Ecotree

They have the right idea. “less is more”

experimentoverde:

Reuse your plastic containers, make a sprinkler :D / Reusen sus contenedores de plástico, hagan una regadera :D

experimentoverde:

Reuse your plastic containers, make a sprinkler :D / Reusen sus contenedores de plástico, hagan una regadera :D

Oberlin college rises above and beyond the rest of the colleges and universities in the nation.

After we had our children, Catcher and Louisiana, my husband/partner Chef Jonathon Sawyer and I decided to move from New York City back to our hometown of Cleveland to open The Greenhouse Tavern. We wanted to contribute to our local community and help create a better world for our children. The Greenhouse Tavern was born. Our bold new endeavor would be the perfect way to combine our passion for local foods and the stewardship for the environment….

zerodesperdicio:

Do São Paulo sutentável

zerodesperdicio:

Do São Paulo sutentável

jtotheizzoe:

Package Free, Zero-Waste Grocery Store to Debut in Austin

I don’t get to toot my own city’s horn quite as much as I would like to, so I’ll gladly take that opportunity now. I recently heard about a new grocery store debuting this summer in Austin called In.gredients. They will be the first package-free and zero-waste grocery store in the United States, an idea with small footholds in Latin America and Europe.

I’m really intrigued by this idea. You bring in your own reusable containers for, well, everything. That means no package waste, which is a huge fraction of the waste that goes into our landfills. It means less processed foods, which support subsidized and often unhealthy corn and soy products, in addition to a bunch of unpronounceable chemicals. It means seasonal, local foods, reducing transportation costs, pollution and promoting natural agriculture. It means less food waste, since you only buy what you need, and you don’t throw away spoiled food.

This is an environmentally-friendly idea that I think could be adapted in almost any city. It could also give major grocery chains some ideas on how to improve their big box offerings. 

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Is this an admirable but unscalable solution? Or is this something you’d like to see everywhere?

ryan-sucks:

Student photographers rove their campuses for The Times. This issue: students striving to live off the grid (in a dome, teepee or mini-house). Text by Amanda M. Fairbanks

sustena:

Basic House by Martín Azúa

“Barcelona designer Martín Azúa questions the idea of the private home with the Basic House – an inhabitable volume that is ‘foldable, inflatable and reversible’. The experimental prototype challenges the idea of homeownership, offering an alternative to the materialistic reality of today. Made from metalized polyester, the Basic House is a shelter small enough to fit in your pocket, allowing you to break away from the imprisonment of material ties.”

letgoandletgrow:

left: organic grass fed beef from the farmers market.  right: conventional grocery store beef.
guess which one hasn’t been sprayed with carbon monoxide?

letgoandletgrow:

left: organic grass fed beef from the farmers market.
right: conventional grocery store beef.

guess which one hasn’t been sprayed with carbon monoxide?

Great ideas and lots of great information to keep you connected with the sustainability movement!