Incredible Photos of Off-Grid Living Will Make YOU Want to Ditch Civilization Too. Photographer Antoine Bruy not only traveled and lived with off-grid families for three years, but captured captivating photos of their Walden-esque existence.
Credit: Antoine Bruy When screeching city noises and demands from the 9-5 job become too much, most people can only dream of what quiet isolation in the rural countryside could be like. But French photographer Antoine Bruy turned that dream into a reality by hitchhiking across Europe from 2010 to 2013. The artist wandered through remote mountain regions without any fixed destination or route in mind, but along the way met several individuals who had willingly abandoned hectic city life in exchange for retreat in the deep wilderness. These people sacrificed modern comforts for greater autonomy and freedom, and in result became inspiration to the inquisitive photographer. In Bruy’s series Scrublands, he documented the homes and faces of the people he countered, by chance, who live far away from civilization.
Art the System. Lessons Learned from a Year without Showering. *Update 04/20/2015- Today is my 2 year no-shower anniversary!
Enjoy the story I wrote a year ago today: As of today it has been one year since my last shower. Yes, I know that sounds crazy and a year ago I would have agreed with you. I was a regular showering guy for the first 26 years of my life. Well, maybe not every single day, but just about. So how does a regular showering guy end up going 365 days and counting without taking a shower? I made it through the 100-day bike ride without taking a shower and for me that was quite the task in itself. So here I am now, one year later, to tell you story of my year without a shower. I might as well bring this up right away. Actually, nope. And this: And in waterfalls like this: What we do - Lowimpact.orgLow impact living info, training, products & services.
We promote and support both individual change and systemic change.
We need both, because: individual change can only happen at the margins within the current system, which generates ever-increasing consumption, debt and the dominance of big brands.systemic change can’t happen if people are not interested in individual change – if all they want is corporate brands and ever-increasing consumption. Individual change (micro) and systemic change (macro) rarely overlap, because often micro people see macro people as unrealistic and naïve, and macro people see micro people as twee and ineffective. Vivre et acheter écologique, c’est facile ! Pour vivre de façon plus écologique, la première chose à faire est de faire attention à son alimentation. © Emmanuel Grimault Suite à la semaine du développement durable qui s’est tenue sur la thématique « consommer autrement », ce livre tombe à pic pour continuer la réflexion !
A la portée de tous, il apporte des solutions simples, applicables au quotidien au-delà des simples éco-gestes et des guides pratiques habituels pour mieux respecter notre environnement. Il décrypte l’intérêt et les garanties de certains labels pour mettre fin aux généralités et idées reçues. Par exemple, le bio et le commerce équitable ne sont pas une supercherie, mais ils ne sont pas non plus la panacée : il faut prendre en compte chaque réalité, aborder leurs avantages et leurs inconvénients pour bien comprendre les garanties que ces labels apportent. Building a bee waterer. We're still feeding our honeybees, helping them sock away some extra honey to make it through the winter.
I've been giving them really strong sugar water (half sugar, half water) to make it easier for them to dehydrate the liquid into honey in the cool weather, but that seems to make the bees exceptionally thirsty. At the same time, I poured out our kiddie pool of water since it's too late in the year to be soaking mushrooms. The combination of factors sent the bees searching for other water sources, and we started finding drowned bees in every standing body of water around the farm. The Man Who Lives Without Money. Think you couldn’t live without money?
Irishman Mark Boyle challenged this notion and here’s how he finds life with no financial income, bank balance, and no spending. “If someone told me seven years ago, in my final year of a business and economics degree, that I’d now be living without money, I’d have probably choked on my microwaved ready meal.” According to Boyle, the plan back then was to ‘get a good job’, make as much money as possible, and buy the stuff that would show society he was successful. Like most individuals raised in a consumer-driven society, he never second guessed those goals.
For a while he had a fantastic job managing a big organic food company and even had a yacht in the harbor. The change in life path came one evening on the yacht while philosophizing with a friend over a glass of Merlot. That evening, though, a revelation came through: “These issues weren’t as unrelated as I had previously thought – they had a common root cause.
The next concern was shelter. Lammas — A Pioneering Ecovillage in West Wales. Les semences de variétés traditionnelles ne peuvent plus être commercialisées. La Cour de Justice de l’Union Européenne a confirmé le 12 juillet 2012 l'interdiction de commercialiser les semences de variétés traditionnelles et diversifiées qui ne sont pas inscrites au catalogue officiel européen.
Ecolo propose une réforme de la réglementation, qualifiée d'"absurde". Des associations comme Kokopelli ou Semailles se retrouvent dans l’illégalité: elles préservent et distribuent ces semences. Pourtant, il suffirait d'inclure ces variétés anciennes au catalogue officiel pour les commercialiser en toute légalité. Seulement voilà, elles se trouvent dans le domaine public et après 20 ans, si personne ne les a réinscrit au catalogue, elles en sortent.
Il faut pour cela payer assez cher, explique Catherine Andrianne de Semailles. 7209_486684181401291_1522939419_n.jpg (720×516) La beauté de l’écologie : rien ne se perd, tout se transforme. Tout faire soi-même.