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Another World Is Possible – Practical Steps to Heal the Earth

How Do We Go from Empire to Earth Community? – Alternet 6/16/08

Bolivian President Evo Morales: 20 Ways to Save Mother Earth and Prevent Climate Change – Alternet 12/15/08

Competition and the thirst for profit without limits of the capitalist system are destroying the planet.

Why Our Food Waste May Be Our Greatest Asset – Alternet 7/17/08

How We Can Save Our Country’s Water – Alternet 7/16/08

 

Detroit diggers – BBC 7/10/08

“Motown becomes Growtown as urban farming takes root “

 

Shoppers Buy Slices of Farms– NYTimes 7/9/08

The Environmental Pyramid – Miller McCune 11/4/08

A respected geochemical engineer proposes a new way to deal with toxic waste: Make it into shrines that people can work, shop and even live on.

Return of the natives – Guardian, UK 11/15/08

Once upon a time Scotland was covered in woodland. It’s about to be again. Kevin Rushby takes a walk through what will soon be a coast-to-coast forest 

Edible Landscaping and Permaculture Activist magazine – Treehugger 10/29/08

Lessons in Biomimicry – Part 3 Natural Processes – Treehugger 10/29/08

Lessons in Biomimicry – Part 2 Natural Systems – Treehugger 10/28/08

A Handbook for Guerrilla Gardening – Treehugger 4/28/08

5 Steps to an Environmental Revolution – Alternet 8/27/08

Urban Homesteading: Learn All About It – Treehugger 8/8/08

Agitate, Educate, Pollinate! That’s the battle cry for the new Institute of Urban Homesteading in Oakland California. It doesn’t matter what you call it–urban homesteading, urban farming, or just plain growing your own vegetables.

Serve Your Country Food – an interesting and inspiring project by The GreenHorns

“Serve Your Country Food” is an interactive online mapping and database site. The map collects a variety of economic, ecologic, demographic and cultural information about farmers under forty in America. It is the start of a very ambitious mapping initiative, as well as a critical census of discovery about the obstacles, networks and political vision of the ‘next generation’ in agriculture.” 

EXCERPT from the manifesto: “Call to arms: Arms strong and hands calloused, eyes open to the beauty of every morning. Our spirits are prepared for the long row still to hoe, our hearts full with the support of family and community. Let us unite, young farmers! Let us fight for the right to farmable land! To the pursuit of an equitable marketplace, and for recognition from society. We are here, we are indispensable, we are a cornerstone of the future of food. Let us welcome many new entrants into agriculture, striving to share our lessons, seeds and stories with generations to come. Now is the time for action.

Frugal Green Living: The Return of the Root Cellar – Treehugger 11/10/08

Seeding is Believing in Vermont – Treehugger 9/27/07

In this video by YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip), which is made up of a trio of friends chronicling a year-long “eco-expedition” through all 50 United States, a green economy is seeded in Vermont.

War Gardens: Over the Top Victory – Grit 6/12/07

Community Fruit Harvesting is Spreading – Treehugger 8/29/08

 

Farming Innovations in a Slum – AfriGadget 9/4/08

 

Urban Revitalization: Small Steps Yield Big Results – Treehugger 2/14/08

 

As economy stumbles, gardeners turn to yard-grown produce – USA Today 5/20/08

Food Swapping is Growing Trend – Treehugger 9/9/08

Food Foraging for the Faint-Hearted – Treehugger 9/2/08

Save Money by Converting Your Lawn Into a Garden [Environment]  – Lifehacker 11/18/08

Bikes Point the Way to a Sustainable Future – Alternet 12/18/08

Act Locally: Create a Blue Trail – Treehugger 11/11/08

The Blue Trails Guide will give you access to all the resources needed to establish a thriving blue trail in your community. To have a successful blue trail you need to have a healthy river, which is why the guide focuses on river conservation. The guide has step-by-step instructions and practical advice on planning, building, and managing for conservation as well as case studies from experienced practitioners across the country.

In addition to the obvious recreational benefits, blue trails help communities in a variety of ways. They can stimulate the local economy by increasing property values, reducing infrastructure costs, and supporting tourism and recreation based businesses. A healthy river also provides cost effective flood control and clean drinking water.

When people get out and enjoy their rivers, they start to care more about them. That’s why blue trails can be the driving force behind stopping pollution, removing dams that no longer make sense, protecting against poorly planned development along rivers, and building support for protections such as Wild and Scenic River designations.

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