oyster mushrooms growing on tree in woods
01/09/2015
You don't need a garden to grow mushrooms—any cool, shady space will do, even a cupboard or dark corner. It’s fairly easy to grow oyster mushrooms indoors in a bag or a 2-gallon bucket using... read more
solar panels mounted on angled roof
12/25/2014
by Linnea Gregg / The Intelligent Optimist The newest Gold Rush will have us mining for sunshine. The Deutsche Bank, a global banking and financial services company, and the U.S. Department... read more
graphic with Australia map and Australian wines
12/20/2014
Think globally; buy locally if you need a last minute gift for someone across the world. Each year, I exchange holiday gifts with a good friend in Australia. This normally requires that I stand in... read more
Bolivian child playing flute while sitting astride straw bale
12/18/2014
Bolivia has a law on the books that should serve as high inspiration for the rest of the world. The “Law of Mother Earth,” (Ley de Derechos de La Madre Tierra) gives legal status to Mother Earth,... read more
intricate paper snowflake decoration
12/07/2014
Last Christmas Eve, I went out to Ojai to some friends’ annual open house. There, hanging from the ceiling fans were large paper snowflakes.  I thought they were gorgeous, but looked complicated... read more
several spools of thread in various colors laid end-to-end
12/03/2014
A Calling to do Good “Born to Do This”.  Yes, I am quoting Joan of Arc, but she just happens to be one of my spiritual mentors. Ever since I was little, I was made aware that God had planted a... read more
Grapes on a Vine
11/19/2014
This is a pretty stellar achievement: Fetzer Vineyards has essentially halted creating waste for the world to absorb. They are the first wine company to receive Zero Waste... read more
11/13/2014
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11/12/2014
Directed by Annie Sundberg and Rick Stern. A dynamic portrait of Peter Diamandis, the visionary behind the X Prize Foundation, which provides financial awards to spur the next generation of big... read more

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02/26/2014
Residents whose tap water was polluted are finding that rainwater is an affordable alternative.  by Molly Rusk YES! Magazine Some residents of the Kanawha Valley in West... read more
apples
02/12/2014
There's a great initiative cropping up in some progressive cities, and the word "cropping" is no mistake. Urban Food Forests, like the Beacon Food Forest Permaculture Project in Seattle, are... read more
640-300-dementia
02/05/2014
The dementia avalanche is coming. Or is it already here? I forget. Whatever, one in every three seniors dies with dementia and there isn't any cure, just the slow but sure whittling away of who... read more
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01/29/2014
Next time someone asks about the weather, talk about what the weather will be like in 15 years instead. Because according to these numbers, the forecast is pretty much "sunny with a chance of human... read more
Military graves
01/22/2014
Pastor Jim Wallis has been arrested for protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, builds bridges between polarized politicians, and pushes Christians to worry less about gay marriage and more about... read more
01/18/2014
Securities of fossil fuels firms, as an economic sector, may soon be on the decline. Predictions as to when oil, gas and coal will become a smaller part of the investment society makes into its total... read more
2013, 2014 Green Road Sign Over Dramatic Clouds and Sky.
01/14/2014
It's now mid-January...so how are you doing with those New Year's resolutions you made at the turn of the year?  Have you stuck to all of them? None of them? Didn't make any? I'm sat... read more
Healthy Weight Loss
01/08/2014
Over the last 18 months I have lost 17 kilos (37.5 pounds) and I have to say it feels really good. I am now back to the size I was when I was married over a decade ago and I am down to wearing a... read more
HolidaySeason
12/18/2013
I love the holidays: the lights, smells, food & drink, friends & family - what's not to cheer? So this blog zooms in on the very things that make the holidays great. Here are the Top Ten... read more

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10/30/2014
Directed by Shanice Johnson. Black Girls Code will change the world.  By introducing young girls of color into the fields of science and technology, they are bridging the digital divide. These... read more
10/30/2014
Directed by Steven Cantor. Dr. Joseph Rizzo and Prof. John Wyatt have pioneered a technology for restoring sight to patients who suffer from degenerative blindness.
10/30/2014
Directed by Nelson George. The Roland TR-808 drum machine inspires musicians around the world, even though the device hasn’t been made since 1984 — and most of its avid users have never actually seen... read more
10/30/2014
Directed by Crawford Anderson-Dillon. A short documentary about Donald L Ekhoff, an American inventor and entrepreneur who has spent a lifetime at the coal face of American ingenuity. From a start on... read more
10/30/2014
Directed by Sarah Hanssen. Adult Stem Cells are a promising new field of treatment for a myriad of injuries and illnesses. Athersys, a company in Cleveland, Ohio, is at the forefront of this research... read more
10/30/2014
Do you want to live forever? Directed by Eunice Lau. What does it mean to be human if technology can conquer mortality and allow us to live forever in our androids one day? Robotics Scientist... read more
10/30/2014
Directed by Tony Sehgal. Over 1.3 billion people live without electricity. Many of them must resort to the dangerous and costly use of kerosene to light their homes. The others remain in the dark.... read more
10/30/2014
Directed by Marco Della Coletta and Zoe D'amaro. Dutch artist Ap Verheggen is determined to inspire people to respond to climate change in a creative and innovative way. Is the idea of building a... read more
10/21/2014
Directed by Morgan Spurlock. Jack Andraka, a high school sophomore, has developed a revolutionary new test for pancreatic cancer. The future of science is in the hands of our youth. 

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