The Power of Community

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Cohesive communities are a threat – or at least are as such perceived – to the powers-that-be (but really should not be) and it is for that very reason that such areas, such communities, are always targeted for break up and its residents for dispersal.

The Garden as Community

Green (Living) Review

Community is being formed through gardens in Denver, Colorado. The following excerpt takes us to Denver, where the urban garden has become a community of its own. The Garden as Community It’s hard to miss the East Thirteenth Street Garden on a summer afternoon.

Green Living 2.0, Sustainable Communities

Green Home Blog

Many of the Baby Boomers were born or grew up the 1960s and 1970s, which set the stage for all kinds of sustainable concepts from communal or community living to vegetarianism, or not eating meat. In fact, the community charter (bylaws, etc.)

Can Community Cure Cancer?

Elephant Journal

Can Community Cure Cancer? Composed by Gina Tang (IG: @tangwilltell) Like other epic tales, my story begins in the middle of action. Home alone with two kids under the age of four. The youngest with intense vomiting and diarrhea since the evening before. Me, feeling wobbly and weak.

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How Permaculture Can Restore Ecosystems & Communities

Green (Living) Review

Maddy Harland tells the story of the Shona African community who healed their damaged ecosystems. In the rural Shona African community in Zimbabwe, five villages of 7,000 people have joined together to form the Chikukwa Project, named after their local chief.

Community-based economic research

Environmental Economics

Some context for the  tool picture  from the local paper: Since 2008, students in Whitehead's classes have participated in community-based research through the university's Appalachian and Community Together Office, which links university classes with local nonprofit agencies.

Drake Landing Solar Community

Green Earth Journey

Site Link HERE In the town of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada the first solar powered community of North America has been in use since August 2007. All homes built in the community are finely crafted, single-detached homes with rear garages and breezeways.

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Interest in 'community supported agriculture' grows

Green (Living) Review

August Creek Farm joins the growing list of "community supported agriculture" operations across Illinois targeted to consumer demand for locally grown produce. community supported agriculture CSA growing food

Community conservation in action – Rotokare

10,000 Birds

This community based organisation has been working in rural Taranaki, near where I went up the mountain. While I have previously praised the efforts of the Department of Conservation and other large conservation organisations, so today let me sing the praises of smaller groups, specifically the Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust. Run along the same lines as the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, the site has had a large fence placed around it and the introduced mammals removed.

My community organic veggie garden’s growing up well in Israel

Green Prophet

Local community gardens growing organic veggies are certainly nothing new these days. Many large cities, such as New York City, have had community garden projects for years. Read more on community and home garden projects: Harlem Grown grows greens and girls in New York City.

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Community food gardens

Green Living Tips

HTML clipboardAn extension of the Victory Garden concept that developed during World War II, a community food garden (sometimes referred to as a food bank) is another way of producing more natural foods in an environmentally friendly way and increasing a community's food security

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Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD)

The Green Changemakers

Source: Nurture Development Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is an approach to sustainable community-driven development. Beyond the mobilisation of a particular community, it is concerned with how to link micro-assets to the macro-environment.

Simply Home: A tiny cohousing community grows in Portland

Green (Living) Review

It appears that a tiny house boom is well underway, and along with it comes a smattering of emerging tiny house communities. Whether they are tiny or otherwise, it takes a lot of work to keep an intentional community together. communities living with less small is beautiful

Airbnb helps its community travel greener

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News | Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, has announced a partnership with Nest, which reinvents unloved products in the home.

Loving Local: Place, Economy and Community

Green (Living) Review

A block of brownstone row houses in West Philadelphia became my place in the world – a place where I aspired to start a business, raise a family, and help build a strong and joyful community. Community economy green living localism

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Initiating Sustainability In Your Community

Environmental News Network

Imagine the challenge of building a sustainable community and warding off all pessimism and indifference. A UNESCO module stated that sustainability is to be attained at the local level and the community if it were to really make a difference. Now, let’s look at your community.

Get Involved In Your Community

Green Home Blog

Get Involved in Your Community. Earth Day isn’t just about the things we can do for our environment – it’s also about getting involved in your community to teach others the importance of being eco-friendly. So Greenhome wants you to help everyone in your community feel the benefits of living green. The number of community composting programs has dropped from 3,227 in 2002 to 3,090 in 2010. 5 Easy Ways to Get Involved in Your Community.

The Community Gardening Handbook – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

The Community Gardening Handbook Plant & Grow Together by Ben Raskin Published by Leaping Hare Press in association with Big Dig and the Soil Association February 2017 ISBN: 9781782404491 Price: £9.99 Join the community gardening revolution for a greener future!

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Coastal Communities Strike Back Against Erosion

Nature Conservancy - Science

The beach is disappearing in Grenville, Grenada and many coastal communities around the world face a similar situation. “It hurt my heart to see how [the beach] had been deteriorated,” says Norris Henry of St. Andrew’s Development Organization. “I

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Adventures in Community Supported Agriculture

Green Home Blog

Adventures in Community Supported Agriculture. My interest in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA for short) started at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C.

Community MPAs Fail to Protect Important Reef Fish

Nature Conservancy - Science

New science shows that community-managed protected are failing to protect two important reef fish species in the Solomon Islands. Fish & Fisheries Asia Pacific Endangered Species Fish Fisheries Indigenous Peoples Protected Areas TNC Science

State Of Texas Tried To Shut Down A Sustainable Community

Green (Living) Review

Earlier this year, the state of Texas brought several SWAT teams to the quiet and peaceful Garden of Eden Community and threatened its existence. Absolutely no drug related violations were found and all inhabitants of the community were unarmed.

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Community-based faculty/student economic research

Environmental Economics

If that includes you, I've updated by community-based research page: “Community-based research is a unique form of learning at Appalachian that directly collaborates with the community to answer questions and solve problems.”. A lot of people ask me what I've been up to for the past several years*.

Bringing together Permaculture & Spiritual Communities.

Elephant Journal

Combining mindful sustainable design with mindful-ness is the necessary key to bringing harmony to any community regardless of its central values. Building or being a part of a community is challenging and for long-term success permaculture and spirituality need integration.

Planning Appeal Success for Sustainable Community

Green (Living) Review

Community group, Rhiw Las, have won their planning appeal to build four low-impact smallholdings, where they will grow their own food, create their own energy, and develop their own ecological businesses.

Communities Take Root: Vote for Your Community Now!

The Green Samaritan

Neighborhoods all over the country have been nominated to receive free fruit orchards via Edy’s Fruit Bars and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation’s “Communities Take Root&# program.

Creating Community ~ Lesson Plans

The Green Changemakers

These lessons (arranged from lowest to highest grade levels) provide tools for developing empathy and understanding others , as students learn to value how diversity creates a strong and colourful classroom and community. Valuing Community lesson plan Link: [link]. Community Education

Community Gardens Sprout in Israeli Desert Town

Green Prophet

In September 2012, the Israeli desert city of Beersheva became the second municipality in Israel to staff the newly created post of community gardens coordinator. Community garden at the Center for the blind. . Public community gardens, which anyone can join.

Power to the People: Community Based Marine Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

Atwasi Swabir, Chairman of the Pate Marine Community Conservancy (PMCC), examines an angelfish caught by a spear fisherman off the Kenyan coast. I’m the only foreigner here, and I’m here to help our Africa Program support community based marine conservation in Kenya.

More than village gossip: how hyperlocal journalism is reinvigorating communities

Green (Living) Review

As local newspapers close and budget cuts put increasing pressure on remaining journalists, the hyperlocal journalism movement is stepping up to provide the services communities rely on. Community free press green living local media media

Practical guides for community economic change

Green (Living) Review

The guides have been researched and written using experience from active projects and community groups around the UK. A trio of ‘how to guides’ has been launched by the REconomy Project.

Surgeon General's prescription for health: walkable communities

Green (Living) Review

He is also calling for a redesign of our communities. Designing communities to encourage pedestrian activity will make it safer and easier for all users, including those with mobility limitations and other disabilities.

Nestlé 'UK's most hydrated community' push

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Nestlé Waters – yes, the very company whose CEO states that water is not a human right but must be a commodity – is running a exclusive retailer competition to find Britain's 'most hydrated community' this August.

Deer Advisor: Help for Communities Grappling with Abundant Deer Populations

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Nature Conservancy and Cornell University have launched Community Deer Advisor , a free online resource for communities seeking information about managing overabundant deer populations. Q: What challenges are deer creating for people and communities?

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Why Redefining our Community is more Important than Ever.

Elephant Journal

My departure from my attorney life in San Francisco came from a piling-on of discontent, not from my personal community, which was and is fantastic, but from the discord of a life not fully lived. Academy Alumni Adventure Elephant Academy Family Health & Wellness Right Livelihood Travel community connection global community.

An Open Letter to the Yoga Community.

Elephant Journal

The more conversations I have with those outside the yoga community, the more I’m convinced that many, if not most people, truly want and need the benefits that. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Yoga accessibility aparigraha community niyamas svadyaya yamas

Community based research

Environmental Economics

Here is a product of CBR Consulting (i.e., my benefit cost analysis class): We gathered email addresses at Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park a few weeks ago and sent an internet survey. Of the 106 people who agreed to be interviewed we've received responses from 60 and complete responses from 52 -- enough to do some basic analysis and provide information to local decision makers. The double log OLS recreation demand model is above (n=50). Price elasticity is -0.66

Making local woods work for Community Enterprises

Green (Living) Review

Fifty communities across the UK will receive support to transform unmanaged woodland into opportunities for jobs, leisure, education and services and to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

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For the Love of Community Living

Hug a Tree with Me

But mostly, I remember the genuine togetherness that community living demands, and I want it back. The house is old much too small for our needs, however, the main reason why I want out of this place is the lack of community/neighborhood feel. My childhood home was beautiful.

A Declaration of Interdependence; Creating Heart CommUnity.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today community enlightened society group love heart love openness

Community-based economics research at St. Mary’s College

Environmental Economics

It was certainly a very interesting experience to work with the community and get opinions on not only the survey, but the topic as well,” senior Kara Kotler said. “I Here is a great illustration of what professors can do with nonmarket valuation in the classroom: An economics class at St.

Beyond Food: Community Gardens as Places of Connection and Empowerment

Green (Living) Review

Due in part to the current swell of interest in the local food movement, since the early 2000s there has been a remarkable surge in the prevalence of community garden initiatives. Community gardens have been part of American cities since the late-19th century.

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Pioneering community renewables in Oxford

Green (Living) Review

A partnership between an Oxford-based social enterprise and the local Council provides a blueprint for financing community energy projects, writes Wendy Twist. More recently Oxford North Community Renewables raised £92,000 in three weeks to install 63.5kW of solar PV on two local schools.

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