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Ava Loki

"create a photobioreactor"

Abertawe, Wales, United Kingdom
female, age 41
committed relationship
Managing Director
Speaks: English, French
Joined Oct 22, 2005
Causes: Truth and Peace


 
Living the Gaian Life
Wow what a year! Unfortunately I have been so busy I haven't had much time to spend on Care2. But on the positive side.....

Gaian Life is now becoming well respected in the local area and we have been working with The Retreat (www.theretreatcentre.org) and MOre Green (www.moregreen.org.uk) to get some eco-action going. We now recycle all of the food waste from The Retreat in our wormeries and are also making an organic herbal toiletries range for them too. With MOre Green and the Swansea Inter-Faith Forum we are setting up a new project called PLOT (People Living Organically Together) which centres around a permaculture allotment.

I also recently won the 2007 Social Entrepreneur award (cheesy photo of me with the certificate if you scroll down www.gaianlife.co.uk) for the 'Home Grown Organic' initiative that provides a gardening service with a difference....we plant fruit, veg and herbs! We also got Millenium funding for the project and so we are looking forward to expanding it next year.

what else?.....hmmm, oh we are launching a new internet TV channel to try and provide a platform for people to express themselves on issues that concern or interest them. This is still unfunded, but we have a website www.dragoncast.co.uk.

Several local charity groups are now hoping to make their own podcasts for the TV site and we are also hoping to do a series of 'eco-pods' highlighting local issues, biodiversity etc. As part of the Dragoncast TV project, I got together with friends at South Wales Inter-Cultural Arts and did some filming of the 'MAS camp', which is where local people young and old are taught to play the drums and make costumes and in a short 3 weeks put together a great carnival parade!
Here's the first meeting of the MAS camp
http://www.dragoncast.co.uk/videos/maslowres.wmv

and 3 wks later, the final carnival...
http://www.dragoncast.co.uk/videos/carnival3.wmv

The extremely sharp eyed amongst you will spot Niam, our very own Pirate of the Caribbean (from the 1st film)!

What else? oh yes, I am now working with a group called Organic Perspectives in Kamuli District, Uganda. They are hoping to set up an organic nursery and teaching farm and so I am providing them with the know-how and organic seeds and also helping to develop permaculture ideas to increase food security in Uganda. Thanks to the New Forests Project for supplying tree seeds for reforestation! (www.newforestsproject.com). The first lot of questionnares have gone out to the farmers last Monday (27th August) and seeds should be in the post this week. I will be following the seeds to teach in person in Uganda as soon as I can get the funds together to fly out there (anyone who wants to donate, there is a secure donation button on the page www.gaianlife.co.uk...THANKS!)

Also, in 3 wks time, I get my little muddy hands on 8 acres of land in the UK which is to be turned into a permaculture teaching farm and managed permaculture allotments. Its a godsend as I am literally climbing around over all the plants I am testing for Uganda and desperately need the space! I am hoping also to have a social area for mini festivals and also to hold charity markets to help charities sell their excess stock (which unfortunately otherwise they have to take to the skip and dump because they don't have room to store it!)

You guys know me...I have loads more plans for the permaculture farm, but I'll save them for future updates!

Namaste all!
 
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RACE FOR THE PLANET (256)
Groups (AGR) A Green Road, Addressing Global Warming, Aftermath of War, Amnesty International, Care2Guru, Clean, Green and Renewable JOBS, Defenders of Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, EcoDwelling, Farm Life, Food instead of lawn please, Gaia's Children, Greenpeace, Jane Goodall Institute: Race for the Primates more »
Hometown Edinburgh, Scotland 
Homepage http://www.gaianlife.co.uk  
Birthday Feb 11, 1973  
Languages English, French  
About Me Research scientist/ field biologist. Easygoing sometimes eccentric. Enjoys, laughing, helping, and challenges. Wants to somehow make a difference. Love learning and experiencing...especially about nature. My favorite moment..a circle of creative friends around a campfire (and a couple of drums & guitars!!). Learning Spanish and Mandarin...so many people to meet!
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Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Buddhist  
Eating Habits Almost Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me I'm the littlest hobo LOL!
My Philosophy Don't hurt others (physically or mentally), protect what you care for..be happy
What Gives Me Hope watching wild animals, chatting to friends
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Tell the truth
What/who changed my life and why Gorillas in the mist...my goal!
Ellen Macarthur....solo transat so young! (I was still getting drunk at college at that age!) and she did it with honor, even turning back when in the lead to help a competitor.
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Role Models Ellen Macarthur....gotta be...oh and Jan, oh and the Adamsons...ach anyone who goe  
Quotation Life is a river...learn to swim
Interests Conservation, animal and human rights  
Books  
Music Absolutely anything that was made with t, as long as it isnt mass churned out rubb  
Movies Pirates of the caribbean (I cried laughi, Labyrinth (its a David Bowie thing), Last of the Mohicans(it actually struck  
TV Shows Daily Show w/John Stewart, Coupling (UK comedy)  
Favorite Foods Cream in a can (that squirty whipped cre  
Favorite Places Forests...there's an palpable calm when  
Can't Live Without Hope, Smiling, Friends, Nature, Music...can I squeeze Glastonbury festiv  
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