Ecoquartiers. Herbie - Your Local Greengrocer. Herbie, was set up by MERCi to provide affordable, fresh fruit and vegetables to residents living in areas of East Manchester with poor access to fresh foods.
Herbie is a mobile greengrocer and customers can walk on board and choose from a good range of affordable fresh produce. We also supply boxes of fruit to schools and projects, and work closely with sheltered housing, churches, health clinics and resident groups to ensure that we reach as many people in our local community as possible. Écoconso - Le retour du « Faire soi-même » “Communities are more important than individuals, and probably more important than states and nations”: An interview with Bill McKibben. 11 Oct 2011 “Communities are more important than individuals, and probably more important than states and nations”: An interview with Bill McKibben Last week Bill McKibben was in town, and I was lucky enough to get to interview him for half an hour before his talk to a packed St.
John’s Church in Totnes (which Jay Tompt reflected on here). I had asked for some questions for Bill on Twitter, and apart from the frankly bizarre “will I ever play the piano again?” La ville : la plus grande réserve d’économies d’énergie. Chine : Un prof à la retraite aménage son appartement et émet 75% de CO2 de moins. Garbage is a Terrible Thing to Waste: How to Reach Zero Waste. It all started innocently enough.
Following the Holidays and New Year of 2007 we emptied out all of our garbage and recycling to clean up for the New Year. Many months later (May 14) it was time to put out our first bag of garbage and it dawned on me that in over four months we had only created a single bag of garbage. - Le projet Compostri. Grocery Stores on Wheels - Neighborhoods. The next wave of food trucks aren't whipping up Korean tacos for adventurous foodies or slinging ice cream to kids.
Instead, they're delivering fresh meat and produce in an effort to improve public health in low-income communities. A few months ago, a Chicago non-profit launched Fresh Moves, a one-aisle grocery store on a bus that sells pineapples, mangoes, collard greens, onions and other fresh fruits and vegetables in West Side neighborhoods like Lawndale and Austin, where locals have minimal access to fresh produce. A 2006 study by consultant Mari Gallagher linked these food deserts – defined by the USDA as a census tract more than a mile from a grocery store – to increased diabetes and other diet-related maladies, as well as premature death. Why Green Infrastructure Makes Cities Awesome. The American Society of Landscape Architects has just released a massive database of 479 case studies describing the successful application of ”green infrastructure” techniques that collect and process rainwater naturally before it flows into receiving waterways as polluted runoff.
The database demonstrates the power of increasingly widespread application of sustainable practices to prevent pollution while simultaneously bringing nature and natural process back into urban environments. The case studies come from 43 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. This promises to be a great resource: One of the most pressing environmental challenges facing cities and suburbs in the US is the impact of polluted stormwater runoff from developed land – highways, parking lots, rooftops and other impermeable surfaces – into our rivers, lakes, and coastal waters. General Motors Makes the Business Case for Recycling. General Motors has become a great example of the business benefits for recycling.
The company announced that last year, they recycled 92% of all waste generated in their manufacturing plants around the world. This has created a lucrative side business of scrap dealing which has helped keep them afloat during the recession. Sustainable Business writes that according to latest estimates, the company makes about $1 billion a year just from selling scrap. Since they started in 2007, they have solidified their commitment towards waste management. Experiment in (e)co-habitation gets the green light. The G•O Logic prototype passive house.Photo: Steve ChiassonScanning through the website for the Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage development in Belfast, Maine, you might find yourself wondering if this is a buncha pinko commies who’ve just slapped a fresh coat of paint on the ’60s commune-in-the-woods routine.
Says here there will be extensive common facilities (uh huh), complete resident management (ayup), a non-hierarchical structure (I have heard this all before). But wait, what’s this? Separate income sources? “We probably do have some hippie communists [in the group] that have grown up and look a little different now,” says Sanna McKim, the project’s founder. “But this is really about a return to an old fashioned neighborhood. Pop-up restaurant uses only solar energy for cooking.