by maru



at your small part

No matter how much one may love the world as a whole, one can live fully only by living responsibly in some small part of it.

― Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays


Shame on them!


Someone paid, someone got paid, someone lured him, someone killed him. Shame on them!

Cecil is just one of millions killed, he was known and represents another call to attention… a painful one. Humans need to learn a lot about being part of an ecosystem, for the time being are just predators.


Restoring sites means more than architectural repairs. It’s about values, identities, belonging…


remember the wonders

For the new year, for all life long… do not forget how wonderful it is.

shared also at aminobuana


As we merrily roll along, radically altering the planet, we are, as the leaked I.P.C.C. report makes clear, increasingly in danger of committing ourselves to outcomes that will simply overwhelm societies’ ability to adapt.

Elizabeth Kolbert, full article in The New Yorker

great spaces

global tiger day!


Global Tiger Initiative

seeing ourselves

photo: Hugo Van Lawick

“Jane Goodall‘s story of a young girl who loved animals and dreamed of going to Africa-and who found a way of making that dream come true-is also one of the great scientific sagas. Goodall’s longstanding study of chimpanzee behavior at Gombe Stream, Tanzania, demonstrating how closely chimpanzees resemble humans-and humans chimpanzees-has caused a revolution in how we understand ourselves.”

in  Women of National Geographic


reduce!   reuse!  recycle!


If you think you cannot do it… think again!

recycling guide

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