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7 Eye-Opening Lessons I Learned From Buying Nothing New For 200 Days

by Assya Barrette | A few months ago, I went through the worst experience of my life: my father passed away. It was a cancer which took him, and a small part of myself as well. As I reflect on the time proceeding his death, there were so many hard parts. One of the hardest was not being able to mourn in ...

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12 Design Principles For More Sustainable Farming

by Andrew Martin | “What permaculturists are doing is the most important activity that any group is doing on the planet.” – David Suzuki A Brief History of Agriculture Before we look at what the future might look like we need to understand how we got to where we are before we can move in the appropriate direction for a new and ...

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Food Forests Could Bring Healthy Organic Food To Everyone – For Free

by Andrew Martin Food forests or Forest gardening have been around for a long time with many of the native cultures practicing this form of sustainable agriculture. It is a form of low-maintenance plant-based food production which replicates natural ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, running vines and perennial vegetables. Beneficial plants and companion planting is a big part of the food forest system. Unlike ...

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You Can Turn A £2000 Shipping Container Into An Epic Off-Grid Home

by Joe Martino | What if you could spend a fraction of what it would cost to buy or build your own house and instead build a unique home that’s completely off the grid? It can be done, and there are plenty of people who’ve already taken the plunge. Shipping containers exist in a massive surplus and someone like you or ...

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Simple Things You Can Do To Help Save Money & The Planet

by Andrew Martin We live in a world where we are often made out to feel like a very small piece of an enormous puzzle, where no change that we make in our lives will ever bare a substantial impact on the world as a whole. In reality, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. All change starts microcosmically, and ...

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Thanks To Humans: 5 Trillion Pieces Of Plastic Can Now Be Found In The World’s Oceans

Katharine J. Tobal | There are over 12.3 million pounds of trash running down the coast of our beaches and waterways —enough to fill the United States Capital Rotunda two-and-a-half times, a new study on plastic pollution around the world revealed. The major new study of the world’s oceans, which was published in the journal PLOS ONE by Marcus Eriksen of the Five Gyres ...

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Man Builds His Dream Mini-Home In Only Six Weeks For $9,000

by Joe Martino | Have you ever wanted to live in a home where you still felt like you were connected to nature and things were simple and pretty well off-grid? One man has done this in Thailand and it only cost him $9000 to do it. Steve Areen was offered some land on his friends mango farm to build his ...

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She Hasn’t Made Any Rubbish In 2 Years. This Is What Her Life Is Like

by Joe Martino | What if you could live without producing any trash? Would you do it? At first you might think this is impossible (or at least extremely difficult), and it may very well be depending on your life situation. But one inspiring girl is not only making this impossibility a reality, she is sharing how we can all start doing the ...

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These Powerful Ads Showcasing Marine Animals Held At Gunpoint May Make You Reconsider Your Plastic Use

by Alanna Ketler | In our current day and age, where consumerism is rampant, we are so quick to just walk into the store and buy what we need without ever thinking of the impact that “stuff” could actually have on our environment. I mean, think about it: every day we are buying things like disposable razors, toothbrushes, and packaged foods ...

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How You Can Travel The World & Learn About Organic Farming At The Same Time

by Andrew Martin | While there may be some dogs on the properties you visit WWOOFING is not the kind that is typically associated with barking dogs or other canine species. A few years back now I had the good fortune to travel around New Zealand and spend a few months WWOOFING on the North Island of New Zealand. It was an incredible ...

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