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Communities Can Drive Change

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How I Created a Tool Library in Under Two Hours

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When I say “I”, I mean “we”. And when I say “tool library”, really I mean lending network. But the core lesson still stands. Sharing is really easy, and often all it takes is broaching the…

"Communities Are More Important Than Nations": Bill McKibben

From community-owned solar power stations through edible landscaping in parks to feed the homeless to the power of local investing, we’ve featured plenty of localized, community-based responses to climate change and peak oil. But how does community a…

Co-Housing Meets Commercial Farming and Cheese Making (Video)

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From co-housing for aging boomers to co-housing in urban Brooklyn the idea of building intentional communities that combine shared communal space and property with private dwellings has a lot going for it, from a gre…

Rooftop Supermarket Garden Delivers Zero Food Miles Produce (Video)

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When I last wrote about Food From the Sky’s rooftop supermarket garden, they had just picked up an award for their zero food miles produce. It seems the project is still going strong, and I’ve just come across a great video ab…

"Hipster" Farmers Are Doing Nothing New (Video)

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We’ve posted before about the work of Greg Willerer of Brother Nature Farm in a rundown part of Detroit, and we know that urban farming is not just a nice idea—growing food in our cities is playing a crucial ro…

The Valencians Have A Problem: The Falles, Culture vs. Environment

Burning Falla. Photo Credit: Manuel Molines

During the Valencia Design Week, the organisers of the FEED, the international bloggers meeting, took us to la Ciudad Fallera, the ‘City of Falles’. This is an industrial area where they build the Falles al…

Private Permaculture Garden Includes a Public Bus Shelter (Video)

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From an awesome tour of a permaculture allotment to a 20-year-old forest garden there are, of course, many fabulous video tours of permaculture projects and gardens available online. Many of these plots have incredib…

Solar Farm Opens in UK’s "First Solar-Powered Town" (Video)

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Wadebridge, Cornwall has already hit headlines for its push for 30% renewables by 2015, and while a government review of subsidies for large-scale solar has put a spanner in the works for some of the larger projects planned…

Solar on Someone Else’s Land, pt.2: Solar Farm Investment

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The other day, I posted on the spread of community solar gardens that offer everyone a chance to invest in solar panels, whether they have a suitable roof or not, and to have the energy they produce credited to their …