Friday 16 October 2009

our spaceship earth - a shout out

When teaching, some of the environmental curriculum spoke of planet earth as a spaceship. It highlights the notion that we are all connected on gaia. It takes new people, and a new generation to keep up this spirit.

Sometimes, you happen upon another blog that opens your mind, your heart and your spirit.
This one did. For more information on what is happening in Ghana, visit her blog here.
She writes,
Deforestation in the tropics accounts for nearly 20 per cent of carbon emissions due to human activities. That’s quite a staggering figure.

Considering that Ghana has lost 90% of its virgin rainforest in the past 50 years, there is definitely a need for a change in practise.

She drew my attention to the video below.
"Zingolo is the first single from Glass and a Half Full Records.
Download via iTunes.
Cadburys share of profits from the sale of the track go to the charity CARE International.
Ghana is the heart of Cadbury Dairy Milks Fairtrade Cocoa and so the track celebrates all things Ghanaian: its people, its rappers, its dancers, its cultural figures and, of course, its cocoa beans.
So turn up your speakers, get down and ZINGOLO!


Gail said...


Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your wonderful words to me. Your blogs are varied and full of information, witness and purpose on a global scale. I am quite impressed. Great video!!

So nice to meet you and share our worlds
Love Gail'

SandyCarlson said...

Neat video. The idea of earth mother as home making its way into the science curriculum is exciting. A great blend of poetry and science and larger truth!

The pale observer said...

Thanks Jenn for the link and for spreading the word about Ghana and the environment :)