"Zabaleen" is the Arabic term for those visionary and enterprising people whose culture revolves around recycling. The Zabaleen are experts at "transforming one man's garbage into another man's gold" and aspire toward a net zero-waste economy. Applied and supported this could lead to true energy independence, not only by radically reducing our demand for "raw materials" and hard to extract natural resources but by recycling other less obvious phenomena and materials that are now wasted.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Nunc est cantandum!
From this Harvard Med School and Beth Israel Medical Center study comes evidence that the "melodic-mnemonics" technique I've used all these years to improve science and environmental education is also useful for stroke victims and others. "Nunc est cantandum" as the Kroks say: Now is the time to sing.