Saturday, October 17, 2009

Please endorse my idea for Earth Orbs!

Remember the blog I posted about the briquettes we created from waste charcoal and corn cobs? (See blog post for April 18, 2009.) I have entered a contest sponsored by the Peace Corp Association to obtain funding to travel from village to village to train people about how to make these briquettes, which we are calling "Earth Orbs."

Our simple technique for making charcoal Earth Orbs saves trees, creates income sources for villagers and recycles "garbage" into a valuable product. Through our training we expect to model the positive effects of organizing and empowering our communities.
Would you please endorse my idea here:

If we manage to get enough votes, we will be awarded the money to carry out our project. Thanks, and please tell your friends!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Studying Sustainability and Connecting in South Africa

Thank you, friends, for the support you gave me to attend the two-week conference in South Africa. I had fun and learned a lot! The one-week workshop covered sustainable farming. We worked in the classroom and outdoors in the garden. I stayed for another week to teach farmers and students of Maharishi Institute on theory and practice.

It was a wonderful experience and I learned a lot from the trainers and the participants. I love you wonderful people! Thanks! Philip