Self-reliance and sustainability in the 21st century.
I’ve lived in my new neighborhood for almost eight months. Wow! Spring cleaning, summer’s garden bounty, fall leaves and now a winter wonderland. The block my little bungalow is on really celebrates the holidays — Fourth of July was as exciting as a whole city event. And now, everyone’s house is ablaze with lights — OK, not a sustainable practice, but extravagantly beautiful on snowy nights. There was a flyer in the front door a couple of days ago inviting us to an evening of neighborhood singing followed by a soup supper.
Why am I sharing the goings-on of my world with you? We hear from many folks, here at MOTHER EARTH NEWS, who are anxious to c
There are so many ways to be sustainable and still live within community. One can garden, raise chickens, use passive and active solar, and harvest rainwater — all on a city lot the size of mine. For an extreme example of the possibilities, check out the Dervaes family, in Pasadena, Calif. Today, I challenge you to think local — not just about buying food, but about all the ways you can live a sustainable life right where you are. Let us know how is goes.
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