sustainability

permaculture / gardening

PASSIONATE ABOUT POLYCULTURE: Joel Salatin, “lunatic farmer,” shares his inspiration for wholistic farming

PASSIONATE ABOUT POLYCULTURE: Joel Salatin, “lunatic farmer,” shares his inspiration for wholistic farming

When asked “How would our world look different if thousands of people did what you do?”, Joel Salatin answers without skipping...
March 31, 2014 × 0 comments

green living

DIY TIME: Make your own natural deodorant

DIY TIME: Make your own natural deodorant

If you don’t like being stinky, but you also don’t like slathering store-bought deodorants with questionable ingredients like...
March 24, 2014 × 0 comments

permaculture / gardening

GUIDE TO SEED STARTING: It’s already time to grow delicious vegetables!

GUIDE TO SEED STARTING: It’s already time to grow delicious vegetables!

It sounds like a lie, but it is, in fact, time to start thinking about planting seeds and growing veggies and herbs for the coming...
March 10, 2014 × 0 comments

voluntary simplicity

WINTER AWARENESS: How winter teaches us to live with less

WINTER AWARENESS: How winter teaches us to live with less

Winter is a cruel master. But as the icy fist of February squeezes us in its frozen and lightless grip, winter also inadvertently...
February 8, 2014 × 0 comments

sustainable economics

SACRED ECONOMICS: The balance of giving and receiving

SACRED ECONOMICS: The balance of giving and receiving

This year I didn’t set resolutions or goals. Instead, I chose a focus word (balance) to guide my decisions throughout the year....
January 25, 2014 × 2 comments

sustainable economics

CONSCIOUS CONSUMERISM: Thinking about the consequences of our actions

CONSCIOUS CONSUMERISM: Thinking about the consequences of our actions

We have the power to help our communities by shifting our spending patterns. Consumption links us to an interconnected web of...
January 13, 2014 × 2 comments

environment

MARS OR BUST: Why do we want to land a person on Mars?

MARS OR BUST: Why do we want to land a person on Mars?

A poll conducted by Explore Mars and Phillips & Company found that 71 per cent of Americans surveyed are confident that...
December 27, 2013 × 1 comment

sustainable business

SINGLE GARDEN SUSTAINABLE: Teabar by Teatulia [sustainable series]

SINGLE GARDEN SUSTAINABLE: Teabar by Teatulia [sustainable series]

A new series on The Mindful Word, Sustainable Series is featuring people, organizations and businesses that are contributing to...
December 17, 2013 × 2 comments

voluntary simplicity

OUTSMARTING SANTA: Alternative ways to gift give

OUTSMARTING SANTA: Alternative ways to gift give

The holiday season is undoubtedly the hardest time of year if you don’t love materialism because it’s the most manipulative...
December 15, 2013 × 0 comments