Edible Landscape

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/edible_landscape.mp3″] With food prices going through the roof, folks across the nation are returning to an age old tradition, planting beautiful, money saving and edible landscaping. Instead of just colorful vegetation, growing beautiful and edible yard plants can save money on the food bill, provide a very local source for nutrition and help reduce […]

Grass Roots

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/grass_roots.mp3″]   While Washington’s broken public systems have a profound effect on local people, corporations are free to fund politicians. Swarms of lobbyists for the power elite have a growing stranglehold on politicians who will put private interests and enormous profits, ahead of the public good. But all the while, folks are learning that […]

Teacher Ed

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/teacher_ed.mp3″] Respect for nature, where does it start? Teachers, scholars, and advocates of sustainable lifestyles from all levels of education, are emphatic that respect for nature starts in childhood. They say knowledge, based in healthy respect for Nature and ecosystems, is key to cultural transitions to a cleaner, more just and sustainable future. Many […]

Phantom Power

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/phantom_power.mp3″]   Chances are, most of us don’t know just how much power our appliances, electronics and other devices are consuming when they’re turned off. This hidden hum of wasted energy is known as ‘phantom load.’ The Department of Energy estimates that the proliferation of devices with stand-by power gobbles up some 40% of […]

Zero Waste

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/zero_waste.mp3″]   With exponentially rising population and demand for durable goods, Gunter Pauli’s breakthrough book, The Blue Economy, explains why and how we can reinvent business models to operate with the ‘pervasive logic and sensitivity of ecosystems.’ In the natural world, nutrients and energy are abundant, efficiency grows as a system improves itself and […]