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Entries Tagged as 'natural building'

We The Trees – Permaculture Crowd Funding

August 3rd, 2012 · 1 Comment

We The Trees is a new crowd funding website focusing on permaculture projects. There aren’t very many projects posted on it yet, but it could make a nice addition to a unit on permaculture or on the environment in general. The projects are set in many different of countries, which might help them resonate with […]

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Tags: blog · charity · climate change · food and hunger · global issues activities · natural building · permaculture · social entrepreneurship · the environment

Open Source Ecology

July 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers and engineers that has put together the Global Village Construction Set, an open source, low-cost, high performance technological platform that enables DIY fabrication of 50 different industrial machines that they believe are required to build a sustainable civilization with modern comforts. I like the principles behind the […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · consumerism · global issues activities · global issues resources · listening · natural building · open source · the environment · video · volunteering

Dancing Rabbit Blogathon – March 26 / 27

March 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Dancing Rabbit is an intentional community in northeast Missouri that is dedicated to living sustainably. They eat (and grow) local, organic food, practice natural building techniques, and host educational seminars. I stayed there for three weeks a couple of years ago and loved it. It is truly something worth supporting. Their website also features past […]

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Tags: animal rights · blog · charity · climate change · consumerism · food and hunger · global issues activities · health · human rights · natural building · pictures · poverty & wealth · reading · the environment · vegetarian / vegan · video · visual prompts · volunteering · water

One Man’s Trash

September 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

One Man’s Trash is a neat article in the NY Times about Phoenix Commotion, a construction company run by Dan Phillips that makes low-income housing using discarded building materials and other types of “trash”. The article isn’t too long, and could easily be used as part of an activity on consumerism or natural building. The […]

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Tags: blog · consumerism · environmental justice · global issues activities · natural building · pictures · poverty & wealth · reading · slideshow · the environment · visual prompts

Podcast #23 – Working Online and a Job Interview Activity

July 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments

mp3 In this podcast I talk about what I’ve been doing for the past several months. I talk a bit about my time at Dancing Rabbit, a community based around environmental sustainability with a website full of photos and articles. I also talk about two online jobs, as a tutor for and as a […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · consumerism · food and hunger · global issues resources · natural building · podcasts · speaking · teaching online · the environment

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

June 8th, 2008 · No Comments

“Dancing Rabbit is an ecovillage set amid the hills and prairies of rural northeastern Missouri. Our goal is to live ecologically sustainable and socially rewarding lives, and to share the skills and ideas behind that lifestyle.” I spent three weeks at Dancing Rabbit, and had an amazing time. Folks were very welcoming, and I learned […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · consumerism · cultural issues · food and hunger · global issues resources · natural building