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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cityscapes,Homesteading,Urban Farming

Must watch: More Than Honey

12 Apr , 2016   Video

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Okay, it's pretty tough to watch. You should know that before you sit back on your couch with some popcorn to watch More Than Honey.

But, this is a must-watch for anyone working on food systems.… [Read the rest]

Bee-Licious,Urban Farming

Waiting for Spring

23 Mar , 2016  

I started the IVF process with the hope of a bounty of eggs, and ultimately a bounty of embryos.  I knew that all the drugs I was taking would help me cultivate follicles the size of grapes full of juicy, gelatinous, goo that housed little, almost microscopic eggs, and the number of follicles I was producing was plentiful. … [Read the rest]

new products,Upcycling

Upcycle a desk from gross to gorgeous

24 Feb , 2016  

A little while ago we found this great photo diary from a dad remaking a desk for his daughter. The comments are funny, the pictures are many. We enjoyed the comments the most.… [Read the rest]

Bee-Licious

Bored

21 Feb , 2016  

Here’s an update.  I moved next door to my brother in August in the hopes that as a single woman I would have family support when I got pregnant from sperm from a sperm bank. … [Read the rest]

technology

How the oceans can clean themselves (with our help)

8 Dec , 2015   Video

For all the nay-sayers out there, here is one person who thought to do what many of us only just dream of doing.

plastic-pollution-cleaningA young inventor proposes one technological solution to plastic pollution in our oceans.… [Read the rest]

events

What’s at stake? Matt Damon explores the Extreme Realities of climate change

2 Dec , 2015  

You already know that climate change is a problem. But have you seen Extreme Realities?

Actor Matt Damon hosts and narrates this episode of Journey to Planet Earth, which explores the link between extreme weather, climate change, and threats to national security.… [Read the rest]

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