Our Blog | October 2009

College Without High School: A Teenager's Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College

by: Heather on 10/21/2009
Posted in: New Books

In College Without High School: A Teenager's Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College author Blake Boles advocates a radical solution to participating in a high school system that fails to challenge, motivate and inspire - don't do it. Unschooling, he suggests, is a way for students to define their goals and dreams and then pursue them …

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Guest Post - Albert Bates is Planning for a Change in the Weather

by: Heather on 10/20/2009
Posted in: Guest Posts

Albert Bates, author of The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook: Recipes for Changing Times has been getting excited lately about biochar and its enormous potential for mitigating climate change and improving agricultural outputs. Never heard of biochar? Want to know more? Read on. (This article originally appeared in the Fall 2009 issue of …

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One Laptop per Child Afghanistan devises Pedal-Powered Laptop

by: Heather on 10/19/2009

The mission of One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is "to create educational opportunities for the world's poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning". In its first year of operation the group provided hundreds of …

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Notes and Quotes from Bioneers

by: EJ on 10/17/2009
Posted in: Events

"Your imperfections, your weakness, your faults -- [in your art] they become your strengths."
-- Lily Yeh

Internationally celebrated artist Lily Yeh shared with us her journey to Rwanda to participate in the Rwanda Healing Project, where she helped survivors construct a memorial to the victims of genocide in their region. She shared her great fear …

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No Impact Experiment

by: EJ on 10/17/2009
Posted in: Events

The No Impact Experiment starts tomorrow! It's not too late to sign up for this week of living lightly! Find out more at No Impact Project.

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