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World Population Day: Let’s Celebrate?

July 11th, 2013 | by Guest Author

On World Population Day, Population Connection president John Seager offers ideas on how we can turn this event from a day meant to raise concern to one for celebration

Harvesting Justice 19: “The Revolution is Going to be Fought With The Hoe”- Agriculture and Environment in New Mexico

June 25th, 2013 | by Guest Author

Miguel Santistevan and his partner Margarita García are helping youth reclaim knowledge about traditions behind lands and waters. Sol Feliz Farm, Miguel’s grandfather’s house east of Taos, is an acre of spiral gardens, rock gardens, and straight rows. The farm’s Agriculture Implementation Research and Education (AIRE) project is capturing the imagination of an impassioned group of youth in northern New Mexico

Art From Scrap: Ptolemy Elrington’s Hubcap Creatures

June 20th, 2013 | by Guest Author

Ptolemy Elrington makes sculptures from scrap material and runaway hubcaps. He lives in the British seaside town of Brighton, and has been crafting his Hubcap Creatures for twelve years. In this time Ptolemy has built a name for himself, and now there is enough demand for his work that he’s able to do it full-time. He is known for his animals, particularly fish, but can make just about anything, and sells to all kinds of people

Oxnard, California’s Café Nefola: Leading the Green Lunch Brigade

June 18th, 2013 | by Guest Author

Her name is Cynthia Neftin, and she is the owner of Oxnard, California-based Café Nefola, whose motto is “healthy, local, fresh and natural.” An additional tag line – “from fat to fit, this is it” – leaves returning customers and new visitors in no doubt as to the restaurant’s orientation

Five Weird Ways to Go Green

June 12th, 2013 | by Guest Author

You care about the environment, you shop at farmers markets regularly, and you’ve even invested in low-flow toilets for every bathroom in your home. There's more you can do... if you're willing to get a little weird

Harvesting Justice 16: Putting the Culture Back in Agriculture – Reviving Native Food & Farming Traditions

June 5th, 2013 | by Guest Author

Native peoples’ efforts to protect their crop varieties and agricultural heritage in the US go back 500 years to when the Spanish conquistadors arrived. Today, Native communities throughout the US are reclaiming and reviving land, water, seeds, and traditional food and farming practices, thereby putting the culture back in agriculture and agriculture back in local hands

5 Ways to Reduce Waste and Save Money at the Same Time

June 4th, 2013 | by Guest Author

You may be surprised to learn that you can produce less waste and actually save money at the same time. It may require a bit of research and a change in habits, but the rewards are worthwhile. If you want to leave the world a better place for your kids and simultaneously cash in, check out these tips

Give LED Bulbs the Green Light (and Save Some Green!)

June 3rd, 2013 | by Guest Author

LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are now poised to take the small business and residential lighting market by storm with their drastically-reduced up-front costs. Here are a few more facts you may want to consider when deciding whether the time is right for you to give LEDs the green light

Mexico City Bed and Breakfast a Green Oasis

May 31st, 2013 | by Guest Author

Bed and breakfast El Patio 77 offers a sustainable getaway in the middle of Mexico City in a repurposed building replete with solar hot water, and other eco-friendly comforts

Green Senior Living & Lifestyle Choices: Five Ideas for Eco-Minded Elders

May 30th, 2013 | by Guest Author

Some estimates suggest that the 85 and older population is going to more than triple over the next 40 years. And yet the environmental movement rarely discusses their need as a separate demographic. Today’s seniors, as well as seniors in generations to come, may be wondering what they can do to join the green movement and live more sustainable lives

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