EcoDeaf Chicago, ILabout me Â I'm 68 yrs. old. Â I was hard of hearing, slowly becoming deaf when I earned my B.S. in Agriculture at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale in 1974. Â Between 1976 and 1988 I lived, worked and shared ownership of a self -sufficiency oriented farming collective near Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois. Â I've been practicing Tai Chi ...
Tue, Nov 03 2015
EcoDeaf Explore a Deeper Meaning to Life with HÃœMÃœH Buddhismâ€” Â Everyone is welcome to come for retreat at HÃœMÃœHâ€™s beautiful Skycliffe Monastery/Life Science Centre in Westbridge, British Columbia. All retreat programs are accessible to the deaf and hard-of-hearing. There are opportunities during live Teachings to ask the Spiritual Teacher, Wisdom Master Maticintin...
Sat, May 17 2014
Grateful Desert Gathering: November 23-30, 2013
EcoDeaf The Grateful Desert Gathering Celebrating the Sustainable Signing Community November 23-30, 2013 Terlingua, Far West TexasÂ Â - in - Big Bend CountryÂ To confirm your spot or to get more information, write to cassandrasirena @ gmail . com A note from Cassa:Â Hello Everybody! It is time of the year, where we gather together and celebrate sustainabilit...
Fri, Oct 11 2013
Gino Shares His Suburban Sprawl Experience Out in the...
EcoDeaf Gino grew up with farms around his property. Recently, many lands used to grow food and raise farm animals were sold to property developers which led to the boom of suburbia. Gino is holding onto his land for his horses and chickens while watching his country disappears. What can we do to stop the spread of suburbanization? Thanks Gino, for the vlog.
Wed, May 29 2013
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A Quick Tour Outside of the Eco-Friendly House in Leveque,...
EcoDeaf Tony gives a quick tour outside of Williams's eco-friendly home in Leveque, Haiti. Emmanuel Jacq volunteered to be the cameraman and contributed a few minutes of his time to EcoDeaf.Â Emmanuel is the co-founder and the executive director ofÂ the International Deaf Emergency (IDE). Â Visit www.ideafe.org to learn more about the work of IDE in Haiti.*Please note that I ...
Sat, May 11 2013
The Truth about GMOS- explained in ASL!
EcoDeaf Want to learn more about GMOs and non-GMOS? Amy Weaver explains it all in ASL- in this video.More truths about GMOS...
Mon, Apr 29 2013
Deaf Haitians Rescuing & Saving Deaf Baby Wilson From...
EcoDeaf This video shows the latrine where Deaf Baby Wilson was thrown in by the hearing parents, then eventually rescued and saved by the Deaf Haitians in the village of Leveque at Cabaret, Haiti.Â Please allow 17 seconds to pass by before the video actually starts playing. Tony had to record the video playing on an outdated MP3 player with the iPhone, then it was transf...
Fri, Apr 26 2013
Sainteloi Williams Talks about the Deaf Village in Leveque,...
EcoDeaf Sainteloi Williams talks about how a group of Deaf Haitians banded together and relocated to the village of Leveque after earthquake struck Port-au-Prince in 2010. Williams shares how the Deaf villagers discovered and saved a Deaf baby who was thrown down in the latrine, or commonly known as the pit toilet, by the hearing parents. Imagine what it would be like to relo...
Sat, Apr 20 2013
A Deaf Haitian Showing Friends on How to Peel and Cut a...
EcoDeaf Â Peel and cut the mango the right way to get the most fruit out of it.Mackenson Saint Louis shows the 410 Bridge Group members of 2013 April 5th-13th on how to peel and cut a mango like the Haitians do. Mackenson is one Deaf leaders from the Deaf Village in Leveque which is located in the country of Cabaret, Haiti. The film was recorded by Tony Brucato.Stay tuned for...
Mon, Apr 15 2013
Solar Liberty Foundation Donated Solar Kits to the Deaf...
EcoDeaf Translation for non-signers: "Hello. My name is Tony Brucato. I am from Buffalo, New York. I came to Solar Liberty Foundation, which is is abbreviated as SLF. SLF is founded and run by Paige Mecca. SLF's mission is to donate solar kits to poor, developing nations. The kits provide solar energy. SLF donated four solar kits to the Deaf Village in Leveque, Haiti. Here I ...
Thu, Mar 28 2013
EcoDeaf Anthony gives a brief demo on how to use miswak.Â Miswak is a natural twiggy toothbrush and it is still commonly used in Africa and Middle East. Miswak has been around for thousands of years and there is no reason to discontinue it due to having modern toothbrushes and dental care. Cleaning the teeth with miswak is naturally fun and it has benefits such as reducing th...
Mon, Mar 18 2013
Natural Childbirth Classes: Bradley Method
EcoDeaf Pregnant? Living in the DC Metro area? Want the best possible birth experience for you and your baby? Come learn about natural childbirth using the Bradley Method.Â Classes will prepare you and your partner for labor and birth. Topics include nutrition, exercise, creating a birth plan, the stages of labor, birth and postpartum. Heather Kendrick, instructor, ...
Fri, Feb 08 2013
Natural Calcium Supplements --- from Eggs!
EcoDeaf Before you toss your egg shells into the compost bin, remember there's another use for them!Darla shares how to make your own natural calcium supplement using egg shells.
Mon, Jun 28 2010
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A successful Eco-Deaf Clothes Swap!
EcoDeaf Many of the deaf women who showed up at this event discussed about how they benefited from the clothes exchange: They socialized, they met new people, they shared delicious food recipes and craft ideas, and their children made friends with and played with other children (and some even tried on clothes, see the little toddler trying on in front of mirror).Not only did ...
Mon, Jun 07 2010
Going Green: Deaf Kids Share Ideas on How to Reduce Our...
EcoDeaf Going Green! was the theme of an annual contest hosted by Gallaudet's Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Over 645 entries were submitted from all over the USA and Canada from deaf and hard of hearing children and this online magazine shows their essay, art and photos of their ASL video submissions.Hosting a Green contest means they need to walk their talk....
Sat, Jun 05 2010
Fantasy Challenge! Show a Fantasy World at DeafNation World...
EcoDeaf During the DeafNation World Expo in Las Vegas (July 18-23, 2010) this summer there will be an ASL entertainment contest for "Fantasy Night."Elise "Lisi" Whitworth invites EcoDeaf readers to submit a video showing a fantasy of a thoroughly sustainable and healthy world/lifestyle. Are you up for the challenge of creating a piece that attracts attention to this fantasy...
Fri, May 21 2010
Composting is so Easy, Deaf 1st Graders Show you How!
EcoDeaf Jarrod and Estelina, Deaf six-year-old 1st graders at the California school for the Deaf talk about composting in American Sig Language.Many thanks, @yatesburns for permission to post on EcoDeaf!
Sun, May 09 2010
Gallaudet Goes Carbon-Neutral for Earth Day
EcoDeaf by Rhea Yablon KennedyFacilities administrators display a "C-Neutral Certificate" from energy supplier Hess declaring that Gallaudet went 100 percent carbon neutral on April 22 in honor of Earth Day. Pictured (from left) are William Banks, facilities project engineer; Meloyde Batten-Mickens, executive director of Facilities; and Stephen Kalmus, chief engineer in Utili...
Fri, Apr 23 2010
Gallaudet Cafeteria becomes more Green-er
EcoDeaf Members of Green Gallaudet environmental organization shares how the Gallaudet cafeteria has gone green-er!
Thu, Mar 25 2010
GROWH- A eco-lifestyle coaching firm run by a Deaf woman
EcoDeaf [link] checking out Kiss-Fist, an online magazine for the signing community, I came across an article about Shanada Schwartz, a Deaf woman who has set up her own lifestyle coaching firm called "Grow Holistically". I watched her video...This is the first and only one of its kind to provide consultations in American Sign Language via videophone. Aside from this unique ...
Sat, Feb 06 2010
Deaf Breastfeeding Symbol Found in Various Places
EcoDeaf Earlier, there was a post on EcoDeaf about Breast is Best, which shared that Matt Daigle, a Deaf man, designed the now international symbol for breastfeeding. I read that post, and then the very next day, I went to a DC coffeeshop on H street Northeast, and saw a thick stack of postcards with Daigle's Breastfeeding symbol and some information about DC laws related to...
Sat, Dec 05 2009
Breast is Best!
EcoDeaf Did you know that the international breastfeeding symbol was designed by a deaf person? Matt Daigle created this icon which is now used worldwide.Theres even a facebook group for deaf breastfeeding moms as well for information and support.
Tue, Dec 01 2009
Becoming an eco-conscious ASL Teacher
EcoDeaf One of the best things about ASL in the academic environment is that it requires less paper. Becoming an ASL teacher has helped me realize how eco-friendly this type of class can become...By using ASL in the classroom...-We reduce the use of paper and ink...-We reduce noise pollution...-We bring a sense of community with our ASL stories... -And... we can use the langu...
Sat, Oct 10 2009
EcoDeaf From Sixwise.com:When you step into your hot shower, you are inadvertently exposing your body to a slew of toxins that can damage your health, inside and out.These toxins stem from a chemical that is added to the water supply on purpose, ironically to kill bacteria. The chemical is chlorine, and it's added to all public water supplies to kill disease-causing bacteria ...
Mon, Jun 29 2009
Book Review: Planetwalker
EcoDeaf Feel like reading an inspirational book over the summer?Read Planetwalker.Planetwalker is a life story about John Francis, PhD who gave up his car to walk around for the next 22 years. After John witnessed the oil spill in the ocean not too far from his hometown, he became disgusted with the increasing negative impacts on the environment from modern human endeavors...
Thu, Jun 04 2009
Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz - in ASL by Rev. Jill...
EcoDeaf Rev. Jill Lestina talks about the Four Agreements written by Don Miguel Ruiz. Her vlogs/blogs are full of wisdom, love, and sharing happiness. Visit her blog here.----------------------------Jill attempts to explain in ASL about an ancient Toltec wisdom, "The Four Agreements", that offer powerful tools which can transform your lives to a new experience of freedom, t...
Tue, May 12 2009
Earth Day Video - Proof CFL Bulbs Rock!
EcoDeaf On recent Earth Day (April 22), Jennifer Nasukiewicz, Summer Crider and myself went to the Mall (not an indoor shopping mall, but a outdoor area between the U.S. Capitol and the Lincoln statue). There was an Earth Day celebration, and this awesome hands-on bike shows why CFL's trumps regular light bulbs hands down. Go to your nearest hardware store to replace your b...
Mon, Apr 27 2009
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Honoring Mother Earth, Cherishing Our Future
EcoDeaf Thus was the theme of the Deaf Women of New England (DWNE) 2008 Conference held in Burlington, VT from November 14 to November 16th.Women from New England convened that weekend for what Keri Ogrizovich, the organizer, had designed to be an eco-friendly conference. Amidst recycled paper, beverage glasses that were reused, and vegetarian meals, the women in attendance ...
Wed, Apr 08 2009
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DEAF AYAHUASCA RETREAT: Summer 2009
EcoDeaf Meghan Shannon shares an exciting opportunity to engage in ayahuasca shamanism in Peru this summer. Visit Infinite Light and read the description of the trip below to get more information!DEAF AYAHUASCA RETREAT!Spiritual Healing and Wisdom in a Village in the Sacred Amazon Jungles of Peru! June 28 - July 7, 2009Welcome to the wild world of...
Fri, Apr 03 2009
An Eco-friendly music video created by deaf and hard of...
EcoDeaf See Earthman's "H2O" music video signed by kids from the League for the Hard of Hearing Camp MOST in Florida. This is part of the Earthman.tv Project.This music video was discovered through D-PAN's community videos webpage. Thank you D-PAN for sharing this inspiring video with us!To check out more of Earthman's videos, go to their Youtube site.If you created eco-music...
Sun, Mar 22 2009
How to Compost Food Scraps
EcoDeaf (It is a little hard to read fingerspelling. I can make a script upon request)You can compost raw food scraps by covering it with hay. Food scraps make nitrogen while layers of hays make carbon. Dump one part of food scraps then cover it with three parts of hay. Over the time, it will become fine looking dirt called hummus. Then you can transport hummus to the garden ...
Sun, Mar 08 2009
How to make home made Seedling Containers
EcoDeaf Why buy plastic containers when it is bad for the environment? Save money by reusing newspapers. Use newspapers with soy ink is recommended. This is cheap and great way to germinate vegetable seeds for your backyard garden.
Wed, Mar 04 2009
Picture a Greener Gallaudet
EcoDeaf Green Gallaudet presented an e-photo showcase of campus community members sharing tips on how they went green, and how you can, too!This is an event that honored the National Teach-In (formerly called Focus The Nation), which engages over a million Americans in solutions-driven dialogue on how to make our impoverished planet a prosperous one for our descendants.The e-...
Sun, Feb 22 2009
EcoDeaf Produced by Trees of One - Thank you for sharing this wonderful video about forgiveness with EcoDeaf readers ~Forgiveness from Trees of One on Vimeo.
Mon, Feb 09 2009
Love Thyself: The Message from Water
EcoDeaf Deaf vlogger, Jill Lestina, did a vlog on her website about a book called "Love Thyself: The Message from Water III", written by Dr. Emoto. She asked Ecodeaf to share this vlog with the Eco-Deaf community. We thank you, Jill, for sharing this information with us, for showing us a great example of how humans and nature are emotionally connected.
Sat, Jan 17 2009
What is Weather Glass Barometer?
EcoDeaf Dan Murdoch explains what the weather glass barometer is and how it works. It can forecast what the weather will be like in the next two or three days. If you are interested to learn more about different weather barometers after viewing the video, go to [link] you are using a weather glass barometer at home, please share your experience with us.Thank you, Dan Murdo...
Sun, Jan 11 2009
An Hydrologic Engineering Project
EcoDeaf How do Boston and Chicago compare in their efficient use of water? Alexander Balsley, a Northeastern University senior majoring in civil engineering, reports based on his trip to Chicago as part of his Hydrologic Engineering course. Further discussion and inquiries are welcome. Thanks, Alex, for sharing!
Thu, Jan 08 2009
EcoDeaf Another wonderful video produced by treesofone - thank you for allowing EcoDeaf to post this wonderful video about the importance of peace for all!
Tue, Jan 06 2009
EcoDeaf Video produced by treesofone, thank you for allowing EcoDeaf to post this wonderful video about the importance of compassion and love for all!
Sat, Dec 20 2008
EcoDeaf in NADmag!
EcoDeaf (click on photos to enlarge/to read)p.s. Although this issue came out July/August, as a green NAD member, I specifically requested that I receive no paper mailings from NAD. This morning, I found this magazine in my roomate's stash and finally read it for myself! This article put a big smile on my face! Kudos to Elizabeth Sorkin and her wonderful writing, and Jessic...
Sun, Dec 07 2008
Shamanic Retreat in Peru
EcoDeaf Meghan Shannon, whose EcoDeaf Bio is posted below shares some exciting news with us...Hey everyone, I wanted to make sure everyone knew about the first ever Deaf and Hearing Signers Shamanic Retreat in the Amazon Region of Peru! Historically, it is hard for hearing people to find good, safe, powerful shamans out in these small villages, where spirituality is natural f...
Wed, Jun 04 2008
EarthGirl pushing for a greener Gallaudet!
EcoDeaf This film was created by a proud EcoDeaf member, Miss Jody Barrong, as a final project for one of her classes at Gallaudet University. Many thanks for your super-green powers! You inspire us!
Tue, May 27 2008
TaylerInfomedia Sets A Green Example
EcoDeaf As you all know, Earth Hour is coming up this Saturday from 8 to 9 pm in your time zones, wherever you are. The goal is to turn off all the lights in your house, at work, in your car (I wouldn't recommend turning off the headlights on your car while driving, though ;)). Tayler comments on his blog: "I signed TaylerInfomedia up as a business at EarthHour.org...
Thu, Mar 27 2008
EcoDeaf Description Who: YOU! Everyone around the world What: [link] When: March 29, 2008, 8pm your local time Where: In your own home and/or workplace Why: To create AWARENESS about energy consumption On March 29th, 2008 at 8pm local time Earth Hour will commence ALL AROUND THE WORLD. Created to take a stand against the greatest threat our planet has ever faced, ...
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