Michael Brothwood

EFL teacher. DoS. Progressive. Atheist. Vegetarian.

catsbeaversandducks:

Meerkats make the best photographer’s assistants EVER.

Via BuzzFeed

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"Act, reflect, adjust perspective via knowledge attained, organize, and repeat…this is the process of genuine education and progression."
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"A great kindergarten teacher once said, “I see every unused ability in my class as an incipient behavior problem.” Got a problem? Who’s got unused abilities? It’s a diagnostic tool."
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believeinadaydream:

vegan-girl-1994:

theinformedvegan:

Is Meat Worth It?

This makes me sick.

This made me cry real tears. Trees keep us alive we need trees. 

believeinadaydream:

vegan-girl-1994:

theinformedvegan:

Is Meat Worth It?

This makes me sick.

This made me cry real tears. Trees keep us alive we need trees. 

(Source: theinformedvegan, via doctormarkansaw)

— 2 months ago with 12169 notes

urbanpaysan:

The German city of Hamburg has announced an ambitious plan to create, and link, an amazing 27 square miles of new and existing green space all over the city. The plan, called the "Green Network," will effectively remove all cars from the city centre and promote cycling and public transport - and it is planned to be in place by 2034.

If fully realised, the network will cover some 7000 hectares, over half the size of Boston or San Francisco. 

(via thisbigcity)

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tedx:

Architect Michael Pawlyn is one of the designers behind the Eden Project, a cluster of biodomes built in a 160-year-old clay quarry in Cornwall, England. Together, these biodomes house thousands of plant species from all over the world.

In a talk at TEDxLondonCity2.0, Pawlyn shows how he builds structures that mimic nature — from bird skulls to beetle wings, from slime mold to termite mounds.

For the Eden Project, Pawlyn’s team studied the structure of honeycomb. dragonfly wings, and bubbles.

Watch the whole talk here»

(Photos via Inhabitat)

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courgetteaubergine:

A Conversation With My 4-Year-Old Daughter

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thisbigcity:

urbnist:

papress:

The Belfield Avenue project in Philadelphia, by Onion Flats. Each townhouse has a 5-kilowatt array, which is often enough to provide an energy surplus and to feed back to the power grid, bringing the project to net zero.

From The Greenest Home: Superinsulated and Passive House Design, available from PAPress here.

Gorgeous. 

Solar power is sexy

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tedx:

Starlight + long exposure + the International Space Station = totally rad

TEDxHouston speaker Don Pettit’s photos from the ISS might have your Instagram feed beat. The cosmonaut’s beautiful images — seen above — capture the trails of light created by stars over a period of 10-15 minutes in captivating detail.

When down on Earth, the NASA flight engineer gave a talk on the fascinating physics of space travel, which we promise isn’t as daunting as it sounds.

Watch the whole talk here»

(Photos: NASA / Johnson Space Center, Don Pettit)

— 4 months ago with 274 notes