affordablility,cityscapes,events,Urban Farming

Growing Food and Farmers: Best practices in growing, distribution and community building

18 Sep , 2016  

Growing Power's National International Urban and Small Farms Conference "Lets Scale it Up! Growing Food and Farmers: Best practices in growing, distribution and community building" will be from November 18-20, 2016 at the Growing Power Warehouse 13111 W.… [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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technology,Zero Waste

Congratulations to Banka BioLoo!

12 Sep , 2016  

We were happy to hear that Banka BioLoo has been elected as the private sector representative to the Steering Committee of Sanitation and Water for All! Let's keep going.

http://sanitationandwaterforall.org/news/sanjay-banka-is-elected-first-private-sector-representative-of-swa-steering-committee/

We wish you the best on your sanitizing journey.… [Read the rest]

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affordablility,Business Models,cityscapes,events,Zero Waste

The 500th Street Store and more!

12 Sep , 2016  

In just 2.5 years the Street Store has helped 500 events to connect the "haves" and "have nots" in a humanistic way, all around the world. And now there's more. On 25 September from 10:30am to 15:30, the co-founders will be at The Salesian Institute, 2 Somerset Road once again to announce their new project.… [Read the rest]

Homesteading,technology,tools

Open-source farm machine blueprints (TED Talk)

7 Sep , 2016  

Marcin Jakubowski is helping to make the blueprints for 50 farming machines open source. His efforts should help anyone to build their own tractor or other tools from scratch and help make our lives more self-sustaining.… [Read the rest]

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affordablility,Business Models,cityscapes,new products,technology

Biomass gasification-derived bricks and concrete

6 Sep , 2016  

New materials for closed loop systems?

What would you build a house with? A technical report published by ISTC claims that the ash produced from biomass gasification can become bricks and concrete.… [Read the rest]

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technology

Fuel from Sunlight, Water and Air

3 Jun , 2016  

Have you heard about this? In 2011, MIT published an article about MIT Professor Daniel Nocera and his team. They'd done something impressive: they'd created an "artificial leaf".

Leaves convert¬†carbon dioxide, water, and some¬†salts into carbohydrates via photosynthesis, a complex process that uses the energy from the sun and chlorophyll (the green pigment in leaves).… [Read the rest]

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affordablility,cityscapes

Consignment or New

14 May , 2016  

I cannot lie, I am a huge fan of consignment stores and thrift shops. I love getting hand-me-downs and working with anything vintage. But, when I recently began shopping for my baby-to-be, I realized that used may not always be the best option.
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affordablility,Business Models,technology,tools,Upcycling,Zero Waste

The red pill or the blue pill?

10 May , 2016  

precious_plastic-problemOkay, we've got a problem with plastic. It's a big one. No surprise. It doesn't break down into something useful for other creatures, like leaves or twigs do. It can kill wildlife when left out in the wild.… [Read the rest]

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