Ever think about chucking it all, finding a group of like-minded people, and creating a community that aligns with the way you really want to live? Yeah, we’ve all considered that… and a few of us, here and there, have actually acted on the impulse. For many, the Fellowship for Intentional Community has served as the resource for learning more about such communities.
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Lighting is a critical aspect of development for the world’s poorest regions. Two social enterprises have taken to crowdfunding platforms to raise money for bringing their innovative lighting technology to the market.
What does an integrated approach to food waste, agriculture, and renewable energy in an urban setting look like? Start-up company Re-Nuble has a pretty good idea… they just need some help to get it up and running.
Putting off the holiday gift shopping? We hate the mall, too, but if you go at the last minute, here’s what you might end up with. Never fear, though: we’ve got good green gift suggestions that only require some time on the computer.
On this week’s Hangin’ with sustainablog Hangout on Air at Google+, we’ll be discussing cool green crowdfunding projects… whether they’re ours, a friend or colleague’s, or just something we cam across and liked. Several creators of current projects will join us, as well as members of the Important Media team.
Why own when you can rent whatever you need, whenever you need it? The benefit of this approach is that each micro-transaction boosts the local economy, while the same goods are circulated again and again. This is called the sharing economy, and our friends at Triplepudit are planning to write a series on it… with your help.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could find sustainability information in the same way you find restaurant or hotel reviews? If Sarah McKinney has her way, there soon will be…
As a commenter here pointed out recently, the term “upcycling” has strayed from its industrial roots into the crafty DIY space… so you’re much more likely to see it applied to fashion, accessories, or other handmade items as opposed to products that come out of plants or factories. But it’s not just the Etsy set […]
Last Fall, I wrote a post here, and another one at SUNfiltered, about an ambitious project by one of our former writers: Caroline Savery (she of the tent trauma) and her Sust Enable: The Metamentary project. She was fundraising, and I was trying to give her a hand with getting the word out. It didn’t […]