It Started with a Serendipitous Meeting

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Robyn and I walked our bikes across the crosswalk of the busy Ballard Seattle intersection. Waiting for the signal at the opposite corner, I looked back to make sure I wasn't blocking a biker waiting there. "Are you Janaia Donaldson?" he asked. Startled, I replied … [Read more...]

Farm Camp — Connecting Kids to Their Food (227)

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Join the kids at Farm Camp! You'll watch them care for turkeys and rabbits, listen to a harvest season story, and cook up applesauce. Campers have fun growing and preparing food and, best of all, eating the results. They raise veggies from seed to harvest and take field … [Read more...]

Titanic Lifeboat Academy — Navigating a Path to Resilience (216)

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Caren Black and Christopher Paddon couldn't find mentors to teach them self-reliant living when they became aware of peak oil. So they created a homestead and opened their doors to training others. People can take a personalized Lifeboat Course online or in person, where … [Read more...]

Preparing Traditional Nourishment

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Five Cooking Classes with Shan Kendall, based on the work of Weston A. Price, with a bonus Recipes and Resources CD. Learn the tips and techniques, materials and tools from an experienced cook. Recipes are based on Nourishing Traditions by Sally … [Read more...]

At the ReCyclery, What Goes Around Comes Around

September 10, 2010. In Port Townsend's uptown district with lovely old Victorian houses and retail stores, we found a fabric sign for "The ReCyclery" hanging on a fence beside a gate. Inside was a spacious backyard lawn, with a lineup of used bicycles and a small shed. … [Read more...]

Changing the World One Bike Rider at a Time (182)

A weekly free bike coop where you can use mechanics' tools and expertise to fix your bike? Free clinics where schoolkids or neighbors learn to maintain or build their own bikes from used parts? Chauncey and Dash Tudhope-Locklear make a living repairing bicycles, but … [Read more...]

Santa Barbara Students Lead the Way to Sustainability

Take a personal tour with members of Santa Barbara City College's Student Sustainability Coalition. They're propelling action -- like bringing fresh, local organic produce daily to the salad bar, and placing recycling bins in the cafeteria. They're educating the campus all … [Read more...]

School Garden Brings Learning to Life

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Come along on a tour with team-teachers Glenda Berliner and Jeralyn Wilson, as they show us their elementary school garden bearing many fruits. It's an important part of the curriculum: children make mason bee boxes, grow colonial medicinal plants, learn of other cultures, … [Read more...]

Energetic Students Empower Cal Poly

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The future's environmental leaders are here now! Student leader Tylor Middlestadt recounts how Empower Poly (San Luis Obispo, CA) is bringing students to the table--with staff, faculty, and local communities -- to shape a greener future. Students successfully pushed for … [Read more...]

Sustainable Ballard: A Blueprint for EveryTown USA

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David Wright, Vic Opperman and Andrea Faste are "making ripples around Puget Sound" by empowering folks in their northwest Seattle community of 70,000 around "the one issue that unites us" — energy. Sustainable Ballard volunteers educate, facilitate, and collaborate … [Read more...]