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As part of it’s free Wellbeing Happy Hour series, Stars’n’Bars welcomes two women to talk about feng shui and psychogenealogy on Tuesday, November 21.
Feng shui specialist Tiina Gallas, founder of OZERA Interiors, graduated as an Interior Architect from the École Nationale du Bâtiment in France with a specialisation in Sustainable Interior Design. She then went on to obtain a Feng Shui Interior Designer certificate from the New York Institute of Art & Design.
“Today, many of us strive for a healthy, joyful and balanced living in this fast-paced modern world and a well-designed space can contribute to finding harmony in our lives,” the native Finn, who has lived in the region for 15 years, said.
“My specialisation in feng shui and ecological interior design will help create balanced, healthy and harmonious interiors without forgetting aesthetic details, the touch of luxury, sensuality and beauty.”
The second guest speaker on Tuesday is Nancy Novena, an authorised Bach flower consultant. It was in the 1930s when British homeopath Edward Bach claimed that the dew found on flower petals retain imagined healing properties of that plant.
Ms Novena uses Bach flower techniques to reharmonise emotions – to build self-confidence and find happiness and inner peace – as well as for psychogenealogy, a form of therapy that identifies and provides insight into negative patterns that can be transmitted across generations.
Stars'n'Bars weekly health hour, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, takes place at the downstair's bar and provides an opportunity to meet wellbeing specialists while enjoying complimentary snacks. No entre fee or reservation required.
Tuesday, November 28, features Beauty Concept’s Salima and Habiba Vilches of Reiki Usui.
Article first published November 18, 2017.
Following the success of the first solar flight around the world, the Solar Impulse Foundation launched the second phase of its programme – the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions – during COP23, with the goal of selecting 1,000 solutions that can protect the environment in a profitable way, and bring them to decision makers at COP24, the Foundation reports.
“We need to embrace efficient technologies, because they are much more than ‘ecological’, they are ‘logical’. They create jobs and generate profit, while also reducing CO2 emissions and protecting the environment. Even if climate change didn’t exist, they would make sense. Clean growth is much better than the dirty status quo we have today,” said Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation.
The Constituent Assembly of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions took place on Wednesday, November 15, in the Bonn Zone of COP23, launching the flagship initiative, with Prince Albert starting the countdown on stage.
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This is a major milestone for the World Alliance, which at present already counts 474 members that together combine more than 500 potential solutions. It can now officially begin to identify and select Efficient Solutions, which it defines as products, services, clean technologies and processes, not limited to the production of renewable energy, that are profitable and sustain economic growth, while protecting the environment and optimising the use of natural resources.
“Today, thousands of solutions exist that can boost economic growth while preserving nature, but they remain unknown to decision makers and are not implemented at industry level,” said Bertrand Piccard. “Our goal is to select 1000 solutions that are both clean and profitable and bring them to decision-makers to demonstrate that they must urgently stop compromising for minimal targets and adopt much more ambitious environmental and energy policies.”
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Examples of potential solutions already submitted by Members range from deep water offshore turbines, solar desalination plants, containers to transform organic waste into energy, air filters that capture C02 emissions and turn them into renewable fuels, hydrogen-based devices that can be added on cars to increase fuel efficiency, to free electric car chargers. Over the next year, all solutions submitted will be assessed to evaluate their deployability, sustainability and viability.
Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UN Environment, added: “Doom and gloom won’t get us anywhere, and let’s not forget that climate change is a problem that we can innovate our way out of. What we need are concrete solutions that can be applied at scale. These solutions are already out there, but many are hidden — in places like research labs and small start-ups, or otherwise as pilot projects that never made it to scale. It’s important now more than ever to put these solutions in the limelight and show what is possible when we embrace positive change.”