Happy World Water Day! Learn about three surprising ways that people and companies are conserving, sourcing, and recycling water.
Americans are prepared to give up activities they love and go into credit card debt to continue driving. Why? There are plenty of better alternatives.
Meet the pocket-sized, open-source computer that could help bring turn generation of computer-illiterate children into tomorrow’s rock star coders.
Insteading interviews Dr. Bruce Piasecki, author “Doing More With Less: The New Way To Wealth,” which hits shelves this month.
The UMass Permaculture Edible Forest Lawn has been selected as a contender for the White House Campus Champions of Change Award, and your vote could help bring national attention to this sustainable project.
Potentially losing everything has brought into focus what’s really important–and according to a recent survey, it’s no longer having a massive house.
A simple yet creative gardening project called The Edible Bus Stop transforms a public transit area that used to be full of trash, and brings an entire community together.
To finally cut through the PR propaganda once and for all, the Union of Concerned Scientists recently released a comprehensive report detailing the “Eight Ways Monsanto Fails at Sustainable Agriculture.” Here are the highlights.
The USDA recently awarded $40.2 million in grants to farmers, ranchers and farmer-controlled rural business ventures, as well as some urban farming operations.
Two awesome sharing services, TaskRabbit and reCrib, recently joined forces to make it easier for parents of small children to reduce waste and save time without adding a million extra errands to their day.
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.
To help you explore the new and exciting sharing economy, we’ve collected four collaborative consumption trends poised to explode in the next year.
The organization of a gift economy stands in contrast to a barter economy or a market economy. Informal custom governs exchanges, rather than an explicit exchange of goods or services for money or some other commodity.
MIT, Stanford, Princeton and others recently announced plans to offer many of their top-quality classes in an online format that would be open to anyone around the world, and completely free.
A new iPad app, Catalog Spree, hopes to speed the change by appealing to the millions who found an Apple tablet in their stocking last weekend.
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.
If you’ve been blessed to eat delicious healthy food this year and want to support the small farms and family businesses that are dedicated to growing it, consider making a donation to help get Little Bee Pops up and running!
You better not cry! We’ve still got a few DIY gift ideas up our sleeve and they can be executed in just an hour or two.
A bottle of vodka infused with your own creative blends of local fruit and organic spices also makes a great gift for those that imbibe.
A new restaurant in Los Altos is designed with families, community, and whole-body wellness in mind.
Candles made from beeswax instead of paraffin is a great gift idea, especially for loved ones who are sensitive to perfumes and fragrances, or have allergies.
If you’re unhappy with budget cuts for schools and libraries, fire fighters and social services in your community, and think you could do a better job managing your town’s money, participatory budgeting might be the answer.
Processed holiday cookie mixes are depressing and unhealthy. So why not give your friends the chance to try your favorite healthy cookie recipe with a few time-saving short-cuts?
If you’re not interested in being trampled while searching for holiday gifts, but still want to take advantage of the good deals that are available on Black Friday, here are a couple of alternatives that will save you time, money, and your sanity.
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.
Every day, more people are becoming aware of the corruption in our government, and they’re tired of suffering in silence.Here are 3 easy ways to support Occupy Wall Street during the November 17th day of action…and beyond!
In light of this morning’s forcible eviction of Occupy Wall Street from Zuccotti Park, our friends at the OWS Sustainability Working Group, several of whom were arrested this morning, issued this statement.
A new study found that a good 80 percent of British citizens are happier when they share.
Residents knew that if Walmart was allowed to build its 120,000 sq. foot store in Saranac Lake, local businesses would be forced to close their doors forever.
The landmark bill will make it possible for companies to offer equity-based crowdfunding opportunities to investors and startups to spur capital formation without involving the Big Banks.
In honor of Bank Transfer Day, I decided to share my own story of dirty bank practices and how I moved my money to a credit union and never looked back!
Tips from DIY solar expert Eric Smith about how to prepare delicious meals in a solar cooker!
In recent years, many home-schooling families have become disatisfied with the mere replication of an educational system they know to be broken, and have journeyed further from the norm in search of something better: unschooling.
You know those hot summer days when you can see heat waves rising from the sidewalk, and people say things like “that sun’s hot enough to fry an egg”? Well, there’s more wisdom to that statement than you might think.
An #OWS working group has proposed a National Assembly of elected 99 percent-ers that would convene on July 4th, 2012 in Philadelphia.
The Slow Money Alliance is an organization for those who are tired of watching banks invest millions of tax-payer dollars into companies and politicians that work for profit rather than “We the People.” Sounds familiar, right?
Do you have a furry friend that sometimes makes a stinky mess? The generous folks at Clean + Green want you to experience fragrance- and chemical-free cleaning by trying out their products!
With different labels like “natural,” “organic,” “free-range,” and “grass-fed” competing for your attention, it can be hard to know which type of meat comes with the lowest health risk and carbon footprint.
Families who open restaurants do it because they have a deep love for food and sharing it with the community. They take the time to make sure it’s their best, to become masters at their craft – because their livelihood is on the line.
Crowdfunding is less about seeing a monetary return and more about putting your social and financial capital behind an idea that you find valuable. Ideas that are often ignored by the government and the markets.
From organic to fair trade, we’ve got lots of options when we shop. Each requires a different amount of money, time and effort. Here’s a handy visual for keeping it all straight.
Ever wonder what it’s like to use a travel-sharing service instead of booking at a hotel? Here’s a first-hand account!
Shareable software is your right, and despite the corporations’ worst fears, it will not result in anarchy.
It’s a shame when your favorite jeans are too old to be worn anymore. But that doesn’t mean you have to throw them away!!
Occupy Wall Street protesters have stood in solidarity with labor unions since day one. And now the unions are returning the favor.
While protesters endure police brutality for exercising their Constitutional Rights, a revolution is brewing in New York City. And it’s spreading.
This past weekend, I tried my hand at making freezer jam, the lazy-cook’s alternative to canning. It was awesome! Here’s how to do it.
In honor of National Honey Month, Honeydrop will donate a percentage of its profits to local beekeepers.
Yesterday, September 15th, people all over the world took dramatic action to get people thinking about money’s place in their lives, and encourage them to start conversations about the benefits of alternative economies based on sharing.
Just days ago, President Obama unveiled the American Jobs Act. Here at Insteading, we’ve got a much cheaper plan: skip the big chain grocery store and shop at a farmers’ market instead.