Jill-Richardson

What does it take to live sustainably in the US?

Jill Richardson suggests there are several things individuals can do in their daily lives to lessen the impact upon our natural resources, and working together as a societal goal we will be able to achieve success.

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Building Blocks of a Sustainable City

December 30, 2010 Dr. Vandana Shiva attended this year’s Velo-City 2010 Conference, held in Denmark last June. Outside, amidst bicycles, people, and sunshine, she answered questions posed by Sustainable Cities ™ about qualities, most promising initiatives, and challenges facing cities to be more sustainable. “I think urban gardens are very, very exciting. Even a few […]

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Fighting Hunger One Vegetable at a Time

December 29, 2010 The city of San Antonio, Texas, hosted their own TED Talk under the banner of TEDxSanAntonio last October with 16 people speaking on a variety of topics from technology, global economy, social justice, and hunger. Holly Hirshberg and Pamela Price talked about the latter in their inspirational presentation on fighting food security […]

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High-Tech Farming

December 27, 2010 Want to grow fresh, local food but live in a densely populated area with no easy access to land? Well, you might consider a growing trend in farming that is indoor and high-tech. Entrepreneurs across the country are using available space – from rooftops to big (empty) warehouses – and creating new […]

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5 Urban Farming Ideas for Your Own Backyard

The folks at ecosalon have compiled a smorgasbord of good ideas for the food grower, depending on your interests (beekeeping, backyard chickens, worms, etc.) , space, and capabilities.