Articles By: Luke Miller Callahan
Water. What a resource. What an undervalued resource. Anyways with less myopia than the typical politician knows just how valuable water will become in the very near future. Wars will be fought over water. Make no mistake about it, this is one of the most crucial resource shortages that we will face as a society […]
Agriculture is the literally the conversion of ecosystems to people. Our mission with land now is to provide a habitat for as many plant, animals, and fungi as possible. A good way to think about this is to think of you as the landlord, and to think of all the inhabitants, as tenants. The more […]
Our economy revolves around the consumption of energy. All of it is derived from solar at one point or another, whether it’s fossil fuels, air moving from one pressure zone to another (wind), potential energy from precipitation (hydro), or just organic matter generated from photosynthesis. It’s all solar. All of the energy businesses outlined below […]
We are a nation of consumers. As a result, we generate an incredible amount of waste. Currently, we just bury it in piles outside of our villages, towns, and cities. Some people, however, have caught on to the incredible value of this waste and have made successful businesses out it. Below is the list of […]
There is incredible opportunity in this field. As energy prices rise, each of the following business models will become more profitable. Pedal Powered Bicycle upcycler Bicycle Repair Shop Cargo Bicycle Builder Pedal Powered Cab Services Bicycle Powered Urban Deliveries Bike Messengers Electrical Powered Electric Bike Sales and Rental Electrical Bicycle […]
As energy prices climb higher and higher, the infrastructure of our shelters is increasingly more important. And because we already have so much built, there is a huge potential for business models that focus on retrofitting poorly designed and built homes. The key issues and business models here are: Heating Masonry Stove Builder Rocket […]
There is a ton of energy behind the local food movement. And for good reason. Currently, less than 2% of our population is involved in food production. Compare that to agrarian civilizations that have 90+% of people involved in food production. Quite a difference, huh? I, and many others, see a future where 30% of […]
Alright everyone. I’m excited/nervous about what’s to come. My plan is to bring you along with me as I try to build, with the support of others, a center for local, sustainable, business incubation. From here out we’ll call it the ‘Incubator’. The mission is to build businesses that can be replicated throughout communities in […]
The vision of an urban farm incubator here in Portland, Oregon that, once successful, can be replicated in other cities throughout the US and developed world.
Josh Viertel, president of Slow Food USA, joins Luke Callahan to discuss the ambitious initiative, A Thousand Gardens in Africa. The project entails creating new gardens in schools, villages, and urban fringe areas.