Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Summit was a huge success! Yah Khai!!!

KNN-Environmental Awareness Department

The Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Summit which took place from January 23-25, 2009 in Atlanta Georgia was a resounding success! Conferees sojourned from as far as Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, New York, Mississippi, Florida, Oklahoma and of course from within Georgia to participate in this momentous event. Throughout the coming days, KNN will be featuring highlights from the Summit.

One such highlight was a dynamic presentation by Ahkote Birooreet E. Ben Or's on Renewable Energy where she focused on 'free energy' sources, such as the "Earth Battery". She demonstrated the energy present in a soil sample. Electricity charges were measured using a voltage detector, opper and brass plates, wires and an ice tray of soil and a significant charge was registered.

The same simple technology was used to detect a voltage reading for the "Human Battery" which proved a fascinating display of how humans also generate free energy. She held in her hands positive and negative poles connected to the voltage detector and invited participants to do participate in the experience as well and to get their voltage 'reading'. The reading was surprisingly higher when she wet her hands using water as an electric conduit. To say the least, it was fascinating to learn that we too carry a measurable and renewable energy charge!

The workshop on Environmental Protection which Ahkote Birooreet also facilitated resolved to raise the consciousness of all in their environments via instituting recycling of paper, plastics, aluminum, cooking oil and printer cartridges, to practice recycling in the Soul Vegetarian Restaurant chain as well as in the participants' homes. They also resolved to educate the public on humans' positive and negative impact upon the environment and how we can work collectively to decrease our negative impact on the environment.

For more information on getting involved with the work of the Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living team, please email Ahtur Keymah at or simply leave a comment here on KNN with your name and contact information (email address) and we will reply to you directly.

Thanks and stay tuned to KNN for the latest "green" updates!

There Are Many Gardens In The Garden

In Perfect Love and Peace,
Yehuda HaCohane
KNN-The Village of Peace
Dimona, Israel

All over the Kefar (the Village of Peace in Dimona, Israel-home of the African Hebrew Israelite Community), the people are planting food and herbs. With the advent of Ben Ammi's Restoration Village Document and DVD (2005/06) as the root and inspiration of this motion, there has been a rekindling of the passion for growing food in many individuals, and an instilling of a new energy in those who had never before grown anything. The Kefar is jumpin’ with Divine Green Consciousness!

The Ministry of Divine Agriculture headed up by Sar (Minister) Yadiel has essentially branched out and assisted the saints in being able to transform any and every available space or plot of dirt into a divine agri-garden area.

Ahk Elinatan, Ahk Avichai and the rest of the team of Divine Agri-Scientists are making an impact on the spirit of the people as Sar Yadiel’s years of experience; dedication and efforts continue to bear fruit. Halleluyah!

As you stroll through the Kefar today you can witness the growing of a variety of herbs and vegetables, some of which are even being grown in pots and on windowsills.

What gives this idea motivation is the variety of reasons that one might take to start gardening. Most surveys show that the majority of people who garden and grow vegetables say that they want that special homegrown flavor and the satisfaction of sustaining themselves by growing their own food. Others grow their own food to save money, and still other people garden just to have a nice hobby that provides pleasure and pride.

The pleasures of divine gardening are indeed many--getting outside, exercising, putting your hands in the sacred soil, growing things, and the special pride that comes with the harvest.

An even more profound concept on why a Son or Daughter of Yah should endeavor to garden and grow things is because of the relationship that we are fostering with Yah (the Creator) and His life-giving creation. It would literally be disrespect to the Creator to never cultivate a relationship with the Creation, plants in particular.

The contemporary mainstream society has directed the attention of the people towards “SELF”. It is however essential to “know thyself” but self-alone cannot be the focus of the life that you have been given. Yah is the source of our life and we should venture to serve and bond with Him while gleaning divine wisdom from all of those many experiences.

"For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations."
Isaiah 61:10-11

The disrespect that was spoken of earlier is of the same type that supports the idea that there can be such a man on this earth (in leadership) that can acknowledge that “God” created the whole planet, yet there is no continent, country, state or city in this so-called civilized earth/society that is governed by his laws and ways. Think about it! Change begins with you and I. We are to learn from the creation around us. Observe and be attentive.

“If you love it enough, anything will talk with you. Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.”

George Washington Carver

The Yah-inspired saints are the driving, motivating force that empowers the Kingdom. You provide energy to all the living. In this season plant a seed and grow a life.

Some Kefar keys to Living Divinely Green

* Eat enzyme rich foods and consider organically grown food as an investment in your health.

* Freeze leftovers and reinvent unsuccessful dinner experiments. Never throw anything away if it can be prevented.

* Grow sprouts and herbs indoors. Sprouting can be a very inexpensive and health vitalizing practice.

* Give edible gifts. They are greatly appreciated and can be healthier and less costly.

* Buy seasonal produce. It has a tendency to taste better and it costs much less.

* Cover what you are cooking. Water will boil faster and you’ll use less energy if you cover the pots while you cook.

* Use cloth napkins and shopping bags. Aside from being less costly and environmentally friendly, they are much more attractive than their paper and plastic counterparts.

* Carry your own lunch. This is a habit that will save you thousands; and protect your health.

Iceland’s Government Collapses

Iceland’s coalition government collapsed Monday, the latest fallout from a global financial crisis
By Judy Dempsey
New York Times

Iceland’s coalition government collapsed Monday, the latest fallout from a global financial crisis that has sparked angry demonstrations against governments across Europe.

Prime Minister Geir Haarde said he was unwilling to meet the demands of his coalition partners, the Social Democratic Alliance Party, which had insisted upon getting the post of prime minister to keep the coalition intact, The Associated Press reported from Reykjavik, the Icelandic capital.

Last week, Mr. Haarde called elections for May, bringing forward a vote originally scheduled for 2011, after weeks of protests by Icelanders angered by soaring unemployment and rising prices. But Mr. Haarde said he would not lead his Independence Party into the new elections because he needed treatment for cancer.

Iceland has been in crisis since the collapse of its banks because of massive debt in September and October, with its currency, the krona, plummeting. The country’s commerce minister, Bjorgvin Sigurdsson, quit Sunday, citing the pressures of the economic collapse, The A.P. reported.

The demonstrations in Iceland, which have also demanded the resignation of governor of the nation’s central bank, have been mirrored elsewhere in Europe.

The Latvian government, which this month pushed through wage and spending cuts but also tax hikes in order to cope with the banking crisis, faced demonstrations that turned into violent riots. Neighboring Lithuania also had to contend with protesters after the government introduced a package of austerity measures to protect the financial sector.

In southern Europe, tens of thousands turned out in the Spanish city of Zaragoza last week to press the local authorities to deal with soaring unemployment as the country’s construction and retailing industries are hit by the global downturn. And in Greece, the government is still coming to terms with widespread student protests against education reforms.

In all cases, the demonstrations have had a mix of sentiments — anti-globalization, anti-capitalist and anti-reform.

See: Iceland’s Government Collapses