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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 - Your Local Greengrocer

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 » Préférer cuisiner plutôt que consommer des plats préparés aux additifs divers, jardiner et faire son potager, utiliser des cosméiques, des produits d’entretien et des peintures simples et faits maison, favoriser la réparation, le troc, le don et l’échange de services... Autant de comportements d’éco-consommateurs qui s’inscrivent dans un mouvement bien plus large en plein boom : celui du « faire soi-même » ou Do It Yourself en anglais (DIY).

Une mode qui s’installe Pour preuve, le marché du bricolage et des loisirs créatifs est en forte croissance. Les outils, produits, kits « à faire soi-même », livres, magazines, salons, sites internet, émissions TV, formations et ateliers se multiplient et ont un succès croissant. “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.

“Communities are more important than individuals, and probably more important than states and nations”: An interview with Bill McKibben

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?” , tried to weave most of the questions people sent into the interview. Hi Bill… great to see you… what brings you to Totnes? 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.

Garbage is a Terrible Thing to Waste: How to Reach Zero Waste

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. Le projet a pour objet le développement du compostage partagé, ainsi que la valorisation du compostage en général et plus particulièrement en milieu urbain. L’idée principale de est de favoriser la par quartier, immeuble, groupe d’immeubles, structure collective, suivant les exemples vus en Belgique et en Vendée.

Compostri a également un rôle de du public. 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.

Grocery Stores on Wheels - Neighborhoods

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. Four Chicago residents developed the concept after deciding that opening their own grocery store or waiting for big retailers would take too long. They asked the city to donate one of its fleet to serve as a farmer's market on wheels. 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.

Why Green Infrastructure Makes Cities Awesome

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.

General Motors Makes the Business Case 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. GM’s commitement to waste reduction is pretty impressive. This system allows the company to manage each material with the smallest environmental impact and largest financial gains.

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.

Pop-up restaurant uses only solar energy for cooking.