The many uses of the HEMP/CANNABIS plant include much more than the relaxing euphoric feeling caused by THC. Paper, fuel, rope, plastic, and countless other uses have been identified.
However one of the attribute you may not have heard about is the cannabis plant’s ability to absorb nuclear radiation.
Hemp was actually used in the cleaning up of Chernobyl, similar to the sunflower plants. Thus for the recent nuclear disaster in Japan, cultivation of hemp is a viable alternative since this plant absorbs the radiation. It is also viable to other places with regards on the laws of the states and the country that is going to be planted. Continue reading →
When Founder and CEO Sara Potler LaHayne first embarked as a Fulbright Scholar in Colombia in 2007, it struck her as odd that students in conflict ridden Bogota were being taught about empathy and conflict resolution through textbooks. Students weren’t interested in reading about these important concepts.
One day at recess, she watched students passionately rock out to reggaeton music playing from a boombox in the school parking lot. She saw how inspired students were through their laughter and movement and it clicked. As a lifelong dancer, she knew creative expression could be used as a mechanism to promote social emotional learning skills. She knew creative expression could help each of us better understand our emotions, express these emotions authentically and build empathy across communities. It was then that she approached the school’s physical education teacher to discuss how she could use something all of the Colombian students loved – music and dance – to inspire those same social, emotional and civic skills being taught in their textbooks. In partnership with her Fulbright research team, educators and creative arts therapists, she developed and implemented the first Move This World (MTW) social emotional learning curriculum.
¿Por qué el software creado con dinero de los impuestos no se publica como Software Libre?
Queremos una legislación que permita que el software desarrollado para el sector público y financiado con recursos públicos esté disponible públicamente bajo una licencia de Software Libre y Código Abierto. Si es dinero público debería ser también código público.
¡El código pagado por los ciudadanos debería estar disponible para los ciudadanos!
Sikhism, the 5th largest and youngest of the world religions. A religion that preaches about love, peace, and the equality of humankind, but also asks it’s followers to carry swords.
Sikhism originated in the Punjab area of India and Pakistan, 500 years ago. The Punjab, the land of five rivers, is one of the most historically and culturally dense areas on Earth. Today there are about 25 million Sikhs. They make up about 2% of India’s population but about 60% of the Punjab’s. The Sikh diaspora is spread out across the world with concentrations in the UK, Canada, The US, East Africa, Australia, and Malaysia. Sikhs interestingly enough make up almost 1.5% of Canada’s population which is second only to India.
So who are the Sikh’s, what do they believe, and why does everyone confuse them for Muslims? Well Let’s Find Out.
That the urban future of cities is to reduce the space for cars is an upward trend worldwide. Even Madrid, the city of traffic jams at 3 in the morning, is giving a chance to traffic restriction projects. But neither Madrid, nor Oslo, nor Copenhagen, nor Hamburg. The future of the cities without cars is called Superblocks, an urban concept that has become fashionable with Barcelona superblocks, but following the model of another Spanish city which is already being rewarded for it: Vitoria-Gasteiz.