Archive for 'August,2012'

Focusing on Our Accomplishments

Focusing on Our Accomplishments

The different media tend to pay more attention to the problems we face instead of talking about the successes that humanity has achieved in solving said problems. Emphasising these successes has a positive effect on people’s wellbeing and contributes to […]

Economic take-off in Africa

Economic take-off in Africa

The economy of the African continent will grow 5.1% this year and 5.2% in 2013, according to the latest data contained in a report by the UN’s Economic Commission for Africa, which was presented at the UN’s central HQ in […]

Dalai Lama awarded the 2012 Templeton Prize

Dalai Lama awarded the 2012 Templeton Prize

The 14th Dalai Lama has been awarded the 2012 Templeton Prize. According to the award’s website, “The Templeton Prize, established in 1972, honours a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, […]

Over 1m employed in Europe’s renewable energy industry

Over 1m employed in Europe’s renewable energy industry

Over 1 million people are now employed in Europe’s renewable energy industry – a 25% increase on sector figures for 2011. A European Commission report (The State of Renewable Energies in Europe) highlighted the top renewable energy employment sectors to […]

Lashings of free herbs, vegetables and community spirit

Lashings of free herbs, vegetables and community spirit

The English market town of Todmorden, West Yorkshire, has been buzzing with community spirit (and vegetables) since they launched Incredible Edible – a non-profit scheme using food as the common language to unite their community. They work on a “spinning […]

True happiness according to Stanford Graduate School of Business

True happiness according to Stanford Graduate School of Business

To follow are key excerpts from an article, written by Alice LaPlante, on the Stanford Graduate School of Business website. The study that the article refers to was focused on what makes us happy – the results of which revealed […]

DID YOU KNOW…?

DID YOU KNOW…?

WHAT IS A HEAT WAVE? By Jovi Esteve (Weatherman from Ràdio 9. RTVV) After a Spring season that has been warmer than usual and very dry (in Ibiza it has rained 70% less than usual), it seems like seasonal models […]

Global impulse towards natural tourism

Global impulse towards natural tourism

Representatives of the seven natural wonders of the world have recently agreed to come together under a single global brand to promote tourism in their regions, and thus contribute to their economic and social development. Today’s seven wonders of the […]

Unveiling the mysteries of Stonehenge

Unveiling the mysteries of Stonehenge

It has previously been mooted that the great stone circle in England – Stonehenge – was used as a prehistoric observatory, a sun temple, a place of healing, and a temple of the ancient druids. However, after affording this iconic […]

Health improves without tobacco

Health improves without tobacco

Five years have gone by since July 2007, when smoking in public spaces was banned in the UK. A recent study by Britain’s University of Bath shows that, since then, there has been a significant reduction in child asthma and […]

Marinaleda’s progress

Marinaleda’s progress

It is heartening to see how, despite the economic uncertainty that our country is going through, there are examples of Spanish towns that are benchmarks for fair economic and social development. 30 years ago, Marinaleda was a Spanish village whose […]

Boom Festival

Boom Festival

Mixing good business with ecology, spirituality and alternative living The growing global drive to incorporate environmentally-friendly thinking and awakened consciousness into mainstream business is gaining momentum. One such example is the Boom Festival, which returned on 28th July for its […]