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Are Bicycles a Sustainable Tool for Feminist Social Revolution?

April 30th, 2013 | by Elena Rodemann

Riding a bicycle helps the body stay fit and is environmentally friendly, and provides numerous benefits that allow for self autonomy, mobility, and health, all factors that help our society to evolve and improve. Although when I am riding my bike, some days it still feels like some people do not understand just how truly liberating riding a bicycle can be


Energy Secretary Steven Chu will Not Deny Love Affair with Solar Panel

February 8th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

"I just want everyone to know that my decision not to serve a second term as Energy Secretary has absolutely nothing to do with the allegations made in this week’s edition of the Onion. While I’m not going to confirm or deny the charges specifically, I will say that clean, renewable solar power is a growing source of U.S. jobs and is becoming more and more affordable, so it’s no surprise that lots of Americans are falling in love with solar."


Depp Helps Publish Woody Guthrie’s Long Lost Novel about Natural Building

February 5th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

In 1947 Woody Guthrie wrote House of Earth, a fictional story about struggling young sharecroppers, poverty and building sustainably with dirt and natural ingredients. The book was never published at the time, due in part to the novel's sexually explicit material, as well as the oppressive red-baiting political climate during that era. The story has been recently re-discovered by historian Douglas Brinkley, and has just been released by Johnny Depp's new publishing division of Harper Collins, Infinitum Nihil


Struggling Hungry Bees will Work for Flowers

November 30th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

This forlorn and starving cartoon bee from Occupy the EPA made me laugh out loud when I first saw it. The comic does a brilliant job of humorously expressing the very real plight of these vital insects, as they battle habitat loss, chemical pesticides and disease, in a desperate attempt to survive


Green Inclinations, No Kids: Celebrating the Many Joys of Being Child-Free

July 3rd, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Just like Anderson Cooper this week, I also feel compelled to come out of the closet and highlight a very obvious fact about myself: I am child-free, never ever wanted to have kids, and I embrace these choices openly, with pride. Our culture often treats those who have no desire to be parents as abnormal, and there is still not much societal support for deciding to not increase our planet's rapidly expanding population


Corn Sugar, Seagrass Meadows & Car-Free Streets: Important Media Link Party

June 5th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Each week Important Media highlights a list of featured articles from across our diverse network, including compelling posts from Crafting a Green World, Eat Drink Better, sustainablog, Green Business Owner, Planetsave, Inspired Economist and CleanTechnica. Please take a moment to read some of this week’s headlines, and you might learn something new


Green Renaissance: Helping Nature to Fight Back

March 7th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

This inspiring image of a bicycle-powered lawn mower drifted through my social media stream today. The pedal-powered idea is so simple and beautiful, it is utterly genius. The photo came from a South African film production company called Green Renaissance; the organization specializes in working with non-profits and other environmentally conscious businesses interested in promoting nature conservation and sustainability


Kleiwerks Empowers Global Communities through Natural Building Construction

February 28th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Asheville, North Carolina is a melting pot of many diverse ideas and progressive institutions, including everything from sustainable organic farmers to public bicycle repair racks. The city is also home to Kleiworks International, a very successful non-profit organization with an extended network of innovative natural building designers who collaborate with communities across the globe



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