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Food Which Keeps Your Immune System Running
In  these crazy Corona times, people are eagerly Googling ways of boosting their immune system. All kinds of weird therapies - including eating spoonfuls of crushed silver or rinsing with bleach - have popped up, all meant to provide resistance against Covid-19. There are two things to be said about this. First, there is no foolproof way of protecting yourself against the virus. Second, Google is your worst enemy at times like these.   Your Immune System Running? Avoid Comfort Foods There are, however, some ways of naturally boosting your immune system to at least get your body in better shape and give you and those around you more of a fighting chance if you do happen to get a whiff of the infamous Corona.   We are hooked on all kinds of processed food, including fast food, cookies, and ice-cream. That stuff our bodies with sugar and starch, which are known natural immune-suppressants. Hence, they will make your body weaker if you do have to fight the virus. And yes, you might be on the lookout for those kinds of comfort food in these rough times, but it is not advisable. Photo by: Call me Hangry Fr Protective foods, on the other hand, will boost our immune system and make us more resilient. Not just the better option for us, but also for society at large - the more healthy people, the less of a burden they will prove to be for the healthcare system. And most of it starts in your gut. Recommended:  Getting Healthier By Eating Sustainable Food And Taking Exercise Sustainable Food: Keep Your Gut Healthy A whopping sixty percent of our immune system is holed up in our gut. Thus, keeping your stomach healthy is vital. This can be done by eating lots of probiotic and prebiotic foods. There is a difference: prebiotic foods are a fertilizer, allowing the ‘good guys’ in your gut to grow and multiply. Safe options include asparagus, artichokes, jicama, bananas, and plantains. Photo by: Martin Adams Probiotic foods, on the other hand, help you in keeping your gut bacteria thriving, healthy, and happy, preventing inflammation. You should be looking at sauerkraut, kimchi, tempeh, miso, yogurt, and kefir. Recommended:  Sustainable Food. How Is Environmental Friendly Your Diet? Your Immune System Running: Protein And Vitamins Besides these gut-friendly options, you might also want to include lots of protein in your diet. This is another crucial player in boosting your immune system: all of our natural antibodies are made of protein. Great options include eggs, almonds, chicken, oats, cottage cheese, milk, broccoli, lean beef, tuna, and quinoa.   {youtube}                                          10 Foods to boost your immunity - How to boost immunity naturally   Much has been said about viruses going away in summertime. This has a lot to do with the amount of vitamin D in our bodies, another natural immune system booster. If you are not yet lucky enough to find yourself in a sunny place (even 20 minutes spent outdoors between 10 am, and 2 pm will get you enough vitamin D for the day!), supplements will do.   Recommended:  Coronavirus COVID-19 Symptoms Flu And Global Climate Change When taking multivitamins, make sure that it includes vitamin C, this highly coveted vitamin D, and some zinc. Would you like to ‘naturally’ increase your vitamin levels? Vitamin C can be found in chili peppers, guavas, sweet yellow peppers, blackcurrants, thyme, parsley, kale, kiwis, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, lemons, lychees, strawberries, and oranges. You can look for vitamin D in fatty fish, including tuna, mackerel and salmon, beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks.   Photo by: Johnny Martínez Which Sustainable Food Keeps Your Immune System Running? The Pillars Of Health Eating your daily dose of broccoli will not get you there. Your total diet has to be rich in nutrients, while you should not forget about the other three pillars of health: sleep, exercise, and stress reduction. Your immune system will thank you later.   Cover photo: Henry Jager Before you go! Recommended:  Eating insects Is Healthy, Tasty, And Cool: the United States . Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about healthy food? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
In  these crazy Corona times, people are eagerly Googling ways of boosting their immune system. All kinds of weird therapies - including eating spoonfuls of crushed silver or rinsing with bleach - have popped up, all meant to provide resistance against Covid-19. There are two things to be said about this. First, there is no foolproof way of protecting yourself against the virus. Second, Google is your worst enemy at times like these.   Your Immune System Running? Avoid Comfort Foods There are, however, some ways of naturally boosting your immune system to at least get your body in better shape and give you and those around you more of a fighting chance if you do happen to get a whiff of the infamous Corona.   We are hooked on all kinds of processed food, including fast food, cookies, and ice-cream. That stuff our bodies with sugar and starch, which are known natural immune-suppressants. Hence, they will make your body weaker if you do have to fight the virus. And yes, you might be on the lookout for those kinds of comfort food in these rough times, but it is not advisable. Photo by: Call me Hangry Fr Protective foods, on the other hand, will boost our immune system and make us more resilient. Not just the better option for us, but also for society at large - the more healthy people, the less of a burden they will prove to be for the healthcare system. And most of it starts in your gut. Recommended:  Getting Healthier By Eating Sustainable Food And Taking Exercise Sustainable Food: Keep Your Gut Healthy A whopping sixty percent of our immune system is holed up in our gut. Thus, keeping your stomach healthy is vital. This can be done by eating lots of probiotic and prebiotic foods. There is a difference: prebiotic foods are a fertilizer, allowing the ‘good guys’ in your gut to grow and multiply. Safe options include asparagus, artichokes, jicama, bananas, and plantains. Photo by: Martin Adams Probiotic foods, on the other hand, help you in keeping your gut bacteria thriving, healthy, and happy, preventing inflammation. You should be looking at sauerkraut, kimchi, tempeh, miso, yogurt, and kefir. Recommended:  Sustainable Food. How Is Environmental Friendly Your Diet? Your Immune System Running: Protein And Vitamins Besides these gut-friendly options, you might also want to include lots of protein in your diet. This is another crucial player in boosting your immune system: all of our natural antibodies are made of protein. Great options include eggs, almonds, chicken, oats, cottage cheese, milk, broccoli, lean beef, tuna, and quinoa.   {youtube}                                          10 Foods to boost your immunity - How to boost immunity naturally   Much has been said about viruses going away in summertime. This has a lot to do with the amount of vitamin D in our bodies, another natural immune system booster. If you are not yet lucky enough to find yourself in a sunny place (even 20 minutes spent outdoors between 10 am, and 2 pm will get you enough vitamin D for the day!), supplements will do.   Recommended:  Coronavirus COVID-19 Symptoms Flu And Global Climate Change When taking multivitamins, make sure that it includes vitamin C, this highly coveted vitamin D, and some zinc. Would you like to ‘naturally’ increase your vitamin levels? Vitamin C can be found in chili peppers, guavas, sweet yellow peppers, blackcurrants, thyme, parsley, kale, kiwis, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, lemons, lychees, strawberries, and oranges. You can look for vitamin D in fatty fish, including tuna, mackerel and salmon, beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks.   Photo by: Johnny Martínez Which Sustainable Food Keeps Your Immune System Running? The Pillars Of Health Eating your daily dose of broccoli will not get you there. Your total diet has to be rich in nutrients, while you should not forget about the other three pillars of health: sleep, exercise, and stress reduction. Your immune system will thank you later.   Cover photo: Henry Jager Before you go! Recommended:  Eating insects Is Healthy, Tasty, And Cool: the United States . Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about healthy food? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
Food Which Keeps Your Immune System Running
Food Which Keeps Your Immune System Running
Green Forest House Showcase For Our Urban Future
Trees burst through walls of Ha Long Villa by Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Vo Trong Nghia Architects has built a house on Vietnam's scenic Ha Long Bay with trees growing through its concrete walls. Green Forest House Big rectangular openings dot the concrete facade of Ha Long Villa, and each one contains a tree. The Ho Chi Minh City studio, which won Architect of the Year at last year's Dezeen Awards, wanted to give residents the experience of living in nature. "We have designed a sustainable home that exists in harmony with the surrounding environment and seeks to become part of its landscape," explained the studio, which also goes by the name VTN Architects. Forest House Showcase For Our Urban Future 'The main concept of the house is to create a space where people can live in a forest.' The building is one of many new homes that have been constructed on Ha Long Bay, as Vietnam's coastline continues to experience a tourism boom. The bay is one of eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. VTN Architects hopes this house, which is part-building and part-landscape, can serve as a reminder about the importance of maintaining a balance between the two. Green Forest House: Our Urban Future Ha Long Villa is a pentagonal in plan and contains six floors. These are connected by a staircase that spirals up around the perimeter. Recommended:  Sustainable University Hanoi: By Vo Trong Nghia Architects {youtube}                        Anther forest house by Vo Trong Nghia Architects: Stepping Park House, Ho Chi Minh City    Planting boxes are slotted into the gaps between different sections of the staircase, creating plenty of space for the trees to grow. Window openings align with the trees, allowing room for the branches to grow out. Creating this 'buffer zone' around the exterior of the building has other benefits, too, it helps to cool the interior without the need for air conditioning naturally. Forest House This buffer space between the interior and exterior spaces protects the house against the hot climate and noise. Recommended:  Tiny Houses And Food Forests Good For Climate And Sustainability Green Forest House Showcase: Interior The architects chose wood-textured concrete for the exterior wall, to give the building a natural, rock-like aesthetic. Inside, this textured surface is swapped for more traditional domestic finishes, including wooden floors, smooth-rendered walls, and curtains. Living spaces can be found on the two lower levels, while bedrooms occupy the second, third, and fourth floors. The fifth floor contains a garden where residents can grow their vegetables. Recommended:  Solar-Powered Eco Home With Gardens on All Floors: Argentina "These distinctive spaces offer residents options in their daily lives, like whether to dine inside or outside on a particular day," said VTN Architects. Ha Long Villa forms part of the series House for Trees, a collection of tree-covered houses that VTN Architects has been building across Vietnam in the past decade. The first House for Trees, completed in 2014, featured a series of concrete blocks that looked like oversized pot plants. Others include the geometric Binh House and the multi-level Ha House. Before you go! Recommended:  Smart Communities: Eco-Living Through Technology Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about green architecture?  What you gain?  Extra: Global exposure, a valuable backlink!
Trees burst through walls of Ha Long Villa by Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Vo Trong Nghia Architects has built a house on Vietnam's scenic Ha Long Bay with trees growing through its concrete walls. Green Forest House Big rectangular openings dot the concrete facade of Ha Long Villa, and each one contains a tree. The Ho Chi Minh City studio, which won Architect of the Year at last year's Dezeen Awards, wanted to give residents the experience of living in nature. "We have designed a sustainable home that exists in harmony with the surrounding environment and seeks to become part of its landscape," explained the studio, which also goes by the name VTN Architects. Forest House Showcase For Our Urban Future 'The main concept of the house is to create a space where people can live in a forest.' The building is one of many new homes that have been constructed on Ha Long Bay, as Vietnam's coastline continues to experience a tourism boom. The bay is one of eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. VTN Architects hopes this house, which is part-building and part-landscape, can serve as a reminder about the importance of maintaining a balance between the two. Green Forest House: Our Urban Future Ha Long Villa is a pentagonal in plan and contains six floors. These are connected by a staircase that spirals up around the perimeter. Recommended:  Sustainable University Hanoi: By Vo Trong Nghia Architects {youtube}                        Anther forest house by Vo Trong Nghia Architects: Stepping Park House, Ho Chi Minh City    Planting boxes are slotted into the gaps between different sections of the staircase, creating plenty of space for the trees to grow. Window openings align with the trees, allowing room for the branches to grow out. Creating this 'buffer zone' around the exterior of the building has other benefits, too, it helps to cool the interior without the need for air conditioning naturally. Forest House This buffer space between the interior and exterior spaces protects the house against the hot climate and noise. Recommended:  Tiny Houses And Food Forests Good For Climate And Sustainability Green Forest House Showcase: Interior The architects chose wood-textured concrete for the exterior wall, to give the building a natural, rock-like aesthetic. Inside, this textured surface is swapped for more traditional domestic finishes, including wooden floors, smooth-rendered walls, and curtains. Living spaces can be found on the two lower levels, while bedrooms occupy the second, third, and fourth floors. The fifth floor contains a garden where residents can grow their vegetables. Recommended:  Solar-Powered Eco Home With Gardens on All Floors: Argentina "These distinctive spaces offer residents options in their daily lives, like whether to dine inside or outside on a particular day," said VTN Architects. Ha Long Villa forms part of the series House for Trees, a collection of tree-covered houses that VTN Architects has been building across Vietnam in the past decade. The first House for Trees, completed in 2014, featured a series of concrete blocks that looked like oversized pot plants. Others include the geometric Binh House and the multi-level Ha House. Before you go! Recommended:  Smart Communities: Eco-Living Through Technology Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about green architecture?  What you gain?  Extra: Global exposure, a valuable backlink!
Green Forest House Showcase For Our Urban Future
Green Forest House Showcase For Our Urban Future
Waste In Oceans: 5 Dirty Cruise Holiday Secrets
Every year, thousands of people are going on exotic cruise trips. What they do not understand is that most cruise ships are owned by American organisations but may not be protected by American law. A lot of crimes happen on these cruise ships, like dumping tons of dangerous waste and sewage into the ocean. All these crimes go unpunished. Cruise Holiday Secrets Three companies rule the cruise industry: Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean International, and Norwegian Cruise Line. Together they own 82 per cent of the market and have a strong influence in Washington, D.C. They spend millions of dollars lobbying to block stronger regulations regarding the industry. Waste In Oceans: Cruise Ships And Legal Systems Royal Caribbean is registered in Liberia. Cruiseship Norwegian is registered in Bermuda and Carnival in Panama. And what do these countries have in common: they are all tax havens with a dark legal system. Cruise convoys are trying to bypass American labour laws. {youtube}                                                           How Cruise Ships Are Destroying The World   Recommended:  Breaking: Did You Know, All You Read About CO2 Rise Is Half The Truth Waste In Oceans: There Is No Police Department At Sea There are hundreds of crimes a year on these cruise ships. The responsibility to investigate these felonies is in the hands of the authorities in the country where the company is registered. When a crime occurs onboard, crew members - who are not legally competent - gather evidence and conduct an initial investigation. Sexual assault and rape are the most common crimes on board. The majority of the victims are minors. Passengers who are a U.C. citizen can call the police, FBI or embassy at the next port, but they do not know that this is possible. The majority of the crew members are foreigners and can only report the crime in the country where the company is registered. These ocean liners possess large diesel engines with exhausts that potentially pollute the air with sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, the main components of acid rain Dirty Cruise Holiday Secrets: 70-Hour Weeks And No Days Off The salaries for crew members on a cruise ship is meagre. The base salaries range from $1,000 to $1,500 a month. But if you work in the laundry or warehouse, it is only $600 a month. Some waiters earn only $50 and have to depend on tips. Most of the employees come from Latin America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe. Their contracts are subject to the labour laws in which the company is registered. Problems with their contracts need to be solved through a private arbitrator, outside the United States. Recommended:  Consumerism In ‘The West’: A Society Built On Exploitation Waste In Oceans: Cruise Ships Are Pouring Sewage Into The Ocean A ship that travels for seven days with 3,000 passengers and crew members has a waste of 210,000 gallons of sewage, 1 million gallons of grey water (from showers and sinks), more than 130 gallons of dangerous waste, up to eight tons of solid waste, and 25,000 gallons of water polluted with oil. Do cruise ships dump their waste in the ocean? U.S. law allows cruise ships to dump raw sewage in the ocean once a ship is more than three miles off U.S. shores. Ships can dump treated sewage anywhere in the ocean except in Alaskan waters, where companies must comply with higher state standards. Cruise ship dumping sewage  5 Dirty Cruise Holiday Secrets: Lacking Responsibility In the last ten years, the cruise industry spent more than $31 million lobbying the American government. This led to avoid federal taxes and environmental regulations. Several legislators tried to get Congress to adopt the Clean Cruise Ship Act, which would prohibit them from dumping waste near the U.S. coast. Before you go! Recommended:  Waste: The Netherlands Creates New Material From Sewage Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about pollution? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
Every year, thousands of people are going on exotic cruise trips. What they do not understand is that most cruise ships are owned by American organisations but may not be protected by American law. A lot of crimes happen on these cruise ships, like dumping tons of dangerous waste and sewage into the ocean. All these crimes go unpunished. Cruise Holiday Secrets Three companies rule the cruise industry: Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean International, and Norwegian Cruise Line. Together they own 82 per cent of the market and have a strong influence in Washington, D.C. They spend millions of dollars lobbying to block stronger regulations regarding the industry. Waste In Oceans: Cruise Ships And Legal Systems Royal Caribbean is registered in Liberia. Cruiseship Norwegian is registered in Bermuda and Carnival in Panama. And what do these countries have in common: they are all tax havens with a dark legal system. Cruise convoys are trying to bypass American labour laws. {youtube}                                                           How Cruise Ships Are Destroying The World   Recommended:  Breaking: Did You Know, All You Read About CO2 Rise Is Half The Truth Waste In Oceans: There Is No Police Department At Sea There are hundreds of crimes a year on these cruise ships. The responsibility to investigate these felonies is in the hands of the authorities in the country where the company is registered. When a crime occurs onboard, crew members - who are not legally competent - gather evidence and conduct an initial investigation. Sexual assault and rape are the most common crimes on board. The majority of the victims are minors. Passengers who are a U.C. citizen can call the police, FBI or embassy at the next port, but they do not know that this is possible. The majority of the crew members are foreigners and can only report the crime in the country where the company is registered. These ocean liners possess large diesel engines with exhausts that potentially pollute the air with sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, the main components of acid rain Dirty Cruise Holiday Secrets: 70-Hour Weeks And No Days Off The salaries for crew members on a cruise ship is meagre. The base salaries range from $1,000 to $1,500 a month. But if you work in the laundry or warehouse, it is only $600 a month. Some waiters earn only $50 and have to depend on tips. Most of the employees come from Latin America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe. Their contracts are subject to the labour laws in which the company is registered. Problems with their contracts need to be solved through a private arbitrator, outside the United States. Recommended:  Consumerism In ‘The West’: A Society Built On Exploitation Waste In Oceans: Cruise Ships Are Pouring Sewage Into The Ocean A ship that travels for seven days with 3,000 passengers and crew members has a waste of 210,000 gallons of sewage, 1 million gallons of grey water (from showers and sinks), more than 130 gallons of dangerous waste, up to eight tons of solid waste, and 25,000 gallons of water polluted with oil. Do cruise ships dump their waste in the ocean? U.S. law allows cruise ships to dump raw sewage in the ocean once a ship is more than three miles off U.S. shores. Ships can dump treated sewage anywhere in the ocean except in Alaskan waters, where companies must comply with higher state standards. Cruise ship dumping sewage  5 Dirty Cruise Holiday Secrets: Lacking Responsibility In the last ten years, the cruise industry spent more than $31 million lobbying the American government. This led to avoid federal taxes and environmental regulations. Several legislators tried to get Congress to adopt the Clean Cruise Ship Act, which would prohibit them from dumping waste near the U.S. coast. Before you go! Recommended:  Waste: The Netherlands Creates New Material From Sewage Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about pollution? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
Waste In Oceans: 5 Dirty Cruise Holiday Secrets
Waste In Oceans: 5 Dirty Cruise Holiday Secrets
Coronavirus Lockdown Unlocked: Safe Eating
Christophe Gernigon, French designer and interior decorator, designed a curvilinear bell to help spacing the tables and Mediamatic ETEN introduced: Serres Sépparées (separate greenhouses). Coronavirus Lockdown Unlocked The designers are moving around the world to look for useful solutions to create social distancing with objects other than devastating plexiglass plates. After the greenhouses on the canals of Amsterdam, it is the turn of Christophe Gernigon, French interior designer and decorator who has worked in the sector for more than 20 years with experiences in Carré Blanc (home textiles), Maison Sarah Lavoine et Arts & Influences ( Brussels concept store) and creator of Designer Particulier. Recommended:  Which Sustainable Food Keeps Your Immune System Running? Lockdown Unlocked: Safe Eating In a stunt to encourage social distancing, a German restaurant gave its diners hats with pool noodles upon its reopening. Cafe & Konditorei Rothe in Schwerin, Germany reopened last week as the country begins to lift certain coronavirus restrictions. It posted a photo of its diners on Facebook, showing them in straw hats with colorful pool noodles pointing in three different directions to encourage social distancing from all sides (cover photo). Customers sitting outside Cafe & Konditorei Rothe in Schwerin , Germany, all wore straw hats with two swimming pool noddles taped to the top as the cafe makes sure they do not flout social distancing Safe Eating: Plexiglass Playing on the words plexiglass and eat (eating) he created Plex'Eat, a suspension with a disc that has a diameter of 80 centimeters to which a curved and shaped bell-shaped plexiglass plate is fixed. The wave cut in the photos distributed on the site is positioned on the back of the bell to avoid the feeling of total closure and to allow diners, even non-cohabitants, to eat at the same table without too much distance. But a simple rotation could allow cohabiting diners to not even have to worry about raising their voices to talk to each other. Recommended:  Lock-down? Stay Healthy With This Body Workout At Home Lockdown Unlocked: The Idea From Music I was worried about the restaurateurs. So I thought of a device that would allow you to rediscover conviviality around a table, but without taking risks. All the spacing solutions for restaurant customers I've seen so far have the appearance of prison parlours. In fact, the prototype is much more pleasant than the plexiglass plates that have started to swarm on the tables of Italian restaurants. The idea of ​​the plexiglass bell was born from an armchair in a concept store in Asia that was equipped with a bell to listen to music. The object is not yet in production, but there is already the interest of some plexiglass producers to verify the feasibility and start production and marketing. Recommended:  Coronavirus: The New Normal And Global Updates Pandemic Safe Eating: From ‘Quarantine Greenhouses’ to ‘Sneezing Fences,’ As COVID-19 restrictions ease, restaurateurs are considering new ways to accommodate physical distancing. Outfitted in face shields and holding long wooden planks in gloved hands, servers slide meals into mini greenhouses lining Amsterdam’s waterfront. A pandemic riff on private dining rooms - chambres séparées in French - a Dutch restaurant has dubbed its experiment Serres Sépparées (separate greenhouses). {youtube}                                         Mediamatic ETEN  trials greenhouses to shield diners from coronavirus More like dining in a fishbowl than a behind-closed-doors experience, the ETEN restaurant at Amsterdam’s Mediamatic art centre  is putting a playful spin on protective barriers. Big enough for up to three people to gather around a candlelit table, these transparent enclosures serve as an example of what dining during relaxed COVID-19 containment measures could look like. Coronavirus Lockdown Unlocked: Greenhouses The five greenhouses, which artist Diana Scherer originally created for her ‘Spectrum Crops Findings in Colour’ project, overlook the Oosterdok harbour. They are quite small, so we worried it would feel claustrophobic, but the consensus is that they feel very cosy and intimate. Restaurants in the Netherlands will open their door again on the 1 st of June only if the Governments thinks it is save to do so and with ‘lot of’ restrictions Unlocked: Safe Mediamatic ETEN Mediamatic ETEN, a plant-based restaurant in Amsterdam, is putting a playful spin on protective barriers. Mediamatic calls its greenhouse model ‘new safe hospitality’. Put in the context of COVID-19, Serres Séparées is indeed novel. The pandemic presents very specific demands, and for restaurants, devising ways for guests and staff to maintain a safe distance at all times is crucial. Recommended:  Tiny House Becomes Solar Water Collecting Off-grid Egg Coronavirus Lockdown Unlocked: London, South Korea, Sweden, Canada Although we’ve seen this style of private-yet-public dining before - from pre-pandemic pods on the banks of London’s River Thames to glass domes along Ottawa’s Rideau Canal -  it holds promise for businesses navigating the current crisis. As COVID-19 restrictions ease, restaurateurs are considering new ways to accommodate physical distancing. In South Korean dining halls, for example, plexiglass partitions separating seated guests are commonplace. A rural Swedish restaurant, Stedsans in the Woods, announced plans to install a clear ‘sneezing fence’ on communal tables so you can talk to and see people on the other side of the table without being sneezed on. Recommended:  Sustainable Arctic Architecture: A Geodesic Dome In Canada, most restaurateurs are questioning their ability to reopen at all, let alone contemplating ways to fund glass greenhouses or other private dining options. Lack of capital is a major issue. The  biggest concern is 70 per cent of people are worried (about whether) they have enough capital to reopen. That’s going to be one thing that stands in the way of any innovation. Even if restaurants are permitted to operate at 50 per cent capacity, he adds, most will struggle to resume dine-in service. In addition to normal operating costs, there will likely be increased staffing requirements to cover enhanced cleaning and crowd control. Kitchens will have to be reconfigured to allow for physical distancing among staff. All of this will need to be accomplished with half the number of tables they usually rely on to generate revenue. With the restrictions still being on, it’s going to be hard for anybody to make any investments in things like you’re seeing in other countries. Once we’re through this, hopefully they’ll find a way to counteract the effects of the virus and people will be able to start congregating again. That’s when our industry will bounce back. That’s when you’ll see the real innovation and the real resilience of our industry.” Lockdown Unlocked: Social Distancing These socially distancing circles can be seen in Domino Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Before you go! Recommended:  Eating insects Is Healthy, Tasty And Cool: United States Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about healthy food? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
Christophe Gernigon, French designer and interior decorator, designed a curvilinear bell to help spacing the tables and Mediamatic ETEN introduced: Serres Sépparées (separate greenhouses). Coronavirus Lockdown Unlocked The designers are moving around the world to look for useful solutions to create social distancing with objects other than devastating plexiglass plates. After the greenhouses on the canals of Amsterdam, it is the turn of Christophe Gernigon, French interior designer and decorator who has worked in the sector for more than 20 years with experiences in Carré Blanc (home textiles), Maison Sarah Lavoine et Arts & Influences ( Brussels concept store) and creator of Designer Particulier. Recommended:  Which Sustainable Food Keeps Your Immune System Running? Lockdown Unlocked: Safe Eating In a stunt to encourage social distancing, a German restaurant gave its diners hats with pool noodles upon its reopening. Cafe & Konditorei Rothe in Schwerin, Germany reopened last week as the country begins to lift certain coronavirus restrictions. It posted a photo of its diners on Facebook, showing them in straw hats with colorful pool noodles pointing in three different directions to encourage social distancing from all sides (cover photo). Customers sitting outside Cafe & Konditorei Rothe in Schwerin , Germany, all wore straw hats with two swimming pool noddles taped to the top as the cafe makes sure they do not flout social distancing Safe Eating: Plexiglass Playing on the words plexiglass and eat (eating) he created Plex'Eat, a suspension with a disc that has a diameter of 80 centimeters to which a curved and shaped bell-shaped plexiglass plate is fixed. The wave cut in the photos distributed on the site is positioned on the back of the bell to avoid the feeling of total closure and to allow diners, even non-cohabitants, to eat at the same table without too much distance. But a simple rotation could allow cohabiting diners to not even have to worry about raising their voices to talk to each other. Recommended:  Lock-down? Stay Healthy With This Body Workout At Home Lockdown Unlocked: The Idea From Music I was worried about the restaurateurs. So I thought of a device that would allow you to rediscover conviviality around a table, but without taking risks. All the spacing solutions for restaurant customers I've seen so far have the appearance of prison parlours. In fact, the prototype is much more pleasant than the plexiglass plates that have started to swarm on the tables of Italian restaurants. The idea of ​​the plexiglass bell was born from an armchair in a concept store in Asia that was equipped with a bell to listen to music. The object is not yet in production, but there is already the interest of some plexiglass producers to verify the feasibility and start production and marketing. Recommended:  Coronavirus: The New Normal And Global Updates Pandemic Safe Eating: From ‘Quarantine Greenhouses’ to ‘Sneezing Fences,’ As COVID-19 restrictions ease, restaurateurs are considering new ways to accommodate physical distancing. Outfitted in face shields and holding long wooden planks in gloved hands, servers slide meals into mini greenhouses lining Amsterdam’s waterfront. A pandemic riff on private dining rooms - chambres séparées in French - a Dutch restaurant has dubbed its experiment Serres Sépparées (separate greenhouses). {youtube}                                         Mediamatic ETEN  trials greenhouses to shield diners from coronavirus More like dining in a fishbowl than a behind-closed-doors experience, the ETEN restaurant at Amsterdam’s Mediamatic art centre  is putting a playful spin on protective barriers. Big enough for up to three people to gather around a candlelit table, these transparent enclosures serve as an example of what dining during relaxed COVID-19 containment measures could look like. Coronavirus Lockdown Unlocked: Greenhouses The five greenhouses, which artist Diana Scherer originally created for her ‘Spectrum Crops Findings in Colour’ project, overlook the Oosterdok harbour. They are quite small, so we worried it would feel claustrophobic, but the consensus is that they feel very cosy and intimate. Restaurants in the Netherlands will open their door again on the 1 st of June only if the Governments thinks it is save to do so and with ‘lot of’ restrictions Unlocked: Safe Mediamatic ETEN Mediamatic ETEN, a plant-based restaurant in Amsterdam, is putting a playful spin on protective barriers. Mediamatic calls its greenhouse model ‘new safe hospitality’. Put in the context of COVID-19, Serres Séparées is indeed novel. The pandemic presents very specific demands, and for restaurants, devising ways for guests and staff to maintain a safe distance at all times is crucial. Recommended:  Tiny House Becomes Solar Water Collecting Off-grid Egg Coronavirus Lockdown Unlocked: London, South Korea, Sweden, Canada Although we’ve seen this style of private-yet-public dining before - from pre-pandemic pods on the banks of London’s River Thames to glass domes along Ottawa’s Rideau Canal -  it holds promise for businesses navigating the current crisis. As COVID-19 restrictions ease, restaurateurs are considering new ways to accommodate physical distancing. In South Korean dining halls, for example, plexiglass partitions separating seated guests are commonplace. A rural Swedish restaurant, Stedsans in the Woods, announced plans to install a clear ‘sneezing fence’ on communal tables so you can talk to and see people on the other side of the table without being sneezed on. Recommended:  Sustainable Arctic Architecture: A Geodesic Dome In Canada, most restaurateurs are questioning their ability to reopen at all, let alone contemplating ways to fund glass greenhouses or other private dining options. Lack of capital is a major issue. The  biggest concern is 70 per cent of people are worried (about whether) they have enough capital to reopen. That’s going to be one thing that stands in the way of any innovation. Even if restaurants are permitted to operate at 50 per cent capacity, he adds, most will struggle to resume dine-in service. In addition to normal operating costs, there will likely be increased staffing requirements to cover enhanced cleaning and crowd control. Kitchens will have to be reconfigured to allow for physical distancing among staff. All of this will need to be accomplished with half the number of tables they usually rely on to generate revenue. With the restrictions still being on, it’s going to be hard for anybody to make any investments in things like you’re seeing in other countries. Once we’re through this, hopefully they’ll find a way to counteract the effects of the virus and people will be able to start congregating again. That’s when our industry will bounce back. That’s when you’ll see the real innovation and the real resilience of our industry.” Lockdown Unlocked: Social Distancing These socially distancing circles can be seen in Domino Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Before you go! Recommended:  Eating insects Is Healthy, Tasty And Cool: United States Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about healthy food? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
Coronavirus Lockdown Unlocked: Safe Eating
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Crisis What Crisis: The World Is full Of Opportunities
The corona crisis is making the world 'small,', and many people worry. For many years I - and many around me - have been tense about the future of humanity on our planet Earth. With a crisis like a drought in the Netherlands in 2018, but also in my environment: forest fires, tornadoes, and floods doesn't make my worries less. At the same time harrowing stories of refugees on and about the sea. Crisis What Crisis! I believe we should say goodbye to our current system, where the global economy is predominant. It ensures the exploitation of people, the depletion of natural resources on earth, and unimaginable animal suffering. But how? The film 'Economics Of Happiness' shows it nicely. It exposes how the Ladakhs in India had a great wealth of their own until roads were built and multinationals made their appearance. People mirrored a fictional ideal and became unhappy. What did the Ladakhs do before that they were doing so well together? Things we can do here too? Recommended:  Consumerism In ‘The West’: A Society Built On Exploitation Far from the heat, noise, and chaos, atop India’s snow-capped mountains, I found peace. How did the Ladakhs live before the major roads in the 1980s? They grow their food in fields with an eye for the natural functioning of those fields, and for the ecosystems. Working together is binding. Several generations meet in the area. Care for each other comes up close. They make their clothes, have their music and dance and history. They are proud, not of themselves, but each other. Everyone is seen. There is no competition. Our lives look very different. But what ideas can we draw from their example for our own lives? {youtube}                                                                      The Economics of Happiness  The World Is Full Of Opportunity: How Would Such A Life Look? Because of this Coronavirus period, we are suddenly much more at home. I noticed by the forced sitting at home that there is more rest among the children. Finally, there is time to make the crafts from the craft book, build the hut, or make the birdhouse. They learn fanatically in the morning and continue singing and playing throughout the day. What would it be like if the competition and performance pressure of the school system disappears, and we only learn for ourselves without comparing it with others? And also mainly learn other things? About ecosystems, about caring for each other, making music (own music but more than just the national anthem), about making clothes yourself, baking pots, weaving baskets? What would it be like if there was time for this? What would it be like if we produce food without loss of quality of soil and biodiversity? Wouldn't it be nice if we felt with every harvest that the earth would be better instead of worse? Isn't it useful to pay more attention to everything that happens and is possible in our immediate environment? For example, for agriculture, health care, nature, and the economy within an hour's walk. Recommended:  Smart Communities: Eco-Living Through Technology Opportunities: A Lot Is Already Happening In my immediate vicinity, Eefde and Zutphen, in The Netherlands, there are already many beautiful initiatives to join, which bring us closer to nature and together and reduces our footprint. Some examples: A basic income (a Zutphens initiative) would kick-start the creation of less stress from crowds. Farming together according to permaculture principles, provides income and food for others / a biodiverse environment. You can harvest yourself at the permaculture market garden 'De Veldhof in Joppe.'  You can also find a lot of healthy food in nature. 'Pluk De Stad' visualized it for Zutphen, among others. In Zutphen, ' KratjeLokaal ' delivers local food to your door every week. As a self-employed person, you can work together in various contexts, such as 'The Zutphense Coopkracht.' It ensures that you do not have to do it all alone and that you are also entitled to 'work at home.' Perhaps we should replace the 'healthcare' sector with the social cohesion sector. When people feel seen, less care is proven to be needed. We are used to family living far away, having distant friends, and some closey. We are used to living in subcultures and without much contact with neighbors. There are often significant ideological differences between people on the street. That does not always make it easy. What if we meet each other automatically, for example, at the community garden or 'Animal Meadow Of Eefde? If we learn together, work together, will there be more understanding and mutual respect? And if people still need help despite their social embedding, this can simply come from the neighborhood with Buurtzorg or, for example, Help just home care, a cooperative of self-employed persons. Herbert Nijkamp's flock grazing grass fields and roadsides in Eefde. Children like to watch and play around the herd. Opening roadsides for adaptation is a first step in the municipality of Lochem. For example, no less than 3000 m2 of roadside was sown with flour mixture by all the neighbors of a street. In Zutphen there are also green adoption projects such as the bee garden where people do yoga together, for example. We used to burn coal and wood, then oil and gas came, now we have learned to make energy from wind and sun. Let's take advantage of this, but after we cut back to the max, otherwise, there will be acres of land left. Choose a non-profit, local energy company. They consider energy saving of paramount importance—for example, ZutphenEnergie or LochemEnergie. You are as strong as your ecosystem, so make sure it is robust. De-stone, your garden, give space to flowers and insects. Participate in the construction and maintenance of nature in your area, ensure a lot of neighborhood greenery. Zutphen and Eefdese green initiatives are Emerpark, Gorsselse heather, biodiverse roadsides. It is a lot of fun to make your clothes. A permanent fabric shop can be found in Epse, 'Javro Fabric Market,' but (eco) fabrics are also for sale at the weekly market in Zutphen. There are also several good seamstresses, such as Radijsje in the Laarstraat. Besides, there are many second-hand clothing stores in Laarstraat that reduce the pressure on raw materials. The World: Locally And With Each Other Think in connection with this. You don't have to learn and do it all alone. There are many active people in your immediate environment. There are repair cafes to go to, the Zutphense Energy Shop with energy coaches, gardens where you are welcome on the 'Kaardebol.' There are also various active Facebook groups to join, such as: 'the Zussen van Zutphen' or 'Ruilen and Sell.' Various people are linked here. This also applies to the equally beautiful Zutphen initiative 'Buddy to Buddy', in which asylum seekers get a native buddy. They have been awarded the 'Appeltje van Oranje.' Queen Maxima from the Netherlands and members of 'Budy to Budy' receive the 'Appeltjes van Oranje reward It is possible in Zutphen and Eefde. So it can be done anywhere! By: Tjitske Ypma (on behalf of Stichting de Lynx) Before you go! Recommended:  Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about your community life? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
The corona crisis is making the world 'small,', and many people worry. For many years I - and many around me - have been tense about the future of humanity on our planet Earth. With a crisis like a drought in the Netherlands in 2018, but also in my environment: forest fires, tornadoes, and floods doesn't make my worries less. At the same time harrowing stories of refugees on and about the sea. Crisis What Crisis! I believe we should say goodbye to our current system, where the global economy is predominant. It ensures the exploitation of people, the depletion of natural resources on earth, and unimaginable animal suffering. But how? The film 'Economics Of Happiness' shows it nicely. It exposes how the Ladakhs in India had a great wealth of their own until roads were built and multinationals made their appearance. People mirrored a fictional ideal and became unhappy. What did the Ladakhs do before that they were doing so well together? Things we can do here too? Recommended:  Consumerism In ‘The West’: A Society Built On Exploitation Far from the heat, noise, and chaos, atop India’s snow-capped mountains, I found peace. How did the Ladakhs live before the major roads in the 1980s? They grow their food in fields with an eye for the natural functioning of those fields, and for the ecosystems. Working together is binding. Several generations meet in the area. Care for each other comes up close. They make their clothes, have their music and dance and history. They are proud, not of themselves, but each other. Everyone is seen. There is no competition. Our lives look very different. But what ideas can we draw from their example for our own lives? {youtube}                                                                      The Economics of Happiness  The World Is Full Of Opportunity: How Would Such A Life Look? Because of this Coronavirus period, we are suddenly much more at home. I noticed by the forced sitting at home that there is more rest among the children. Finally, there is time to make the crafts from the craft book, build the hut, or make the birdhouse. They learn fanatically in the morning and continue singing and playing throughout the day. What would it be like if the competition and performance pressure of the school system disappears, and we only learn for ourselves without comparing it with others? And also mainly learn other things? About ecosystems, about caring for each other, making music (own music but more than just the national anthem), about making clothes yourself, baking pots, weaving baskets? What would it be like if there was time for this? What would it be like if we produce food without loss of quality of soil and biodiversity? Wouldn't it be nice if we felt with every harvest that the earth would be better instead of worse? Isn't it useful to pay more attention to everything that happens and is possible in our immediate environment? For example, for agriculture, health care, nature, and the economy within an hour's walk. Recommended:  Smart Communities: Eco-Living Through Technology Opportunities: A Lot Is Already Happening In my immediate vicinity, Eefde and Zutphen, in The Netherlands, there are already many beautiful initiatives to join, which bring us closer to nature and together and reduces our footprint. Some examples: A basic income (a Zutphens initiative) would kick-start the creation of less stress from crowds. Farming together according to permaculture principles, provides income and food for others / a biodiverse environment. You can harvest yourself at the permaculture market garden 'De Veldhof in Joppe.'  You can also find a lot of healthy food in nature. 'Pluk De Stad' visualized it for Zutphen, among others. In Zutphen, ' KratjeLokaal ' delivers local food to your door every week. As a self-employed person, you can work together in various contexts, such as 'The Zutphense Coopkracht.' It ensures that you do not have to do it all alone and that you are also entitled to 'work at home.' Perhaps we should replace the 'healthcare' sector with the social cohesion sector. When people feel seen, less care is proven to be needed. We are used to family living far away, having distant friends, and some closey. We are used to living in subcultures and without much contact with neighbors. There are often significant ideological differences between people on the street. That does not always make it easy. What if we meet each other automatically, for example, at the community garden or 'Animal Meadow Of Eefde? If we learn together, work together, will there be more understanding and mutual respect? And if people still need help despite their social embedding, this can simply come from the neighborhood with Buurtzorg or, for example, Help just home care, a cooperative of self-employed persons. Herbert Nijkamp's flock grazing grass fields and roadsides in Eefde. Children like to watch and play around the herd. Opening roadsides for adaptation is a first step in the municipality of Lochem. For example, no less than 3000 m2 of roadside was sown with flour mixture by all the neighbors of a street. In Zutphen there are also green adoption projects such as the bee garden where people do yoga together, for example. We used to burn coal and wood, then oil and gas came, now we have learned to make energy from wind and sun. Let's take advantage of this, but after we cut back to the max, otherwise, there will be acres of land left. Choose a non-profit, local energy company. They consider energy saving of paramount importance—for example, ZutphenEnergie or LochemEnergie. You are as strong as your ecosystem, so make sure it is robust. De-stone, your garden, give space to flowers and insects. Participate in the construction and maintenance of nature in your area, ensure a lot of neighborhood greenery. Zutphen and Eefdese green initiatives are Emerpark, Gorsselse heather, biodiverse roadsides. It is a lot of fun to make your clothes. A permanent fabric shop can be found in Epse, 'Javro Fabric Market,' but (eco) fabrics are also for sale at the weekly market in Zutphen. There are also several good seamstresses, such as Radijsje in the Laarstraat. Besides, there are many second-hand clothing stores in Laarstraat that reduce the pressure on raw materials. The World: Locally And With Each Other Think in connection with this. You don't have to learn and do it all alone. There are many active people in your immediate environment. There are repair cafes to go to, the Zutphense Energy Shop with energy coaches, gardens where you are welcome on the 'Kaardebol.' There are also various active Facebook groups to join, such as: 'the Zussen van Zutphen' or 'Ruilen and Sell.' Various people are linked here. This also applies to the equally beautiful Zutphen initiative 'Buddy to Buddy', in which asylum seekers get a native buddy. They have been awarded the 'Appeltje van Oranje.' Queen Maxima from the Netherlands and members of 'Budy to Budy' receive the 'Appeltjes van Oranje reward It is possible in Zutphen and Eefde. So it can be done anywhere! By: Tjitske Ypma (on behalf of Stichting de Lynx) Before you go! Recommended:  Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about your community life? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
Crisis What Crisis: The World Is full Of Opportunities
Community

A community is you and me. A network of social, economic, ecological and many other relationships. We all work together and live in urban, suburban and rural areas. Social sustainability is becoming increasingly important on our small planet. We define: support, quality of life, development, adaptation, rights and labour.

We belong to a group of individuals - our society - in which we belong geographically. Certain environmental issues play an important role in our society. Here, sustainable solutions are sought, developed and implemented. This may differ from societies in other countries, but because of our global environmental issues and dependence, we must learn to work more together so that we can all benefit from sharing sustainable knowledge to tackle, for example, climate change.

Green architecture is important. Building with local materials that can be recycled and reused brings us a big step forward to have less impact on the environment. With green architecture we can build smart cities where resources can be used more efficiently and information can be shared, thus improving our society, your community.

Lifestyle is the way we live, the dynamics of personality. Fashion defines our self and together with food it is getting - at present - an even more important role in our society. It's not just about taste, but especially about the burden that the fashion industry, agriculture and the meat industry have on our resources, especially water.

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