30 March 2009


According to Wikipedia, Namaste means :

"I bow to you in deep respect"
"The light within me honors the light within you."

Please view the subtitled (pah!) video above to learn more about the meaning of Namaste.

Thank you, Butterflygris, for sharing the video on Youtube.

Namaste to all!

29 March 2009

The Story of Stuff Movie

"Since The Story of Stuff was launched online on December 4, 2007, the site has been visited by over 5.5 millions of people in over 224 countries and territories around the world, and we have received literally thousands of requests for the film to be translated. We are pleased to launch this international site, which includes translated versions of the films with subtitles, as well as the contact information for the organizations around the world that did the translations."

"The Story of Stuff" presentation is (PAH!) subtitled!!!

Please click here to watch the video of the Story of Stuff.
Click on English subtitles -or your preferred language.

Thank you, to EcoDeaf contributor, G-Finish for sharing this wonderful link with EcoDeaf!
And to Annie Leonard, for subtitling and sharing the video with the international communities. Much Eco-preciated!

25 March 2009

GreenFestival in Seattle

Green Festival
is coming back to Seattle this weekend, March 28 and 29

Come learn about sustainability, reducing your carbon footprint, recycling, organics, Fair Trade, and more. Find everything from recycled elephant-dung paper to organic hemp clothing to solar cookers. Main stage speakers like David Korten, Amy Goodman, Belvie Rooks, and Mayor Nickels will be ASL-interpreted, with a limited number of first-come, first-served interpreters available for smaller workshops or one-on-one.

See what one visitor to the DC Green Festival had to say about his experience last fall by reading this EcoDeaf post: http://ecodeaf.blogspot.com/2008/11/green-festival-experience.html

See you there!
Andrew (andrew @ greenamericatoday.org)

22 March 2009

Detox Program- interpreter provided!

Spring Into Detox Program
Presented by Donna Acree, N.D.

Saturday, April 4, 2009
@ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
at the Green Earth Goods Organic General Store
23341 Frederick Rd
Clarksburg, MD

This is a 2-part Detoxification workshop that includes 2 weeks of detox supplements, meal/recipe ideas and lifestyle recommendations to assist in the removal of toxins.

Dr. Donna will discuss:

-How and where detoxification occurs in the body
-How to recognize sources and symptoms of toxicity
-Foods that assist in toxin removal.
-Instructions for a 2-week dietary and lifestyle detox home program

What’s in it for my health?
Increased energy, mood, and mental clarity,
improved sleep,
improved thyroid function and hormonal balance,
less joint pain and headaches,
and a decreased risk of chronic disease.

Fee: $110
(Includes two weeks worth of detox supplements, meal /recipe ideas )

For more info.: Call Dr. Donna (717) 357-0242 or Niki (301) 916-2035
Pre-pay / pre-register by April 1st

Please mail your checks to:
Donna Acree, ND /Center for Mind-Body Therapies/ 5 N. Bentz St./ Frederick, MD 21701
Make check payable to: Donna Acree, ND
A sign language interpreter will be provided!!

An Eco-friendly music video created by deaf and hard of hearing children!

See Earthman's "H2O" music video signed by kids from the League for the Hard of Hearing Camp MOST in Florida. This is part of the Earthman.tv Project.
This music video was discovered through D-PAN's community videos webpage. Thank you D-PAN for sharing this inspiring video with us!

To check out more of Earthman's videos, go to their Youtube site.

If you created eco-music videos, feel free to submit a link to us @ ecodeaf at gmail.com and D-PAN. Share eco-messages through the kind of music we can watch and enjoy!

21 March 2009

Bringing Back the Garden

Fall 2008

During World War II, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, at the urging of Eleanor Roosevelt, encouraged citizens to plant “Victory Gardens” around their homes and neighbors cooperated to turn vacant lots into community cropland. In 1943, 20 million U.S. gardeners produced eight million tons of food. San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park became the home to 250 gardens producing fresh, local food for city residents.
Read more here

20 March 2009

The White House Garden

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama will begin digging up a patch of the South Lawn on Friday to plant a vegetable garden, the first at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt's victory garden in World War II. There will be no beets — the president does not like them — but arugula will make the cut. Read more here

Thank you New York Times for sharing the wonderful article and picture.
Much Eco-preciated!

19 March 2009

Commit 21

"Another way you can recruit people to the cause is by creating a Earth Hour group on Commit21.com. Simply create a group about one action that you will commit to do for Earth Hour and recruit your friends, family, and co-workers to get involved in that action as well. When it comes to climate change, simple actions can make huge differences and Commit21 leverages social media to influence networks of friends, family, and co-workers," Sandy.

Check it out at www.commit21.com

To revisit the Earth Hour post, click here

Thank you, Sandy, for letting us know about it.
Much Eco-preciated. :)

16 March 2009

Amazon.com Kindle, an eco-review

by Eco-Contributor, Summer Crider

Someone emailed us asking us if we could write a review on the Kindle, discussing it's eco-function. The "Kindle 2" could be saving our trees by making books, magazines, newspapers electronic and wireless through its thin, iPod shaped device. But just how eco-friendly is it?

So I decided to order it, after discovering that the Kindle 2 also shows pdf and word documents, so I don't have to waste all that paper printing articles for class, chapters, and drafts of my MA thesis... and I don't have to be stuck to the computer either. It sounded like a very eco-friendly gadget to own.

Worth approximately $400 dollars. The Kindle 2 is a light-weight thin portable reading device. It stores approximately 245,000 books in this 10.2 ounces, which is lighter than a typical paperback.

Eco-Contributor Anthony, an avid bookworm, encouraged me to write a review to see the pro and cons of this device, and he also showed me a PC World post that Amazon just created its own Kindle Apps for the iPhone. "Coming as a free download from Apple's App Store, 'Kindle for iPhone' lets users of Amazon's popular e-book reader put the content they purchased for the Kindle on their iPhones."

So when the Kindle arrived, my fiance told me that he had just downloaded the Kindle on his iPhone and was really enjoying reading the new Chuck Palanuhik novel. What's more, Amazon.com explains the Apps that it has created for iPhone:

- No Kindle required (lucky iPhone owners, you save $400)
- Get the best reading experience available on your iPhone or iPod touch too
- Access your Kindle books even if you don't have your Kindle with you
- Automatically synchronizes your last page read between devices with Amazon Whispersync
- Adjust the text size, add bookmarks, and view the annotations you created on your Kindle

So I decided to compare, I downloaded the iPhone Kindle apps to my iPhone. I've discovered it is pretty much the same.

Pros about the Kindle 2:

Nice and sleek. I can read the clear screen without the glare that my laptop usually makes. It stores pdfs, jpeg, and has its own dictionary. I can also make notes on the pages I'm e-reading. I tested the text-to-speech narration by connecting the headphone to my CI, and I hear the narrator read the visible text out loud. The keyboard is tactile, easier to type on than the iPhone TouchScreen.

Pros I've discovered about the Kindle iPhone Apps:

Flipping the page is easier on the iPhone than it is on the Kindle. I'm much more comfortable with my iPhone- the Kindle feels so fragile and it's white, so if it gets dirty, you would notice fast.
I'm still figuring out how I can download pdf on my iPhone, but I'm sure the iPhone apps store will create something eventually.

Something felt wrong about keeping the Kindle 2. I had purchased $400 to get this item, but do I really need it? It costs $9.99 for almost every book you download on this. I'm already watching music video on my iPhone instead of the TV, reading emails, check my account balance, even purchase stuff on Amazon.com with my iPhone. That $400 dollars could be spend towards books, music, videos, I could download to my iPhone.

So, after that experience, I realize that don't need extra device, I'm satisfied with my iPhone. I recognized my action of addictive consumerism and decide to return the Kindle 2... I realize it is better be simple and use what you already have, you enjoy life (and your gadget) more.

14 March 2009

Christian The Lion Reunited

GentsWild shares a subtitled video about the reunion of Christian the Lion with George Adamson and his friends.

I have seen the video of it without subtitles before. However, I am very thrilled that particular video shown above is subtitled. It is recommended that everyone on EcoDeaf watch this beautiful video.

To read more about Christian the Lion and see pictures of him as a cub,
click here

Thank you very much to
for subtitling the video and sharing it on YouTube.

10 March 2009

EcoNews: Reusing Plastic Bottles to Build a Sailboat

Brandon Griggs and Jeff King from CNN explain how a sailboat will be made from recycled plastic bottles and that the boat will sail for the journey of 11,000 miles.

"Boat, the Plastiki, will be
a symbol of how consumer waste can be repurposed."

For further reading, click for the article here
(Thank you CNN for sharing the EcoNews)

08 March 2009

How to Compost Food Scraps

(It is a little hard to read fingerspelling. I can make a script upon request)

You can compost raw food scraps by covering it with hay. Food scraps make nitrogen while layers of hays make carbon. Dump one part of food scraps then cover it with three parts of hay. Over the time, it will become fine looking dirt called hummus. Then you can transport hummus to the garden and plant your vegetables in it. If your compost pile gets higher, build a fence around it to keep the dirts in.

Thank you Mike Harter for filming the compost video for EcoDeaf.

05 March 2009

Willia May Wille, with excerpts from Tonya Zavasta's book

Willia May Wille responds to Tonya Zavasta's book, "Quantum Eating: The Exilir of Youth," specifically the chapter on Oxygen. She uses this book to make connections between oxygen and hydrogen peroxide.


In the book called QUANTUM EATING: THE ULTIMATE EXILIR OF YOUTH written by Tonya Zavasta, there is an excellent chapter about OXYGEN explaining the importance of deep breathing that boosts the immune system. We need oxygen to live. Many microorganisms are killed instantly if exposed to oxygen. Almost all bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasite, mycoplasmas and microbes are either anaerobic or at some point anaerobic. Oxygen can selectively attack diseased cells because these cells have damaged or non-existing antioxidant protection. By regulating your metabolism, breathing exercises will improve your health and help you achieve your ideal weight. You can actually lose weight simply by doing breathing exercises. Dr. Sheldon Hendler, MD, Medical Researcher Cell Oxygenation, Author of the Oxygen Breakthrough stated: "Oxygenation through deep breathing boosts the immune system and can rid the body of chronic illnesses. "

Another way to get more oxygen into your body is with HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. Hydrogen peroxide is found everywhere in nature because it falls to earth in the form of rainwater. After a good thunderstorm, you get out and it looks as though everything has grown an inch. Everything is alive, green and clean. What's happened? All the vegetation just received a high dose of nature's oxygen and peroxide that aids growth almost visibly. Rain is formed high up in the atmosphere, within an ozone-oxygen-rich atmosphere. The low concentration proxide formed up there then goes into our ground water. The roots of plants and trees reach down into our ground water and take up the peroxide. Nature continues this cycle by delivering the cleansing, oxygenating and peroxide to us.

Hydrogen peroxide is simply a water molecule with an active singlet oxygen. That makes it an oxidizer of microbes and toxins when the active singlet oxygen breaks off and turns back into water. Peroxide is a clear, colorless liquid. Its smell is not that detectable, but it does give off a faint bleach-like odor. Almost velvety to the touch, it quickly becomes an irritant when used undiluted. Every cell in your body is manufacturing its own peroxide constantly. Peroxide is necessary for our immune systems. Our body uses hydrogen peroxide to fight infection, parasites, bacteria, viruses and yeast.

One of my readers sent me a list of the many advantages of hydrogen peroxide, from an article by a doctor's wife:
"I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little old bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1 at any drug store. My husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, and most doctors don't tell you about peroxide, or they would lose thousands of dollars." The article continues:

1. Fill the little white cap from the bottle and use it as a mouthwash. No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. (Tonya's note: If you have amalgam fillings you should not do this!)
2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of "Peroxide" to keep them free of germs.
3. I had fungus on my feet for years - until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes every night and let dry.)
4. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to 10 minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine, but was healed by soaking in peroxide.
5. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.
6. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, or plugged sinuses. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes then blow your nose into a tissue.
7. For natural-looking hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not have the peroxide-burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages, but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually so it is not a drastic change.

Tonya further wrote: "Bathing in a tub full of water and hydrogen peroxide is highly effective. The general rule for bathing in peroxide is one pint of 35-percent food-grade hydrogen peroxide into your bath. The heat in the bathtub water opens the pores in the skin and enables blood vessels below the skin to absorb the peroxide, cleansing them in the process. I love my hyrogen peroxide baths!"

03 March 2009

How to make home made Seedling Containers

Why buy plastic containers when it is bad for the environment? Save money by reusing newspapers. Use newspapers with soy ink is recommended. This is cheap and great way to germinate vegetable seeds for your backyard garden.

Thank you Mike Harter for filming the video.
- Tony Brucato.

Excerpts from "The Essene Gospel of Peace"

Willia May Wille responds to excerpts from "The Essene Gospel of Peace" by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely (Editor & Translator), making connections to the raw food lifestyle.

From a book called: THE ESSENE GOSPEL OF PEACE let us read:
"For no man can serve two masters. For either he serves Beelzebub (= Satan) and his devils or else he serves our Earthly Mother and her angels. Either he serves death or he serves life. I tell you truly, happy are those that do the laws of life and wander not upon the paths of death. For in them the forces of life wax strong and they escape the plaques of death."
Another paragraph from this same books states:
"But I say to you: Kill neither men, nor beasts, nor yet the food which goes into your mouth. For if you eat living food, the same will quicken you, but if you kill your food, the dead food will kill you also. For life comes only from life, and from death comes always death. For everything which kills your bodies kills your souls also. And your bodies become what your foods are, even as your spirits, likewise, become what your thoughts are. Therefore, eat not anything which fire, or frost, or water has destroyed.  For burned, frozen and rotted foods will burn, freeze and rot your body also. Be not like the foolish husbandman who sowed in his ground cooked and frozen, and rotten seeds."
May's Message:

I realize that it does not pay to serve two masters - either you serve God by feeding your body, mind and spirit with pure, living and raw food or you serve Satan by eating cooked food, meat or fish (killed animals or killed fish.)

The choice is yours to serve God or Satan and I will not stop you. However, if you really want peace in our life and on our Earth, the obvious way is to serve God and to stop killing yourself with meat, fish, dairy products and cooked food.

Because we come from ten thousands of generations living on meat, fish and cooked food, each of us were born with an addiction to these foods. It is hard to give up cooked food and meat. It needs a lot of courage to opt for raw foods. Therefore I would be happy to give you support on your transition to raw foods.

From my personal experience, I learned that you cannot serve both God or Satan. Many of you think it is OK to sit between the two by eating raw and cooked food. This way you would still be confused in life and delaying the process of complete healing of your spirit, mind and body.

Please remember that there is more and more information out there in the world on raw foods.

01 March 2009

Earth Hour - Saturday March 28th 2009

Join us for Earth Hour
Saturday March 28th, 2009 @ 8:30pm
by having all of your lights and appliances off for just one hour.

For More Information and History on Earth Hour:

Help Spread the Word!

Please share us with your experience after participating in Earth Hour.