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.)

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.

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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.

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.

6 Steps to Building Conscious Community.

Elephant Journal

It’s time to talk about community building. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green WAYLON: Today Only alternative living building community connection cooperative Intentional Community sharing

Good News for Elephants: How These Communities Reduced Poaching by 35 Percent

Nature Conservancy - Science

Here’s rare good news for African elephants: In northern Kenya, elephant poaching on community conservancies has been reduced by 35 percent since 2012. For years, conservationists have held a deep conviction: For African wildlife to be protected, communities must benefit.

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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.

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.

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Yoga Retreat Celebrates 17 Years of Learning & Practice in Community.

Elephant Journal

Their initial plan was to follow in the footsteps of the Southwest and Yoga Journal style conferences, bringing in a few big-name teachers to draw in registrat. Enlightened Society Yoga Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today and Ellen Smith austin Charles MacInerney Donna Belk Texas Yoga Retreat yoga festival

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?

Why do Coastal Communities Invest in Nature? It’s Not Science.

Nature Conservancy - Science

The science is clear: natural habitat can help protect coastal communities against erosion, sea-level rise and storms. But what does it take for communities to invest in these natural solutions? This is probably no surprise: costs and benefits are important to communities.

Favorite Son: A Story of Community and Conservation

Conservancy Talk

The Trust puts communities in charge of their own natural resources and creates ways for people to earn income by protecting wildlife and using resources sustainably. He is a Samburu from the West Gate community in Kenya’s rugged northern rangelands and the second of 17 children.

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Restoration Pays Off in Reduced Flooding for Coastal Community

Nature Conservancy - Science

Many New York and New Jersey coastal communities experienced severe flooding during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. How can communities evaluate the economic benefits of restoration projects at a scale that is meaningful for their decisions?

How we can Use food to Connect & Heal Communities.

Elephant Journal

In the hopes of demystifying the "how" behind returning to our roots, here are some fun ideas for taking action: Blog Enlightened Society Food Right Livelihood community farming eat local Farmers Markets food sharing gardening local food self-sufficiency

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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Why Conservation Needs Women: Supporting Women’s Networks for Community Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

And most of them had never even visited the Arnavon Islands, where their communities have led conservation efforts to protect this endangered species for more than 20 years. Specifically, community conservation often takes place largely without women, and that’s not a good thing.

7 Questions to Ask: Finding a Yoga Community to Enrich our Personal Practice.

Elephant Journal

Yoga class community practice questions students studio teachersIn my own life and practice, I’ve noticed that the people whose company I enjoy the most are often those I meet at.

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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.

Community is Family. {Photos}

Elephant Journal

Big Community. Small World. See the first in the series: Inspiring Photos: Celebrating the grace & grit of Mothers around the World. With thanks to our media partner, Vitamin Angels, for sharing such sweet stories for this Mother’s Day! In an extremely remote, mountainous region of India, there is a group of women who meet to preserve […].

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Seattle Has Plans for Nation’s Largest Community Food Forest


Read More The post Seattle Has Plans for Nation’s Largest Community Food Forest appeared first on Ecorazzi. Washington state, a longtime leader in sustainable culture, has plans to add a seven acre urban food forest right in the middle of Seattle.

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.

Designing Agricultural Watersheds with Science and Community Engagement

Nature Conservancy - Science

This workshop was years in the making and was only one step in a long collaborative process to quantify how better watershed management upstream can provide improved water quality and other benefits to communities downstream.

Elk Antlers on the Prairie: A Shed Hunt to Benefit the Local Community

Nature Conservancy - Science

They’re collected by community members and sold to benefit the local 4-H and FFA groups. This overpopulation stresses the habitat in particular aspen communities. It is also a way to involve the local community.

Why You Should Start a Sustainable Community & Grow your own Food.

Elephant Journal

Bicycle Ecofashion Green Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only communal living community consciousness green natural life organic farming organic food permacultureSustainable living is not just about goals of things to accomplish. It is a total lifestyle a way of thinking and doing that is not done in part.

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Community Solar Gardens


Last year, Colorado passed the first state law to create "community solar gardens" and the recent release of draft rules for Community Solar Gardens may open the floodgates, turning distributed solar power into democratic solar power. Want to go solar but you have a shady roof?

Eco Villages and Beyond: 10 Communities Across the World


From tree house villages in Costa Rica to yoga communes in Hawaii, these 10 intentional communities are havens of peace, creativity and sustainability. Read More. Causes Environment Featured Lifestyle News

An Important Lesson on Boundaries from Sex Positive Communities.

Elephant Journal

Using the sex positive community as a model for communication and consent, we can learn to establish proper broundaries with the people around us. Arts & Culture Equal Rights Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Literary Journal Love & Relationships Non New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) boundaries community consent relationships setting boundaries sex positivity

The Importance of Parks: Embracing the Diversity of our Communities.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today diversity homeless community mental health problems parksAll over the United States something wonderful is happening. Something eclectic, creative and spontaneous.

Citizenship & Community Spirit

Green (Living) Review

In addition to that what is lacking so much today is community spirit; the spirit to get involved in actions for the community and also simply being part of the community proper. Proper community is what makes us tick, as human beings, but proper community has been created away by the powers-that-be and now they want to resurrect it. Community spirit now is something that you can't teach but was once something that just seems to have been there.

Surviving the Ups & Downs of Living in a Spiritual Community.

Elephant Journal

Being in spiritual communities, with the help of meditation practice, has mainly helped me accept people as they are and not the way I want them to be. Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Meditation Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) acceptance Almass Chogyam Trungpa communication Joesph Goldstein letting it go meditation

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Private electricity grids fueled by renewable energy the future for communities

Green (Living) Review

The company has launched ZEN Communities – an “end to end” service from power generation through to networks and retailing to deliver low cost renewable energy direct to entire communities. ZEN Energy Director of Innovation Richard Turner founded the company in South Australia 11 years ago and has overseen its evolution from solar panel installer to Australia's first dedicated “community energy provider”.

Tackling the Stigma of Mental Health in the South Asian Community.

Elephant Journal

“Young lady, you are not being rational. You don’t have cancer. Stop crying!” I was having a severe panic attack. It was 14th September 2008, at New York’s Port Authority. As I experienced heart palpitations, increased blood pressure, shortness of breath and extreme sweating, a bystander called 911 and stated that I was having a seizure. […].

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Mindful Gifts for a Global Community.

Elephant Journal

It seems that today more than ever we need meaningful connections in our lives positive relationships that transcend both political and geographical boundaries. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Work Featured Today economic development entrepreneurship microlending microloans mindful gift-giving sustainable development

Mauka to Makai: Community Conservation from Mountains to Oceans

Conservancy Talk

We were both participating in E Alu Pū , a gathering of indigenous and community-led conservation leaders and practicioners from across the Pacific held in concert with the IUCN’s World Conservation Congress.

How (Not) to Live in an Intentional Community.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) alternative living community conflict resolution group dynamics Intentional Community sharing economy One neighbor creates bio-char out of organic pecan shells, another wrote a book about papercrete, and there is a former monk who has created one of those beautiful habitats I''ve seen anywhere in the world.

Farmer Faces Jail for Feeding Community

Green (Living) Review

Baraboo, Wisconsin, May 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) : Food rights activists from around North America will meet at the Sauk County Courthouse in this tiny town on May 20 to support Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger and food sovereignty.

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

How Mothers in our Communities Help & Heal Us. {Photos}

Elephant Journal

Big Community. Small World. See the first in the series: Inspiring Photos: Celebrating the grace & grit of Mothers around the World. With thanks to our media partner, Vitamin Angels, for sharing such sweet stories for this Mother’s Day! In an extremely remote, mountainous region of India, there is a group of women who meet to preserve their […].

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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

George Lucas Finances Low-Income Housing Development to Help Community