Are you able to approach life with an abundance mindset?
Here are Twelve Rs of recycling to help guide you on your way to cutting down on waste. It may seem a simple goal, but it can be eye opening, and have surprising repercussions in all aspects of your life.
Watch the new remixed version here: https://youtu.be/DBgYfkuydaI Permaculture Album out now! Grab it here: http://music.formidablevegetable.com.au A song I wrote for my PDC about Permaculture Principle 6 - 'Produce No Waste' - you should try it sometime! -Filmed & Edited by Wee Earthlings. Animations by OzJThomas.
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Transition Network encourage communities to come together and rebuild our world. Step up and address the big challenges we face by starting local.
In today's world it's easy to feel helpless, but here is a book to initiate debates rather than shouting matches, to enable collaboration in place of confrontation. Gentleness can be a great strength, and quiet action can sometimes speak as powerfully amid the noise as the loudest voice.
After years of protecting and capturing organic matter from crop residue, cover crops, manures and compost, Jake's soils are high in organic matter. As a result, they are full of biological life, maintaining an open structure and high fertility, even with no tillage.
In this unique anthology, women from around the world write about the movement to change the current, industrial paradigm of how we grow our food. As seed
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BPN is a network of Afro-indigenous people who have come together through the practices of permaculture, agroecology, natural living and care of the earth. We recognize and honor the ancestral and historical knowledge that each of these land care practices embrace and strive to broaden inter-cultural dialogue around natural earth care; the love of people, plants and animals.
Greywater Webinar Recordings View the recording and download the pdfs for any of the 11 public webinars Greywater Action hosted in 2015/2016 here. 2015 Webinar List Greywater 101 Plumbing 101 for Greywater Installers Design and Install Your Own Laundry-to-Landscape System Gravity-Flow, Branched Drain Systems and Greywater Irrigation in Arid Climates Southern CA Fruit Trees 101- […]
One of the best and most comprehensive films we have seen about living offgrid. From renewable technology with solar photovoltaics for electricity, to flat plate solar for heating water, battery storage, edible landscaping with wonderful gardens full of fruit, vines and vegetables to the technology of sewage disposal and water filtrations, this is a really useful insight into living entirely independently. There is even a section of producing methane gas, building an underground food store and Zilvinas Paludnevicius' philosophy of zero waste and our crazy disposal, consumer society.
Biogas is an energy-rich gas produced by anaerobic decomposition or thermochemical conversion of biomass. Biogas is composed mostly of methane (CH4), the same compound in natural gas, and carbon dioxide (CO2). The methane content of raw (untreated) biogas may vary from 40%-60%, with CO2 making up most of the remainder along with small amounts of water vapor and other gases.
We wanted to share the best zero waste blogs we’ve come across that have inspired tens of thousands (dare we say, millions?) around the world...
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a non-profit organization created to bring about a large scale transformation in the way we make the things we make
[img_assist|nid=86|title=|desc=Corn grown with urine-fertilizer. (photo by Peter Morgan, Aquamor)|link=node|align=left|width=125|height=100]The modern day sewer system has failed. Fortunately, we don't need costly sewage plants or septic systems to render human waste into a harmless substance that, instead of being a problem, is a solution to problems of water shortages, water pollution, and reliance on chemical fertilizers. This is ecological sanitation, taking care of our human sanitation needs in a way that is helpful, rather than harmful, to the environment.
South Africa’s seaside city of Cape Town is mired in a three-year drought and is poised to become the world's first major city to run out of water.
Outside of Taos, New Mexico, you'll find a community of people living in houses built with repurposed objects.
A urine-diverting dry toilet (UDDT) is a type of dry toilet with urine diversion that can be used to provide safe, affordable sanitation in a variety of contexts worldwide. The separate collection of feces and urine without any flush water has many advantages, such as odor-free operation and pathogen reduction by drying. While dried feces and urine harvested from UDDTs can be and routinely are used in agriculture, many UDDTs installations do not apply any sort of recovery scheme. The UDDT is an example of a technology that can be used to achieve a sustainable sanitation system. This dry excreta management system is an alternative to pit latrines and flush toilets, especially where water is scarce, a connection to a sewer system and centralized wastewater treatment plant is not feasible or desired, fertilizer and soil conditioner are needed for agriculture, or groundwater pollution should be minimized.
A step by step guide to bokashi composting, a simple efficient way to deal with your kitchen wastes
Want to fight food waste on farms? Sign up to Feedback's gleaning network - http://feedbackglobal.org/gleaning-volunteer-form/ Are you a farmer with surplus produce? We're appealing to farmers across the UK to join in and allow volunteer gleaners to harvest their unsold produce for charity! It’s free and minimum hassle, and ensures your surplus produce gets to people in need! If you’re interested in hosting a gleaning day, or for more info, please get in touch with Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org With great thanks to Me and My Friends for use of their track “Penguin Samba” http://www.meandmyfriends.co.uk/
At Home With Holistic Management® E-Book Creating a Life of Meaning By Ann Adams As a Holistic Management Certified Educator, mediator, and mother, Ann Adams has created a workbook that helps individuals and families easily understand Holistic Management and put it into practice (e-book will be emailed to you). This 8 ½” x 11” workbook […]
Saving energy around the house is good for your wallet, good for you and the family, and good for the environment. But energy conservation around the house is more complex than just using less electricity, because anything you do at home...
Test results from the second generation compost heater MOTHER EARTH NEWS' researchers designed significantly improved on those for the first.
Dr. Elaine’s™ Soil Food Web Approach is the essence of soil regeneration. Learn how to help farmers restore their Soil Biology and increase their profits.
Fresh fruit from the backyard to the those in need of food. This is a win-win for all involved, including the volunteers who pick the fruit, they get to help others, and keep half of the bounty for themselves. Check out our new series: Food Farmer Earth - a journey of wide discovery about our food http://www.youtube.com/ffe Cooking Up a Story - Bringing the people behind our food to life http://cookingupastory.com Subscribe to receive the latest videos: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=foodfarmerearth Follow us: Google https://plus.google.com/ foodfarmerearth/posts twitter http://twitter.com/cookingupastory Facebook http://www.facebook.com/cookingupastory Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/foodfarmerearth/ Website RSS Feed http://cookingupastory.com/feed
A circular economy is an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources. Circular systems employ reuse, sharing, repair, refurbishment, remanufacturing and recycling to create a closed-loop system, minimising the use of resource inputs and the creation of waste, pollution and carbon emissions. The circular economy aims to keep products, equipment and infrastructure in use for longer, thus improving the productivity of these resources. Waste materials and energy should become input for other processes: either a component or recovered resource for another industrial process or as regenerative resources for nature. This regenerative approach is in contrast to the traditional linear economy, which has a take, make, dispose model of production.
Watch by November 8th through Vimeo VOD. Pre order movie here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/landfillha... Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical youth group who live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra play music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. With the guidance of their music director, Favio Chávez, they must navigate this new world of arenas and sold out concerts. However, when a natural disaster devastates their community, the orchestra provides a source of hope for the town. www.landfillharmonicmovie.com
Greywater Action is a collaborative of educators who teach residents and tradespeople about affordable and simple household water systems that dramatically
How does a waterless toilet work? How does the Loowatt system generate energy and fertilizer? Is human waste the ultimate renewable energy? Virginia Gardiner, CEO of Loowatt, talks about energy-generating toilet technology and what Loowatt is doing in the UK and Madagascar. Music Zest by basematic, CCmixter Creative Commons Video Producer: Kaitlin Zhang
One New York woman is making an effort to change the way we think about waste. Over the past two years, Lauren Singer has produced only enough trash to fill a 16 oz mason jar. In Going Off Grid, Laura Ling examines how 180,000 Americans a year are choosing to live entirely disconnected from our modern internet-focused world in pursuit of a more sustainable, simple lifestyle. Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/seekerstories?sub_confirmation=1 Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com Google : https://plus.google.com/u/0/100537624873180533713/about Take the #ZeroWaste Challenge with us Tuesday, April 14th to go one day without producing trash. Tweet us @seekernetwork with #ZeroWaste and we'll donate $1 to Keep America Beautiful. More details here: http://skr.cm/ZWchall Executive Producer: Laura Ling Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen) Cinematographers: Matthew Piniol, Spencer Snider Editor: Lee Mould
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever. http://storyofstuff.org And for all you fact checkers out there: http://storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-stuff/ GET INVOLVED: http://action.storyofstuff.org/sign/social-action/ FOLLOW US: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/storyofstuff/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/storyofstuff Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/storyofstuff/ SUPPORT THE PROJECT: https://action.storyofstuff.org/donate/social_donations/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/BKO/
Katelin started living a zero waste lifestyle with her family and also started the PAREdown Home blog with a friend to document their efforts to create less household garbage. After 3 years living this super low waste lifestyle, Katelin shared some of the changes she's made in her every day life to reduce her consumption of single use and disposable products. She shops at a produce market that sells unpackages fruit and vegetables, she buys things like pasta and nuts, spices and oils at stores like the Karma Co-op in Toronto, and she makes things like toothpaste herself. We hope you enjoy this video about the challenges and rewards of living a lifestyle that is in line with your values. Katelin has definitely inspired us to continue striving towards buying less plastic packaging, although we do find it challenging being on the road all the time. Here's how to stay in touch with Katelin and PAREdown Home: Blog: http://paredownhome.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paredown Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paredown/ The bulk store where Katelin is shopping during the video is the Karma Co-op in Toronto: http://www.karmacoop.org/ Thanks for watching! Mat & Daniell
The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), dealing with greenhouse-gas-emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance, signed in 2016. The agreement's language was negotiated by representatives of 196 state parties at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC in Le Bourget, near Paris, France, and adopted by consensus on 12 December 2015. As of December 2020, all 197 members of the UNFCCC have signed the agreement and 189 remain party to it. Of the eight countries which are not party to the law, the only significant emitters are Iran and the United States.