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  • Open Source Seeds: Some Middle Ground in the GMO Debate?

    17 April 2014, 12:07 pm by: Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

    Could an open source movement in biotechnology bring critics and supporters together? The Open Source Seed Initiative, which launches today, may help build that bridgeThe post Open Source Seeds: Some Middle Ground in the GMO Debate? appeared first on…
  • How to Build a Keyhole Garden

    16 April 2014, 8:21 pm by: Guest Author

    Want to maximize your gardening space with a raised bed? Consider a keyhole garden. This African-style kitchen garden puts everything you need for successful vegetable gardening right in front of youThe post How to Build a Keyhole Garden appeared first on…
  • Custom Snowboards Made from “Right in Our Back Yard” Wood: Empire Grown

    15 April 2014, 10:55 am by: Important Media Cross-Post

    I’ve become really tired of the word “artisan” (or “artisanal”) on products: as far as I can see, it generally means “expensive.” I rarely see that such products involve the kind of loving, caring creativity undertaken by a true artisan.  What…
  • How to Build a Wind Turbine for $30

    14 April 2014, 1:19 pm by: Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

    Renewable energy = high upfront costs… right? Yes, if you’re paying someone else to put your system together for you. Now, that seems like kind of a no-brainer for most of us: I certainly don’t feel like I know enough to build my own solar panel array or…
  • World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

    11 April 2014, 1:10 pm by: Earth Policy Institute

    New data from the Global Wind Energy Council show that wind developers built 35,000 megawatts of new generating capacity worldwide in 2013. The post World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013 appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • The DIY Compost Bin that You’ll Actually Want to Use: 4 Plans for #Gardenweek

    10 April 2014, 12:11 pm by: Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

      Editor’s note: This post is sustainablog’s contribution to Garden Week at Crafting a Green World… go get inspired with lots of great ideas for your Spring garden! As a big fan of DIY projects, you might expect to find a compost bin made from pallets,…
  • Homemade Foot Scrub with Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice [Recipe]

    9 April 2014, 12:53 pm by: Talancia Pea

    A homemade foot scrub is a surefire way to remove excess dry skin, repair cracked heels and more. They are easy to make, inexpensive, and will leave your feet feeling soft and refreshedThe post Homemade Foot Scrub with Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice [Recipe]…
  • How to Buy an Energy Efficient Fridge (in 2014)

    8 April 2014, 1:44 pm by: Guest Author

    While still responsible for about 13 percent of your home’s energy use, fridges have ditched bulky insulation for slim line panels, drastically cutting down on their consumption and giving us much more space for the energy we useThe post How to Buy an Energy…
  • The Best of Green Tech: 7 Modern Gadgets for a Greener, Smarter Home

    7 April 2014, 5:31 pm by: Guest Author

    Here are seven new energy- and resource-saving gadgets that will, like Ironman, help you correct some of humanity's biggest mistakesThe post The Best of Green Tech: 7 Modern Gadgets for a Greener, Smarter Home appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • Solar News Roundup

    7 April 2014, 1:07 pm by: Guest Contributor

    News of recent solar business expansions and installations around the worldThe post Solar News Roundup appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • Cargo Bikes – and the People Who Love Them – Come to Film

    4 April 2014, 1:15 pm by: Important Media Cross-Post

    Yeah, they’re a little clunky looking, but cargo bikes have developed their own culture, and a documentary in the works, Less Car More Go, aims to share that culture with the worldThe post Cargo Bikes – and the People Who Love Them – Come to Film…

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