• 00:32

    GCS - Green House Incubator - BioChar

    in Environment

    Mr. Christoph Pollatos is a serial entrepreneur. He currently holds the position of President & CEO for BioChar Central Inc., an Eco-Solutions enterprise, founded in March 2011.


    The company transforms biomass waste streams into useful, profitable organic soil building and water purification products. 


    It has developed a proprietary low cost, clean technology which helps sustainably converts wood and agricultural wastes into powerful soil enhancers, boosting crop yields, preventing desertification, all while helping mitigate Climate Change risks.


    Before founding BioChar Central, Mr. Pollatos started Verdant Energy Solutions Inc., an Alternative Energy Fuel Provider.  The company focused on producing “Bio-Coal", a renewable fuel alternative to fossil coal used by electric generating utilities world-wide. Using Bio-Coal instead of fossil coal at electric generating utilities substantially reduces CO2 and other harmful greenhouse gas emissions from Power Plants.

  • 01:08

    A VIRTUAL VISIT TO TAMERA CENTRE FOR PEACE RESEARCH

    in Culture

    ENVISION THIS: A CENTER FOR PEACE RESEARCH THAT PROVIDES “THOSE WHO DON'T WANT WAR” WITH “A VISION FOR PEACE” Sabine Licktenfels and Benjamin von Mendelssohn will be our guests to represent Tamera Peace Research Center. Tamera’s aim is to develop an example of a model for a nonviolent co-existence of people and between people and nature. Approximately 150 people live, work and study in Tamera.
    Tamera is situated in the Alentejo region of Portugal, one of the least densely populated regions of Europe. With the Water Retention Landscape Tamera has created a solution for the ongoing desertification: Like an oasis, it shows lush gardens and terraces and an edible Permaculture landscape for food sovereignty. The SolarVillage Testfield, the Temple of Love, the Political Ashram, and the School of Hope for children are further projects in Tamera.
    Sabine is a co-founder of Tamera and founder of the GRACE Foundation for the humanization of money. Benjamin is co-leader of Tamera with a strong connection to peace work.
    In community with all at Tamera, they work to reintegrate human life into the basic laws of the universe and the earth, in the name of affection for all creatures, in the name of all children, and in the name of love.

  • 00:29

    Moringa and climate change

    in Marketing

    Today we talk with our Scientific Director calling in from China about mapping hunger and moringa.as regards climate chanage: Moringa in modern agriculture and its contribution to hunger and climate change. Hunger and poverty affects more than 1 billion of the 7 billion people on the planet.
     

  • 01:11

    MASANOBU FUKUOKA-NATURAL WAYS TO REVITALIZE THE DESERTS

    in Culture

    ENVISION THIS...Deserts shrinking instead of expanding, being revitalized with forests, food plants, fertile soil, wildlife, and adequate rainfall.  This  is the vision in Masanobu Fukuoka's posthumous book, SOWING SEEDS IN THE DESERT, translated and edited by his longtime friend and our guest, Larry Korn. 
    Fukuoka was not only an agricultural genius who produced rice and enhanced the soil of his farm without fertilizer, irrigation, herbicides, or pesticides.  He was also a deep philosopher who proposed that the restoration of the deserts we have created in nature requires the restoration of the desert we have created in the human heart.  Larry Korn will share with us how Fukuoka's vision lives on in him and can be accomplished.
    Please share your comments and questions for Larry by calling (646) 652-2235.  This episode will be archived after it is aired live for you and friends you feel might enjoy it.

  • 01:51

    The Tiscali Finale

    in Poetry

    Keith has finished the show and the first hour will be an eclectic mix of music with some of his favourite poetry. The second Chinese music with a documentary about desertification in China and the final segment has interesting history and facts about Thailand

  • 01:03

    GREEN AFRICA: Maintaining Sustainable Ecosystem in Africa

    in Environment

     
    Our society benefits from a multitude of nature’s blessings grounded upon biodiversity, known as ecosystem services. Sadly, however, over the last 50 years this biodiversity has been lost at an unprecedented pace. In Africa what used to lush tropical forest is gradually losing out to the aridity of the savannah and the desert. Unfortunately, desertification goes with desiccation of the land: rainfall reduces where the forest gives way to the grassland and so the land or the soil loses its fertility. The loss of the land’s fertility means the reduction in food production in a world whose population is increasing at a pace not commensurate with the production of food to sustain it. Several attempts are being made by governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and corporations to restore the environment.
     
    This episode examines the attempts at restoring the environment’s biodiversity. The administrative factors, replanting and other methods needed to restore the ecosystem would be discussed with the experts and guests invited to today’s program.
     
    AFRICAN VIEWS

  • 01:01

    GREEN AFRICA: Greenhouse Gases effect on Climate Change

    in Environment

     
    Many chemical compounds found in the Earth’s atmosphere act as “greenhouse gases.” These gases allow sunlight to enter the atmosphere freely. When sunlight strikes the Earth’s surface, some of it is reflected back towards space as infrared radiation (heat). Greenhouse gases absorb this infrared radiation and trap the heat in the atmosphere. Over time, the amount of energy sent from the sun to the Earth’s surface should be about the same as the amount of energy radiated back into space, leaving the temperature of the Earth’s surface roughly constant.
     
    Human-produced greenhouse gases usually emanate from manufacturing industry to the resort to such energy sources as coal, oil and natural gas. Africa produces less greenhouse gases yet it is at the receiving end of the effects of greenhouse emission from other parts of the world. Continuous desertification and climate change on the continent have been attributed to greenhouse gases. Unfortunately, the producers of the bulk of greenhouse gas many of who happen to be signatories of the Kyoto Convention that limits the amount of greenhouse gas to be produced are yet to adhere to the regulations in the convention.     Click here for details

  • 00:25

    World Soil Day 2014

    in Food

    December 5, 2014 is the launch of World Soil Day, a new campaign by the Food and Agriculture Organization, (FAO) a Rome-based United Nations agency. Soils have been neglected for too long. We fail to connect soil with our food, water, climate, biodiversity and life. We must challenge this tendency and take up some preserving and restoring actions for the resource that produces 95% of the world's food supply. The World Soil Day campaign aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives. This campaign is also the launch for 2015, the FAO International Year of Soils. Ms. Sally Bunning will join this segment, and is senior official for Land and Soils at the FAO, where she has worked since 1989. A geographer from the United Kingdom, she has a long professional focus on watershed and sustainable agro-ecosystem management. She was based for 10 years in Africa, working on an integrated natural resources project in Benin, on a soil and water managemen consultant in Ethiopia and teaching university students in Malawi. She is also an expert on desertification and on early-warning systems for land-use issues. For more information on World Soil Day and the FAO Activities, please go tohttp://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/world-soil-day/en/ and http://www.fao.org/soils-portal/en/

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