Sustainability & Peace Encouragement Award for Kids to Unite People (SPEAK UP Award)

Worldpeacefull is establishing a Sustainability & Peace Encouragement Award for Kids to Unite People (SPEAK UP).  This is an Award that will be set up around the world to encourage young people between 10 and 18 to develop projects in peace and sustainability.  It is a great way to focus young people on… Continue reading

Summary of British Nuclear Weapons Tests in Australia

Summary – British Nuclear Weapons Tests in Australia

Jim Green

National nuclear campaigner – Friends of the Earth, Australia

http://www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/issues/oz/britbombs/summary

jim.green@foe.org.au

The general attitude of white settlers towards Australian Aborigines was profoundly racist; Aboriginal society was considered one of the lowest forms of civilisation and doomed to extinction. Their land was considered empty and available… Continue reading

When Kookaburra’s Are Not Laughing

 

I have to say I am sad tonight, as I was driving at night through a thick forest I suddenly saw a kookaburra on the road, at first I didn’t know what it was as it was dark then as I got close I saw this magestic bird.  It was so strange as… Continue reading

Australia: Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeuwin-Naturaliste_National_Park

Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park is a national park in the South West region of Western Australia (Australia), 267 km south of Perth. It is named after the two locations at either end of the park which have lighthouses, Cape Leeuwin and Cape Naturaliste. It is located in the Augusta-Margaret… Continue reading

Travelling to Cape Naturaliste, South Western Australia

I decided to take a trip to Albany in between housesits.  The weather has been quite extreme this week with winds almost horizontal and very heavy rain.  Obviously not the best for camping.  I stayed with a new friend for a couple of days and she encouraged me to wait back one… Continue reading

Gondwana Link Ecological Principles: Health, Resilience, Functionality

What I like about these ecological principles below is the aim to restore ecological processes in harmony with nature. I like the connection of ecological health, resilience and functionality related to cultural and social health and resilience. The project is incremental and aims at renewal of areas damaged and commercial activities allowed which maintain health… Continue reading

South Western Australia: One of Top 34 Biodiversity Hotspots

I went for a bushwalk with a friend yesterday. She is an environmentalist. She pointed out the birdlife on the wetlands. We used binoculars, it was my first time bird watching. I was fascinated by the diversity and quite excited to learn the names of the birds. We talked a little about the reported duck… Continue reading

Perth: Marmion Marine Park & Coral Reef fragments on the Beaches

I went for a drive up to North Beach. To my surprise as I walked along short little beaches, I came across what I thought were rocks to find they were solidifying coral reefs. I was so surprised, I’ve never seen anything like it. Peppered along many little beach enclaves where these jaggered and clustered… Continue reading

Albany: Wind farm, Bridging gaps, nature and meeting people in reflection

I spent a few days couch surfing with a lovely couple. We had some honest conversations about life, ego and fulfillment of dreams. The husband had successfully completed a project in India to clean up towns, affecting 500,000 people. He emphasized the importance of humility when in service to others. I understood that but as… Continue reading

History: Noongar Indigenous people

I wrote an earlier blog describing an indigenous man who became upset in Perth at a Asian man playing the digeridoo and caused a disturbance. I watched him as he walked away and made the sign of an eagle. I now have a deeper understanding of why he did that. Read below and find another… Continue reading

 

Mohandas Gandhi

“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.”

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