Category: Sustainability

The potato tower project – The Fire Escape Gar…

The potato tower project – The Fire Escape Garden

BY TATIANA KARAKASHEVAI

potato_post_coverGood afternoon, fellow gardening enthusiasts!

If you’ve ever googled or searched on Pinterest for “growing potatoes”, you must have seen at least a million of “potato towers”. The logic behind the idea makes perfect sense, so I decided to give it a try.

Why a tower? you may ask. Reasonable question. If you’ve ever grown potatoes or seen potato plants in someone else’s…

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Taking the p*ss – Cairn Of Dunn Farm

Taking the p*ss – Cairn Of Dunn Farm

cairnofdunnfarm By Gabrielle Williams. After a breakfast of porridge and a good slug of caffeine, I head outside for the first task of the day: pouring pee. I’m weird? You’re weird! We have an additional ‘water feature’ in our bathroom: a big yellow watering can. Jealous? Our trees have only been in the ground a few weeks and we’re keen to give them every possible assistance to grow well. Urine…

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Sustainable Eating – Nature Fanatics

Sustainable Eating – Nature Fanatics

By DYLAN DIXON Sustainable eating culture is usually attached to vegan diets, however, this does not have to be the case. This for many tends to be the simplest way to reduce environmental footprint. I admit I do follow a vegan diet so I am a bit biased towards it. Although, it truly is not necessary to become a full vegan. So to aid in pushing us all to become more sustainable consumers I…

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I made my own Toilet Paper (and 4 other SUPER …

I made my own Toilet Paper (and 4 other SUPER Random Acts of Green I’ve committed)

My name is Lindsay Müller and I have been working with Random Acts of Green as its Executive Administrator since July 2017. I grew up with environmentalist parents, who recycled and brought cloth bags to the store way before it was cool. Being environmentally friendly has always been a way of life for me. Three years ago, I moved from Canada to Brazil with my husband and children. I was surprised…

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More than a worm farm: Supporting children to …

More than a worm farm: Supporting children to be environmentally responsible – We Hear You

ACECQA’s National Education Leader, Rhonda Livingstone provides insight into National Quality Framework topics of interest. Young children have the greatest stake as citizens in the future. ~ European Panel on Sustainable Development(2010) Viewing children as agents capable of being active participants and enacting change in their world is integral to the guiding princ…. Source: More than a worm…

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Why We Pay More to Raise Our Own – Crazy Acres…

Why We Pay More to Raise Our Own – Crazy Acres Farmstead

By Rachel Not long ago, our son was complaining about having to butcher chickens, and wanted to know if it was cheaper to raise our own. When I said it was definitely more expensive, he couldn’t understand why we would go to all the trouble of raising our own, when we could just buy them cheap at the store. So for our son, and anyone else who may be interested, this is why we are raising our own…

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Run Away Climate Change Begins – Mihir’s Musin…

Run Away Climate Change Begins – Mihir’s Musings

By Mihir I read this news article just now, “http://www.deccanherald.com/content/665648/world-glacier-melting-passes-point.html” titled World glacier melting passes point of no return: study.  And this prompted me to write this post. Sushil Bajpai had introduced me to this concept of climate tipping points by explaining the reinforcing processes present in the Earth’s climate system. (more could…

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9 Sustainable Switches You Can Make in Under a…

9 Sustainable Switches You Can Make in Under an Hour | WWF #EarthHour – Literally Nataly

By Nataly Elbaz Björklund I have teamed up with the lovely Holly Rose of Leotie Lovely and Kate Arnell of Eco Boost in collaboration with WWF in order to promote #EarthHour. Now in its 11th year, WWF’s Earth Hour is a global movement to call for international action to tackle climate change and wildlife loss. This year, on March 24th at 8pm GMT, WWF is hoping to take Earth Hour beyond one night.…

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Will these popular corporate sustainability pr…

Will these popular corporate sustainability programs survive the next U.S. budget?

The spending bill due March 23 could make or break many clean energy and sustainability programs.

Learning about the Water Cycle – Across the Oc…

Learning about the Water Cycle – Across the Ocean!

During the first part of January, I had the opportunity to travel abroad before returning to the Water Rocks! team. As part of a lifelong dream realized, I took a class with the University of Iowa, called the India Winterim trip, and my section was focused on Water Poverty in Rural India. The class combined […]

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