Ten Great Resources to Market Your Arts and Crafts Online



Ten Great Resources to Market Your Arts and Crafts Online (via http://trader.intl.ws)

Selling your arts or crafts used to mean going to street fairs, bazaars, festivals, etc. Of course you still can do that, but maybe you do not have many of those opportunities where your live, or your circumstances do not allow you to do that, or you simply want to increase your market reach. In that…

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Free Online Video Permaculture Course – 40 Hours



Introduction to Permaculture – 40 hours of Free video lectures (via http://www.occupymonsanto360.org)

Permaculture means ‘permanent culture,’ (or ‘permanent agriculture’) and …’is the conscious design and maintenance of cultivated ecosystems that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of a natural ecosystem.’ (Bill Mollison) This course will explore, through lectures, discussions…

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Chihuly Garden and Glass



Chihuly Garden and Glass Opens with Dedication Ceremony on Monday, May 21 (via PR Newswire)

SEATTLE, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — After just nine months of construction, Chihuly Garden and Glass, an exhibition looking at the career of Northwest artist Dale Chihuly, will open to the public in Seattle at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 21. To mark the occasion, Dale Chihuly will dedicate the exhibition…

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Five of the World’s Most Sustainable Building Concepts



GUEST POST: Five of the World’s Most Sustainable Building Concepts (via http://greenbuildingelements.com)

As most of us know from hearing the word too many times, sustainable building covers a very wide range of definitions. But regardless of how we might define something and spar on who has the best meaning, the idea of practicing sustainability for what we build and how we live is a measure we should…

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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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Startling GMO Update



GMO Alert: Startling New Research (via WV Outpost)

Time for a little GMO update and heckling of our nemesis, Monsanto and friends. New research demonstrates what most of us have suspected for years: GMOs and the poisons used on them are bad for everything on the planet. For ethical reasons, as well as the obstruction of research by Monsanto, little…

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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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Pedal Power



The Pedal Powered Business: Turning Human Power into Profit (via sustainablog)

Pedal powered business – we’ve done that before.  From food delivery to recycling pick-up to musical tours, we’ve seen multiple examples of businesses that use bicycles as their sole means of transportation. But the energy transferred from biker to bike doesn’t necessarily have to create forward…

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Organic Photovoltaics



Organic Photovoltaics Market to Grow 1300% by 2022 (via Clean Technica)

  A new market research report from IDTechEx has found that the organic photovoltaics (OPV) market is projected to hit $630 million by 2022, growing more than 1300% from the $4.6 million it’s at today. The report summary notes: “OPVs bring the following attributes to the market: (a) excellent…

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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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