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Cartoons are for sharing

I believe in sharing. Feel free to download the cartoons on this blog for your personal use. You can print them out and put them to your wall, post them in your blog, add them to a PowerPoint presentation, print … Continue reading

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Why are there cartoons on this blog?

The cartoons (a.k.a. artwork) on this blog are social objects. A social object is a conversation starter, an idea starter, a thought virus. A social object is the reason a group comes together in the first place. It helps define … Continue reading

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A house with geothermal heating and cooling

After a dozen years in the construction business, Bob Burnside wanted to build a house that would symbolize his commitment to energy efficiency. “I wanted it to be on the leading edge of what we do…(read more)

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Japan's Lessons on the Economy and the Environment: Our Pollution Experience

In less than 60 years Japan was able to convert its war-torn economy into a world class economy. But this rapid economic growth came at a price. The price was pollution which impacted the environment and public health. Some of … Continue reading

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Thomas Berry Speaks

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Appraisers Are Ignoring Energy Efficiency

If Realtors are banking on green house features, why aren’t lenders doing the same? Read about banks’ roadblocks to building better homes. Read more

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Japan as ground zero for no-waste lifestyle

Also watch Creating a Zero-Waste City.

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The Dream of the Earth by Thomas Berry

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How Much Global Warming Is Guaranteed Even If We Stopped Building Coal-Fired Power Plants Today?

Humanity has yet to reach the point of no return when it comes to catastrophic climate change, according to new calculations. If we content ourselves with the existing fossil-fuel infrastructure we can hold greenhouse gas concentrations below 450 parts per … Continue reading

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180 Degrees South

Chris Malloy’s film strikes so deeply into the heart of Patagonia’s wilderness we come to feel at home there. 180° South: Conquerors of the Useless follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard … Continue reading

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