Want to give fermentation a try, but a little intimidated? Branden Byers’ Everyday Fermentation Handbook guides you gently into this fascinating process.
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My new Monster steam mop cleans beautifully while helping me maintain my status as an indoor air quality militant. Here’s my review of the EZ1XL.
On Tuesday, the Center for Media and Democracy released a new short film that sets out to debunk the many false claims — the films calls them “pipeLIES” — used by promoters of the Keystone XL pipeline. These industry…;
Please note: Earth Policy Institute provided me with a free review copy of Breaking New Ground. I’ve been reading Lester Brown’s work for about ten years now, and in the process of doing so, I’ve developed a picture of the man: some of ideas gleaned from book cover jackets, but most of them from my […]
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 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.
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.
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.
Tovar Cerulli is less famous as a former vegan then, say, Natalie Portman, but he is more interesting because now he is a vocal hunter and proponent of ethical hunting. He recounts this personal journey from veganism to hunting and omnivorism in his forthcoming book The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian’s Hunt for Sustenance.
In preparation for building my own straw bale home, I have been spending a lot of time flipping through a few specific books for inspiration. Lloyd Kahn‘s series of titles, Shelter, Home Work, and Builders of the Pacific Coast (affiliate links) are three great books that document folks all over the globe who build their own […]
Author’s note: Publisher HIS Publishing Co. sent me a free review copy of Patti Pelican and the Gulf Oil Spill. Unless you went on a media fast yesterday, you likely came across acknowledgements of the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill. Many online outlets — among them Crisp Green and HuffPo Green — ran photo […]
We do a lot of book reviews here at sustainablog, but non-fiction tends to dominate… and the little bit of fiction we have covered is aimed at an adult audience. The pre-teen set apparently goes for wizards or vampires; sustainability usually isn’t a part of the mix. So when the Green Leaf Book Group offered […]
Wood stoves are a highly economical way to provide heat for your home if you have access to a woodlot or live in a remote or rural area. To get the most bang for your buck, you should invest in a clean(er)-burning, efficient model. Last year, I spent a fair amount of time researching small, […]