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#COP21 101 From Alternatives Journal

by: EJ on 11/23/2015

New Society authors Albert Bates, Laura Lengnick, Starhawk and Bernard Lietaer will be attending the #COP21 Climate Conference in Paris.  Also attending will be members of Canada's leading environmental magazine, Alternatives JournalToday's helpful #COP21 primer was originally posted on their blog, November 6th, and is reprinted here with …

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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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Students Arrested at Sit-In

by: EJ on 04/20/2015

Students at Yale, Harvard and University of Mary Washington made the news last week when they were arrested  during non-violent protests. What burning social justice issue were these students protesting?  War? Student fees? Minimum wage?  No, these students were protesting the fact that their universities are refusing to #divest from fossil fuels.

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Biodiesel: Evil or Sexy?

by: Sara on 04/14/2015

Small-scale home biodiesel production holds a singular attraction for any do-it-yourself enthusiast who want to reduce their dependence on Big Oil. Today's blog post is from the introduction of Lyle Estill and Bob Armantrout's new book, Backyard Biodiesel, How to Brew Your own Fuel,
where the virtues of biodiesel are debated. 

Designed to be …

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