Browsing the "sustainable" Tag

OlyKraut Wins Another Good Food Award in 2014

February 13th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

OlyKraut has just won another Good Food Award, which honors the very best of all the delicious local food products that are produced across our nation. The small company's delicious sea vegetable and curry ferments took the prize this year

How You Can Make Bikes vs Cars Documentary a Reality

September 23rd, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

The planned documentary Bikes vs Cars is more than a film, it is part of a global movement to fundamentally change how we get around. Although the simple bicycle is an affordable, sustainable, healthy and fun method of transportation, in many cultures the polluting inefficient automobile still continues to prevail. This powerful film analyzes the politics and consequences of subsidizing the car, and also highlights individuals from around the world who are fighting to improve bike access and infrastructure

Airstream Rebuild Fact #7: Dogs Love Wool Insulation

September 10th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

This summer my spouse and I have been renovating our Airstream trailer. We have already begun re-insulating the entire vehicle with sustainable sheep wool insulation, which we were able to purchase locally. Thus far this versatile natural material has been wonderful to use, and it has also been embraced by our Bull Terrier, Pandora

Australian Building Codes Mandate Rainwater Harvesting

September 7th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Access to clean water is becoming increasingly scarce, but in an arid nation like Australia, water is most especially precious. Now many homes across the vast country are beginning to learn just how simple and important it can be to collect their own rainwater. Several areas in the country have even begun requiring rainwater catchment systems for all newly constructed buildings

Adelaide Creates World’s First Solar-Powered Public Transit System

September 4th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Many local communities are looking at ways that they can incorporate green technology into their city's municipal infrastructure. One impressive success story is the Tindo electric bus in Adelaide, Australia. Although many cities have experimented with using hybrid or electric technology in their public transport systems, this vehicle is the world's first 100% solar-powered electric bus; and not only is it powered by the sun, but this service is also offered free of charge

Safe and Sustainable: Insulating Your Home with Wool

August 26th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

My spouse and I are in the process of renovating an old 1970 Airstream; presently we have the trailer entirely gutted, and are about to begin re-insulating it all with loose sheep wool fibers. Wool is a superb natural insulating material, as it not only keeps you warm and cozy, but also resists mold, readily absorbs moisture, and dries out easily, which helps prevent condensation

Rise of Cooperatives and Credit Unions is Revolutionizing the US Economy

May 6th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Recently I was listening to an engrossing radio interview with the visionary economist and author, Gar Alperovitz, as he was discussing his new book, What Then Must We Do?, which highlights the rise of cooperatives, worker ownership and the restructuring of our failing economy from the bottom up

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