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Check this out: Selling Sustainability Ted Talk

Ohhh I have a new crush! Nothing swoons me better than a man whose heart is set on sustainability. Steve Howard is the King in this arena. He is now … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Check this out: Community-Based Architecture Ted Talk

I love the message of this Ted Talk from Xavier Vilalta – design locally! It’s refreshing to see an architect that has his head in the right place. SO often … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Walkable Cities Ted Talk

I really enjoyed Jeff Speck’s message in his Ted Talk from September 2013 (at TedCity2.0). Sometimes I get quite discouraged with issues that are directly dependent on government action. But … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Whole World Water

Sometimes I feel like the world is moving SO fast. Often life is filled with talk and throwing around ideas. I’m so happy to see action behind some really great … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Check this out: New York City bans Styrofoam!

GREAT news! On December 19, 2013, New York City council voted to ban the use of Styrofoam containers. This includes take out containers and Styrofoam cups. This trash cannot be … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Before They Pass Away

New  O B S E S S I O N I just spent a good hour completely enthralled at the photos and project of Jimmy Nelson. He spent 3 years … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Check this out: Stop Saying Columbus ‘Discovered’ the Americas

I wish I had been able to post this closer to Columbus Day! Better late than never… Though this isn’t the most well written article, the author makes her point … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Icon Company: Chipotle

If you have never eaten the giant burrito from Chipotle, get yourself to one of their locations NOW! They are fresh and delicious and always hit the spot. What’s even … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Rebuilding America’s Economy with Family Farm-Centered Food Systems

  Ya’ll. You have to read this article if you support family farms. I have been searching for comprehensive information like this for a long time and luckily stumbled upon … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Off-The-Grid Housing

YES YES and YES! I am 100% an off-the-grid supporter. I never knew that so many architecture firms were investing in this type of design! I truly think and hope … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Check this out: School in the Cloud

Have you heard of this idea from Sugata Mitra (see his Ted Talk here)? A “School in the Cloud”. It’s really fabulous! He is now moving into action and no … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

To-Do List: This New Year, Let’s Make Our Gardens Buzz

It’s sad and scary that in this information age, where everyone seems to know everything, we don’t know what’s causing large populations of bees to die. I know that I … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Icon Company: Patagonia

  Patagonia, an outdoor apparel company, has committed to start selling Fair Trade certified clothing. Fair Trade ensures that workers are paid a living wage, work in safe conditions and … Continue reading

December 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Every School Should Have a Farm to Feed Its Students

YES YES YES and YES! I love this movement so much. I hope it catches all over the US and around the world. Can you help spread the movement in … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment
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