There are several ways of using Kefir
  I am going to show you some of the
  most known way of using it and 
  enjoying it, because it is very good for
  you, and does not come from animals

por Maria C

Front Yard to Backcountry

Here are some more clever and thought-provoking ideas of ways we can re-purpose those plastic bottles and jugs. I find the ‘lightbulb’ idea to be brilliant and will be incorporating a couple of these ‘lightbulbs’ for my dark shed. And the food bag seal is easy! Are there any ideas here that you have tried, or are going to try out? I welcome your comments and feedback! 

(Please visit my previous post: Re-purposed plastic bottles)

Amazingly clever! A headlamp around a jug of water creates ambient light for your tent and a great lamp when the power is out. 

Why use electricity? When you have this: 

Another article tells how a 2-liter bottle of water in the roof provides as much light as 50-watt light bulb!


Here are some more ideas for including repurposed bottles in our homes and gardens (and out of our…

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por Maria C


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It’s not too late to stop the Belo Monte Dam!

It's not too late to stop the Belo Monte Dam

Dear Mark,

I write to you from the frontlines of the battle to defend Brazil’s Xingu River. The indigenous peoples of the Middle Xingu are still fighting for their survival and need your help today.

Earlier this week 60 leaders from 16 indigenous communities signed a letter to the Brazilian authorities, calling for the immediate suspension of the Belo Monte dam’s construction license due to callous disregard for basic social and environmental requirements and violations of the rights of indigenous communities to free, prior, and informed consent.

The latest affront is the construction of the “cofferdams,” earthen roads built across the Xingu River designed to divert the river’s flow. This week Brazil’s indigenous foundation FUNAI and environmental agency IBAMA are discussing whether or not to authorize the definitive diversion…

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