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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


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


10 Tips for a Healthier Diet: Could Eating Unprocessed Foods Improve Your Health?

February 23rd, 2013 | by Brett Gustafson

Eating a balanced diet that largely consists of plants and fresh whole foods is one of the most powerful things you can do to improve your health. Consuming large amounts of processed foods is risky behavior. Eating processed foods have been linked to an increased risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, auto-immune illnesses, atherosclerosis, and many more common sicknesses. If you would like to start feeling better, consider these 10 simple suggestions to help you begin your unprocessed diet


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."



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