Friday, November 18, 2011

Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

Hi Everyone!

Here is a article on an amazing biologist, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, who is trying to get cognitive neuroscientists to research the brain's reaction to observing the ocean. He believes, "More data on rising sea temperatures or plastic pollution or disappearing creatures won’t do anything for ocean conservation. Instead, we need to study our own minds." From observing people's reactions of calm while they view the ocean, he feels it may be similiar to what happens to the brain when we meditate. He wants to combine neuroscience with conservation and call it "neuro-conservation."

Check out his idea of passing along Blue Marbles to everyone on his website.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Documentary: Tapped

Hi Everyone...

One of my students recommended this documentary "Tapped" and it is AWESOME! It explains where the major bottled water distributors are getting the water, the difference in quality requirements, the consequences of the plastic in the bottles to our health and to the environment and what can be done about these concerns.

Please pass this along to others and consider getting a water filtration system for your tap water and using safe containers.