New Economy

Zeri-Sustainable Future

Don’t give up hope!  Despite the barrage of unwelcome environmental news, there is a way to perceive our world and our place in the biosphere with fresh eyes.  Deep reverence for nature, economic opportunity and a sustainable future are possible!   ZERI, standing for Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives, is a design methodology based on nature’s […] Find out more

Grow Domes

  Its no secret that food costs are soaring… on petroleum prices… and with corporate ag food being trucked an average of 1500 miles, quality is often sacrificed.   As shipping prices rise, concern about cost, nutritional value and freshness has inspired many to grow their own food. It turns out, one antidote to an […] Find out more

Cold Frames

  It’s no secret that grocery store food prices are on the rise, the quality of industrial produce is often low and that home-grown food can save energy, money and promote natural health. Like our ancestors, citizens across America are relearning how to garden in city and country backyards, creating local harvests for themselves and […] Find out more

Near Zero Energy Homes

Countless homeowners, businesses and institutions are making the shift toward energy sustainability, and many are starting with their homes.  Armed with a growing set of effective renewable energy systems a growing percentage of Americans are investing in passive and active solar homes that are designed to prioritize energy efficiency. State and federal tax credits are […] Find out more

WWOOFers – W.W.O.O.F

Food.  How often do we think about where it comes from?  Most of our food in the US comes from corporate, industrial agriculture. The misuse of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers creates major environmental problems.  The health of the soil, ecosystems, farmers and laborers, and entire communities are at risk.  Many people take this threat […] Find out more