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FairCoin is rising! linking integral Coops and Local Currencies

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After almost 2 years, where all users of FairCoin, have been accustomed to an exchange rate of 0,05€ (20 Faircoin = 1 €), FairCoop’ assembly has decided to raise that to 0,0667 € (so now 15 Faircoin = 1 €).

This has been a consensus reached through an open, participatory process of discussion. Not the invisible hands of the market, neither the authoritarian control of a central bank. FairCoin has achieved for the first time the milestone of an open assembly process deciding its exchange rate. We are very happy about this achievement, which shows that there is a different way to self-organize the value of a currency.

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So, everybody needs to take the new exchange rate into account when making transactions, using FairCoin, from now on. As you may easily understand, this shift will benefit the entire FairCoop ecosystem and reward all of us who support and cooperate towards a fair economic system.

https://thefreeonline.wordpress.com/2015/08/08/faircoin-takes-off/

However, most importantly, it greatly enhances our common reserve funds to support subversive and radical projects, as well as to expand the structures of the FairCoop ecosystem itself. Of course, our decision was not based solely on subjective criteria, nor was it rushed since it has been discussed for some time in the context of a more comprehensive strategy we are developing. Continue reading FairCoin is rising! linking integral Coops and Local Currencies

Candid Confessions Of 635 Former Climate Change Deniers


Who is the enemy leading us to Climate Catastrophe?

Before beginning, a note is in order. No one is claiming Kirk’s analysis is scientifically or statistically valid. Nevertheless, it is a useful tool for understanding the factors climate change deniers base their beliefs on.

Kirk ends her discussion with perhaps the most cogent and useful advice of all. “Be nice,” she says. “None of the commenters lauded the effectiveness of flaming arguments, shaming, or condescending treatment. Letting go of a long-held belief is hard.We can support people and give them rational, relatable reasons to appreciate the science of climate change. We have the evidence and the credibility on our side. Let’s not squander the high ground.” Amen to that, Karin. Ready to learn more? Let’s go.

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Family Values Most Common Source Of Science Resistant Beliefs

This shouldn’t surprise anyone. Most people tend to adopt the worldview of their parents, family, and social group. Children of Democrats tend to be Democrats themselves. The same is true of Republicans. Religious beliefs and ethnic mores tend are transmitted from parents to children. The following comments were typical. Continue reading Candid Confessions Of 635 Former Climate Change Deniers

New Mooncup campaign says ‘Own Your Period’ and save the Planet

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Mooncup campaign offers a more eco-friendly alternative

Reusable sanitary product pioneer Mooncup have come up with a film that shines a light on the drama of disposable sanitary products, inviting us to leave the past behind and choose another way (models posed here are look-alikes)

The new ‘Own Your Period’ Campaign by Mooncup – the eco-friendly alternative to disposable sanitary-ware – aims to persuade women to make the switch

‘From day one we’ve had one aim: to make the experience of periods more positive, healthy and eco-friendly’ – Su Hardy, founder of Mooncup
‘Reusable sanitary product pioneer Mooncup have come up with a film that shines a light on the drama of disposable sanitary products, inviting us to leave the past behind and choose another way. Continue reading New Mooncup campaign says ‘Own Your Period’ and save the Planet

Stop Nicaragua Canal: a Mega-Crime against People and Planet

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(Paris, Manuagua) The Nicaraguan government must revoke the interoceanic canal concession and other mega-projects granted to companies belonging to the Chinese investor Wang Jing, declared today FIDH and CENIDH in Managua on the occasion of the presentation of the report “Nicaragua : Impact of Interoceanic canal concession on human rights. The resistance of rural communities”._76116406_9de31d00-5482-4800-a6cb-15de6cabb563

“Respecting nature and the rights of rural communities is not a luxury. It’s a duty. These projects will have a dramatic impact on the environment and on human rights. It is unimaginable to sell off territory as such. The government must back out.” Continue reading Stop Nicaragua Canal: a Mega-Crime against People and Planet

Yummy Yams: Sweet Potatoes are Perfect in your Garden

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Sweet potatoes have been cultivated for thousands of years in Central and South America. They are one of the oldest vegetables known to man. In recent years, sweet potatoes have gained a lot of traction among the health-conscious eaters.

If we take a closer look at their nutritional value, it’s no surprise that sweet potatoes often make it to the top of healthy food lists. According to The World’s Healthiest Foods, one serving of this ancient food packs 214 percent of your daily value of vitamin A, 52 percent of your vitamin C, and decent amounts of manganese, calcium, potassium, and fiber while adding no fat. Continue reading Yummy Yams: Sweet Potatoes are Perfect in your Garden

MAPPING POST-CAPITALIST PARADIGM AND MAIN THINKERS

Mapping the emerging Post-Capitalist paradigm and its main thinkers

“We do not live in an era of change, but in a change of eras” is the way Jan Rotmans from the University Rotterdam describes the structural changes impacting our societies. This is also the phrase Michel Bauwens chose to open his latest book yet to be published in English which title is likely to be close to “Towards a post-capitalist society with the Peer-to-Peer”.

For thinkers like Jan Rotmans and Michel Bauwens this change of eras is akin to the Industrial Revolution in the second half of the 19th century, and characterized by transitions in various fields. In a nutshell, our societies face 3 major tipping points:

Couple Builds Greenhouse Around Home to Grow Food and Keep Warm

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     With average January temperatures hovering around 27 degrees Fahrenheit, Stockholm, Sweden isn’t very pleasant to live in when you don’t have heating.

But for Marie Granmar, Charles Sacilotto and their young son, their environmentally friendly house-within-a-greenhouse is a true winter escape. Continue reading Couple Builds Greenhouse Around Home to Grow Food and Keep Warm

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