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City 2.0: Making Urban Centers Viable, Sustainable, Livable

March 15th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Think of cities as cesspools of crime and pollution? Or vibrant hubs of economic, cultural, and social innovation? New TED book City 2.0 shares the ideas of twelve thinkers on how we make the world's cities - now home to over half of us - viable and sustainable


The New Global Food Crisis: Lester Brown's Full Planet, Empty Plates

November 5th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

The phrase "global food crisis" may strike us in the developed world as a bit overblown. But in his new book Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity, Lester R. Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute, aptly demonstrates that our current food security situation is anything but normal... and could even represent the "weak link" to maintaining the standard of living to which we've become accustomed


ReCraft: How to Upcycle Old Clothes into Beautiful Things

September 18th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Got holey, worn old clothes laying around that you'd like to get rid of... responsibly? Before cutting them into rags or tossing them in the trash, take a look at the projects in this new book: you might just find more useful possibilities


How to Kick the Habit: Beth Terry's Plastic Free

August 27th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Fellow blogger Beth Terry has largely eliminated plastic from her life. Her new book Plastic Free shows you how you can do this, too, and the many reasons you might want to



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