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Rural Development Program : Activity Report Sep'12

Activities report of Vivekananda kendra rural development program for September 2012.

VKNARDEP : Newsletter September 2012

holisticHow to design an Eco-Education? Is that merely scientific facts and methods or something else along with all these?  In an excerpt from his article on the problem Prof. Christopher Uhl ponders over the problem: What do these students—indeed, what do all of us need to know to become environmentally literate and know to become more ecologically conscious?" And proceeds to answer.

VKNARDEP : Newsletter August 2012

Dear Friend of VK-nardep,

nardeplogoThis month newsletter brings you the concept of an eight-fold platform for deep ecology and its implications for society and environmental protection. This is an excerpt from eco-philosopher Eric Katz's article titled, 'Deep Ecology: Faith, God and Nature' . He expresses wonderfully thus: " Because I identify with the rest of the natural world, I care for the rest of creation. I expand myself outward to include an interest in the value and flourishing of the entire natural environment.

VK-Nardep Newsletter June 2012

Dear Friend of VK-nardep,

aug2This month we bring in our newsletter an excerpt from a concept paper that deals with cultural values and bio-diversity conservation. In their paper ‘Integrating Cultural, Spiritual and Ethical Dimensions into Conservation Practice in a Rapidly Changing World',by Mark Infield & Arthur Mugisha, the authors bring out very clearly how each sub-set of cultural values are closely linked to various aspects of nature conservation.

VKNARDEP : Newsletter June 2012

Transforming India into a Low Water Economy

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VKNARDEP : Newsletter May 2012

Green Fire in a Wolf's Eyes and Deep Ecology  

This is a short preview of what you get in this month newsletter 

eyesDeep ecology is not just theory and understanding of an analytical science. It is based on a deeper and holistic experience. What do the green fire in a dying wolf's eye and the voice of a mountain tell an ecologist? Read how an unitary experience becomes the basis of for the transformation of a conventional ecologist into a deep ecologist.

VKNARDEP : Newsletter April 2012

holisticThis month newsletter bring you a wonderful article on embedded mind in nature by Italian deep ecologist Guido Dalla Casa. He demonstates how the evolution of science allows us to see the embedded mind in all levels of existence. This also has its reflection on Ethics. Ethics should extend not only to humans but also non-human lives on the planet which have embedded mind. He declares "An ecosystem is a mind-endowed complex system."

VK Nardep : Annual Activity Report

Annual Report at a glance
1.04.2011 to 31.03.2012

Varma Chiktsa – Demonstration of Traditional Bone settingDr kamalasanan pillai interacts with visitors100 cum Bio-methnation plant at Anna University, Chennai



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1 100

VKNARDEP : Newsletter March 2012

="font-family: 'trebuchet="" ms',sans-serif;"="">This month newsletter brings you an excerpt from a classic. Lady Evelyn Barbara "Eve" Balfour (1899-1990)is a legendary name in organic farming. We present excerpts from her address to International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements conference in Switzerland in 1977. The reader will find the address as relevant today as it was more than 35 years ago. And she points out that our educational system need to teach our children about the ecological problems and philosophy. "It is now urgently necessary that a still wider aspect of ecology should also form part of the regular curriculum of all schools, starting at the primary stage."

VKNARDEP : Newsletter February 2012

Can a Caterpillar become a Zen master? What is 'inscape'? Can meditating over the ecology of the mind create a paradigm shift which can save the ecology of the planet? In this newsletter we present an excerpt from an interview of James Thornton, author and an eco-activist turned ecopsychologist. Read it in our newsletter. At VK-nardep we try to bring you various perspectives on saving the planet from across the cultures of our earth. We believe these varied tones and tunes sing the same song of love and affection to Mother Earth and help us explore and innovate our own ways of serving the planet and her countless communities of humans and non-human beings who share her womb.

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