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Home – Review

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home_image_lg2_2On Friday, June 5th “Home”, an environmental documentary set a record with its simultaneous release in over 87 countries. In the U.S. it aired on the National Geographic channel at 9:00 PM and on a YouTube channel known as “HomeProject”.

What struck me the most about the film was the spectacular photography taken over 18 months in more than 50 countries. The photography was mostly shot from a helicopter with high ...

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Green Cuba | How Cuba Survived Peak Oil – Review

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The Power of Community
How Cuba Survived Peak Oil 
DVD 53 minutes

This movie is not about politics.  The producers don’t care what you think about the Cuban government.  They do care that world wide oil production has peaked and is now in decline. They care about people and community.  They demonstrate how we’ll need to adapt as fossil fuels become scarce and eventually non-existent.

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba faced the worst economic and social crisis of its ...

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Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate – Review

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Gardening at the Dragon's Gate
At Work in the Wild and Cultivated World
By Wendy Johnson

Wendy Johnson has gardened at the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in northern California for over thirty years.  She tells her life story as it is connected to the garden. Her flowing text is transcribed from years of journaling as she meticulously documents the what, when, how and why of gardening.  But, this is much more than a how to book. It is ...

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JAMAICA’S PICKS: Patagonia Organic Cotton Tees – Review

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I heard Elaine’s familiar footsteps coming towards my cage and as I pulled my head up from under my wing, anticipating a treat, all I saw was three large pelicans swooping across a lavender sky.  Am I dreaming? Have I passed over to the other side? No, it’s just my mom wearing the coolest t-shirt ever. Well I got my treat, and then nestled up against the soft ...

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Building Green on WGBH Boston PBS TV – Review

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Hosted by Kevin Contreras

Recently, I took the time to research the local library’s database searching for green titles in both books and DVDs.  One result was a three DVD set of the PBS show Building Green which is also available for sale in the usual places such as Amazon.com.  The DVD set chronicles the building of Kevin Contreras’ green dream home in Santa Barbara, California.  The ...

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