Business Models,events,ideas & concepts

You may have heard this at the Food, Farming & Future conference at MIT…

2 Sep , 2017  

If you've regularly read On the New Economy, or our various posts about biomimicry, affordability, inclusion, zero waste, and hacking you'll understand the content in this video.

If you actually were at the MIT Conference on Food, Farming and the Future, you'll hear why these words sound familiar (although there's a lot of the substance missing).… [Read the rest]

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Business Models,cityscapes,ideas & concepts,Urban Farming,Zero Waste

Citizens vs Patriot Acres: A Compost Controversy in Chicagoland

25 May , 2017  

Patriot Acres' Site Plan in Des Plaines, IL near Chicago

When it comes to issues concerning our global economic and ecological future, it is all too easy to frame the discussion as a binary debate. … [Read the rest]

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Business Models,cityscapes,Homesteading,ideas & concepts,technology

Living Buildings: Thinking Outside the Pipe and other resources

13 Sep , 2016   Video

livingbuildingchallengeIf you live in any area that's prone to drought, you are already thinking about how to manage water. Here are some creative ways that others have come up with to meet the challenge of preserving water.… [Read the rest]

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ideas & concepts

There’s plastic in the water

6 Oct , 2015  

Originally posted by ecotulip on October 20, 2010

The problem is that it’s too small to take it out. That’s what Captain Charles Moore told us last year during a presentation on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch that he discovered.

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ideas & concepts,Upcycling

Local upcycling economies, how do they work?

22 Sep , 2015  

***UPDATE 10/29/16***

There's been a lot of interest on this topic! I've added a few videos that explain time banking and mutual credit systems at the end of this post. They came from the Open Source Currency and New Work New Culture websites.… [Read the rest]

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Business Models,ideas & concepts

Why First Generation Farmers’ Incubator Didn’t Get Funded

7 Jan , 2015  

First Generation Farmers wanted to create an incubator program. It tried to do it on Kickstarter, and failed.

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ideas & concepts

5 Reasons Why Zero Waste/Circular Economy Advocates Need New Infographics

14 Nov , 2014  

We need clear, actionable, consistent infographics to communicate zero waste and the circular economy.

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Circular Economy,ideas & concepts,new products,Zero Waste

The controversy over biosolids compost

5 Nov , 2014  

Does compost made from biosolids (human waste/"sewer sludge") perform the same way as compost made from food scraps ("food waste"), chicken and cow manure, yard trimmings ("green waste") or MSW (compost derived from mixed trash)?

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