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Gaining Green Ground

A resilient city has 1) a green action plan and 2) a green economic plan. He sees cities as a productive point of convergence, “In cities, people can talk common sense to each other,” said Miller.

November 2nd

Book Review: Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money

Most of us have heard about the slow food movement where we savor the taste of a place, know our farmers and sip the wine slowly, not gulp down a beer. But what about Slow Money? In Woody Tasch’s visionary book, Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility […]

July 22nd

Healthcare and Wellness for All

As my wife and I write about in ECOpreneuring, if good health is important – and it should be for everyone – then a regular exercise routine along with eating right becomes a feature in our sustainable lifestyle, whether you walk around the block, do yoga or work out three times a week at a […]

July 8th

Book Review: Small Is Possible

In the international marketplace of ideas, Lyle Estill is not a widely known expert on human-scale, local economies. He may never attain that status, if only be because he’s too busy making economic theory a sustainable reality in his little corner of North Carolina. In Small Is Possible: Life in a Local Economy, Estill chronicles […]

January 4th

Four Ways to Go Local and Live Green

A growing segment of eco-conscious citizens are recognizing how both living green and supporting the local economy are integral to a more sustainable world. Here are five strategies adapted from a complete action item list at, a web site inspired by The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition by […]

December 19th

Sustainable Business Movement Born in Philadelphia

As some people in sustainability circles know, Philadelphia is not just the birthplace of America, but also a vanguard city of what is often referred the Living Economy movement, or the local ECOnomy. Under the direction of Philly’s White Dog Cafe, its proprietor Judy Wicks, and other local pioneers, a sustainable business network has served […]

December 16th

Healing Waters Promise Transformative Change at Harbin Hot Springs

After a twisting journey up mountain roads or through vineyards, about two hours north of San Francisco Bay area or northwest of Sacramento, and tucked up the side of a mountain, flows the hot springs of what is now Harbin Hot Springs. The 112-degree Fahrenheit hot springs, one of six distinctive pools of varying temperatures, […]

December 10th