sábado, 27 de novembro de 2010

Permacultura em Portugal

Transição & Permacultura em Portugal from Luis Amaral on Vimeo.

Que bom ver tantas pessoas envolvidas numa mudança para um viver mais responsável e sustentável em Portugal. Este video fez-me muito feliz :-D

sexta-feira, 12 de novembro de 2010

Directamente da boca do príncipe

"Let me just point out what sustainable farming is not. It is not dependent upon the use of chemical pesticides, fungicides and insectides. Sustainable farming does not rely upon artificial fertilisers and growth promoters, nor the prophilactic use of antibiotics. It does not create vast monocultures and treat animals like machines by using industrial rearing systems. It does not drink the earth dry, deplete the soil or drown streams in oxygen-sucking run-off. "On the contrary, sustainable farming maintains the resilience of the entire ecosystem by encouraging a rich level of biodiversity in the soil, in its water supply and in the wildlife: the birds, insects and bees that maintain the health of the whole system."

O Príncipe Charles no seu melhor para ler no jornal Guardian

quinta-feira, 4 de novembro de 2010

Remember, remember...

...the fifth of November.

"Words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning and, for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of Surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Certainly there are those who are more responsible than others and they will be held accountable. But again, truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty you need only look into a mirror.

I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you..."

Discurso muito actual retirado do filme V for Vendetta.

Quem nunca viu, está na hora de ver. Porque... está na hora.

terça-feira, 2 de novembro de 2010

Buraco na Alemanha

Depois de Guatemala, chega a vez da Alemanha. Esta segunda feira na cidade de Schmalkalden, por volta das 3h da manhã, abriu-se uma cratera de 30 metros de diâmetro e 20 de profundidade (ou seja, muito mais pequena que a de Guatemala). Felizmente a única coisa que engoliu foi um carro. As causas ainda estão por apurar, mas desconfio que aqui o subsolo não seja de origem vulcânica.

Noticia e fotos no Spiegel International