With Halloween just passing and Christmas on its way, the avalanche of hard-on-the-earth kids toys has begun  – or maybe just intensified.

Thought I’d share this great post on Grist about kid’s party treat bags.  Could be good for those kid-friendly rituals, too!!


Help! I need eco-friendly party favors — on a budget.


I did an interview for the local paper, the Vancouver Courier about Beltaine.

Thought I’d share … click here to read the article.




The song of a tree

How beautiful is this!!

This is an excerpt from the record Years, created by Bartholomäus Traubeck, which features seven recordings from different Austrian trees including Oak, Maple, Walnut, and Beech.

This is an Ash tree’s year ring data. Every tree sounds vastly unique due to varying characteristics of the rings, such as strength, thickness and rate of growth.

YEARS from Bartholomäus Traubeck on Vimeo.


Pale Blue Dot

The earth is where we make our stand … to me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the only home we’ve ever known.

Do trees communicate?

I have always wondered at the separation between science and spirituality. How many of our deep spiritual understandings, such as communicating with nature, are also scientifically true in ways that we just don’t understand yet?

And, more importantly, how would this understanding change the way we interact with our planet?

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Rethinking the Game

From the makers of The Story of Stuff, a rethinking of the economic game.  Perhaps winning doesn’t mean “more” but “better”.


Solar Singing Flowers

Check out this amazing art installation by in Seattle  Dan Corson  called Sonic Bloom.

Dan Corson

Sonic Bloom by Dan Corson

designboom writes:

created on behalf of seattle city light’s green up program, which supports the development of renewable energy systems, five giant solar flowers absorb the sun’s energy — reflecting it at night with patterned LED lighting. sensors located in each flower are triggered by people’s movement, as the 40’ high by 20’ wide super-sized flowers set off a chorus of interactive harmonic tones.

Here’s what they sound like –

Art combined with music combined with nature.  My soul sings with them!