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Housing. Food. Open Source Permaculture – help to build the most comprehensive free resource for Permaculture education. Talk, Uncategorized — By Irena Efremovska on 04/09/2012 17:37 Sophia Novack, the force behind Permaculture Media Blog and Permaculture Directory ‘What does your backyard look like right now?’ – asks Sophia Novack, a documentary film student passionate about creating a more sustainable world. It has the potential to become a thriving edible garden, but only if you’ve got the right resources. Waking Up! an irrestible force for change globally. An inspiring call to the new generation to wake up and get active - Generation Waking Up is a global campaign to ignite a generation of young people to bring forth a thriving, just, sustainable world.

Waking Up! an irrestible force for change globally

This video is part of the Generation Waking Up Experience – called 'WakeUp' for short – that inspires young people to transform their lives and communities. It asks, "What will our legacy be? " and makes an articulate call to wake up and get involved in climate change, the environment, politics, society... indeed any area that draws you. Living Mandala: Permaculture News. Ecological Footprint Quiz by Center for Sustainable Economy. Why Trees Matter. TREES are on the front lines of our changing climate.

Why Trees Matter

And when the oldest trees in the world suddenly start dying, it’s time to pay attention. North America’s ancient alpine bristlecone forests are falling victim to a voracious beetle and an Asian fungus. More Parklets Popping Up Around San Francisco. Payton Chung's flickr page/viaDeepistan National Parklet When I last wrote about parklets in July of 2011, there were fourteen parklets in San Francisco.

More Parklets Popping Up Around San Francisco

The city now claims 31 parklets and counting, with 39 in various stages of review. Introduction to Permaculture - 40 hours of Free video lectures. Permaculture means 'permanent culture,' (or 'permanent agriculture') and ...'

Introduction to Permaculture - 40 hours of Free video lectures

Is the conscious design and maintenance of cultivated ecosystems that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of a natural ecosystem.' (Bill Mollison) Permaculture Lecture Series. Introduction To Permaculture Design. Jane Shevtsov - Google+ - This is a grey water recycling system at OWS. How to build a better brick rocket stove for $10. Rock Rocket Stove Is Held Together By Coat Hangers. © Liz To Rocket stoves burn hot and clean, using very little wood or other combustibles. Vancouver industrial designer Liz To has designed a new version for Tibet, where they use dung as fuel.

Lynx Rocket Stove Monotube Steam Boiler. 500 showers heated from one small compost pile: a how to tutorial. How To Cook with the Sun - Solar Ovens [ELEVATE Ecology] Bag It OFFICIAL TRAILER. In.gredients: "The first zero-waste, package-free grocery store in the US." Living Paper-Free and Loving It: 15 Tips for Creating a Paperless Home. “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without” [I] detest useless waste.

Living Paper-Free and Loving It: 15 Tips for Creating a Paperless Home

It literally makes me crazy to think of spending money on something — usually out of convenience – knowing that the end result will be the trash. Natural Cleaner. "One Good Thing" by Jillee: No-Grate Homemade Laundry Soap. Despite all the enthusiasm over making homemade laundry detergent recently…I continue to hear murmurings from those who just can’t bring themselves to grate soap and cook it on the stove.

"One Good Thing" by Jillee: No-Grate Homemade Laundry Soap

It apparently just isn’t going to happen. :-) I’m not naming any names…but my older sister would probably freely admit she didn’t decide to even attempt making her own laundry detergent UNTIL I told her about this “new” recipe I was testing out. (I know it seems like I’m always “picking on” her…but she called me a “brat” on her blog recently…so she pretty much deserves it. lol). CCTV-9 report: Solar bottle lights in the Philippines. Great Stain Remover. DIY Naturally Scented All-Purpose Citrus Vinegar Cleaners. I've been on a quest to rid our home of toxic chemicals for both health and environmental reasons.

DIY Naturally Scented All-Purpose Citrus Vinegar Cleaners

Did you know? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air can be 10 times to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air. One of the culprits is common household cleaners emitting toxic fumes. UGH! Diatomaceous Earth (food grade): Bug Killer You Can Eat! Earthrise.