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Food shortage? In Cape Town? What did you say?

This was my response upon reading the second mission given to us by Alchemy. For as long as I can remember (and for me, that's a lot) there's never been talk of a food shortage. Sure, we've had severe water restrictions, so much so that we had to cut short our two-minute showers, but not a food shortage...

That is, until I realised that the two, at least here, are inextricably linked. As IOL.com…

Added by Peter Beare on March 14, 2010 at 7:52pm — No Comments

NEXTSTEP: Moving the "Barefoot College" around the world

My NEXTSTEP initiative is based on Reid Falconer's blog post on Bunker Roy - the man who started the Barefoot College. This has made a substantial difference to many people's lives in India, and there's nothing stopping a person from beginning an initiative of the same type anywhere else in the world.

South Africa, both mine and Reid's home country, is a place of great turmoil. While the political situation is somewhat under control, AIDS and HIV are rampant, called…

Added by Peter Beare on March 9, 2010 at 5:27pm — 5 Comments

The Sustainability Institute - my ACT1, LEARN1 and IMAGINE1, all-in-1!

Having already contacted Eve Annecke, the co-founder of the Sustainability Institute, I realised that I should probably write an article on this topic, seeing as it relates to every blog I've written so far - I want to do something like the Lynedoch EcoVillage, and I'd also love to study Sustainability - how lucky am I that this organisation is but half-an-hour away! Here's my article...Enjoy. This is something that really fascinates me, and hopefully will fascinate some of you too - this is… Continue

Added by Peter Beare on March 7, 2010 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Conquering our fear

I've just read a blog, a brilliant one, by Kimberlynne Fox of the USA. It struck a chord with me, because everyone has a fear that they have to overcome. Hers is one of social contact, and I can't blame her - it's scary, striking up conversation with someone you don't know!

Conquering my fears, however, required quite a different situation. It was on the Epic, a sixteen-day camp in the nearby Cederberg, a nature reserve some two hours from Cape Town (by car) that contains…

Added by Peter Beare on March 7, 2010 at 2:29pm — No Comments


First up, I must say that Amanda Jeffrey really had a brilliant idea - good stuff.

Personally, my favourite power would have to be Collaboration. That's what got me so excited about this site, and what has re-ignited my dwindling passion for the global awareness issues that Earth is suffering from.

Collaboration has always played a big part in my life - teamwork is so important to me, and always has been. I play only team sports, best…

Added by Peter Beare on March 5, 2010 at 9:56pm — 2 Comments



Added by Peter Beare on March 5, 2010 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments


2020 - ten years from now - is going to be a big year for me. Of this I have no doubt.

In reality, I will have already fulfilled two of the "four careers" that people our age are supposed to have by the time we reach 50. I mean, who hasn't heard that? Journalism calls, and it speaks in many tongues. This is going to be my first job, I think, working as a reporter for a paper in America or England, or…

Added by Peter Beare on March 4, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Social Innovations and EVOKE

To be quite honest, this site fascinates me - it's effectively a gathering of people who are really different, from wherever they may be, South Africa, America, anywhere, coming together to learn about things that are so vitally important. In effect, EVOKE should be applauded - they're doing something really useful for society and for us, the EVOKE agents. Think about it - in twenty years time, what's to say that the leaders… Continue

Added by Peter Beare on March 4, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Solving Global Warming

“What do Al Gore and Mount Pinatubo have in common?”…


Added by Peter Beare on March 4, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments


"Do the hard work needed to find a simple solution. As Leonardo da Vinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”—and it is the key to this type of design work."… Continue

Added by Peter Beare on March 4, 2010 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

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Fourth of July on the Lake

This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ**stances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
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FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
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