Category: COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY

Esther Dyson on Charter Cities

Charlotte van den Hout – The Long Now Foundation: In a recent article on Slate, Long Now Board member Esther Dyson takes up the concept of Charter Cities – Paul Romer’s model for the creation of prospering, sustainable zones of…

Wastewater treatment…evolved

Living Machines – The idea of using wetland ecologies to clean polluted water was first conceived by Dr. Käthe Seidel, a biologist at the Max Plank Institute, in the early 1950s. Though she was often opposed by colleagues (who sometimes…

The Sustainability Sweet Spot

Alison Singer – Worldwatch Institute – What does a truly sustainable country look like?  How do you measure true sustainability in a country? One way has been to compare how well a country achieves human needs, and at what ecological…

Green Building and the Divine Feminine

by: Elizabeth Diane – Many people have raised evocative discussions about Green Building lately, dissecting, analyzing and attempting to define exactly what it means.  Does it mean racking up as many LEED points as possible?  Reversing the greenhouse effect by installing solar…

A Buildings Soul

by:  Elizabeth Diane  – Home is a powerful archetype. Home is a place of refuge, warmth and safety.  At its best, it nurtures and feeds the soul.  It requires that we pay attention to it’s heating, electrical, moisture and air…