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Posts from the ‘sustainability’ Category

A New Definition of Sustainability

The choices we make about how we live on the Earth contribute to a higher or lower planetary state. Learning to manage our personal, sustainable, energy systems is the key to getting out of the mess we’ve made.

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Think globally, shop locally

The shift of consumer values, the growth of the Big Box, and a lament for the Mom-and-Pop storefronts of a bygone era.

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Desert Solitaire

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, and dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.
May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
– Edward Abbey

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Introducing “The Medicine Bag”

What makes you happy? What tools, products, thoughts, and actions help you to through the day? Here is a playful grouping of some of our favorites ... Just for fun.

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Thinking Green

Green building, recycling, zero impact living, and "the hoarding of choice". If we are very careful, perhaps we can be truly green.

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The Ancient Ones

A moonlit night in a redwood grove inspired a sense of majesty and mystery.

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This battle was lost, but the war goes on…

A beautiful new home was built. Now what to do with the old homestead? In the hope of preserving it, this couple decided to remodel and then sell the house where they had raised their family. Was it "happily ever after"?

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Permits, Ownership, and Planetary Stewardship

In a way, we don’t own our homes ... or this planet. We are just caretakers with the power to preserve the beauty around us and pass it on to the next generation.

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The energy of our homes

The energy of our homes is the energy of ourselves. This is not “energy” as in petrochemical propulsion but rather a subtle flow of “prana” or “chi”.

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