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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10/10/2014
A new approach to fuel the world. Directed by Rob Richert. In a story of perseverance through hardship, Dr David Mullin unites such seemingly disparate elements as Hurricane Katrina,... read more
10/10/2014
Don't let it go to waste. Directed by Eugene Dyachkov and Ilya Belov. A group of students invented the "energy waste" recycling system. It produces free and eco-friendly electricity from light,... read more
10/10/2014
It's not sci-fi anymore, it's real. Directed by Maris Curran. This short documentary looks at incredible advances in bionic technology that have enabled paraplegics to walk. 
09/15/2014
Impress your guests for less. Fabric petals, unscented glycerin soap and essential oil are all you need to make beautiful, expensive-looking accessories for your bathroom.
09/15/2014
Tamara shows you how to make kale chips. By baking kale leaves with olive oil, you can make a delicious alternative to potato chips. And they're great for you!

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