Symbolism in Art

Symbolism in Art

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In 1993 Christina Beckenäs founded The Academy of Symbolism in Art. Read more: As a symbolist Christina believe that art apprehends more absolute truths which could only be accessed indirectly. Thus, the painted and sculptured scenes from nature, human activities, and all other real world phenomena in a highly metaphorical and suggestive manner. The paintings and sculptures provide particular images or objects with esoteric attractions.On this blog you can read about Christina and other artists´works of art, interesting ideas and cultural events. Pax Profundis! Pax Cultura!

See - Courage - Do

ENVIROMENT & ECONOMYPosted by Christina Beckenäs Sun, December 04, 2011 18:54:38

TED talks:
Justin Hall-Tipping: Freeing energy from the grid

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One Tonne Life Project

ENVIROMENT & ECONOMYPosted by Christina Beckenäs Mon, October 24, 2011 20:32:21

One Tonne Life Project

PROJECT One Tonne Life and The Lindell Family

“One Tonne Life” is a project in which A-hus, Vattenfall, Volvo Cars and other partners will create a climate-smart household. A selected couple with young children will try to meet the low carbon dioxide target yet at the same time live a normal life. They will be helped in a variety of ways, not least with a climate-smart house featuring solar cells on the roof that are used to recharge the electric car parked in the driveway.

Experts from the Chalmers University of Technology with take part in the project in order to ensure a reliable calculation of the family’s carbon dioxide emissions.

The house is already being built in Hässelby Villastad in Stockholm and at the same time another two demonstration houses are being constructed – a neighbour for the family home and one in Göteborg. In Stockholm they provide added spice to the Swedish capital’s role as Green Capital of Europe 2010. Environmental experts from the city of Stockholm will help calculating and evaluating the family’s carbon footprint together with Chalmers."

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Hans Rosling

ENVIROMENT & ECONOMYPosted by Christina Beckenäs Fri, October 14, 2011 03:04:35
Professor Hans Rosling

Video UMNIonE/You Tube: "International health guru Hans Rosling is known worldwide for using animations of global trends to brings statistics to life as he lectures about past and contemporary economic, social and environmental changes in the world."

Video from TED/You Tube: " The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology (you'll see)."

Next video from BBC/You Tube:
"Hans Rosling's famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport's commentator's style to reveal the story of the world's past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before - using augmented reality animation. In this spectacular section of 'The Joy of Stats' he tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers - in just four minutes. Plotting life expectancy against income for every country since 1810, Hans shows how the world we live in is radically different from the world most of us imagine."

In Swedish

Rosling föreläste om fattigas framtid

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The Earth Charter & Green Cross

ENVIROMENT & ECONOMYPosted by Christina Beckenäs Thu, October 13, 2011 23:42:28
Earth Charter Initiative - Read the Charter

" The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a product of a decade-long, worldwide, cross cultural dialogue on common goals and shared values."

Green Cross International

Green Cross Sweden - Page under construction

"Green Cross Sweden has been taking a very active role in promoting the Earth Charter in Sweden."

Professor Robèrt - Green Cross Award Winner

"In 1999 Dr. Robèrt won the Green Cross Award for International Leadership, and in 2000 he won the Blue Planet Prize, the 'Nobel prize' for ecological sustainability. In 2006 he was included in the publication "100 Visionaries of the 20th Century"."

Video: TEDxMälaren - Karl-Henrik Robèrt :

A Unifying Framework for Sustainable Development

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JAK - en bank utan räntor

Environment & EconomyPosted by Christina Beckenäs Mon, May 09, 2011 22:56:02

I´m a member of JAK.

JAK: En medlemsägd bank, utan räntor... för ett rättvisare samhälle:

My idols :-), Bertil & Laila Nilsson:

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A fantastic global climate manifestation "EARTH HOUR 2011"= Me Like :-)!

ENVIROMENT & ECONOMYPosted by Christina Beckenäs Sun, March 27, 2011 12:07:37

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I´m proud to know Laila, an environmental activist who delivers electricity through the house's solar cells

ENVIROMENT & ECONOMYPosted by Christina Beckenäs Thu, March 24, 2011 08:26:23

Laila deliver electricity

SOLAR CELLS IN THE GARDEN. Laila Nilsson, 72 years and enviromental activist, has solar panels on her garage. Now she also supplies electricity to the Gothenburg Energy. In swedish:


Göteborg Energi:

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