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  • Georgia Pines
    Baby and Bath Water: What Would Chuck Do?
    The Georgia House of Representatives has just passed a bill that will prevent Georgia homes and businesses from becoming LEED certified, on the basis that most Georgia lumber is not recognized as sustainable by LEED. LEED certifications,...
  • Muse private school in California
    The first all-vegan school cafeteria
    MUSE, a private school in Calabasas, has chosen to completely remove all animal products from their school lunches. They have pledged to only serve vegan, cruelty-free meals to their students.In 2005, the private school was created by Suzy Amis...
  • Bambo Nature Diapers
    Review: Bambo Nature Eco-Friendly Diapers
    What goes on our skin, goes in our skin. I think about that a lot when buying products for my kids, especially diapers. Don't even get me started on the enormous amount of diapers found in landfills. I feel a personal obligation to cut my...
  • Sweetbay (Magnolia Virginiana), Laurel
    Plants of Care, the 21st Century Challenge
    Across the Nation and around the world, climatic shift occurs. Challenging all to identify plants which enable eco sustainable landscapes. As a result, the Plants of CARE program quarterly promotes plants for their eco sustainable...
  • Bay Area Spotlight:  Benedetta Skin Care
    Bay Area Spotlight: Benedetta Skin Care
    It's January, the month that coincides with new beginnings and getting started on those New Years resolutions.It seems everyone's resolutions tend to focus in the area of health like eating better, staying away from processed foods,...
  • Off grid
    Interview with Jenchol Shikata of the Shikata Homestead- Off Grid
    There are so many people that can not understand what it is like to live off the grid in a little cabin in the woods so far out that the ambulance refuses to come to in an emergency. They ask how do you do this and that and what do you do about...
  • Off grid cabin
    How to get off grid in 2015
    Moving into a new year, for some, involves a lot of change or hopeful change. In this day and age, living a simpler, more rewarding, less stressful way of life, which sometimes involves moving off the technological grid, is becoming a mainstream...
  • Happy Holidays from the Shikata Homestead
    What does it mean to live sustainable?
    Wikipedia says, "Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual's or society's use of the Earth's natural resources and personal resources."As that is the definition, what exactly does it mean to try...
  • Homesteaders Paradise
    Top 10 reasons to move off grid now and seek sustainable living
    Every year that the US is in debt things are getting closer to collapsing. We owe so much money to the world right now that we will never be able to repay it. If anyone feels that our 3 trillion dollars, we owe-mostly to China-, will ever be...
  • Dave's Pizza
    Minnesota restaurants featuring local/sustainably grown food
    Most people search out local food for one of three reasons: the environmental benefits, to help support the local economy and farming community, or more simply, to get the freshest, healthiest, most nutritious and delicious food available.For top...
  • Top three reasons why rabbits are a homesteaders best asset
    Top three reasons why rabbits are a homesteader's number one asset
    Homesteading, living off the grid, self sufficient, sustainable lifestyle, no matter what you call it, there is one asset that you just have to have with you if you are serious. That number one asset is rabbits. In the book, "Raising Rabbits...
  • Globo Verde
    Which country is making the most progress towards green energy?
    Year after year the human population grows, while planet Earth has to bear the consequences. Big oil companies drilling deep into the planet, companies blasting A/C on a Saturday with no one in the office, and freeways full of gasoline guzzling...
  • Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Cypress Creek
    Can 40,000,000 Wild Alaskan Salmon have your attention please?
    Testing, testing is this thing on? Can 40 million Wild Alaskan Salmon have your attention for a few minutes please?If I were standing at a microphone right now that's what I'd be saying. This year has seen a record run of Sockeye salmon in...
  • 17 gallon rain barrels
    Rain barrels are a big part of sustainable and self sufficient living
    Rain barrels are getting more popular with people who have home gardens because during this time of year, there is usually a lot of rain and because the self sufficient and sustainable, as well as, the home garden scene, is becoming more popular...
  • Mandarin Oriental New York's pan-seared Arctic char
    Mandarin Oriental New York's pan-seared Arctic char with red quinoa recipe
    Wild-caught Alaskan salmon is sustainable and has a wonderful flavor, and it is well worth the premium over farmed salmon. But since it is a seasonal product, it is not always available. Farmed Arctic char is a great sustainable alternative to...