Water

imagesIn the series of Nature is Speaking, Penélope Cruz is Water. The videos of Conservation International show the impressive power of nature and humanity’s dependence on it. This particular video conveys a message how we should take care of water. Watch the inspirational film about Water and take action.

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Let’s Make Dried Fruits and Veggies!

p1050332_1In September the process of drying has become a timely topic. Various delicious fruits are ripening, our vegetable garden is full of different crops, and the question arises how to preserve, store the surplus for the winter months? What is the best way to do this in an environmental-friendly, healthy, and sustainable way? The answer is definite: by drying!

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The Soil

real_compostIn the series of Nature is Speaking celebrities like Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey, Edward Norton, Penélope Cruz, Robert Redford and Ian Somerhalder all join forces to give nature a voice. Watch the film about The Soil, which Edward Norton personifies, and take action. Don’t forget that soil is a non-renewable resource, its preservation is essential for food security and our sustainable future.

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Making Lavender Syrup

LavandulaA genuine summer recipe from our reader:

Often, readers of our website also help in editing, and also send their questions, ideas as well as favourite recipes. This is the case with the lavender syrup recipe, too. One of our attentive readers has noticed that this great summer cooling refreshment is not yet listed on the website. Although elderflower has already waned, we will not stay without fresh homemade syrup…
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Uglier Fruit, Healthier Food

powderymilf3An open secret in the grocery business is that vast amounts of perfectly fine produce is thrown away every day because it does not conform to strict visual guidelines, or in other words, is unsellable. It could be a pear that’s too small, an apple that got bruised, or an overripe banana.

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Home

sdpM0SitIn the series of Nature is Speaking, Reese Witherspoon is Home. All the videos of Conservation International’s series give us some insight into the impressive power of nature. This particular video conveys a message how we should take care of our home. Watch the inspirational film about Home and take action.

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The Mountain

mountain_hpslider copyIn the series of Nature is Speaking, Lee Pace is the Mountain. These videos give us a glimpse on the impressive power of nature, and moreover, they are inspirational and educational and wish to make us aware of the changes in nature all over the world. Watch the film about The Mountain and take action.

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Moving Mountains and Not only Figuratively

wallpaper-mountain-7In West Virginia, USA mining companies are trying to reach a thin layer of coal under the Appalachian Mountains. In order to manage this difficult task, these companies use a process called “mountaintop removal,” which might sound innocent enough and like a rather impressive feat. However, in reality they just use huge amounts of explosives to blow up the mountain tops, which seems like cheating. Besides destroying mountain tops, they are also massacring the region’s biodiversity by killing hundreds and thousands of living beings and making the areas’ rivers toxic.

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The Sky

13063277_243434736045494_3313987041863085566_oIn the series of Nature is Speaking, Joan Chen personifies the Sky. These videos are very impressive, inspirational and educational and wish to make us aware of the alarming situation of our world. Watch the film about The Sky and take action.

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The Ozone Layer is Still a Problem

ozone_layerYou might all recall that our ozone layer protects us (and basically all life on Earth) from harmful sun rays. Before 1979, the recorded concentration of the Ozone layer had not dipped below 220 Dobson Units, which is an acceptable value. However, ever since then, it has been dramatically thinning.

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The 2010 Sustainability Conference financed by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund co-financed.