Solar power can support gender equality & opportunity in developing countries where women are marginalized – here are examples from Bangladesh.
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A farming community may seem like the epitome of sustainability… but only if overall design fully takes people & planet into account.
The Dell Learning Lab, a portable, solar-powered computer lab, can train students in technology even if they’re nowhere near an electric grid.
New climate action campaign Climate Victory reaches back to World War II for inspiration, and encourages artists to produce victory posters.
Eight cities in the US are leading the pack in terms of bike-focused developed. Take a look at the best cycling cities in the country.
Artist Gregory Kloehn is a dumpster diving builder who creates mobile shelters for homeless people with his “trash” finds.
The UK isn’t known for its sunlight, but its got enough to power over 100 solar schools. Private & public money is funding these solar installations.
No doubt you know some folks who, upon hearing the word “fatwa,” will say something about “damned terrorists.” Others might think of Salman Rushdie, and immediately equate the word with an assassination order. But, as Robyn Purchia from sister site Eden Keeper notes, a fatwa in Islam is merely a “call to action”; like other […]
Prison rehabilitation usually involves some combination of on-site work experience, and maybe some GED or college courses. But gardening? Dog training? Prairie restoration? Sounds like some social worker’s fantasy – right? Well, in some places, but in Washington State, the Sustainability in Prisons Program – a partnership with Evergreen State College – has over five […]
By Beverly Bell March 4, 2014 Today, as on every Mardi Gras Day, New Orleans is in the midst of full-on mayhem. Depending on when on Fat Tuesday you are reading this, the Zulu and Rex parades are either lining up at their staging sites or rolling down the streets amongst crazed revelers. Mardi Gras […]
I’ve been passionate about educational programs for sustainability from sustainablog’s earliest days, so I wasn’t surprised at all to discover that I’d written about Minneapolis-based educational company KidWind way back in 2006. Founded by former science teacher Michael Arquin, KidWind has developed an impressive array of educational programming both for science educators wanting to introduce their […]
I was thrilled when the folks at Important Media central announced the launch of Eden Keeper, a new blog about religion and the environment. While I’ve only recently returned to church, I’ve been fascinated by this particular intersection for years, and have really enjoyed the content published by Robyn Purchia and her team. I particularly enjoy […]
Tomatoes, veggies and herbs are sprouting from Berlin parks, a shopping mall rooftop and even a former airfield in community gardens that pioneer farmers say add green spice to urban life.