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Everything is melting, be aware!

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Owen and Mzee ; Inspiring Friendship

Owen and Mzee are a hippopotamus and a tortoise, respectively, that became the subject of much media attention after forming a unique bond of friendship.
A baby hippopotamus, Owen, was orphaned in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Kenya near Malindi during the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquakeon December 26, 2004. The baby hippo, weighing 600 pounds (270 kg), was stranded on a large rock not far from shore. He was finally rescued during a day long effort by nearly 1,000 villagers using shark nets. Owen’s namesake is a French student volunteer with the KWS named Owen Saubion, who finally tackled the hippo during the rescue.
Owen was taken to Haller Park, a restored limestone quarry near Mombasa owned by Lafarge Eco Systems’ East African firm, Bamburi Cement. He was released into a large wooded penned-in area that included a pond and a co-inhabitant − a 700-pound (320 kg), 130-year-oldAldabran tortoise named Mzee (Swahili for “old man”).
Owen immediately bonded to Mzee and would crouch behind him. However, Mzee initially resisted Owen’s overtures. Over time, the old tortoise came to accept the young hippo, who began to mimic his adoptive parent. Gradually, Mzee taught Owen, who was a nursing calf, what to eat and where to sleep.
In the first year, the two became inseparable companions who ate, slept, swam, and played together. Owen often played with the old tortoise by jumping on Mzee’s back, scratching the old tortoise on the neck, and in many other ways. They surprised scientists with the strength of what appeared to be a genuine bond, as well as with the unique vocal communication that developed between them.
Owen and Mzee became worldwide celebrities as a result of their astonishing behavior, captured on film and video primarily by BBC photographer Peter Greste. Two picture books, Owen and Mzee: The true story of a remarkable friendship and Owen & Mzee: Language Of Friendship, both published by Scholastic Press, and authored by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Paula Kahumbu were released in February 2006 and January 2007.
Owen and Mzee were also the subject of children’s musician Marla Lewis’s song ‘Will You Be My Mom?’, released on her 2007 album ‘I Love To Talk To Plants’, as well as Judy Feeney’s song ‘Owen and Mzee,’ released on her 2007 album ‘The Ants’ Dance.’
As of March 2007, Mzee has been removed from the enclosure. A female hippopotamus named Cleo has been added to provide companionship for Owen. Due to Cleo’s rough behavior with the other tortoises, a decision was made to remove the tortoises. This has resulted in Owen and Mzee living apart, but their friendship, which lasted for over two years, continues to inspire people from all over the world. Owen seems to be adapting to his new companion and it is possible that Owen and Cleo will have offspring when he reaches maturity.
source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_and_Mzee

Owen and Mzee ; Inspiring Friendship

Owen and Mzee are a hippopotamus and a tortoise, respectively, that became the subject of much media attention after forming a unique bond of friendship.

A baby hippopotamus, Owen, was orphaned in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Kenya near Malindi during the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquakeon December 26, 2004. The baby hippo, weighing 600 pounds (270 kg), was stranded on a large rock not far from shore. He was finally rescued during a day long effort by nearly 1,000 villagers using shark nets. Owen’s namesake is a French student volunteer with the KWS named Owen Saubion, who finally tackled the hippo during the rescue.

Owen was taken to Haller Park, a restored limestone quarry near Mombasa owned by Lafarge Eco Systems’ East African firm, Bamburi Cement. He was released into a large wooded penned-in area that included a pond and a co-inhabitant − a 700-pound (320 kg), 130-year-oldAldabran tortoise named Mzee (Swahili for “old man”).

Owen immediately bonded to Mzee and would crouch behind him. However, Mzee initially resisted Owen’s overtures. Over time, the old tortoise came to accept the young hippo, who began to mimic his adoptive parent. Gradually, Mzee taught Owen, who was a nursing calf, what to eat and where to sleep.

In the first year, the two became inseparable companions who ate, slept, swam, and played together. Owen often played with the old tortoise by jumping on Mzee’s back, scratching the old tortoise on the neck, and in many other ways. They surprised scientists with the strength of what appeared to be a genuine bond, as well as with the unique vocal communication that developed between them.

Owen and Mzee became worldwide celebrities as a result of their astonishing behavior, captured on film and video primarily by BBC photographer Peter Greste. Two picture books, Owen and Mzee: The true story of a remarkable friendship and Owen & Mzee: Language Of Friendship, both published by Scholastic Press, and authored by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Paula Kahumbu were released in February 2006 and January 2007.

Owen and Mzee were also the subject of children’s musician Marla Lewis’s song ‘Will You Be My Mom?’, released on her 2007 album ‘I Love To Talk To Plants’, as well as Judy Feeney’s song ‘Owen and Mzee,’ released on her 2007 album ‘The Ants’ Dance.’

As of March 2007, Mzee has been removed from the enclosure. A female hippopotamus named Cleo has been added to provide companionship for Owen. Due to Cleo’s rough behavior with the other tortoises, a decision was made to remove the tortoises. This has resulted in Owen and Mzee living apart, but their friendship, which lasted for over two years, continues to inspire people from all over the world. Owen seems to be adapting to his new companion and it is possible that Owen and Cleo will have offspring when he reaches maturity.

source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_and_Mzee

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The Power Of Words

totallywicked:

This is such a powerful message. It shows that verbal abuse can hurt as much as physical abuse. That saying “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me” is, in fact, a lie, in my opinion. Words do hurt. A lot.

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nofuckthat:

Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approximately. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. 

4 minutes later:
The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

6 minutes:
A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

10 minutes:
A 3-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly.

45 minutes:
The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.

1 hour:
He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a true story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities.

The questions raised:
*In a common place environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?

*Do we stop to appreciate it?

*Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made…

How many other things are we missing?

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Do You Know?

Di kawasan pabrik PT. KERTAS PADALARANG terdapat pohon yang unik. Ada pohon kelapa yang tumbuh di atas pohon beringin. Apakah ada yang tahu kenapa bisa begitu??

foto kiri : bagian atas pohon beringin yang ditumbuhi pohon kelapa.

foto kanan : bagian bawah pohon beringin.

foto courtesy by Erik Pratama

Earth Hour 60+ sejatinya bukan sekedar “upacara mematikan lampu ” tetapi mengajak masyarakat untuk mengubah gaya hidup dan membiasakan diri untuk hemat energy. Sebagai ilustrasi, apabila 10 % penduduk Jakarta  atau sekitar  700 ribu orang mau melakukannya maka akan berdampak penghematan  sekitar 300 megawatt listrik  yang  setara dengan :

Penyelamatan 284 pohon berusia 20 tahun

Mengurangi emisi karbon ± 284 ton CO2

Menghemat biaya listrik sebesar ± Rp 200 juta

Mengistirahatkan 1 pembangkit listrik

Menyalakan 900 desa, sekedar pengingat : hingga kini baru 66 % rakyat Indonesia yang mendapat fasilitas listrik.

Setara dengan ketersediaan oksigen untuk 534 orang

Kalkulasi diatas berdasarkan  hitungan banyaknya energy fosil yang sementara ini masih dipakai Indonesia. Kegiatan yang direncanakan akan berlangsung di kota-kota :  Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Semarang, Surabaya, Denpasar dan beberapa kota besar lainnya ini diklaim sebagai event terbesar dalam sejarah karena melibatkan 5.000 kota dan satu milyar orang.

Jadilah salah satu dari satu milyar orang yang peduli dengan bumi kita. 26/03/2011 20.30-21.30

sumber : http://green.kompasiana.com/iklim/2011/03/21/earth-hour-60-vs-world-silent-day/


Dicari Relawan Sahabat Kota!

Dicari Relawan Sahabat Kota!

Papatah Kolot Baheula

Foto courtesy by Erik Pratama

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Untuk Bumi Kita

Ayo Matikan Lampu Pada Sabtu, 26 Maret 2011 Jam 20.30-21.30 (1 Jam)

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Salah satu karya B.U.L.B di event earth hour jawa barat @gedung sate 26.03.2011. foto courtesy by Dino Fitriza

26.03.11 EART HOUR JAWA BARAT berlangsung di halaman gedung sate bersama Gubernur Jawa Barat dan komunitas-komunitas di Bandung.

Terima Kasih kepada semua yang telah berpartisipasi pada kegiatan tersebut. Terima kasih juga kepada semuanya yang telah melaksanakan EARTH HOUR di tempatnya masing-masing.

Setelah 1 Jam, Jadikan Gaya Hidup!!

Mari kita terus berkontribusi untuk bumi dan sesama!

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