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Today's featured article

Grandma's tips and tricks or the wisdom of old!

Let's remember dear old Granny's everydaylife tricks to make the most of everything!

Ekopedians share wise eco-tips.

From cooking to cleaning, gardening or mending :

Repair, reuse or recycle. (The 3 R's)


Tips

Cotton field

Winter is nearing! cotton and wool will keep us warm! Organic cotton is cotton that is grown without insecticide or pesticide. Cotton is the most pesticide-dependent crop in the world, accounting for 25% of the world's pesticides. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 20,000 deaths occur each year from pesticide poisoning in developing countries, many of these from cotton farming...

Today's featured picture

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Helping birds during the winter season.

Did you know...

Hybrid vehicles are an intermediary solution between conventionnal vehicles and electric vehicles. The idea is making the thermic motor run with a slightly harder charge than necessary, and use this extra energy to charge batteries.

Trick and easy way

Let's see how to insert an image in an article. First of all, it must be uploaded on Ekopedia's Base. Then, you use the Ekopedia syntax to reveal it.

A few examples:

· [[Image:Keyboard.jpg]] will post the original size.
· [[Image:Keyboard.jpg|200px]] imposes a size.
· [[Image:Keyboard.jpg|200px|right]] forces aligning right.
· [[Image:Keyboard.jpg|200px|right|A keyboard]] adds a legend.
· [[Image:Keyboard.jpg|200px|thumb|A keyboard]] creates a frame on the right.

Privilege images free of rights, and good quality.
Do not forget to make a description of the image.

Observation

More than one century of industrial development, economic growth and intensive exploitation of nature has led us to a world where we can travel cheaply to anywhere in the world, import food, clothes and materials from any country, yet we are slowly destroying the very earth which keeps us alive. Despite increases in automation, we are working harder and harder, and neglecting our home lives to fulfil the demands of industry. The brave new world promised to us by technology has not arrived. Instead it has led to an increased gap between rich and poor within most countries and between countries. Cultures once unique and distinct are slowly merging into variations of Western popular culture. Languages and species are dying out. The outlook is gloomy! We have a very strong responsibility to the future which we will create. If we wish to provide a better environment to our children (and ourselves), we will thus have to modify our ways of life and our manner of consuming. Currently, to provide for his needs, Humanity must call upon the industry of consumption.

« We must define the techniques together allowing us to build a better world. » 
Jean-Luc Henry, President of the Ekopedia Foundation

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