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Govardhan Eco Village Wins Prestigious UN WTO Award in Tourism

Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) won a prestigious United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Award for India on 18th January in Madrid, leading over 55 countries in the category of ‘Innovation in Non-Governmental Organizations’.

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A New Film – Simple Living, High Thinking

slht-logo-lastComing to the finalization of our project Simple Living, High Thinking, our partner organization, Sanga has finished the educational movie. The film is inspired by the main idea of the project and we sincerely hope it is going to be an inspiration for all those who are interested in this concept and lifestyle.

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Ice

maxresdefaultLiam Neeson is Ice in the series of Nature is Speaking. As you may recall from the previous videos, Conservation International shows the grandeur of nature, its power and humanity’s dependence on it. This video conveys a message of the ice caps and that we should take care of our environment. Watch the inspirational film about Ice and take action.

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Eco Valley Magazine

okovolgy-logo2An English magazine of Eco Valley Foundation’s free publications can be downloaded from the link below.

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What and How to Dry?

aszalt-alma-100x100Drying fruits and vegetables is one of the oldest preservation procedure that is unfairly thrust into the background. Today there are several ways to consume fruits and vegetables even in wintertime. (The edible parts of plants may be preserved for example by freezing, cooling, in the form of canned food and various chemical preservatives.)

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