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The Many Facets of
Anthroposophy in the News

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Pasadena Waldorf High School Students Earn Coveted Spot in Musical Competition For the past six months, Pasadena Waldorf High School students Ellie Shakespeare (12th grade) and Oliviana Marie (9th grade) have been working hard writing and refining their original musical The Middle of Nowhere as part of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts’ “Creating Musical Theatre” program. In February, the duo presented their musical to legendary multiple Oscar and Grammy winning composer and writer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Pippin, Godspell) in Beverly Hills. Schwartz, known for his mentoring of new writers, spent the afternoon offering Ellie and Oliviana feedback and advice regarding their show. (Tuesday February 27th, 2018 — Pasadena Now )

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Technology vs. tradition: creating the perfect learning environment Some education experts are still wary of introducing technology too soon, as Janni Nicol, advisor for the Steiner Waldorf education, argues. “Children have lots of time to work with technology at a later stage and to use it creatively. If they use it too young, it takes them over; they’re absorbed by it rather than able to use it.” (Tuesday February 27th, 2018 — Ed Exec - London UK)

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Moonshine Wine Here's something to ponder. At a recent tasting of New Zealand wines, Andy Crozier of Burn Cottage suggested I reconsider poo-pooing the more controversial elements of biodynamic farming. (Sunday February 25th, 2018 — Independent.ie )

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New study says that organic food diets promote significant benefits to our environment A large study of almost 35,000 people reports that environmental sustainability could be greatly enriched if we all began taking on more plant-based organic, healthier diets. (Friday February 23rd, 2018 — Daily Kos - USA)

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Down to earth with biodynamic growing practices "Ask yourself what is correct ethically and aesthetically, and then what is useful economically; something is right if it helps to preserve the integrity, the stability and the beauty of the ecological community." Aldo Leopold. (Thursday February 22nd, 2018 — Nelson Mail )

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German Cities To Trial Ambitious Free Public Transport Plans The university city of Tubingen, in southwest Germany, is testing free public transportation for all residents. Two weeks ago, the city began a two-year pilot project using its own funds to provide free rides on Saturdays. (Thursday February 22nd, 2018 — HuffPost - USA)

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Wine so clean, building so green In every aspect of their farming and winemaking, co-founders Barbara and Bill Steele emphasize purity, balance and respect for natural resources. This extends from the Biodynamic-certified vineyard and farm to the winery, and now is embodied in one of the sleekest, most sustainably crafted tasting rooms anywhere. (Wednesday February 21st, 2018 — The Register-Guard )

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Rudolf Steiner's Goetheanum in Switzerland is a philosophical masterpiece When Austrian architect and thinker Rudolf Steiner developed his philosophy of Anthroposophy in Germany at the turn of the 20th century, he soon came to require a place from which to spread its teachings of spirituality and science. Named after German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, whose works Steiner studied and revered, the Goetheanum was therefore born for this purpose on the rising slopes of the Jura Mountains overlooking the town of Dornach, Switzerland. (Friday February 16th, 2018 — Wallpaper - London UK)

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France to make half of all food in public sector organic or local by 2022 He said as France is showing, public procurement can be a "powerful tool" for supporting local and organic farmers, and can make an "important contribution" towards improved public health. (Monday February 5th, 2018 — farminguk.com - UK)

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Vancouver: Where the Streets Are Paved with Recycled Plastic The city has teamed up with Toronto-based GreenMantra, which produces hybrid asphalt that uses recycled plastic as a binder. The plastic allows the asphalt to flow at a much lower temperature than regular asphalt, requires about 20 percent less fuel to produce than regular asphalt, and also reduces the vapors emitted during the street-paving process. (Friday February 2nd, 2018 — UTNE - Ogden Publications Topeka, Kansas USA)

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Bega's Mumbulla School celebrates 30 years of education Mumbulla School has come a long way in 30 years, transforming itself from an old laundry shed in the 1980's to the expressive and creative learning environment it is today. (Thursday February 1st, 2018 — Bega District News - Bega NSW Australia)

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The Truth About Organic Farming & Why It Matters Would you like to see more organic produce on the market, and at more reasonable prices? As interest in organic farming continues to grow in the United States—it rose by $3.7 billion from 2015 to 2016 to an estimated $47 billion industry wide—the answer to those questions seem to be yes. Yet while these numbers seem to be huge, they represent a mere 1 percent of farmland in the US that is dedicated to growing organic products. (Saturday January 27th, 2018 — Care2.com - USA)

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For the Evangelist of Biodynamic Wine, It's a Spiritual Journey French winemaker Gérard Bertrand is at the forefront of the sustainability movement in Europe, with 1,300 acres of biodynamically farmed vineyards on 13 estates. In Los Angeles to teach a master class on Monday, Jan. 22, Bertrand shared with L.A. Weekly his views on biodynamic winemaking, which he has been immersed in since 2002. (Friday January 26th, 2018 — L.A. Weekly - Los Angeles, California USA)

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Biodynamic ‘peppering’ to battle bunnies After the township’s rabbit infestation made news across the country, Waitaki District Council Waihemo councillor Jan Wheeler was approached by a Coromandel man with lifelong experience in the Rudolf Steiner-inspired approach to agriculture — biodynamic agriculture. And over the holidays a small group of Moeraki residents met the man and began biodynamic pest control, or "peppering", in the community. (Wednesday January 24th, 2018 — Otago Daily Times - Dunedin, New Zealand)

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Going green with reds and whites More vineyards are going green and pursuing the certifications to prove it, such as organic, biodynamic and salmon-safe. Broadly, wine prices today reward such efforts ... (Wednesday January 24th, 2018 — Good Fruit Grower - Yakima, Washington USA)

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Graton learning specialist publishes new book on how children learn Not surprisingly, Sortino is a big advocate of early childhood education, preferring the hands-on, kinesthetic approach of Waldorf and Montessori. (Tuesday January 9th, 2018 — Sonoma West - California)

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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Sent Back Some Spectacular Shots Of Jupiter “Juno is providing spectacular results, and we are rewriting our ideas of how giant planets work,” Scott Bolton, a principal investigator on the Juno program, said in a statement last February. (Monday January 8th, 2018 — HuffPost - USA)

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Across China: The Wutong clan: receiving an education in the mountains While many Chinese parents are pushing their children hard in the harsh exam-oriented environment of China's urban school system, Yun Xiang has left the city for the countryside, determined to raise her child in the arms of nature. ... Her son Dou Dou entered a private school based on the German Waldorf education theory, which emphasizes nature and the arts. (Monday January 1st, 2018 — Xinhua - Xinhuanet)

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Travel 2018: Chile's Biodynamic Wineries Offer Luxury Among The Vineyards Biodynamic wineries combine organic farming with other practices related to the health of the vineyard, including companion planting, having animals on the property and following a lunar calendar for sowing and harvesting — and, is a much longer subject. What it means for you as a traveler to Chile, however, are beautiful vineyards and experiences along with well-crafted wines. (Sunday December 31st, 2017 — Forbes - USA)

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It’s a Miracle! Wisdom Lays an Egg at Age 67 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) refuge staff recognized Wisdom, the world’s oldest known breeding bird, along with her mate Akeakamai, in late November; On Dec. 13 they spotted Akeakamai sitting on a nest, incubating an egg. (Saturday December 30th, 2017 — Care2.com - USA)

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