How One German Village Became a Renewable Energy Leader



Power Play — German Energy Revolution Video (via Clean Technica)

  The German village Schönau forced the grid operator to sell its local grid to them decades ago. Now, that village has become a renewable energy leader. As you can see in the video below, it’s a major producer of renewable energy. One of the pioneers there also has a wicked little electric vehicle…

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The Importance of Bees



GUEST POST: Declining Bee Populations Present a Catch-22 Situation (via http://greenbuildingelements.com)

Though many of us have an instinctual fear of them, bees have been playing a vital role in human civilization since ancient times. Even today bees are an absolutely crucial part of our agricultural practices. Flower pollination is essential to maintaining the high crop yields needed to ensure that…

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Ancient Amazonian Farming Technique



An Ancient Amazonian Farming Technique Could Help Save the Rain Forest (via Planetsave)

    [Updated post] A team of archeologists investigating a savanna region bordering the Amazon Rain Forest has found more conclusive evidence that a low-impact farming technique has been used for over 1500 years; the ‘alternative’ agricultural practice, used by some native populations including…

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