Our Blog | June 2015

Laudato Si Highlights

by: EJ on 06/24/2015
Posted in: Climate Change

For those of you who are curious about Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si (Praise Be), On the Care of Our Common Home" but not curious enough to read the entire 187 page document, Giles Slade, author of American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival, has kindly selected some highlights pertaining to climate change and …

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Action on Climate Change - Pope Francis

by: EJ on 06/18/2015

Today's release of the encyclical "Laudato Si (Praise Be), On the Care of Our Common Home", from Pope Francis has been called "The most controversial papal pronouncement in half a century."  Today's blog post was originally posted on The Global Footprint Network and is reposted here with permission.  New Society published the network's …

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Reclaiming Traditional Earthen Construction in India

by: EJ on 06/16/2015

James Thomson, co-author of Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice, is a workshop facilitator with House Alive, one of the leading natural building training organizations in North America.  This fall, James will travel with a small group of apprentices to a remote, ethnically Tibetan region of India, deep in the Himalayas. There, …

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Mother Earth New Fair - Fun-filled, Hands-on, Sustainable Lifestyle Event

by: Sara on 06/04/2015

We are excited to be heading to a new venue for the Mother Earth News Fair June 6-7in Albany, OR. This fair will replace the one that has been held in Puyallup, WA th past few years.

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We Buy Local and Eat Local… Why Don’t We Heal Local?

by: Sara on 06/01/2015

In today's blog post Dawn Combs, the author of Heal Local, 20 Essential Herbs for Do-it Yourself Home Healthcare, starts breaking down the barriers that stop us from accessing local medicine and empowers us to take our health back into our own hands -  one herb at a time.

The message is out and the movement to buy your food locally and support your …

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