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Attainable Sustainable. Woofing alternatif- Tout sur un woofing responsable, volontaire et libre. Woofing. Com.post.ability. Self Sufficiency. @ Urban Permaculture. Air conditioners. Quotidiana.

Gardeners Sharing Their Harvest With A Community Food Pantry.

Eco Feetprints

Wrap It Up. Construction écologique. Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces. July 23, 2009 by Robin Plaskoff Horton Three young German architects have created a new area of architecture: arbo-architecture.

Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces

The proof that the wastes are not necessarily useless - Earthlight MissionEarthlight Mission. The Shoebox. Tiny house on wheels built by Tennessee Tiny Homes.

The Shoebox

Search spi resources by topic. Collecting rainwater now illegal? (NaturalNews) Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I'm about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level.

Collecting rainwater now illegal?

You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else. As bizarre as it sounds, laws restricting property owners from "diverting" water that falls on their own homes and land have been on the books for quite some time in many Western states. Only recently, as droughts and renewed interest in water conservation methods have become more common, have individuals and business owners started butting heads with law enforcement over the practice of collecting rainwater for personal use. An Invisible Barn, Made With Low-Tech Trickery.

NYC architecture firm stpmj came up with the idea to cover a barn in mylar.

An Invisible Barn, Made With Low-Tech Trickery

Can you see it? Stpmj. The Sins of Greenwashing: Home and Family Edition. Sustainable Everyday Project. All I Own: Swedish Students Photographed With All Their Possessions Show How to Live With less Sannah Kvist's All I Own photo collection inspires Anti-Consumerism – Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World. Foldable Solar-Powered Geodesic DOM(E) Home Can be Erected Anywhere. Earth Star Primal Habitat.

Recycle your beer bottles. Welcome our new hexapod robot overlords!

Recycle your beer bottles.

Despite all his rage, he's still just a widdle puppy in a cage Trust fall Follow your ambitions. A powerful message. The most sexed up man in history... 51 Amazing Uses for Baking Soda. By Melissa Breyer - care2.com I don’t mean to sound seditious here, but I have a rebellious plan to combat the ills that many corporations are perpetrating in the name of fighting grime and germs.

51 Amazing Uses for Baking Soda

My main gripe is about the environmental pollutants from cleaning and personal care products that we wash down our drains and into our water systems, resulting in situations like the chemical triclosan (a pesticide added to many products as an antibacterial agent) being found in dolphins. So the simple plan is to encourage everyone to use baking soda in any of these 51 applications.

Besides showing kindness to aquatic life, we can also protect ourselves from the array of toxins in household cleaning products. Conventional cleansers can expose us to multiple chemicals linked to asthma, cancer, and other documented health problems. Learning to live a life sustainable. CompostingDogWaste.pdf. Build a Pet Waste Composter Using a Garbage Can. Farm and Ranch— An Old-Fashioned Farm. Journey to Forever. Do the Math - Because We > Fossil Fuels. Tree house. Rope Bed. I support corn for food, not fuel. Internet Energy Usage Outpaces Gains in Efficiency. MongabayWaking Times Energy efficiency gains are failing to keep pace with the Internet’s rapid rate of expansion, meaning that global web use is consuming an increasing share energy, warns a new perspective published in the journal Science.

Internet Energy Usage Outpaces Gains in Efficiency

Noting that the world’s data centers already consume 270 terawatt hours and Internet traffic volume is doubling every three years, Diego Reforgiato Recupero of the University of Catania argues for prioritizing energy efficiency in the design of devices, networks, data centers, and software development. “As the Internet evolves, it is apparent that energy efficiency needs to be addressed,” he writes.

Recupero highlights two approaches for improving efficiency: smart standby and dynamic frequency scaling or CPU throttling. “The former will allow unused parts of a network device to be put into very low power states, where only very basic functionalities are performed. BitLock: Turning your smart phone into your bike key by Mesh Motion Inc. TechCrunch: “BitLock’s system means you can tap into the sharing economy by sharing access to your bike with others”

BitLock: Turning your smart phone into your bike key by Mesh Motion Inc

Organic Cotton Clothing. Green Living FAQ: What is green clothing? Green clothing Green clothing is designed to use organic and recycled materials, less packaging and more energy-efficient manufacturing.

Green Living FAQ: What is green clothing?

Eco friendly clothing or green clothing as it is called is hot. Consumers are becoming more conscious of what they are buying and demanding green clothing. For some time green clothing has been a staple for outdoor clothing, however it was overlooked by the fashion industry. Lately the fashion industry has caught on and now green clothing can be seen on Runways and in stores including designer boutiques. Green Living Frequently Asked Questions. Simple Living Forums. BaseHabitat. The Homeowner's Guide to Alternative Energy. Do you ever watch the sun hitting your house, or the feel the wind rushing at your windows, and wonder just how hard it would be to harness all that energy?

The Homeowner's Guide to Alternative Energy

Off the Grid, Photos of People Living Outside Mainstream Society in The USA. Get off the grid, Stay off the grid! Houses Made of Strange Materials ~ www.popgive.com. I saw a show on TV the other day, about this little town in Arizona, where everyone builds these houses out of tires, and they are almost entirely self sufficient. This got me wondering about what other types of housing material has been used. I found some pretty neat stuff. A house made of trash. Scale Models, the Secret to Great Homestead Construction - Maxwell's House. If you’re setting out to build a cabin or building a shed, take the time to create a scale model first. It’s the single biggest advantage you can give yourself when it comes to saving money and getting a great finished result.

The purpose of scale modeling is three-fold. Live between buildings micro housing. With more and more people choosing to live in cities, there is less and less affordable housing available, meaning that some municipalities are trying out things like micro-housing or relaxed zoning laws to meet up with the demand. Of course, not all of these micro-developments have to sit on vacant land; Danish designers Mateusz Mastalski and Ole Robin Storjohann have created a series of clever urban infill concepts that could occupy the residual spaces between buildings, yet remain lit with natural daylighting and looking surprisingly spacious. © Mateusz Mastalski and Ole Robin Storjohann Titled "Live Between Buildings," the project proposes several designs sited in various cities like New York, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Helsinki and London. Home Work: The Yurts of Bill Coperthwaite COP-02. The Hexayurt Project: Free Hardware housing for the world.

Turning Sweat Into Electricity: Two Schools Compete for Power. Greatist News examines and explains the trends and studies making headlines in fitness, health, and happiness. Strategies – Research and actions to consume less and share more. The multi-level nature of our complex societies obliges the degrowth movement to follow multiple strategies. 11 awesome bikes made of wood: A green life-cycle. Containerbay. Green Maverick. Landscape architect Ng Sek San takes the unconventional route in his quest to find solutions that are simple, affordable and local. Wiki definition. Wabi-Sabi. Wabi-Sabi. Neo Eco Ethica. Everyday Tools. Humanitarian Design.