New River Walk: A short but charming leafy walk through Islington’s Canonbury

What’s particularly fascinating about central London is that while it’s both busy and heavily built up, the city has lots of small strips of nature bursting at the seams. North London’s Islington, located in central London and close to the City of London, has many examples of this – in the form of squares, parks, even its own woodland and nature reserve, and New River … Continue reading New River Walk: A short but charming leafy walk through Islington’s Canonbury

Insolar: Empowering solar communities in Brazil

Insolar is a startup dedicated to bringing solar power to low-income families in Brazil. In collaboration with low-income communities, Insolar install Photovoltaic Systems that convert the energy of the sun into electric energy, thus reducing the resident’s energy bills, as well as helping to preserve the environment. Insolar began life providing solar power in Santa Marta, a favela in Rio de Janeiro that’s home to … Continue reading Insolar: Empowering solar communities in Brazil

Tarot Guidance for Tuesday 14 August 2018: Knight of Wands

Last seen on the 6 August, the Knight of Wands once again brings buoyant energies to the day. Enthusiasm and optimism will support you to both take action and be in action, as your confidence soars. Tarot Image: © The Numinous Tarot Rosalind Medea is an Intuitive Reader, who does intuitive readings, tarot readings, spiritual life […] via Tarot Guidance for Tuesday 14 August 2018: Knight … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Tuesday 14 August 2018: Knight of Wands

Daily I Ching for Tuesday 14 August 2018: Ko (Revolution), Hexagram 49

Ko (Revolution), Hexagram 49 – There is opportunity for great change in your personal life. Transformation on this level comes about by letting go of all of the things that no longer serve you and hinders your progress. This starts by slamming the door shut on any sources of conflict and finding intuition-guided solutions to breaking […] via Daily I Ching for Tuesday 14 August 2018: … Continue reading Daily I Ching for Tuesday 14 August 2018: Ko (Revolution), Hexagram 49

World’s first semi-submerged gallery, Coralarium, opens in Maldives

British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has created a semi-submerged art gallery in the Maldives, filled with nearly 30 sculptures that will act as a habitat for coral and other marine species. The installation, Coralarium, was constructed for the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi hotel. The frame, made from pH-neutral marine steel, is punctuated with cutouts mimicking the organic forms found in the water, making it a solid yet … Continue reading World’s first semi-submerged gallery, Coralarium, opens in Maldives

Native American rapper Frank Waln challenging perceptions of indigenous people

Hip hop at its core is coming from indigenous roots, according to Sicangu Lakota rapper Frank Waln. Born on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in rural South Dakota, the 29-year-old Frank Waln uses music as a way to call out historical wrongs and uplift American indigenous youth, many of whom struggle with poverty, violence, suicide, and inter-generational trauma. Frank Waln has rapped about the Keystone XL Pipeline, his battle with … Continue reading Native American rapper Frank Waln challenging perceptions of indigenous people

Tarot Guidance for Monday 13 August 2018: The Sun

The Sun today is a signal of enlightenment and illumination in your life. As you embrace the light that is your own inner being, so too comes a new lease of life, a new found enthusiasm for life itself, and the ability to see the positive in every situation you encounter. Radiance and contentment emanates […] via Tarot Guidance for Monday 13 August 2018: The Sun … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Monday 13 August 2018: The Sun

Daily I Ching for Monday 13 August 2018: Li (The Clinging), Hexagram 30

Li (The Clinging), Hexagram 30 – Clinging to what is true to your inner being is key to your sucess and will bring you good fortune. As the light within grows brighter, it adds its light to the world towards a greater good. Keep this light fueled with persistency and consistency in your efforts to stay […] via Daily I Ching for Monday 13 August 2018: … Continue reading Daily I Ching for Monday 13 August 2018: Li (The Clinging), Hexagram 30

Indigenous Hip Hop in Canada: VICE documentary showcases a thriving scene

Indigenous hip hop in Canada is a thriving underground music scene. Rappers across Canada – including Drezus, Winnipeg Boyz, T-Rhyme and David Strickland – are using their rhymes to tell the untold stories. These artists reflect on the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women, conflicts around resource extraction on native land, and the protest movement Idle No More, which galvanised indigenous communities from coast … Continue reading Indigenous Hip Hop in Canada: VICE documentary showcases a thriving scene

The Tree Planters: Honouring Canada’s young tree planters

The Tree Planters, a series of photographs by photojournalist Rita Leistner, is a tribute to tree planters in Canada where tree planting is considered a rite of passage. Modern tree planting is a crucial part of Canada’s national identity as a world leader in sustainable forest management. It has resulted not only in changing the culture but also the mind sets of the nation. The Tree … Continue reading The Tree Planters: Honouring Canada’s young tree planters