For better or worse, this is the age of the human, with the choices that we make affecting the Earth on a geological scale. Such is the premise of The Anthropocene, written by Christian Schwagerl and given to me by a publicist who found my sweet spot for Doomsday literature. “Anthropocene” means “the epoch of […]
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- DOWNSIZE + RIGHT SIZE
- FOOD + FARMING
- KEEP YOUR TECH ALIVE
- OFF THE GRID
- URBAN SURVIVAL
- ZOMBIES, ETC.
We tend to think that living off the grid is always a good thing, but our sister site Planetsave wants us to think it through better. What do you think?
Let’s say that self-sufficiency is a spectrum. You like to garden? You’re on the low end of the spectrum. You can the produce from that garden? You’re a little higher on the spectrum. You irrigate your garden with captured rainwater? Higher still. Fertilize your garden with humanure? You’re really high on the spectrum; there aren’t […]
Most of us in the Western world get the majority of our food from the local grocery store. Generally, they are huge buildings that are stocked with an amazing variety of food from across the planet. These massive food stores, however, depend on a supply chain that is much more fragile than it might appear […]
Rarely have we seen an entire town support the idea of long-term food independence the way the small Victorian mill town of Todmorden, West Yorkshire has.
Each family and lifestyle is different, but if you’d like to reduce your negative impact on the planet while becoming more self-sufficient, here are some resolution ideas to get you started.
While we wait for the next IPO that enriches few, naturalist Ken Anderson has a vision for preserving our two most important resources: the environment and the children we will leave it to.
In the United States, we generate an extra 5 million tons of household waste each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, including three times as much food waste as at other times of the year.