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RAGS & RICHES: The culture shock of food waste vs. resource reclamation

RAGS & RICHES: The culture shock of food waste vs. resource reclamation

Reverse culture shock can be more challenging to deal with than culture shock itself. That shock is amplified depending how different...
August 31, 2016 × 0 comments

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SAVING MOTHER EARTH: Earthships provide the ultimate in sustainable living

SAVING MOTHER EARTH: Earthships provide the ultimate in sustainable living

I think the first time I stumbled across the concept of Earthships was in my Facebook feed, and I was immediately intrigued. I spend...
January 2, 2016 × 1 comment

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DUMPSTER DIVING: or, living off of the follies of consumer culture

DUMPSTER DIVING: or, living off of the follies of consumer culture

If you’ve ever walked behind a mall or restaurant at the end of the day, you may have noticed that a ton of garbage gets put out....
December 9, 2015 × 0 comments

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YES, I’M VEGAN: But I’m not having a worse time than you

YES, I’M VEGAN: But I’m not having a worse time than you

We can never do too much work dispelling myths about people who look or behave differently than we do. In vegan/non-vegan encounters...
August 25, 2015 × 2 comments

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DRY STATE CALLS FOR DRY URINALS: Why waterless urinals still aren’t in every bathroom

DRY STATE CALLS FOR DRY URINALS: Why waterless urinals still aren’t in every bathroom

“The drops are fat and heavy,” my daughter observes. “Yes, but sparse, despite the force of the pour, like you can’t possibly...
August 22, 2015 × 2 comments

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THE CALIFORNIA PLASTIC BAN: A proposition of compassion and mindfulness

THE CALIFORNIA PLASTIC BAN: A proposition of compassion and mindfulness

Walking out of the market, it suddenly hit me. Something different. Oh, that’s right. No one asked me if I would like to buy...
August 5, 2015 × 2 comments

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FEMININE HYGIENE: Menstrual products that are better for you and the environment

FEMININE HYGIENE: Menstrual products that are better for you and the environment

Every woman experiences menstruation, but not every woman knows the alternatives to disposable pads and tampons. Not only do alternatives...
August 2, 2015 × 5 comments

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MULTIPURPOSING: 5 items you can use for a variety of purposes

MULTIPURPOSING: 5 items you can use for a variety of purposes

The essence of green living is consuming less. You sort of can’t get away from that. Consuming less has too many environmental benefits—decreased...
June 11, 2015 × 0 comments

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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 misusing...
June 30, 2014 × 0 comments