Posts Tagged ‘About’
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
Posts are circulating around the blogosphere like crazy lately about new studies showing grape seed extract to kill leukemia cells. It triggers apoptosis, which essentially means the cancer cells commit cell suicide. Fascinating stuff. The significance of grapes… we’ve talked about resveratrol here a lot and the anti-oxidant healing powers of wine. This stuff is becoming quite the cultural phenomenon. Grapes? who would have thought
Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
A holistic philosophy on products, services, businesses, organizations, and humanity as a whole that advocates growth and change through systems thinking. I recently found an amazing write up at the LOHAS website about how this philosophy will help the business culture of the future.
Here’s my favorite excerpt:
“For the last 250 years, we have been living in what Peter Senge calls the ‘industrial age bubble’, based on a ‘take, make, waste’ worldview. Behind this way of life has been a set of attitudes and beliefs about economics, wealth, and business. We tend to think of these beliefs as “common sense”, or even as objective natural law. But in fact, they are received knowledge, the inheritance of centuries of cultural, political, and philosophical tradition. Our way of business is based on learned behavior, not natural law.
With this worldview, we’ve created unprecedented wealth, knowledge and communication. And, we’ve created environmental toxicity, cheap throw away products, denatured industrially-produced food, and a culture of low self-esteem and spiritual poverty.”
So how do we change? How do we grow?
Tags: About, bio-inspiration, Biodynamic agriculture, ecolism, Energy, God, LOHAS, Natural law, News, oneness, Peter Senge, philosophy, Spirituality, sustainability
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Monday, November 24th, 2008
We’ve been getting great Google Feedback ads on the site for the sustainability posts recently written. Very exciting bc they’re in exact alignment with the expansion we’ve been working on at GT.
- Environmental Capital Partners, a private equity firm that provides long-term capital and management support to leading middle-market companies in the environmental industry.
- Lumosity, brain training games to improve memory and attention. Jake turned me on to this earlier this year and we love it. Ironic that it showed up as an ad.
- Ideal Bite, offers bite-sized ideas for light green living. Their Daily Tips cover everything from biodynamic wine to organic cosmetics.
- Locallectual, a database and community that helps people find local products made closer to home. Shop at local stores, buy local goods, eat local foods.
- Green Irene, a trained and certified eco-consultancy that offers Green Home Makeovers and eco-products for your home. They help you cut energy and utility bills and create a healthier environment for you and your family.
Monday, November 17th, 2008
An amazing presentation by Peter Russell. I didn’t know who he was until I recently checked out the LOHAS website Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability. People should start paying attention to this stuff… it can expand your way of thinking, helping you better understand yourself and better connect with the world. A way of thinking and being that brings peace into your life. People like Eckhart Tolle and Al Gore are other advocates of a coming spiritual renaissance in which we realize collectively that the crisis facing humanity is one of consciousness. And the coming years are going to bring about a transcendence that the world has never seen. Nova from Radar Networks writes some awesome stuff about this as well. Here’s an article he wrote on How to Build the Global Mind.
Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
With Obama elected, the world has gained a renewed faith in America. A faith that we understand what needs to be done and finally have the courage to act. To become the change agents that the world needs. We’re no longer afraid of coming together, of breaking cultural, racial, and religious barriers. We’re ready to begin a new age of humanity.
For those of you who’ve been reading our blog for awhile, you know we’ve focused on wine as a unifier in the sustainable development of our lives. We’ve woven it into the core values of economic, social, and environmental health in an effort to exemplify its unifying power. The GrapeThinking passion has always been to create a sustainable world, and we feel the time is now to grow from our wine roots.
Tags: About, clean tech, drinking party, elixir, Energy, faith, incubator, obama, organic food, Plato, renewable energy, sustainability, Sustainable development, Symposium
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