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. Check out our staff’s 1993-vintage green living practices, and share your own in the comments section. miles… because it was the sustainable thing to do. (It

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? I asked myself this question when I read a recent article on The Conversation , which argued that even if everyone on Earth lived in an ecovillage we would still be using too many resources. But I don’t share his pessimism about the ability of ecovillages to show us a way towards this sustainable life.


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RESOLVE Conference 2011 – Living Sustainably: values, policies and practices

The Green Changemakers

[link] More presentations, audio and video from the conference will be available soon As the UK continues to grapple with economic ‘austerity’ and the challenge of climate change and to search for more vibrant and more sustainable communities, RESOLVE invited you to a challenging and stimulating one-day event on Living Sustainably. Transitions in Practice: new directions for sustainable living Alexia Coke Michael Peters Chris Kukla Bronwyn Hayward 4.

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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

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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. Instead, each home is self-sustained with solar panels, wind turbines, batteries and well water. I would not live anywhere else.” Going Green Off the Grid.

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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. I consider it the most fascinating and hopeful development of our time, and it is one of the reasons I am so glad to be alive today. It has to do with what is occurring to the notion of the self.

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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. The Garden of Eden Community is a sustainable community geared towards living a ‘high vibing’ lifestyle outside of the confines of how the average person would live. eco villages green living sustainable communities

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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. It was also, however, a reminder of just how pitiful most countries'' clean energy ambitions really are.

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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. For anyone committed to creating a more sustainable and just culture, here’s a sobering exercise: Try looking into the past as a way of tracking society’s expectations for itself. Look back a few decades and see how yesterday’s visionaries predicted we’d be living now.

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Is the Vertical City a viable solution for sustainable living?

Green (Living) Review

In principle, living and working in a building hundreds of stories high makes a great deal of sense; it prevents the loss of farmland and natural greenbelts, it reduces air pollution (since all commuting is vertical where the distances are much shorter and the transport mechanism much more efficient) and reduces the need for all the roads that service horizontal cities, so people can just walk out into parkland. green living sustainable communities vertical city

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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. And ''greening'' a city makes it a nicer place to live in, with cleaner air and more recreational facilities. food growing green living sustainable living urban gardening

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.

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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

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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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!

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? What’s more important… Economic Growth or Sustainability ? economic growth green living Sustainability

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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.

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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

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Supercomfy, Beautiful, and Efficient: The Many Benefits of Green Architecture

Eco Chic

While not every home or office building being built today can be considered green, those that are can mean a more comfortable lifestyle and lower energy usage for the people who live there. Green building is also known as a sustainable or high performance building. In other words, a green building is sustainable for the environment that it’s in, while also being a useful, comfortable home or building for its occupants. By Guest Author Matt Lee. This is a sponsored post. .

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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. Going to the mall or outlet store to buy clothing is not the greenest thing one can do when the truth is known about what materials the clothing is made out of, as well as where and how it is made.

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. agriculture green products greenhouse how to go green organic food sustainability greenhouse construction greenhouse of the future organic gardening sustainable living Greenhouses are great for growing your own fruit and vegetables in all climates, but they are especially helpful to those in colder climates.

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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? Climate Change Climate Science & Research Conservation Issues Environmental News Featured Post 1 Global Warming Green Living Sustainable Livelihoods The Nature Conservancy adapting to climate change climate change adaptation Nature Conservancy RARE solution search top ten ways to save the world vote

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Using coronavirus as a restart button for living a sustainable lifestyle

Green Prophet

The spread of SARS-CoV-2 has drastically affected the lives of people globally. We, as individuals, can even use the crisis as a reset button for our lives and use it as a means to live sustainably. Shopping Sustainably. Living sustainably should not be short-lived.

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Compare 5 green products with their outdated counterparts

Green Home Blog

There are many simple way to live sustainable in your home. Tagged: ecofriendly , energy efficient , environmental products , going green , green living , green products , household products , water conservation. Energy Efficiency Going Green Green Business Green Energy Home Improvement Household Water Conservation WATER ENERGY EFFICIENT ecofriendly energy efficient environmental products going green green living green products household products water conservation

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. Unfortunately there aren’t many brick and mortar Eco-shopping places in existence, (I would love to help change that one day), but as for today, we greenies can find our sustainables in online shopping places. - 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. Permaculturest live sustainably by producing natural food with zero synthetic interventions and by preserving our natural resources, so we can live richly while using less. Without a healthy earth, there can be no healthy man!

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 The value we have as a household is attempting to live sustainably in the world today,” explained Montgomery to the San Francisco Chronicle, “We’re growing a victory garden against having to use so much oil.”

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Get to Know "This is a Green" Organic T-Shirt and Ethical Clothing Company

Hug a Tree with Me

I started living sustainably about 5 years ago; I remember when I first started, I was shocked and amazed by how drastically disconnected I was to the products I purchased. I felt like I was living under a rock, all of the harsh statistics of the toxic world that we live in is hidden in plain sight, yet I saw none of it, and I know many of you feel the same way.

10 Ways to Conserve Biodiversity


Purchase sustainable products. Sustainable living. Over millions of years many different species of plants and animals have come to live in the same habitats. If sea otters are removed sea urchins multiply, eating large portions of the kelp forest, destroying the habitat and eventually leading to the death of other animals that live there. Biodiversity has played an important role in creating the planet we live on and continues to help us improve our lives.

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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. Plots will never be sold to commuters or second-homers, and smallholders will continue to live sustainably and work the land organically. Here’s a quick overview of what the Ecological Land Co-op does, before going on to their latest news.

‘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.

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Charcoal or Gas Barbecues – Which is more Eco-Friendy?

Green Furniture Home Design

If you are making an effort to live sustainably and reduce your impact on the earth it is important to consider which is the most eco-friendly option. This can be avoided by purchasing lump charcoal that comes from certified sustainably harvested wood. The decision to use a gas barbecue versus a charcoal barbeque goes a bit deeper than the issue of taste and convenience.

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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. After they were relocated, the community had no way to earn a living; children would stand by the roadside selling their mother’s handicrafts and arts—at the expense of attending school. Related posts: Adventures in Sustainable Agriculture–Guatemala

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4 Ways to do Your Bit for Sustainable Travel

Green Prophet

In today’s time of green awakening, it is needed by all to be conscious about living sustainably. The post 4 Ways to do Your Bit for Sustainable Travel appeared first on Green Prophet.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: What Do the Three Rs Mean?


When it comes to living sustainably and preserving the planet, no action is small or insignificant. Soon sustainable and respectful living will become a habit, and that is when you gain true power to change things for the better. Living in a tiny house. Despite their utility, reusing and reducing remain personal choices rather than nationwide priorities, which reveals how limited our collective dedication to sustainability really is.

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How Cost-Effective Are Solar Panels, Really?


The key questions to answer are: Where do you live? Another factor to consider is the price of electricity where you live. Of course, it’s still a great idea to go solar, but the decision will be more about reducing your environmental footprint and living sustainably than about saving money. The cost of installing a solar PV system will depend where you live, the size of the system (number of panels), complexity of the installation, and the panel type and manufacturer.

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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. In 2009, New Mexico launched an Ecotourism initiative, the first of its kind in the United States, and Green Living Project went to New Mexico to check it out.

Neom is Saudi’s mega-green Gotham city

Green Prophet

Neom, which means “new future”, sets out to create a new model for sustainable living, based on advanced technology. It describes itself as a home and workplace for people who want to dream big and be part of building a new sustainable future.

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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. A UK-registered charity organization which using crowd sourcing to annually identify, award & accelerate ingenious ideas that will enable the global community to live sustainably, Katerva has announced that this year’s Grand Prize will go to Sanergy.

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Olympic effort to support walking and cycling

Green (Living) Review

Inspired by the forthcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have announced their Inspiring Sustainable Living grants to help people travel in more active and environmentally-friendly ways, transform derelict land into refreshing green spaces and recycle more. Full Disclosure Statement: The GREEN (LIVING) REVIEW received no compensation for any component of this article

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