Solutions to our problems

TROM is a project that aims to showcase in detail the root causes of most of today’s problems and proposes realistic solutions to solve those problems.

Website: https://www.tromsite.com

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Why bother?

The question recently asked by someone that is following the international site and has been visiting our site in SA. Well Hayden the challenge is to start a chapter in your area educate yourself and those around you about matters concerning sustainability and spread the word about a resource based economy as an alternative to the monetary system. Please share your successes, we here in South Africa need your guidance and motivation

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no electricity water pump.

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http://www.hithenews.com/eco-friendly-water-pumps-without-electricity-273.html

Do you know what a ‘trompe’ is? check out how to make compressed gas without using electricity.

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My drop in the ocean

David Mitchell
“My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”

― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
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In order to bring about effective change, we need a collective onslaught against old paradigms, ritualistic and religious beliefs that have been used to manipulate and enslave humankind with a disregard to other creatures and our environment. I educate myself and others while doing something practical to change the world. My lecture theatre is my lounge and sometimes my vegetable garden. I mostly educate myself but from time to time people cross my path and I have the opportunity to plant a seed so to speak. Sometimes I get to water it but mostly I hope that it will germinate and sprout a revolution.

MY RESISTANCE IS FERTILE

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Starting my revolution from the ground up. Actually from below the ground if you take into account that Im making my own compost. I reused old coffee tins to collect all vegetable scraps and fruit peels and I collect grass clippings from neighbours. After a few weeks I have a heap of compost aka black gold aka ‘gun powder’ with which to arm my revolution.
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I didnt know that purple cauliflower existed. Colonising my yard and my mind since December 2014
purple cauliflower

Cabbages looking awesome.
cabbage

LEEKS
Leeks

Every week a group of volunteers get together after spending the week getting donations of clothes and ingredients for a soup kitchen organised by Ephemera.org.za for Phumlani informal settlement in Lotus River Cape Town
Whenever TZMSA Cape Town has an event, we encourage attendees to bring along a donation for Ephemera’s Food share project. We create a master blend of veggie soup thats nutritious and wholesome. For R350 we make 70L of soup and serve approxiately 500g portions of soup plus 2 slices of bread to 100 people which amounts to R3,50 per portion and that includes the gas used for fuel
pot of soup
Next phase in our war strategy is to start vegetable gardens wherever there’s a piece of unused ground in Phumlani.
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VIVA FREE FOOD REVOLUTION

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An intro to political corruption

Does corruption work the same here in South Africa? Is it ok, if it is, then the majority dont have the money to bribe political parties and government. If it isn’t right then what can be done about it.
I think Buckminster Fuller said, ‘design a far superior system that renders the present system obsolete.

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Z-day Cape Town 2015

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The Zeitgeist Movement Cape Town chapter will be hosting a Z-day event on Saturday 14 March 2015 at 4pm. We will be hosting a few speakers, covering topics on sustainability. Seating is limited so please send me an email to let me know if you will be joining us so that we can prepare if numbers exceed the available resources.
Thank you
TZM Cape Town co ordinating team

address: 12 Polaris road Nerissa Estate Lansdowne Cape Town
email: michael@tzmsa.co.za
tel: 0827233780
GPS co ordinates: 33.994 S, 18.515 EGPS co ordinates: 33.994 S, 18.515 E

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Radical new economic system will emerge from collapse of capitalism

Current economic system is headed for collapse says Jeremy Rifkin. Photograph: Linda Nylind/Linda Nylind

At the very moment of its ultimate triumph, capitalism will experience the most exquisite of deaths.

This is the belief of political adviser and author Jeremy Rifkin, who argues the current economic system has become so successful at lowering the costs of production that it has created the very conditions for the destruction of the traditional vertically integrated corporation.

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The Real Reason For The 40-Hour Workweek

DAVID CAIN, RAPTITUDE
JUN. 27, 2014, 11:56 AM 182,614 33

I’ve only been back at work for a few days, but already I’m noticing that the more wholesome activities are quickly dropping out of my life: walking, exercising, reading, meditating, and extra writing.

The one conspicuous similarity between Read more ›

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This Mandela Day, I Pray For Global Lucidity

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Men like Mandela are my last vestige of hope.

Yesterday saw a tragic death of 4 Palestinian children who were killed in the crossfire of war… and the world is up in arms while…  Read more ›

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Be your own leader

You need to stop looking to man for leadership and get off your behind and become your own leader. The problem with looking to others for leadership is that you then have someone to blame when things go wrong whereas most people dont or wont blame themselves for their ignorance. Man is fallable and we always place an unjust, high expection on our fellow man. When he fails, then we are disappointed, not because he failed, that possibility is a reality, its because we expect him to do everything for us. Your knowledge affects me and my knowledge affects you. Your ignorance affects me and my ignorance affects you. We need to take responsibility for our own education and then those around us. With increased knowledge comes confidence and power and a simmering in your spirit. A fire will be ignited inside of you that will compel you to change and in so doing, change your environment which collectvely, ultimately changes the world.

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