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6 Simple Ideas to Reduce Clothing Waste

by: Sara on 09/02/2015

In many parts of North America, the changing of the season sparks the changing of clothes. The summer shorts and dresses make their way to the back of the closet while the fall coats and sweaters come to the front. And as the seasons change, often so do the styles.  Many of us have children wanting the latest fashions, and honestly, I myself still …

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Why culture is an election issue in 2015

by: Sara on 08/19/2015

Today's blog was originally posted August 17th on Rabble. ca

Heather Menzies is an award-winning writer and scholar and the author of nine books, including Whose Brave New World?No Time, and Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good. She has been awarded an honourary doctorate and the Order of Canada for her "contributions to public discourse."

The …

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Today is Earth Overshoot Day - It Could Have Been October 3rd

by: EJ on 08/13/2015

Earth Overshoot Day marks the day when humanity has used up one year's worth of natural resources.  Last year, Earth Overshoot Day fell on August 19th, this year it falls six days earlier on August 13th.  Earth Overshoot Day is an initiative of the Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank with offices in North America, …

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The 25 Principles of Building Biology

by: Sara on 07/28/2015

Today's blog post is an excerpt from The Econest Home, Designing & Building A Light Straw Clay House by the creators of the EcoNest concept Paula Baker Laporte and Robert Laporte.

Most of us have come to understand the importance and benefits of eating local organic food, both to our health and the planet when compared to conventionally grown, …

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Ubuntu: Human Kindness

by: EJ on 07/15/2015
Posted in: Guest Posts , New Books

Today's blog is an excerpt from Chapter Nine, "Community", from Nicole Caldwell's book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living . Summer is a great time to feel connected to our communities as we get out and about in the warmer weather.  Consider some of Nicole's suggestions below to keep the good times rolling through the winter days as …

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