sustainability

voluntary simplicity

HIJACK THE HOLIDAYS: 4 ways to reclaim the season

HIJACK THE HOLIDAYS: 4 ways to reclaim the season

It was when I rounded the corner of the Walmart pet food aisle and discovered that the mechanical grinding that had served as...
December 14, 2014 × 0 comments

environment

WRITING IN THE SKY: Destroying the planet or keeping it healthy rests in human hands

WRITING IN THE SKY: Destroying the planet or keeping it healthy rests in human hands

The following article has been excerpted from The Anthropocene: The Human Era and How it Shapes Our Planet by Christian Schwägerl, a...
November 27, 2014 × 0 comments

permaculture / gardening

STAY GREEN: Growing indoor herb gardens

STAY GREEN: Growing indoor herb gardens

Hooray! You think, if you’re a vampire or an existentialist—it is now November, and soon darkness and coldness will smother...
November 10, 2014 × 0 comments

sustainable business

OPEN TO REINVENTION: The simplicity of spirit in a seemingly complex world  

OPEN TO REINVENTION: The simplicity of spirit in a seemingly complex world  

Recently, I spoke with a man who is a successful business consultant, one who turns around unhealthy businesses. He told me how...
October 27, 2014 × 0 comments

environment

WILDLIFE ISN’T A PROBLEM: Let’s stop calling it that

WILDLIFE ISN’T A PROBLEM: Let’s stop calling it that

Inevitably in late summer, we hear all kinds of stories about encounters with wildlife, either in parks or backyards, or from...
September 10, 2014 × 1 comment

sustainable development

VERTICAL VEGETATION: Green walls create a breathing garden of life in the city

VERTICAL VEGETATION: Green walls create a breathing garden of life in the city

With more than half the world’s population (75 per cent in the United States) living in cities or towns, and more people driving...
August 25, 2014 × 0 comments

sustainable agriculture

SHARE THE LAND: Garden sharing transforms urban lawns

SHARE THE LAND: Garden sharing transforms urban lawns

Local, organic food might be the most environmentally sustainable option in terms of feeding the planet, but for many people it...
July 20, 2014 × 0 comments

green living

COMPOSTING TOILETS: A drier alternative

COMPOSTING TOILETS: A drier alternative

This article was excerpted from The Wastewater Gardener, a book by Dr. Mark Nelson that takes a global look at how we are...
June 30, 2014 × 0 comments

sustainable agriculture

DANDELION, YOU’RE NOT SO BAD: Why do we kill you all the time?

DANDELION, YOU’RE NOT SO BAD: Why do we kill you all the time?

Consider the humble dandelion. We can all do this easily, because it’s everywhere. All the time. Look out your window—I’ll...
June 26, 2014 × 0 comments