Monthly Archives: May 2012

Non-GMO Project

If you want to be GMO free in the US, you have a challenge ahead of you. It sounds like such a daunting task that most are apathetic about making any real change in their diet. I was happy to … Continue reading

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The Lexicon of Sustainability “The Story of an Egg”

I stopped buying eggs long ago that cost $1.79. Yes, I probably spend too much sometimes and know very well that I cannot always trust the marketing of “cage free” or “free range” labeling, I just try to buy the … Continue reading

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Fat Blossom Farm

Fat Blossom Farm in Southwest Michigan has 4 openings for their apprenticeship program during the months of May to October. Learn organic farming, community building, garden construction, trail building, and more.  They ask for a minimum 3 month commitment which … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Gardening

Los Angeles Guerrilla Gardening began in 2008 with the goal of transforming neglected public space without the need for those pesky permits. All plants are donated by nurseries, gardeners, and members of LAGG. See their website for more information, tips, … Continue reading

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The Field Lab

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While driving from NYC to Los Angeles in April 2012, I stopped by to visit John Wells at The Field Lab in the Southwest Texas desert. In 2008 he left NYC after 25 years, went off the grid, and has … Continue reading

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Vetsch Architektur

Peter Vetsch is an architect in Switzerland who builds unusual homes that incorporate many environmentally conscious techniques. He has built over 70 homes around the world, many of them with living roofs and very organic forms. It is easy to … Continue reading

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Hope in a Changing Climate

This film documents communities in China, Rwanda, and Ethiopia who are restoring large scale degraded ecosystems into healthy and economically viable environments. It also shows how the education and employment of local people is the key to this transformation of … Continue reading

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Highly Efficient Refrigeration

If you want to be independent of the grid, the first thing you must do is find ways to reduce your energy consumption. One of the biggest obstacles when preparing to build your own home off grid is the amount … Continue reading

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Does Composting Destroy Modified DNA?

Below is a link to a PDF regarding a study done in Nova Scotia by the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada to determine whether or not composting destroys modified DNA. Their conclusion is that composting, with the right conditions, can … Continue reading

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Bonita Domes Project

Bonita Domes is a large earthbag dome project underway in Joshua Tree, CA. See here for information regarding volunteer, intern, and crew positions that may be available. If you are interested in learning more about sustainable building techniques, this is … Continue reading

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