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Affordable Ways to Live Sustainably

Posted by on November 14, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Affordable Ways to Live Sustainably

There are many ways to bring sustainability into your life without breaking your budget — in fact, it can even help you save money. From breaking bad habits around the house to making upgrades in your home, you can live guilt-free and keep your newly saved dollar bills.

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What’s New in Sustainable Building? Check Out These Top 10 Products for 2018 by BuildingGreen

Posted by on November 12, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
What’s New in Sustainable Building? Check Out These Top 10 Products for 2018 by BuildingGreen

Interested in what new types of eco-friendly building materials are being developed. Read about the best ones here!

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Check Out This Earth-Sheltered Home You Can Literally Buy Off the Shelf

Posted by on October 23, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 4 Comments
Check Out This Earth-Sheltered Home You Can Literally Buy Off the Shelf

If you like Hobbit-type earth-sheltered homes, you’ll love this easy and affordable prefab design that a new Florida company has created.

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Permaculture – What It Is and Why It’s So Important

Posted by on September 23, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 6 Comments
Permaculture – What It Is and Why It’s So Important

Permaculture is the ethical, scientific and synchronistic design of natural systems to ensure a sustainable philosophy of living. It also aims to facilitate abundance for the future of humanity by producing all the food and materials it needs on a local scale. At its core, permaculture is simply the collaboration of humans and nature in action.

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The Anti-Tiny House? Family Converts a 10,000 Square Foot Vintage 60s School to Save Money

Posted by on April 4, 2016 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 4 Comments
The Anti-Tiny House? Family Converts a 10,000 Square Foot Vintage 60s School to Save Money

In some (rare) instances, with unconventional buildings, you can go bigger and get your home on the cheap. Check out this family’s unconventional home!

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Pre-fab Eco-Home Spins Around at the Push of a Button to Let In Sunlight

Posted by on October 9, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 20 Comments
Pre-fab Eco-Home Spins Around at the Push of a Button to Let In Sunlight

The most interesting thing about the home, though, is that it can be rotated towards or away from the sun on demand.

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ELEVATE Puts A Solar Powered, Green Walled, Rainwater Collecting Tiny House On A Pedestal

Posted by on August 6, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 4 Comments
ELEVATE Puts A Solar Powered, Green Walled, Rainwater Collecting Tiny House On A Pedestal

There are a lot of advantages to a tiny house being built on stilts like this: the air up there is cooler and there are fewer crawly things; It frees the ground plane for storage of cars and provides shade; it’s useful in floods. When you put a 400 square foot box on a 40 square foot stick, you have to design the foundation really well to keep it from falling over, particularly in the wind. It has to go deeper and have a lot more material. It also takes a lot more structure to cantilever the box out over the stick than a conventional building would need.

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Man Builds 2 Earth Dome Cabins for Less than $10,000 (Pictures)

Posted by on January 27, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Man Builds 2 Earth Dome Cabins for Less than $10,000 (Pictures)

Mike Barrett: Are you interested in exploring alternative means of sustainable living, but don’t think it can be done? Though not as common as it should be, many individuals choose to live off-the-grid and rely on themselves by collecting rainwater, planting gardens, using alternative energy, and more. People are even building their own little ‘Earth dome’ houses. Want to see what I’m talking about? Check out these pictures and video below.

Evolving from historic military bunker construction techniques, Earthbag building is a relatively inexpensive method of construction that uses limited resources at a low cost. The technique uses natural materials (usually local), such as sturdy stacks filled with inorganic material. Subsoil that contains enough clay to become cohesive when tamped, gravel, sand, or volcanic rock are common materials used for Earthbag building.

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Consume, Consume, Consume With The False Promise Of Happiness!

Posted by on July 23, 2014 in Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Consume, Consume, Consume With The False Promise Of Happiness!

We have let ourselves to be led down the path of consumption, we have been manipulated into a society of ‘battery hen humans’ where governments, marketers, corporations and interest groups have been feeding us a steady diet of consumerism, laced with deceit, false hopes and non-sustainability. It all started after the Second World War when economies and much of the Western population were in a state of stability and there were abundant energy resources in the form of coal and oil. What better way to control the masses to promote growth and prosperity than to condition consumers, voters and citizens to consume, consume, consume, everything else is irrelevant.

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Is Self-Reliance a Threat to Society?

Posted by on January 26, 2014 in Environment with 0 Comments
Is Self-Reliance a Threat to Society?

For decades, Eustace Conway has lived an independent, sustainable life, building shelter for himself on his land, growing his own food, setting up outhouse facilities, composting, and allowing others to learn these methods first-hand so that we may once again have a populous versed in the healthy manner of primitive survival skills. After a preliminary visit from the local Planning & Inspections department, several independent local government agencies together performed a raid on Mr. Conway’s property, and now the Watauga County Health Department has ordered a cease & desist on Mr. Conway’s educational activities.

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Best Speech Ever on Animal Rights by Philip Wollen, Australian Philanthropist and Former VP of Citibank [video]

Posted by on August 5, 2012 in Animals and Pets, Environment with 2 Comments
Best Speech Ever on Animal Rights by Philip Wollen, Australian Philanthropist and Former VP of Citibank [video]

Warning: This video may change your thinking about eating meat. Philip Wollen’s shakes the rafters of the auditorium with his 10-minute speech about animal rights and getting animals off of the menu. It is perhaps the best speech ever delivered on the topic.

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