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Towards a (Re)Definition of Sustainability: Justin Van Kleeck and Caroline Savery. 2-Caroline

Hi Justin, I deeply appreciate your thoughts and your comments from “Towards a (Re)Definition of Sustainability – #1”.  I can tell that this is something you’ve been chewing on!  Me too. I believe that changing a million lightbulbs to CFLs is absolutely NOT sustainable, because CFLs are currently (and probably will never be) manufactured sustainably, […]

August 3rd

Layers of Ecology: Book Review for A Matter of Scale by Keith Farnish

“Businesses and politicians have no part whatsoever to play in the solution: it is all about individual ‘non-civilians’.” -Keith Farnish The Sust Enable webcast series was spawned in a climax of understanding… years of myriad input and countless bits of information collected over time at once coalesced into one artistic, complex and beautiful vision.  I’ve […]

July 27th

A Sustainable Way to Travel:

CouchSurfing saved my life. Well, possibly.  No one yet knows what role quality sleep plays in one’s life, or whether one could die from sleep deprivation. But if it weren’t for the network, I would be–more or less–homeless. Since I gleefully waved goodbye to my soggy, moldy tent in mid-July, I’ve been faced with […]

July 23rd

Sustainable Living Rule #3: Take Your Time

Take it easy.  Go slow.  Take your time. Lately, I’ve been writing about lessons learned during my three-month sustainable living experiment.  Most of them are not concrete facts, but rather emotional insights which came to the forefront when the stresses of my new lifestyle began taking their toll. Welcome to my most significant understanding: that […]

July 3rd

Sustainable Living Rule #2: Have FUN

If the revolution isn’t fun, you’re doing it wrong. I often wonder what people imagine when they hear I’m trying to live environmentally sustainably for three months.  Do they picture me living in a tree, hunting rabbits and eating grass?  Do they think “oh, I could never do that for myself,” or do they think […]

June 30th

Reclaim Your Plate! The Sustainable Food Diet

The jury is in: the most sustainable way to feed yourself is to grow your own food. There are many factors considered when evaluating food sustainability.  The primary concern is: what is the ratio between how much land is used, and how many calories are produced? In asking this question, we can immediately eliminate meat […]

June 23rd