02 November 2015

Greg Mucci

Chicago, IL

about me  I'm 68 yrs. old.  I was hard of hearing, slowly becoming deaf when I earned my B.S. in Agriculture at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale in 1974.  Between 1976 and 1988 I lived, worked and shared ownership of a self -sufficiency oriented farming collective near Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois.  I've been practicing Tai Chi Chuan (taijiquan) since 1970.  I've earned graduate degrees and I taught T'ai Chi professionally from 1974 to 2006.  I'm now a Deaf Literacy Tutor.

eco skills   Vegetable gardening; Chicago Urban Farming.  Sustainable daily living: small carbon footprint.  Composting, soil sampling and evaluation.  General farm labor from hay making, fence building, orchard work, to cleaning barns and composting the manure.  Forestry research, woodlot management, and making - using firewood in an eco - friendly, low pollution way.  Passive solar design and construction simple dwellings; design and construction of gravity flow water supply and waste disposal.  Safe, eco - friendly human waste disposal/ composting.  Childcare and teaching are also among my skills.

eco interests  Living ecological lives close to earth and also in urban farming/ gardening settings.  Eco - villages and other intentional communities.  (Fellowship of Intentional Communities, www.ic.org).  Bringing Eco DHH and Eco hearing worlds together.  Sign language use in eco - villages and intentional communities.  Also, I'm interested in teaching, interested in children, and general DHH concerns.  I'm interested in continuing my personal Tai Chi regimen.

contact   I'd be happy to get an email from you …. ggmucci at msn dot com 

17 May 2014

HÜMÜH Buddhism

HÜMÜH Transcendental Buddhism = Ati-Yoga

Explore a Deeper Meaning to Life with HÜMÜH Buddhism—
Everyone is welcome to come for retreat at HÜMÜH’s beautiful Skycliffe Monastery/Life Science Centre in Westbridge, British Columbia. All retreat programs are accessible to the deaf and hard-of-hearing. There are opportunities during live Teachings to ask the Spiritual Teacher, Wisdom Master Maticintin, questions directly. There are also opportunities to have open ASL review discussions with the Deaf Coordinator about personal questions related to the Teachings received.
The HÜMÜH website (www.HUMUH.orghas a link to the summer program brochure: “Skycliffe Summer Program” and a link for the deaf: “Learn to Hear without Hearing,” with a video message in ASL, as well as ASL videos of “Frequently Asked Questions about the Path,” that may address some of the questions people might have.
Everyone is also welcome to sign up to receive a free Daily Wisdom Teaching (quote) given by the Wisdom Master, which will appear in their weekday email. The online form to sign up for the Daily Wisdom Teaching can be found here: http://ymlp.com/xgwyuwygmgs.
Inquiries are welcome. Kindly send them to Office@HUMUH.org

Contributed by Diana Cho

18 February 2014

Zero Waste Youth Convergence 2014 3/16/2014

Register for 2014! In California!

Sunday, March 16, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus

Website: Zero Waste Youth USA - Convergence 2014


11 October 2013

Grateful Desert Gathering: November 23-30, 2013

The Grateful Desert Gathering
Celebrating the Sustainable Signing Community

November 23-30, 2013

Terlingua, Far West Texas 
 - in -
Big Bend Country 

To confirm your spot or to get more information, write to cassandrasirena @ gmail . com

A note from Cassa: 
Hello Everybody!

It is time of the year, where we gather together and celebrate sustainability and our sign language. Please do pass on this flyer to your friends and family. Thanks,

Hope to see all of you here,

29 May 2013

Gino Shares His Suburban Sprawl Experience Out in the Country

Gino grew up with farms around his property. Recently, many lands used to grow food and raise farm animals were sold to property developers which led to the boom of suburbia. Gino is holding onto his land for his horses and chickens while watching his country disappears. What can we do to stop the spread of suburbanization? Thanks Gino, for the vlog.

11 May 2013

A Quick Tour Outside of the Eco-Friendly House in Leveque, Haiti.

Tony gives a quick tour outside of Williams's eco-friendly home in Leveque, Haiti. Emmanuel Jacq volunteered to be the cameraman and contributed a few minutes of his time to EcoDeaf. Emmanuel is the co-founder and the executive director of the International Deaf Emergency (IDE).  Visit www.ideafe.org to learn more about the work of IDE in Haiti.

*Please note that I signed Haiti wrong in the beginning of the v-log. To sign Haiti the right way, use both letters the H and I, instead of H alone, over the "island" hand, which I signed it correctly at the end of the v-log. It took me a while to change that signing habit after I was corrected by the Deaf Haitians during my visit. If you look at the map of Haiti, you'll see how it makes sense to use both the H and I letters. -Tony

Many thanks to Williams and Emmanual for making this v-log happen!! 

29 April 2013

The Truth about GMOS- explained in ASL!

Want to learn more about GMOs and non-GMOS? Amy Weaver explains it all in ASL- in this video.

More truths about GMOS...

26 April 2013

Deaf Haitians Rescuing & Saving Baby Wilson From the Pit Latrine

This video shows the latrine where Baby Wilson was thrown in by the parents, then eventually rescued and saved by the Deaf Haitians in the village of Leveque at Cabaret, Haiti.
  Please allow 17 seconds to pass by before the video actually starts playing. Tony had to record the video playing on an outdated MP3 player with the iPhone, then it was transferred via the USB port on Kathryn Montoya's laptop, and then she uploaded it on her YouTube channel. This video of Deaf Haitians saving Baby Wilson is being preserved by Kathryn Montoya who regularly visits the village of Leveque in Caberet, Haiti. She is a great person to get in touch with if anyone is interested in traveling with a group of people to Haiti.

Kathryn can be reached through her website: CB Deaf Ministry.

Thank you Kathryn! For sharing the video of "Saving Baby Wilson!" with EcoDeaf!

Stay tuned for another Haiti video soon!

20 April 2013

Sainteloi Williams Talks about the Deaf Village in Leveque, Haiti.

Sainteloi Williams tells the story how a group of Deaf Haitians banded together and relocated to the village of Leveque after earthquake struck Port-au-Prince in 2010. Williams shares how the Deaf villagers discovered and saved a baby who was thrown down in the latrine, or commonly known as the pit toilet, by the hearing parents. Imagine what it would be like to relocate to a new land to start your life all over again after going through a natural disaster?

The video was recorded on 04/06/2013 by Tony Brucato.

Stay tuned for more Haiti videos!

15 April 2013

A Deaf Haitian Showing Friends on How to Peel and Cut a Mango.

 Peel and cut the mango the right way to get the most fruit out of it.

Mackenson Saint Louis shows the 410 Bridge Group members of 2013 April 5th-13th on how to peel and cut a mango like the Haitians do. Mackenson is one Deaf leaders from the Deaf Village in Leveque which is located in the country of Cabaret, Haiti. The film was recorded by Tony Brucato.

Stay tuned for more videos from Haiti. :)