In the opening sequence in James Cameron’s movie Avatar, the ship floats orbiting the moon Pandora, these words are uttered …
Sooner or later, you have to wake up!
Music: Kitaro is the music for spaceship earth.itunes.apple.com/gb/album/oasis/id326978922
Edited by Caroline Snook
Celebrating Tim's 10 years of GreenplantFM with his most audacious audio ever that's layered in code and compacted into a 10.5 minute sonic journey.
Backing music and sound courtesy of Global Communication on AllMusic - 1994Track 2: Ob-Selon-Mi-Nos - An Australian Ambient productionhttps://soundcloud.com/subsoilstudios/mystic-institute-b-ob-selon-mi More »
This little piece conveys what it is to include environment, health and consciousness into the collective field that we are part of.
The background music is 'The Church Within' from Lex van Someren's album 'Beyond' http://www.lexvansomeren.de
The image is the view from my balcony... More »
Tims overview of the importance and urgency of what's happening on our planet now and the imperative to mobilise consciousness.
Background music "As the Earth Kissed the Moon" by Michael Stearns off the album Planetary Unfolding More »
Listen to a medical doctor who also specialises in Eastern Medicine & Acupuncture talk about the challenges we face today.
Today, I learn that doctors are having to deal with many variants of mental disturbances. That the art of listening is extremely important so as to gain trust and be sensitive to the many needs of a society that is becoming increasingly stressful. Read More »
Join Tim on a journey into greater understanding as he reflects on the lifetime drivers that have pulled the threads of GreenplanetFM.com and Ourplanet.org together.
For any budding All Black or athlete we were conditioned as children in NZ, that we really could achieve success, especially in the realm of sport and take on the world.
This was favourably looked on throughout our schooling and this is where we could excel up to international level. It was basically how we played the game.
Born on a dairy farm in a well-off region near Matamata, yet among financially challenged Maori, I saw both sides of our so called bi-cultural society, and then in my early 20’s when traveling overseas it all hit me that there was so much inequity - and inequality - especially in Africa and at different levels throughout the Iron Curtain countries. That when hitchhiking and travelling back to NZ from the UK - overland, through the Middle East to India down to Singapore, I witnessed so many poor and struggling - when there was only 3.5 billion in the human population in those days.
This is where I really saw that our planet was in trouble, but not being empowered or having the skills to initiate change from the core of my being, I eventually accepted that this was the way things were and I just did what a large segment of the (younger) population do today and that is, have fun, enjoy and have a good time. Though I did make token gestures by donating to Greenpeace.
At the age of 25 I woke up from that life of self indulgence, pubs and parties to realise that we, as a human species especially in the West were methodically pulling the collective rug out from underneath our feet. That we were destroying the biosphere and it was happening at an increasing pace.Read More »
Issac Oron and Charles Pierard chat with Lisa Er about the Universal Basic Income (UBI) as a Catalyst for Global Change.
Have you bought into the Puritan work ethic? Do you think everyone should have a job?
What happens as more work is outsourced to underdeveloped ‘cheap’ countries, and in the West increasingly robots do the work? Why not have a “basic income” paid to every individual to cover their basic needs. The governments would pay the same amount of money to each person, regardless of whether they work. A Universal (or Unconditional) Basic Income acknowledges that every individual has the same unconditional right to a basic income, sufficient for them to live in dignity.
Switzerland will vote on whether to introduce the model on June 5, 2016. This has come about by a petition which has been circulating, and enough signatures were collected to insist on a binding referendum. Supporters of the initiative have suggested that each adult would receive 2,500 francs (a whopping $3755.18 New Zealand dollars) a month, with children receiving 625 francs (NZ $938.80) a month until they reach 18. Their idea is to alleviate poverty.
Critics have stated that the model would encourage people to leave the labour market and would fuel a sense of injustice from those who continue to work to support those who choose not to. But can we really provide jobs for all, and do we need to? Apparently 64% of Europeans would vote in favour of a UBI, and only 4% would stop working, according to a poll conducted by German company Dalia Research, in April 2016.
Can we in NZ afford it? Perhaps not at the rate Switzerland is suggesting but do not dismiss the idea yet. We do after all, have a universal basic income operating for super-annuitants! At the moment most of the debate centres around its affordability, with most people thinking it’s either too good to be true, or too expensive to be good.Read More »
This week I have Stephen Grant-Jones in the studio to talk about the relaunch of the www.GreenplanetFM.com website & the merging with www.Ourplanet.org into a dynamic, far-reaching local to global web presence.
GreenplanetFM is upping it game, it’s jumping its codes to a whole new platform by extending its outreach to as many people as we can who we share breath with.
In doing this, it is merging with Tim’s flagship website Ourplanet.org - which first went up on the world wide web as one of the pioneers of html coding and art work - 20 years ago in 1996.
When first put up it collected a number of awards for both content and aesthetics as well as gleaning hundreds of hits a week every year, whilst sitting ‘in suspense’ waiting to be truly activated - well, this time to accelerate our expansion is now!
Stephen started building websites many years ago after being inspired by an interview he heard by David Bowie and was the person who took the GreenplanetFM audios and turned them into podcasts in 2008 with the streaming of the show via our website and iTunes.Read More »
Mandatory Fluoridation may be coming to New Zealand courtesy of the government, via District Health Board’s. Prof Paul Connett talks about the dangers with Lisa Er.
Are New Zealand citizens really wanting mass medication in their water supply?
For years health experts have been unable to agree on whether fluoride in the drinking water may be toxic to the developing human brain. Extremely high levels of fluoride are known to cause neurotoxicity in adults, and negative impacts on memory and learning have been reported in rodent studies, but little is known about the substance’s impact on children’s neurodevelopment.
Despite many studies, the Government now appears to be planning to implement mandatory fluoridation to the whole of New Zealand. Read More »
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