Joan Denoo's Blog – December 2014 Archive (4)

China’s crop of outrageous new hotel designs

I was in Chin in the 1980s. I saw spotlessly clean streets with women out early each morning sweeping. I saw butchers slaughtering animals in open-air markets, blood streaming into the streets. There were no flies. I saw small rooms open to the street where people constructed electric irons for the world trade, even U.S. trademarks. I talked to people taking care of babies while their parents worked in factories. Mothers were allowed to take time to nurse their babies and it was not time…

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Added by Joan Denoo on December 14, 2014 at 6:01pm — 1 Comment

Green Roofs: Saving the Planet One Building at a Time

Advantages of green roof gardens: 

Aesthetic Improvement

Waste Diversion

Landfill Diversion

Stormwater Management

Moderation of Urban Heat Island Effect

New Amenity Spaces…

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Added by Joan Denoo on December 14, 2014 at 3:59pm — 5 Comments

Fractal History

Do you ever wonder, as I wondered, why a broccoli or cauliflower looks as it does? Why do animals have two legs or four legs, two eyes, or two nostrils? Why are rivers formed into dendritic patterns? Why do some crystals have dendrite patterns in them? What causes a snowflake to form into patterns? Why is every fingerprint different from every other one?

One day I heard a lecture and the speaker used a word I did not recognize. I discussed the word with the speaker afterwards and she…

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Added by Joan Denoo on December 6, 2014 at 10:05pm — 5 Comments

Capstone video: Rich ideas of substance: Chris Martenson, "Crash Course", economics.

Over the years, I ran across people and ideas that have important messages that we need to know about and understand. These are individuals and concept who look at the reality of our current situation and have ideas for solving problems and conflicts. The subjects range from economics, education, health care, permaculture, politics, religion, spirituality, and beyond. 

The first one I call attention to is Chris Martenson and his "Crash Course" in which he defines the state of the…

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Added by Joan Denoo on December 5, 2014 at 1:41pm — No Comments

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