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2012 Climate Change and Permaculture

by: EJ on 12/18/2012
Posted in: Sustainable Living

This post from Starhawk originally appear on Reality Sandwich December 4th.

2012: is it really the end of the world? Are the tectonic plates going to tilt, like in the movie, and dump us off? Will the earth crack open and the seas split?

Unlikely. You can breathe a qualified sigh of relief. Mayan shamans and scholars tell us that the close of this …

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Message from the Mayans to Us: Act Your Age, not Your Shoe Size!

by: EJ on 12/17/2012
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Stephen Hren has had plenty of experience meeting with people who are working hard to create a mature, caring relationship with the planet.  In the process of writing his book, Tales from the Sustainability Underground: A Wild Journey with People Who Care More about the Planet than the Law, he travelled around the United States meeting people who …

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It's NOT All or Nothing

by: EJ on 12/14/2012
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Deborah Niemann, author of Ecothrifty: Cheaper, Greener Choices for a Happier, Healthier Life  and Homegrown and Handmade: a Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living, wants us to know that getting prepared does not have to mean monumental lifestyle changes.  Deborah is a self-sufficiency expert who understands that sometimes you to need …

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Permaculture: How I'm Preparing for a Local Future

by: EJ on 12/07/2012
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Today's post is a video lecture from Peter Bane, author of The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country and publisher of Permaculture Activist Magazine.  Peter is a permaculture teacher and site designer who helped create Earthaven Ecovillage in North Carolina, and is now pioneering suburban farming in Bloomington, Indiana.

In …

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Collecting Rainwater

by: EJ on 12/03/2012
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Today we kick off the practical side of our "21 Days to Prepare" blog series with a guest post from Albert Bates on how to collect rainwater.  Albert is the author of The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook and The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change

 

If you have a roof, you should be collecting rainwater. It requires no …

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