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Earthship: a new way to live

Michael Reynolds is an American architect based  New Mexico known for the design and construction of eartship. He is a proponent of “radically sustainable living”. He has been a critic of the profession of architecture for its failure to deal

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Posted in community, energy, industrial ecology, sustainable buildings, sustainable living, sustainable technologies

Population

I purpose a solution to these problems that some might consider against their religion or downright raciest.

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Posted in climate change, community, ecological degradation, ecological footprint, economic development, energy, food, government policy, pollution, sustainable buildings, sustainable development, sustainable living, US politics

Buy-Buy World?

When we talk about the effects of excessive consumption on the state of the world today, it’s worth noting that the “waste making system” we have become was, and still is, actively encouraged! This was particularly evident in the policies

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looking at myself

Here is a question that crossed my mind the other day:  What type of person is worst for the environment? The person who knows nothing about the environment; they have never taken a class on protecting our natural resources, nor

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The Story of Stuff

This 20 minute video, I thought, was really impressive. It discusses the life cycle of “stuff,” and how we, as consumers, need to take greater ownership in our purchasing behaviors. Government and Business play an important role in making “stuff”

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FOOD for THOUGHT

Several articles have flourished around the idea of carbon footprint of food, including groceries and fruit. In an article in the New York Times, the focus is on the environmental costs of shipping groceries around the world. For example, today,

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Recent study on food miles – They’re not what matters most!

As global warming has been up on the agenda this week, I believe many of you will find the following synopsis of a recent study on the impact of food-miles on CO2 emissions quite interesting.  The study is from two

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