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NUS Business School Jakarta Forum 2013 will be held on 16th May 2013 in Jakarta with three main topics : Indonesia Macro Economic Outlook by Alex Ibarat, Opportunities in Indonesia by Michael Riady, and Green Business Opportunity by Sutradharma Tj. Sudarman.

My presentation material will be posted after the event.


Let’s Make A Wish “World Vegan World Peace” 11.11.11

11 Rules for a Blessed Day on 11.11.11

1. TODAY I WILL NOT STRIKE BACK. If someone is rude, impatient, unkind, I will not respond in a like manner.
2. TODAY I WILL ASK GOD TO BLESS MY ‘ENEMY’. If I come across someone who treats me harshly or unfairly, I will quietly ask God to bless that individual. I understand “enemy” could be a family member, neighbor, co-worker or stranger.
3. TODAY I WILL BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT I SAY. I will carefully choose and guard my words being certain that I do not spread gossip.
4. TODAY I WILL GO THE EXTRA MILE. I will find ways to help sharing the burden of another person.
5. TODAY I WILL FORGIVE. I will forgive any hurts or injuries that come my way.
6. TODAY I WILL DO SOMETHING KIND FOR SOMEONE, (BUT I WILL DO IT IN SECRET). I will reach out anonymously and bless the life of another.
7. TODAY I WILL TREAT OTHERS THE WAY I WISH TO BE TREATED. I will practice the golden rule. “Do Unto others as I would have them do unto me”- with EVERYONE I encounter.
8. TODAY I WILL RAISE THE SPIRITS OF SOMEONE WHO IS DISCOURAGED. My smile, my words, my expression of support, can make the difference to someone who is wrestling with life.
9. TODAY I WILL NURTURE MY BODY. I will eat less . . . I will eat only healthy and vegan organic foods. I will thank God for my body.
10. TODAY I WILL GROW SPIRITUALLY. I will spend a little more time in deep meditation today. I will read something spiritual or inspirational; I will find a quiet place (at some point during this day) and listen to God’s voice.
11. TODAY I WILL SAVE THE PLANET. I will save water, save energy, save paper, eat only organically and earth-friendly plant source vegetables, promoting to friends for saving the planet by being vegan and go green. I wish there will be World Vegan World Peace.

Have a blessed day…Be Veg Go Green 2 Save the Planet

$500-Billion Renewable Energy Project Moving Forward

Desertec (HUGE Solar & Clean Energy Project) Moving Forward

By Zachary Shahan

 If you haven’t heard of Desertec yet, it’s about time you did. Desertec is a half-a-trillion-dollar renewable energy project (yes, I said trillion) planned for Northern Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. We’ve written about it several times over the years. If built, it is projected to produce 15-20% of Europe’s electricity by 2050, as well as providing the Middle East and North African (MENA) region with a good deal of its electricity.

desertec mapWhile many have been skeptical of this giant renewable energy project, it’s got the backing of over a dozen major companies and institutions (including: Munich Re, Enel, Abengoa Solar, Deutsche Bank, RWE, Saint-Gobain, E.ON, HSH Nordbank, ABB, Siemens, Flagsol, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, PWC, Flabeg, Jungmut Communication, Skies & Meadows, Nissen Consulting, EBL, Heidelberg Innovation, Nur Energie, M & W Group, MGM Consulting Partners, Red Electrica, and the Desertec Foundation) and it has been moving forward steadily. Now, it’s been announced that construction of its first power plant — a 500-megawatt, €2-billion ($2.8-billion) concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Morocco — is going to start in 2012.

The first phase of the 500-megawatt project is a 150-megawatt, 12-square-kilometer solar facility that will cost about €600 million ($822 million) and will take 2-4 years to complete.

Those behind the Desertec Industrial Initiative (its full name) point out that deserts receive enough solar energy in 6 hours to power the world for a year. Seriously. Nothing compares to the potential of solar energy, as I’ve pointed out a few times before. And, of course, much of that potential is in sunny deserts.

Image via DESERTEC


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Last month, on our way home from an inspiring trip to the National Animal Rights Conference in Los Angeles – where each of us was presenting on a variety of subjects, including “Promoting Your Cause on the Internet” and “Enacting Protective Laws” – we got to talking about the role conferences play in our quest to end animal cruelty. From our experience at “AR,” as it’s more commonly known, as well as the other conferences at which we’ve spoken or which we’ve attended, we love how they bring animal rights folk from all over the country (and even the world – we met a new vegan from South Africa!) together to learn, to socialize, to share ideas and to just have a good time amongst our own. Clearly, these kinds of events are not only enjoyable, but are necessary to maintain our sanity. They also inform us, enlighten us, and, perhaps most important, motivate us. One of our favorite parts of conferences such as “AR” is the fire it lights beneath us – the drive it replenishes inside of us that makes us eager to go out and change the world for animals.

And, more and more, you don’t have to travel to Los Angeles (or wherever the latest conference is being held) in order to attend an animal rights-related event – even if it’s a micro-version. Whether it’s a screening of an animal-related film that’s playing in your area, or the increasingly popular Vegan Drinks, or a vegan potluck with your local animal rights community, like-minded people are coming together to support each other, enjoy one another’s company, and maybe even spark a romance or two, for those in the market. It’s a whole new world that’s full of sharing compassion, knowledge, and, when we’re lucky, cupcakes.

It is important, however, as the vegan community grows, to remember that we don’t want to stay within it all the time, since just talking to each other isn’t going to create the change we want to see in the world. Activism can only take place when we reach out of our vegan comfort zone into the world of non-believers. Or, we should say, not-yet-believers. For that reason, we wouldn’t classify conferences and other inside-the-vegan-bubble events as activism per se. Rather, they are benchmarks in between the real work.

This is not to say that we take a narrow view of what constitutes “activism.” Changing the world for animals can be accomplished in many different ways, and it’s important to find a way to spread your message that you find personally fulfilling. That’s what Our Hen House is all about, after all. But whatever it is, make sure that it is pointed outward, toward the world at large, and not just at your vegan compatriots. That is something that we constantly reassess within ourselves – are we solely being social, or are we also doing our part to make change? While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with relaxing in a social setting with fellow vegans – and, in fact, we highly recommend that you surround yourself with like-minded people when you can, if for nothing else, to remind you that you’re not in this fight alone – you can only create change when you are engaged, in some way, with non-vegan communities.

Of course, there are always risks in engaging with those who don’t agree with you. In fact, sometimes the way you know you are doing a good job is if someone starts to push back, or complain, or criticize. Don’t fear the push back – celebrate it! And deal with it in a way that feels right to you. If you like a good argument, jump right in. But if you are someone who hates to argue, don’t let that stop you from confronting people with the truth. You are not obligated to take the discussion any further than you want to, and are comfortable with. It’s much better to walk away when you need to than to let the fear of confrontation prevent you from even broaching the subject of animal exploitation in the first place. Remember, we are all the animals have.

Don’t forget that when someone is arguing with you, they are frequently struggling with their own conflicting feelings about their behavior. Try not to take it personally. And, instead of setting out to “win,” so often it can be more productive to just ask questions and listen. It can be fascinating to try to pin down the reasons people think it’s okay to participate in animal abuse. You never know – sometimes being questioned in an open and honest way can lead someone to re-evaluate their own thought processes, while an argument can just harden them in their position.

It is so much easier to talk amongst ourselves, and there are many reasons for having those conversations. But the real work lies in the conversations we have outside the vegan bubble. Learn to embrace those conversations and have them in the way that you find most appropriate. As Matt Ball, director of Vegan Outreach (an organization that just handed out its fifteen-millionth leaflet!) likes to say, “We want a vegan world, not a vegan club.”

Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan (Our Hen House), Contributors One Green PlanetMariann Sullivan & Jasmin Singer are, respectively, the Program Director and Executive Director of Our Hen House, a multimedia online resource for everyone who wants to change the world for animals. They are partners in life and in activism, and live in NYC with their pit bull, Rose. Subscribe to their weekly podcast on iTunes.

Pemanasan Global: Solusi dan Peluang Bisnis

Pemanasan Global: Solusi dan Peluang Bisnis

Disusun oleh Team SOS (Sutradharma Tj. Sudarman (Suman Sutra); Pater Ananta; Ong Potat; William S; Tresno Gunawan

  • Buku Baru Diterbitkan oleh Gramedia Pustaka Utama

  • Ukuran : 14 x 21 cm
  • Tebal : 400 halaman
  • Terbit : Juni 2011
  • Cover : Softcover
  • ISBN : 978-979-22-5679-6
  • No Produk : 21301110003

Harga : Rp. 73.000,-(bonus DVD SOS)

* Kategori : o Nonfiksi, o Lingkungan Hidup


Tahukah Anda bahwa:

* Hampir semua bencana alam, penyebaran penyakit mematikan, kelangkaan air bersih, dan kekurangan pangan terjadi akibat perubahan iklim karena pemanasan global.

* Ilmuwan dan pejabat tinggi negara di seluruh dunia telah bekerja sama menyelesaikan masalah ini namun semua bencana dan nestapa yang terjadi semakin lama semakin buruk dengan skala yang semakin mengerikan.

* Fakta terbaru menemukan bahwa es kutub mencair lebih cepat daripada yang pernah diramalkan sebelumnya—Kutub Utara mungkin akan kehilangan lapisan esnya pada akhir musim panas tahun 2012. Percepatan pencairan es di Kutub Utara ini diperkirakan akan membawa dampak buruk bagi kelangsungan hidup di Bumi.

Buku ini memaparkan proses terjadinya pemanasan global, dampak terhadap kelangsungan hidup di Bumi, dan tindakan yang bisa kita lakukan untuk mencegah berlanjutnya proses pemanasan global.

Solusi utama yang mudah diterapkan oleh setiap individu juga dipaparkan dalam buku ini. Bahkan solusi itu sendiri justru merupakan peluang bisnis yang bisa mendukung pertumbuhan ekonomi dunia serta peningkatan kesejahteraan kehidupan masyarakat dan lingkungan.



Green Fest at Parkir Timur Senayan 1 – 5 Juni

Green Fest at Parkir Timur Senayan 1 -5 Juni.

Acara Pekan Lingkungan Indonesia “Hutan Penyangga Kehidupan” oleh KLH, mulai 1 s/d 5 Juni di Parkir Timur Senayan.

Temukan gerai SMTV dan dapatkan Buku Damai kumpulan ceramah Maha Guru Ching Hai, “Dari Krisis Menjadi Damai – Vegan Organik adalah Jawabannya” secara gratis selama berlangsungnya acara.

Rekan kita dari Loving Hut Kemang juga ikut berpartisipasi di counter foodcourt, dengan menyediakan berbagai menu vegan menarik, ada nasi manado vegan, nasi campur vegan, burger vegan , katsu vegan, Teriyaki vegan, salad. dll

Visit JCC Green Festival 26 – 29 May

Visit Jakarta Convention Center Green Festival managed by DNPI from 26 – 29 May 2011, come to our SMTV booth (in front of Metro TV), get a free Peace Book, ‘from Crisis to Peace – the Organic Vegan Way is the Answer’ by Supreme Master Ching Hai. And grasp some vegan snacks for free tasting from our vegan girls and boys at the counter.

(Kunjungi Jakarta Convention Center Festival Lingkungan Hidup yang dikelola oleh DNPI dari tgl 26 – 29 Mei, 2011, datang ke gerai SMTV ( di depan Metro TV), dapatkan gratis Buku Damai, ‘dari Krisis menuju Damai – Vegan Organik adalah Jawabannya’ oleh Maha Guru Ching Hai. Dan ambil juga beberapa kudapan vegan untuk disantap gratis dari para counter staff vegan kami)

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