Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

Permaculture and The Restoration Revolution – Interview with Chuck Burr

Permaculture and The Restoration Revolution – Interview with Chuck Burr

Leader in Sustainable Development: Chuck Burr The Full Interview   Audio Only Right click here to download the MP3 version of this interview   Synopsis In this interview we discuss permaculture and Chuck’s Burr “Culture Quake: The Restoration Revolution.” Specifically: -Southern Oregon Permaculture Institute -Collaboration vs. Competition -Annuals vs. Perennials -The Need for Experimentation   […]

Nobody’s Walking in LA

Nobody’s Walking in LA

LOS ANGELES, CA – 405 FREEWAY NORTHBOUND, 5:00 PM – Millions of cars disappear into the hazy Santa Monica Mountains, as slow as molasses dripping down a wall. Half the people in their vehicles try to ease their stop & go aggravation by listening to music or books on tape, conversing with their riders or […]

Darning Socks in the New Millenium: The New Frugality

Darning Socks in the New Millenium: The New Frugality

Many shameful relics of the past have made a comeback in recent years. Jeggings, slap bracelets and Bret Michaels, to name a few. If any one of those (awful) things can be considered cool again, I’d like to propose the return of one truly positive notion we, as a nation, have rejected as uncool for […]

Christmas in America Today

Christmas in America Today

Christmas in America Wherever you were on November 1st the sudden appearance of glitter, lights and fake snow appeared. It almost seemed like it’s an epidemic of cheer. The jolly bearded Santa Claus appeared without a moments notice to jingle a bell to make you aware. That soon it would be the biggest gift giving […]

The Core of the Problem: Consumerism

The Core of the Problem: Consumerism

Consumerism is a vehicle to build an economic pathway to success for most if not all use of resources. What resources are used in almost all cases used in consumer activities in Capitalism. For example trees are used to make all kinds of different products from furniture to toothpicks to toilette paper. Based on economic […]

Global Society: 6 Things We Must Change

Global Society: 6 Things We Must Change

As the human race keeps on making steps in technology & science, like the large Hadron Collider that one day may allow humans to code the physical world and see what everything is made out of by breaking atoms. Humanity is now able to fuse natural life and technology like the Cyborg Rats. Steps likes […]

The interconnected state of sustainable living practices

The interconnected state of sustainable living practices

Sustainable living practices take on a number of forms, ranging from scientific best practices to environmentally aware programs.  Yet, today’s society seems to have forgotten that the fabric by which we are bound in this life is closely interconnected.  As such, when one piece is forgotten, the rest rapidly decays over time.  Thus, the implementation […]

The American Pursuit of Happiness

The American Pursuit of Happiness

Happiness in the US involves an individual pursuit of personal accomplishments and goals. For most of us the understanding of what makes us happy can range from our hobbies to our work to even our children.  Everyday we reach out in hopes that what we surround ourselves with things or stimulants that enhance our American […]

Doing Your Part: Simple Tips for Increasing Your Household’s Sustainability

Doing Your Part: Simple Tips for Increasing Your Household’s Sustainability

Making a difference doesn’t have to be an ordeal involving lots of time and effort, extra dollars spent at the grocery store, or hours upon hours spent volunteering. There are plenty of steps you can take in your own household that will make your lifestyle more sustainable and will reap positive benefits for you and […]

Consumasaurus: The way of the dinosaur

Consumasaurus: The way of the dinosaur

I haven’t quite gotten over my 4th grade obsession with dinosaurs. Because of this complex, I name everything with the suffix of “asaurus.” Case in point. Consumasaurus – those who consume too many resources and are therefore paving the path toward their own self-extinction. Don’t be archaic. Regardless of your religious affiliation or impending fear […]