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Sustainable Future

living the green lifestyle in all I do, sustainable practices for home, business and travel

The Virgin Earth Challenge has 11 finalists! US $25 million prize for an environmentally sustainable and economically viable way to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. "Launched in 2007 by Sir Richard Branson and his 5 fellow Judges, a challenge was laid down to the world to come up with ways of demonstrating 'greenhouse gas removal' activities that can take more greenhouse gases out of the air than they emit."

Virgin Earth Challenge : The Prize

Buy Fresh Buy Local - Virginia > search weekly farmers markets & products available #VA #food #noGMOs @nablueridge

Pigs ‘n Glens by Joel Salatin of @polyfacefarm #localfood #farmtotable

Fields of Farmers

Women are the first environment for the next generation > keep that environment free from toxic chemicals.

Joel Makower talks to Bill McDonough about The Upcycle. "If you're recycling something that's carcinogenic or an endocrine disrupter, then you're actually recycling something that's highly problematic... the idea that a plastic could be purified in the context of human or ecological health, could be repaired in terms of mechanical properties, and could be endlessly available to humans as a resource — that’s what we call upcycling." - William McDonough

"Slow! Free Range Children I like my eggs from free-range chickens. I like my meat from pastured animals. We all need to be raised outdoors. We need daily experiences with the complexity of natural diversity."

The Ocean Cleanup > new technology could remove plastics AND make a PROFIT! #EcoMonday via @Inhabit

Did you know there are only FOUR more weeks of Winter left - for those of us in the cold areas we are thrilled!! To celebrate we have a NEW contest for you - Spring into Spring with a new Sun Oven - click for details:

Our Tribal Program partner Henry Red Cloud, owner of Lakota Solar Enterprises, was featured in Indian Country Today Media Network's weekly publication! It's an awesome article: indiancountrytoda... “My biggest dream is for First Nations communities to be energy independent before mainstream America." -Henry Red Cloud

Particia Aburdene on New Dimensions Radio talking about conscious #money, listen FREE thru 2/5/13

Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels - Instructables' guide for living off the grid

The winds of change! #windpower #energy

Power from the People: How to Organize, Finance, and Launch Local Energy Projects #Sustainable

We're excited for the new @PacificAudi that will be #LEED certified! Check out this infographic