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Barack Obama: I want you to know that you matter

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Former US President Barack Obama has said he wants his fellow African Americans to know that their lives matter.

In his first video address since unrest over the death of George Floyd in police custody, Mr Obama said that when he looked at his daughters, nephews and nieces he saw “limitless potential”.

Mr Floyd’s death in Minneapolis on 25 May sparked protests throughout the country and the world, the vast majority of which have been peaceful.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52917984

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WORLD PEACE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION Thursday April 22, 2021

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PLANET HEART in association with  WE, THE WORLD

Produced by Andrew Kaen

Presents

Hello Friends, Students, all—another Earth Day Celebration is upon us, and we’ll be celebrating, honoring, and learning together…it’s free, fun, sobering, yet uplifting….with some dynamic speakers & performers.  Our second On-line, free event to honor our Mother Earth.  Link below.  I’ll be guiding the spaceship…hope you can join us. Mitchell    

14th ANNUAL

WORLD PEACE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

7 – 10:40pm EST GLOBALLY ONLINE (FREE)

Watch the Broadcast LIVE or Watch the Recording on

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Celebrating our Planet, Healing Our Heart

Come join us for Special Event with our Conscious Community as we Gather in Unity

Honoring Mother Earth. Listen to Inspirational Talks and Experience Live Music Performances,

Celebrations & Prayers for World Peace, Planet Earth & All Inhabitants. All are Welcome!

 

 

HOST/MC Mitchell Rabin: International speaker, environmentalist, holistic coach and Host of A Better World Radio & TV ABetterWorld.tv

Rick Ulfik: Founder of We, The World, We Campaign, co-creator of 11 Days of Global Unity, WE.net

Hazel Henderson: World-Renowned Futurist, Evolutionary Economist, a Worldwide Syndicated Columnist

Dr. Leslie Field: Materials Scientist, Founder & CTO of the Arctic Ice Project

Dahr Jamail: Renowned journalist, Author of The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption

Henk Rogers: Entrepreneur, Blue Planet Foundation’s Founder and Chair Emeritus

Patricia Anne Davis: Choctaw-Navajo/Chahta-Dineh Wisdom Keeper Indigenous International Speaker and Healer

Monica Willard: Charter Member of the United Religions Initiative (URI)

Intergenerational Panel on Climate with Adrian Alvarez, Brianna Rain Skildum, Grandmother Shannon Crossbear, Jim Graywolf Petruzzi and Sue Blythe

Laurelle Rethke: Bestselling Author, Spiritual Teacher and Crystal Expert

Kathryn Davis: Host of Heart of Mind Radio, Master Teacher of Qigong Form; an Energy-Vibrational Healer

Premik Russell Tubbs: Composer, Arranger, Producer and an accomplished Multi-Instrumentalist

Heidi Little: International, award-winning Singer-Songwriter, Self-Love and Empowerment Educator

Laurell Eden: High Vibration Recording Artist and Health Coach

Missy Galore: Shamanatrix of Lovelution, Galactivator of Goodness, Servant of Cosmic Love

For more information: www.PlanetHeart.org  [email protected]

 

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Poems for the Solar Age by Hazel Henderson

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Poems for the Solar Age

MIXED MEDIA READINGS

By Hazel Henderson

Kosmos | Dear Hazel, everyone knows you as a futurist and as an evolutionary economist, an author and a consultant, but I don’t think many people know you as a poet.

Hazel | I knew, for my mission in this lifetime, I would have to do battle with all the alpha males who run the public and private bureaucracies in most countries, and also run most of the academic scene and the silos and the boundaries between disciplines and all the competition and so on. I knew I would have to shift to my left brain and document everything very deeply. So the poetry was when I came home after doing battle in Room 100 under the Capitol Dome for six years as a cabinet level science policy advisor. I would get home and all I wanted to do was to write poems.

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Exciting Kelp Update from 2040

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The Australian Marine Permaculture Project is bringing seaweed solutions to life

 Marine permaculture is the practice of regenerating kelp and seaweed to reforest our oceans
and is being pioneered by Dr Brian von Herzen and his team at the Climate Foundation.

Establishing Australia’s first offshore seaweed platform

In an innovative initiative to bring the seaweed solution to life, The Intrepid Foundation partnered with ‘2040’ and the Climate Foundation to launch a public crowdfunding campaign and raised A$600,000 in 2019.

We were blown away by the outpouring of support for this exciting pilot project. And, with this support, we can now build and deploy the first marine permaculture platform in Australian waters, located off the coast of Tasmania in Storm Bay.

Progressing the project

In December 2019, Damon Gameau (Director of ‘2040’ film) had the opportunity to visit the team at the University of Tasmania with Dr Brian von Herzen to see the kelp breeding program first-hand. At the Phase 1 site at Storm Bay, test lines had been successfully populated with kelp bred in the lab. The baby kelp was grown from spores collected from ‘wild’ specimens in remnant populations.

It’s now one year since the microscopic kelps were outplanted adjacent to salmon pens and the largest of them is now a spectacular 10 metres in length! Other kelps outplanted at the same time in the same area, but further away from the salmon pens are considerably smaller (<3m), reflecting the importance of nutrient supply from the pens for kelp growth

Photographed at the end of October 2020, these kelps were0
microscopic when they were first outplanted a year ago at the

Huon Aquaculture

Storm Bay salmon lease as part of the collaborative project
between 

Climate Foundation,IMAS, and Huon Aquaculture. Photo credit: Cayne Layton.

Other key project findings include identifying family lines of kelp that are tolerant of warm water. The project team has also developed a cold storage technique to enable long term storage of kelp in its microscopic stages, producing a kind of ‘seed bank’ that doesn’t require demanding husbandry.

The successes of the project so far, including finessing techniques around kelp husbandry and lifecycle management have laid the foundations to greatly expand the scope and scale of the work.

In 2021, the project team is planning to submit a collaborative research proposal with the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre to take the next steps towards growing kelp offshore for commercial and environmental benefit. This collaboration will involve the University of Tasmania (Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies and Australian Maritime College), Climate Foundation, CSIRO and the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment.

Like most major research projects, the project has also encountered some challenges. When trialling methods to restore kelp beds on natural reefs, initial plantings at the three restoration sites had limited success and the primary method of planting – using twine carrying kelp seedlings – resulted in poor survivorship. Encouragingly, a secondary method trialled at the same time using small 50 x 50 mm plates seeded with micro-kelp, resulted in good survivorship. In 2020, the three restoration sites were replanted with plates densely seeded with tiny kelp seedlings and, at each site, 100 plates were bolted to boulders that comprise the reef substratum.

The University of Tasmania and the Climate Foundation have been working closely on the development of methods of natural reef restoration and in the coming months, the project team will apply for the permits for upwelling water and irrigating seaweed in Australia.

Damon gets up close and personal with remnant Giant Kelp in Storm Bay, TAS

Prototype testing gets underway in the Philippines

While the Tasmanian nutrient trial demonstrated the strong response of kelp to sufficient nutrients, concurrently the Climate Foundation has been testing seaweed responses to restoring overturning circulation and irrigating seaweed forests with the upwelled water – deeper, colder water which rises to the surface.

The team have successfully irrigated red seaweeds with upwelled water at a deepwater marine permaculture platform testing site in the Philippines. Below are some images of the Philippines trial site where the Climate Foundation team built two troughs for the platform, successfully deploying the system into water over 1,000 feet deep.

While the work that Brian and his team have been doing in the Philippines hasn’t been directly funded by the Australian Marine Permaculture Project, the new findings and technological advancements being prototyped in the Philippines are now informing the Tasmanian project – ready to enable the Australian team to progress with Marine Permaculture deployment in Australia.

The Climate Foundation team deployed a prototype trough-based marine permaculture system in the Philippines. Photo credit: Sam Donohue

Prototype trough-based marine permaculture deployed in the deep sea in the Philippines. Photo credit: Sam Donohue

Red seaweeds grown in surface water (right) and in upwelled water (left) with the darker colour indicative of greater seaweed health. Photo credit: Sam Donohue

Close up comparison of the baseline seaweed (tan) with deepwater irrigated seaweed (dark) shows the robust response of this red seaweed to deepwater irrigation.

While Brian and the Climate Foundation team await the results from the trial in the Philippines, early indications show that the seaweed has benefited from the deepwater irrigation, as can be seen in the above image. While neighbouring seaweeds outside the test irrigation site have been shrinking during the summer season, the irrigated seaweeds are growing dark and healthy.

As Dr Brian von Herzen states, “from the Philippines to Australia, Marine Permaculture irrigation is proving itself to be the key to growing strong, healthy seaweed forests that provide habitat for forage fish and may be essential to regenerating life in the ocean.”

If you can, please help with
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Storage news: US electric sector is halfway to zero carbon emissions

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Rolls Battery Popular 4000 Series Models

Rolls deep cycle 4000 Series flooded Renewable Energy batteries offer a wide selection of portable 2V, 6V and 12V models in a range of capacity options to suit a variety of residential applications (80AH – 1445AH @ 20 hr rate).
Available in many popular sizes, Rolls 4000 Series flooded models deliver affordable and reliable energy storage options with exceptional cycle life.

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