Sep
30
2014
Helen Strong

The Great Seed Festival: let’s prevent the corporate takeover of our seeds

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Posted Sep 30 2014 by Helen Strong of the Gaia Foundation

Our entire lives depend on seed. Almost all of the food we eat starts out as a seed – from the vegetables, fruits and roots we grow, to the bread we bake, the milk we make and even our meat, which comes primarily from animals that live on food grown from seed. Read more …

Sep
24
2014
Art Ludwig

Size matters: why a big house can’t be a green house

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Posted Sep 24 2014 by Art Ludwig of Oasis Design
size matters

The wonderful Art Ludwig of Oasis Design in the US was asked to design and build an ‘eco-home’ for a client. He wrote a letter to the client to explain that he couldn’t take on the project because green ‘add-ons’ aren’t green at all when tacked on to a house that is too big Read more …

Sep
6
2014
Dave Darby

French farmhouse free to the right low-impacter (roofing skills would be a bonus)

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Posted Sep 6 2014 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
French farmhouse

We are in contact with an English man who has a French property but will no longer be able to live there. He’s happy to give it away to someone who will turn it into the kind of eco-home / low-impact smallholding that he intended. Read more …

Sep
4
2014
Dave Darby

What is human nature? Are we really a horrible species?

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Posted Sep 4 2014 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org

When discussing war, exploitation, wealth disparities, violence and the apparently uncaring nature of society, a common response is: ‘well, that’s human nature for you’. Is it? Really? Are we that bad? Are we inherently, intrinsically, irredeemably horrible? Read more …

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