Drought versus Desalination

Positive Future #887 (Feature photo – Desalination Plant  – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, James Grellier)) Modern civilization, more than at any time in the past, is kept alive through artificial means. This includes crop irrigation pumps, electricity, shelter, transportation and the list could go on. These artificial measures, have also pushed the limits of water…

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Building Urban Farming Consciousness

Positive Future #885 (Feature photo – Farm Raiser Produce  – Courtesy of Farm Raiser) We recently were doing research relative to the world’s farms and farmlands. The number of acres being farmed in the world total 12.6 billion acres. The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) estimates that human-induced soil degradation, affects…

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How Finance Unfolds – A New Frontier?

Positive Future #810 (Feature photo – Finance – CCA SA 2.0 Generic Katrina Tuliao) BrightVibes journalist Fino Menezes brings us the story of how one CEO decided to reduce his $1 million paycheck to boost the salaries of his employees. What happened is that the company flourished. You can read the full story here: https://brightvibes.com/1941/en/boss-who-took-1m-pay-cut-to-raise-staff-salaries-says-business-has-tripled

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Should Governments Supply People with Growing Gardens (Allotments)?

Positive Future #797 (Feature photo – Boys create and allotment garden in 1942 in London  – Public Domain) City Farmer News brings us the story of allotment gardening in England. Allotment gardening came into popularity in England in the 1800s as the government began providing lots to poor people so they could raise their own…

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Jobs and the Future Belong to Co-operating with Nature

Touch the Soil News #1662 (Feature Photo – The World – By Augiasstallputzer~commonswiki – Own work, based on shoreline data from GSHHS (“crude” level), a public-domain source., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1055628) BrightVibes brings us the story of a new report from the World Economic Forum. The report affirms that pursuing a nature led approach to rebuilding…

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Native Indian Victory

Positive Future #789 (Feature photo – Standing Rock Sioux Indian Logo –  Public Domain) Perhaps the most high-profile Indian initiative in modern history is the efforts of several Sioux Indian Tribes to stop the Dakota Pipeline. After being intimidated while challenging the environmental assessment reports in 2017, the Indians recently had a victory. U.S. District…

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Getting the Bigger Picture Back

Positive Future #765 (Feature photo – Earth Map – By User:Cogito ergo sumo – File:BlankMap-World.png, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=372520) As covid fears recede, it gives back room to consider much larger concerns such as the well-being of 7.5 billion people. Our planet’s health and prioritizing our future economies for greater sensitivity to the world that…

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