One Planet Communities
An overview of groups, initiatives, planning certifications, and neighborhood developments that promote sustainable communities, including Transition initiatives, ecovillages, One Planet Communities, LEED for Neighborhood Development, and others.
I just got this great email from a good friend of Natural Home & Garden, Debbie Hindman.
Don't miss Blue August, a month-long event with special programming from Planet Green that will motivate you to become more aware of the world's oceans.
The ecovillage/commune movememt that started in the 1960s is alive and well in 2009.
The Fellowship for Intentional Communities offers resources on group and communal living.
Oxfam America Unwrapped allows you to give the gift that keeps on giving. Help end poverty, hunger and injustice worldwide this holiday season.
A poem on the plight of the American farmer - the one percent.
"Life", a Discovery Channel nature documentary series on unique animal behaviors, will air on Animal Planet beginning June 6.
Robert Zwald talks about his days in a one room school house, learning with all eight grades at once. This is part four of eight in Robert Zwald's stories, as compiled by his daughter, Ruth.
Reflections on 15 years of mountain living.
We have slowly replaced out dated fixtures and the Rialto toilet was the final step in getting more environmentally compliant.
Communication and honesty is essential to decide important issues like a complete lifestyle change.
For humanity to create a better world, we must address issues of economic equality and limited resources. The natural environment can recover from much damage if we gradually limit the human population and judge business success by quality rather than quantity.
One of the nation's largest home developers announces it will offer solar arrays as standard features on new homes in California.
Comparing a covenant community against living rural without covenants.
Jenna Woginrich’s latest book, “One Woman Farm,” whisks readers away.
Setting weld parameters is now easier than ever with the Miller Auto-Set elite feature.
Using an old-world technique, Russians are growing their own organic crops -- and it's working.
Congratulations to Pat Stone creator and editor of Green Prints Magazine and, now, a recognized Asset to the Planet!
Humanity has the power to change and to take the actions needed to foster a healthy planet and a better standard of living for all. Choosing beauty and abundance will ensure a better future not only for humanity, but for the natural environment as well.
Let's stop for a minute and think about what we are doing!
The sustainability of one’s home depends as much (if not more) on its location as on how the house is built. If you’re looking to buy land or to buy (or rent) a house, consider the following sustainability criteria when comparing property locations.
Location near public transporation and walkability are as important as green materials and design in creating a green home, study finds.
Cuba's bike transformation was the result of a change in context induced by external forces. It was a disruptive event that forced them to adapt. Here in America, a land of such excess, no such sudden disruption looms (nor could it be predicted, I believe). Our transportation context is centered on the car. Our culture and economy are “driven” by the car. So, how do we create a culture of transportation that is dominated by bicycles?
A list of links to orgs, associations, websites, books, and other resources related to local economies, community resilience, green business, corporate social responsibility, green jobs, environmental and social entrepreneurship, and investment.