Greening Up an Old House.

Elephant Journal

Drafty windows, inefficient insulation, and so many other factors make conscious living to. Old houses are a mixed blessing, though.

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Which world are we trying to sustain?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Which world are we trying to sustain: a resource to fulfill our desires of material prosperity, or an Earth of wonder, beauty, and sacred meaning? The notion of perpetual economic growth is a false one that will destroy the very Planet that we depend on for our survival and cannot be sustained on a finite Planet whose non-renewable resources have almost been depleted in their entirety. Earth green living Sustainability

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Living Sustainably, 1993-Style

Sightline Daily

Before “green” was everywhere you looked, before “local” was a foodie bragging point, and definitely before most of us knew anything of Sightline (then Northwest Environment Watch), we were still walking the talk of living sustainably.

Planet Lovers: The New Wave of Sustainable Earth-Savers

Living Green & Saving Energy

Planet Lovers: The New Wave of Sustainable Earth-Savers may surprise you. carbon footprint climate change sustainability Green living sustainable living

In defence of ecovillages: the communities that can teach the world to live sustainably

The Green Changemakers

by Anitra Nelson Associate Professor, Centre for Urban Research (GUSS, RMIT), RMIT University What types of communities do the best job of living with a minimal impact on the planet? If we reduce consumption — and we will need to, to become sustainable — then production has to be reduced.

There’s Only So Much Ocean to Fill. (How to Live More Sustainably in an Unsustainable World.) ~ Kate Williams

Elephant Journal

Luckily for all of us, the answer to living a more sustainable life has become increasingly more convenient, even for the fast-paced New Yorker who would rather step on in front of traffic than wait a few second at the crosswalk. I get it, you’re busy. I’m busy. We’re all busy.

The Greening of the Self

Green (Living) Review

ecology green living SustainabilityChanging the way we can experience our self is the most important thing we can do to navigate ecological crisis. Something important is happening in our world that you are not going to read about in the newspapers.

Will your city go 100% renewable?

Green (Living) Review

cities green living Sustainability The recent joint announcement that China and the US would both commit to curbing their carbon emissions was a welcome signal that the tide is turning on international climate action.

State Of Texas Tried To Shut Down A Sustainable Community

Green (Living) Review

Officers also proceeded to remove a variety of materials the community had planned to use in sustainability projects like pallets, tires, cardboard and more. eco villages green living sustainable communities

Can You Imagine a City Where Trees and Swing Sets Matter More Than Cars?

Green (Living) Review

How we will live a few decades from now is anything but clear, despite predictions from our wisest architects, planners, politicians, philosophers, futurists, and science fiction writers. Look back a few decades and see how yesterday’s visionaries predicted we’d be living now.

Is the Vertical City a viable solution for sustainable living?

Green (Living) Review

This is why I have been so fascinated with the work of Zhang Yue and Broad Sustainable Building and his vision of a 220 storey Sky City. green living sustainable communities vertical city

Developing a sustainable living may require urban agriculture

Green (Living) Review

Imagine living in an inner city and buying your vegetables and fruit just moments after they''ve been harvested. Imagine your household waste and sewage serving to grow even more food in a highly sustainable way. food growing green living sustainable living urban gardening

What’s More Important… Economic Growth or Sustainability?

Green (Living) Review

To some of us that may sound like a long time, but in reality it will be here before we know it and even if we are gone, the children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren of billions of people living now will still be here. But is this development sustainable; meaning will it last?

How to Turn Your City Sustainable

Green (Living) Review

To move forward, communities need to take a step back and create a long-term sustainability plan—and you just might be the person to get your city’s started. He and his wife, Catherine Hart, lost their life savings to medical bills while living in Colorado.

Going Green Off the Grid

Green Home Blog

Taking a conscientious step back to live off the land rather than live on the land can be an ever humbling experience offering a renewed sense of mind, body and spirit. There are a few different ways to step out of the blur of mainstream existence and into off the grid living.

Top 6 Online Sources for Sustainable Items

Hug a Tree with Me

While there are a few sustainable items available in conventional shopping places, you will have more of a selection if you choose to shop at places that specialize in only sustainable items.

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Energy Saving Tips for Washing Machines & Dryers

Green Living Ideas

The post Energy Saving Tips for Washing Machines & Dryers appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Lifestyle dryer efficiency energy-efficiency green home living sustainability washing machinesThese energy saving tips for washing machines and dryers will have you saving money (and saving the planet) in no time!

Ford’s Parody of ‘Poolside’ Commercial: A Mindful Rebuttal. ~ Melissa Horton {Video}

Elephant Journal

Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only cadillac Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) eco-friendly eco-responsibility Ford Motor Company green Mindful living sustainable living

Highest BREEAM Score For Sustainable Building To Bradford University

Sustainability Ninja

Sorry, I just got the iPhone 4s today and it’s bizarre to me what this Siri assistant can do)… back to being sustainable and the new Bradford University green dorms!! VIDEO: Architecture Architecture News green building green dorms green living sustainability university of bradfordLike we always say… ‘it’s all for the kids’ Well, this time that statement may be true if reports are correct that Bradford University in the U.K.

Ten Ways to Save the World

Conservancy Talk

You won’t be making someone a pop star, but you’ll be improving lives and protecting nature, all in one click – how cool is that? Isn’t it amazing how competition – from the US Open to baseball’s World Series to American Idol – draws people in?

Honest By Clothing Reveals its 100% Transparent Fashion Line

Green Prophet

Fashion & Design Lifestyle & Culture clothing green living sustainable clothingHonest By’s “transparent” green fashions leave nothing to hide.

Shop Inhabitat.com

Green Life Smart Life

Tagged: going green, green design, Green Products, modern living, Sustainable Design, Sustainable products. Tags: Green Green Products Organic going green green design modern living Sustainable Design Sustainable products Inhabitat , one of my favorite green design blogs, has officially launched its online shop. With a great collection of eco-friendly goods, the store has something for everyone.

The Greenhouse of the Future

Living Green & Saving Energy

Producing your own healthy food is not only an important part of living sustainably but also a money saver for your family. Greenhouses are great for growing your own fruit and vegetables in all climates, but they are especially helpful to those in colder climates.

Serenbe – The community bringing sustainability and “buy local” to a new level

Green Life Smart Life

It was founded and subsequently designed to reflect the traditional principles of environmental sustainability - “Where the principles of sustainability touched everything from your home’s methods of construction to the organic produce on your table that was grown by one of your neighbors&#. Check out the community’s site that reads “the best reason to live here is the life here&#. In Rhode Island it’s easy to buy local.

Don’t Waste Your Waste; Compost and Let Your Garden Grow

Green Life Smart Life

Rather than scold the young whipper-snapper for sullying our tablecloth-sized, weed-laden attempt at sustainable living, I used the opportunity to teach a lesson about giving our “waste” a second life. However, like people, these living things need air, water, and food. If you live in an area where autumn leaves are still thrown away as garbage, cash in on the bounty each year by acquiring your neighbors’ leaves!

Katerva Prize Will Help Sanergy Power the World With Poop

Green Prophet

Slum dwellers have already seen their lives improve dramatically with Sanergy’s groundbreaking initiative to convert human waste into fuel throughout Kenya.

Olympic effort to support walking and cycling

Green (Living) Review

Announcing the grants at the Olympic Park in London , Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said: ‘Most people have a real desire to do the right thing by making more sustainable choices that are good for our planet. Walking and cycling in London has received an Olympic boost.

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Creole Accents and Conservation Ethics in the Heart of Belize

Wend Magazine

The community felt a great deal of animosity towards the sanctuary—after all, they had been kicked off their lands with no consultation or explanation, and their source of livelihood–living off the land–vanished. Related posts: Adventures in Sustainable Agriculture–Guatemala

‘Spoil’: On the Path of the Spirit Bear

Wend Magazine

The documentary depicts one of the few remaining ecosystems where a wild forest meets a wild ocean and native people continue to live sustainably, drawing renewable resources from the land. With images of the Spirit Bear and the wilderness in which it lives viewers are made to ask themselves: Is it worth the risk? Every initiative to protect the environment needs a charismatic poster species.

Ecotourism in New Mexico-Where Culture and Nature Converge

Wend Magazine

New Mexico is a place of converging cultures, a state where ranch lands border Native American reservations; where filmmakers, skiers, and artists flock; where Hispanics and descendants of Spanish conquistadors live together, along with 19 sovereign Native American nations.

An Awesome Urban Food Garden Where Food Miles Are Zero…

Green (Living) Review

While such an extensive urban farm is a rarity in this century, Mateo Rutherford sees it as simply a swing back toward the more sustainable lifestyle of two generations ago. “My

Zionists Group Seeks Agricultural Homestead Where Jesus Traveled

Green Prophet

Several kibbutzim throughout the country offer a variety of useful workshops in permaculture, off-grid living, sustainable building , and organic farming. Several hundred years later, this group aims to do the same by promoting a cooperative and sustainable lifestyle.

Jews, Muslims, Christians in Israel Unite for Planet Earth

Green Prophet

Since last year, Neril has been building the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development in Jerusalem. Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development members have already given about 25 “green theology&# seminars. Providing teaching material to unite Holy Land faiths.

The Ecological Land Co-op has purchased more land to create ecological smallholdings

Green (Living) Review

They purchase land in the open countryside and apply for planning permission for homes, with the proviso that they will oversee the smallholdings so that they operate sustainably in perpetuity.

Meet the Microorganisms That Will Save the Planet (And the Fashion Industry)

Eco Chic

Kristal Peters, a veteran of the luxury fashion industry, believes that fashion should set a higher standard of sustainability for the rest of the business. Alice marries multiple sustainable elements together like sawdust with new technologies like 3d printing to make the shoes of the future.

Permies.com - Number One Source for all Things Permaculture

Hug a Tree with Me

It was first started as a way of sustainable gardening, but has since evolved as a lifestyle that encourages us to work with energy flows of the environment to live every part of our lives in a more sustainable way. Without a healthy earth, there can be no healthy man!

Where does Sustainability begin?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sustainability begins within the self and not anywhere else. The single most profound thing that we need to change in order to make our world sustainable is ourselves, our attitudes and our behavior. We, and that is all of us, need to start living within the budgetary restraints of our Planet such as they are and until we learn how to do this we are not really living sustainably, regardless of what we may be thinking.

World-Renowned Author Dishes on GINKS, Green Sex and Making Love to Planet Earth

Green Prophet

Stefanie Iris Weiss advocates for a greener shade of love and intimacy in her 2010 book, Eco-Sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make your Love Life Sustainable. What are some baby steps you recommend to folks to help them become more ‘greenish’ in their sex lives?

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What Does It Mean To Be Sustainable?

Eco Friendly Daily

Last week, I was on the news talking about what it means to be sustainable. While doing this interview, I began to realize that many people do not know what it means to be sustainable. Essentially, being sustainable means that you live within your environmental means.

Fresh eggs from your backyard

Green (Living) Review

Today most egg production is rather industrialized and yes, even organic egg production is rather on a large scale and while the chickens are better off than those in the factory farms it still is miles away from the old family farm idyll of a a couple of dozen hens and a rooster roaming around in the farmyard scratching for worms and living the “good life”.