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In 2000, in the midst of the second intifada, a young Israeli woman phones a friend. Somehow she misdials and finds herself speaking to a Palestinian in the Gaza Strip named Jihad. Not knowing quite what to say she asks 'hi, how are you?" Thus began a dialogue which has now become www.hellopeace.net, a phone service that lets Israelis and Palestinians start talking and stop shooting. Check out their website for more inspirational information and BBC Radio 4, whose amazing documentary on Hello Peace will leave you in tears.

If you haven't already seen the Amnesty International "Signatures" commercial yet, you can find it at www.mrhyde.co.uk/index.php?page=news&cmd=play&idFilm=1 or on youtube.com. It is a truly inspiring piece of work and deserves to be seen by everybody.

Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only then will we find out that we cannot eat money. - Cree prophecy.

Make a carbon date. Lots of websites offer you ways to measure your carbon footprint. One of the first, and the one we trust, can be found at the Centre for Alternative Energy's website: www.carbongym.com

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, for as long as you can. -John Wesley

The world's first purpose–designed fuel cell motorbike is powered by a virtually silent hydrogen core battery and its emissions are... wait for it... water. Oh yes, and boy is it a looker. Only question is: where is it?
www.envbike.com

Love all the people. -Bill Hicks.

I wanna hold up my head with dignity. Proud of a life where to give means more than to take. -Willy Mason from his song, Oxygen.


If you use Brita Water Filters, don't just bin them when you're finished, recycle them by simply sending them to: BRITA RECYCLING, FREEPOST NAT17876, Bicester, OX26 4BR.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. -Dalai Lama

When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stone-cutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundreth and first blow it would split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before together. -Jacob A Rijs, journalist and social reformer.


A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. -Greek proverb


www.big-picture.tv An online TV channel that streams video clips of global leaders in sustainability. Browse a growing archive of internationally renowned names including environmentalists, scientists, politicians, journalists, academics and activists.

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks. -Tennessee Williams

‘Humanity, despite its artistic pretensions, its sophistication and its many accomplishments, owes its existence to a six inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains’. -Anon (courtesy of Resurgence)

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. -Mohandas K. Gandhi