Browsing Archive: February, 2013

Vegetables and our body: some "strange coincidences"...

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Thursday, February 28, 2013, In : Various interesting stuff 

When it comes to which foods can specifically benefit which body parts, science remains surprisingly sketchy. But nature gives us a big clue as to what foods help what part of our body!



Here are some foods that mirror the body parts they provide nutrients for—for example, brain-boosting walnuts actually look like a brain. Coincidence? Maybe. Though these healthy foods are beneficial to the whole body, the list below is a fun reminder of what to eat to target specific areas. Remember, these a...

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The alphabet kids learn today!

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, In : Various interesting stuff 



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Composting (what is and how to...)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, In : Various interesting stuff 
What exactly is compost? How do you make it? 

In this video, Rachel Deffenbaugh (City Seeds Urban Farm Manager) gives us a simple breakdown of the building blocks of compost and the various methods you can use to make this organic, nutrient-rich, soil amendment for your garden.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU1OAMT5DPY (from gatewaygreening )

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World Forests Summit, March 2013 – Achieving sustainable forest management on a global scale

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Thursday, February 21, 2013, In : Forests & Land Management 

March 5th-6th 2013 • Stockholm, Sweden.

The World Forests Summit, organised by The Economist, will gather leading experts from around the world to identify common ground and discuss mechanisms for forest stakeholders to work together differently.

Industry leaders, government ministers, scientists and activists will meet to agree the framework for future sustainable management of a precious global resource.

Confirmed speakers include:
• James Astill, Political Editor, The Economist (auth...


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EU Publications: Key data on education in Europe 2012 (new)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Thursday, February 21, 2013, In : European Union 

Key Data on Education in Europe 2012 is a Eurydice flagship publication tracing the main developments of European education systems over the last decade.

The report combines statistical data with qualitative information to describe the organisation, management and functioning of 37 European education systems from pre-primary to higher education.

More specifically, the 95 indicators included in the report address the following topics: Demographic Context, Educational Structures, Participat...


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La Città dell'Altra Economia (Roma) (City of the Alternative Economy)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, In : Various interesting stuff 
The USD 7 million project to create an Alternative Economy City was completed in September 2007 and is the first place in Europe dedicated to fair trade, ethical finance, renewable energy sources, open communication, responsible tourism and resources recycling and reuse.

 The place hosts, beyond exhibition and documentary areas, 12 separate activities on a 3,500 square meters covered surface, with a 200 linear meters facade that opens out onto an external pertinence area of over 3 hectares.


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Organization Earth

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Monday, February 18, 2013, In : Various interesting stuff 
Organization Earth is a newly-established Greek not-for-profit NGO set up to provide answers to modern social concerns about society and the environment. The organization’s first seed was ‘planted’ at the end of 2008 and members retained an undiminished level of interest until the organization was officially established in January 2010 with its headquarters at 67 Dimokratias Ave. in the Municipality of Ilion, on the Pirgos Vasilissis Estate. Its 40 members come from a wide spectrum of b...
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ANIMA, The Association for the Protection and Welfare of Wildlife

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Monday, February 18, 2013, In : Various interesting stuff 

The Association for the Protection and Welfare of Wildlife, ANIMA, is a non-governmental organization that was founded in 2005. The initial founding members consist of individuals with lengthy and unique experience in the protection of the natural environment and the caring for wild animals, as they have worked for many years in similar centers in our country. The team is staffed by old and new collaborators, vets, environmentalists, foresters, legal advisers, specialists in various related f...


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Soda Bottle Greenhouse (What a great idea!)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Monday, February 18, 2013, In : Various interesting stuff 
This is actually a school project from a school in Scotland, but what a great idea and a way to recycle all those plastic soda bottles we get through. I imagine this greenhouse will be a lot better than most at retaining heat during the night, which could be a real plus in some areas.

Admittedly, it will take quite some time to collect all the bottles needed for this project by yourself, by I think if you get your friends, neighbours and family to start saving up their bottles as well, it shou...
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The Interactive Vegetable Garden Planner (software with free trial for 30 days)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Monday, February 18, 2013, In : Activities and Proposals 

The Best Way to Plan Your Vegetable Garden

Our Garden Planner makes it easy to draw out your vegetable beds, add plants and move them around to get the perfect layout. Either feet and inches or metric units are supported and any shape of garden can be created.

Whether you use traditional row planting, raised beds or Square Foot Gardening the Garden Planner adapts to suit your gardening style.


Produce the Perfect Garden Plan

The Garden Planner has over 130 vegetables, herbs and fruit and detailed ...


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11 fun Google tricks you might not know!

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Saturday, February 16, 2013, In : Various interesting stuff 
We all love the big G especially because it is there for us when we need to find pretty much everything and also a good provider of innovative and creative solutions such as Earth, Maps, Android and tons of others who changed the world we live in.

11 Fun Google Tricks You Might Not Know



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