—and the study showed that wasn’t occurring. More angels. The magic droplets deflect heat coming down, but not going up.

The Times had no follow-up questions.

But don’t worry…

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

 

Why Would People Lie About Climate Change? – Questions For Corbett

Source: TheCorbettReport
James Corbett
December 16, 2016

In this edition of Questions For Corbett James (and Sibel Edmonds of Newsbud.com) answer your questions on Iran/CIA connections, climate change duplicity, whether the conspirators think they can survive their own conspiracy and much more. Also, James answers that age-old question: why do Hollywood movies suck so much these days?

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, December 10, 2016 [Geoengineeringwatch.org]

Source: Geoengineeringwatch.org
Dane Wigington
December 11, 2016

The Orwellian dystopian world we all find ourselves in so far appears to be locked into its current course. Day is night, up is down, black is white,  whatever the official narrative is, the majority of the population seems all too willing to accept it. Militarized and industrialized power centers are now more dangerous than ever as the accelerating collapse of the biosphere looms. As the biosphere goes, so will the economic and societal systems that were built from relentless environmental looting, pillaging, and plundering. Highly toxic weather events (like those that just occurred in Australia, Kuwait, and London) continue to kill many and to put thousands more into hospitals. The most immediate nemesis we collectively face is the climate engineering/weather warfare/biological warfare atmospheric spraying assault. The weather-makers appear absolutely determined to radically cool down the land surface temperatures of the US (via jet stream manipulation and massive chemical ice nucleation) in this last month of the year. This is truly shocking given the fact that 2016 is already certain to be the warmest year ever recorded and the US just experienced it’s warmest autumn on record (breaking the previous record set only last year).
Which critical news stories did corporate media hide from the public’s view this week?

Officials tried to block vital supplies from reaching protesters at Dakota Access Pipeline

Image: Officials tried to block vital supplies from reaching protesters at Dakota Access Pipeline
Source: NaturalNews.com
Vicki Batts
December 6, 2016

North Dakota state officials are going to extreme lengths to bring the protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline to an end. Reports indicate that law enforcement is even willing to block supplies from entering the water protectors’ main camp, following an emergency evacuation order. Government officials had warned of a possible physical blockade to deny the entry of much-needed supplies, but reports indicate that they have since backed down from that game plan.

Maxine Herr, a spokeswoman from the Morton County Sheriff’s Department, is even quoted as saying, “They have deliveries, retailers that are delivering to them – we will turn around any of those services.” In their initial plan, “anything that goes to sustain living there” was simply to be turned away from the encampment.

Fortunately, officials seem to have realized that this initial plan was rather extreme and inhumane. Now, instead of creating a physical barrier to deny the activists what they need to survive the harsh North Dakota winter, it appears that law enforcement will be levying hefty fines against anyone caught delivering supplies to the water protectors.

Herr recently announced that the government has decided to take a more “passive role.” She stated, “The governor is more interested in public safety than setting up a road block and turning people away.”

Vehicles that appear to be headed towards the encampment will now be stopped by law enforcement officers, and drivers will be informed that they are committing an infraction that could result in a $1,000 fine.

Cecily Fong, a spokeswoman for the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, says that the fines should, at the very least, serve as a hindrance. Fong notes that the fines will, ideally, effectively block the delivery of supplies, without the need for a physical barrier.

Herr also told the Bismarck Tribune, “They need to evacuate. The executive order is clear that it’s public safety. If they ignore it, they have to live with the consequences of potentially freezing to death,” as reported by Russian Times.

Governor Jack Dalrymple’s “emergency evacuation” plan was announced at the end of November. The evacuation order was ostensibly issued because of harsh winter conditions that were expected in North Dakota. Wind gusts of up to 45 mph and snow were predicted to follow shortly after the notice was given. Dalrymple reportedly cited “safety concerns and the potential danger to human life for those camping on federal property without proper shelter during harsh winter conditions,” as one of the reasons for the immediate evacuation order.

Interestingly enough, the freezing conditions did not prevent law enforcement from using water cannons against the protestors on November 21st, just the week before the executive order was issued.

Since the evacuation notice was issued, there have been conflicting reports on the North Dakota government’s intent. A spokesperson for the governor has said that Dalrymple had no intention of blocking the delivery of food and other supplies to protestors. Spokesman Jeff Zent said that the governor’s emergency evacuation order has been “misconstrued” by some as a way to block supplies, but that was not what the governor had intended.

Since the protests began, law enforcement and the water protectors have been butting heads. Activists have reported that excessive force is being used by the government, and lawsuits have even been filed. Russian Times reports, “[S]everal protesters filed a class action lawsuit against Morton County and law enforcement agencies, who they accuse of ‘illegal use of force,’ including ‘highly dangerous weaponry,’ on the night of November 20 and early morning of November 21.”

Reports indicate that on that night, Morton County police officers used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons on protestors, despite the sub-zero temperatures. According to the water protectors, no orders to disperse or other warnings were given before the weaponry was launched. However, law enforcement says that orders to disperse were indeed given. Herr says that law enforcement officers were justified in using the water cannons, given the threat being posed by the protestors.

Clearly, this conflict is not going to end any time soon – even with the possibility of fines being imposed.

Read More At: NaturalNews.com

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RT.com

Reuters.com

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, December 3, 2016 [Geoengineeringwatch.org]

Source: Geoengineeringwatch.org
Dane Wigington
December 3, 2016

How stable are the world’s democracies?  “Warning Lights Are Flashing Red” is a recent headline on the subject to consider. More and more of the Earth’s atmosphere is being saturated with toxic particles from the constantly expanding climate engineering global assault. An update from Australia, as many as 8500 people were reportedly hospitalized from “thunderstorm asthma”. Does anyone believe that this is the real reason behind the health catastrophe? The Weather Channel continues to lie about the geoengineering insanity. Since the US military is their primary sponsor, The Weather Channel’s lying to cover the tracks of climate engineering comes as no surprise. We are told that over 100,000,000 trees have now died in California due to the drought, but there are lies contained in the media reports that say so. First, there are many more than 100,000,000 trees dead, it is not just the drought, and climate engineering is the primary factor related to the tree die off. The biosphere as a whole continues to collapse, more weather warfare is on the way for the Dakota water protectors, and all while a climate disinformation event in Arizona is attempting to deny there is anything even wrong with the climate or the environment ( http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/is… ) Countless biases are held by the masses and these biases are fueled by the power structure. How can such bias be overcome?

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, November 26, 2016 [Geoengineeringwatch.org]

Source: Geoengineeringwatch.org
Dane Wigington
November 28, 2016

It is now standard operating procedure for the US military and the US media to publicly accuse any country (they wish to demonize) of any crime they can fabricate with virtually not a shred of proof to substantiate their accusations. The completely out of control corporate police state is fully demonstrating their tyranny at the Dakota pipeline protest. A Fukushima reactor cooling system shut down after the latest Japanese earth quake only a few days ago. The price of aluminum keeps rising in spite of the tanking global economy, why? Should we ask the geoengineers?

The California tree die-off cataclysm is now estimated to be over 100,000,000 trees, but is this correct? The actual number of dead trees is likely many times higher and climbing by the day. What did a geoengineering insider have to say about the tree die-off in a conversation I had with him? Chemical ice nucleation is a primary tool in the climate engineering arsenal. What is this tool used for? Manufacturing winter. Why do so many (who claim to be in the anti-geoengnieering movement) completely ignore the chemical cool-down reality? The stock market is artificially inflated to new record highs in the power structure’s increasingly desperate effort to keep the population complacent until the last possible moment. Mainstream media’s perpetual flow of total propaganda has so far ensured that the majority of the masses are still all too willing to remain completely asleep and oblivious to the converging catastrophes.

The truth will not get out to the masses in time unless all of us help with this critical task. Activists are desperately needed to be active, and not passive. The climate engineering/weather warfare assault will not stop unless or until populations around the globe are fully awakened to the fact that all of us (and our planet) have long since been turned into test specimens without our knowledge or consent. We must all learn how to effectively and efficiently share credible information with others. We must make every day count, time is not on our side, make your voice heard.
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Below is an update on the G. Edward Griffin “Global Warming, An Inconvenient Lie” disinformation conference. When I publicly documented the fact that Mr. Griffin’s upcoming event will completely undermine the anti-climate engineering cause (on which all of our futures depend), Mr. Griffin promptly challenged me to debate the issue with himself and his “experts” (Lord Monckton or Tim Ball). I contacted the only radio show host who has previously interviewed all the parties involved: myself, Mr. Griffin, Tim Ball, and Lord  Monckton. This radio host is Jeff Rense, who is well known and respected in the alternative news community. Jeff’s previous unbiased interviews of all the individuals in question is a clear reflection of his unbiased position. On Tuesday, November 22nd, Mr. Rense sent the following message to G Edward Griffin.

“Dear Ed…
I hope this finds you well.  The world stage has become ever more dark and dangerous
as we all see on a daily basis.
I received a note from Dane yesterday in which he suggested we have a round table ‘debate’ between
you and Dane of the issue of GeoEngineering and the evidence for it.
We agreed this was the place to do it and I’d be very happy to donate a two hour segment
on the program to host you both and present your positions. Equal time will be the format.
If this is something you’d like to do, just say the word and I’ll pull some dates together
for everyone to agree upon.
Will all good wishes…
Jeff”

Mr. Griffin has, unfortunately, sent no response to this invitation, the invitation still stands. If Ed Griffin truly believes in the validity of his upcoming conference, why hasn’t he accepted the debate challenge that he himself offered? This 13 minute video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL…) is a public statement which makes clear all the reasons why G. Edward Griffin’s disinformation event is so harmful to the critical effort of exposing and halting the ongoing climate engineering insanity. Griffin’s top two speakers/experts completely deny the climate engineering reality and have stated on the record that all we are seeing in our skies is just “condensation”. Read the full article here: http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/is…