MEDICINE WHEEL: Research Proves Nature Profoundly Helps Us Live Longer, Disease-Free Lives – By Alexandra Preston

Source – naturalsociety.com – “…We have evolved to prefer favorable natural environments, i.e. those with plenty of vegetation and water. More specifically, living in said environments can increase physical activity, reduce exposure to pollution, improve social engagement, and reduce stress and depression..Honestly, how would you rather exercise? By walking or cycling down a crowded city…

RETURN TO EDEN: Simplicity is the Answer to Counter Complexity – By Ethan Indigo Smith

Source – wakeup-world.com – “…The possession of knowledge unless accompanied by manifestation and expression in action is like the hording of precious metals, a vain and foolish thing. Knowledge like wealth is intended for use, the law of use is universal and he who violates it suffers by reason of his conflict with natural forces.”…

MASONIC VISIONS: Buckminster Fuller’s 1928 Ideas & Integrities – By Robert David Steele

Source – huffpost.com – “…True wealth is cosmic energy and the creation of means to deliver to humanity unlimited free energy…Housing is the socio-economic “runt” of all the professions…Bad housing breeds bad humanity and bad science-the time/energy costs and the materials costs are too high…Good design would reduce the per capita consumption of building materials…

99% Proof: ‘Boyz in the Agrihood’, A New Type of Urban ‘Hood Has Emerged

Source – yesmagazine.org – “…Blunt, a graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture who majored in Food Science and Environmental Studies. Growing up in Detroit, labeled a “food desert,” was a major motivation for Blunt to enter the agricultural field. “People deserve fresh food,” Blunt says…The 7-acre farm grows more than 30 different fruits,…

RESILIENT LIVING: Why Buying Less is Better Than Buying Green – By Nikki Harper

Source – wakeup-world.com – “…The study, published in the journal Young Consumer, found that reduced consumption – buying less, repairing items instead of replacing them, avoiding impulse purchases and so on – was linked to a higher level of personal wellbeing and a lower level of psychological distress. Green buying did not show such links”…

RESILIENT LIVING: Pasta Dish at Bice Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan – $2,013, a 14×14 solar cabin for less than $2000 – Priceless (Flashback)

Source – simplesolarhomesteading.com –  “…The Cabin has been tested in Canada, Mexico and Alaska with great results. Perfect for a starter home, hunting/fishing cabin, bug-out shelter or vacation cabin.The cabin can be built from all new materials for under $2000 (not including windows and doors) and is designed for additions on 3 sides”: (Pasta dish at Bice…

CROSSROADS: ‘Burning Issue’, A Strike for Our Children – By Andrew Nikiforuk

Source – thetyee.ca – “…More than one crisis now knocks on our door. Many democracies are failing as their struggling economies increasingly serve the one per cent. Our technologies have become tools of surveillance and manipulation. Our ravenous consumption of things is driving the extinction of birds, mammals, insects and fish…All change begins on the…

DEEP GREEN: What is ‘Energy Denial’? – By Don Fitz

Source – localfutures.org – “…As environmentalism has gone mainstream during that half-century, it has forgotten its early focus and shifted toward green capitalism…The concept of possessing fewer objects and smaller homes has surrendered to the worship of eco-gadgets…The saying “Live simply so that others can simply live” now draws empty stares. Long forgotten are the…

99% PROOF: Woody Harrelson – ‘How We Can Utilize Our Power to Support & Promote the Type of World We Want to Live In – Right Now’

Source – awarenessact.com – “…We live in a completely corrupted world where every government is just a bunch of businessmen working for a bunch of bigger businessmen and none of them give a shit about the people. The sad fact is no one knows how to change it because no one knows how to take…

RETURN TO EDEN: For a Sustainable Climate and Food System, Regenerative Agriculture Is the Key – By Kristin Ohlson

Source – yesmagazine.org – ‘…The Climate Stewardship Act…would pay farmers for conservation practices. And farmers of the future are ready to take it on. “Agriculture is perfectly poised to play a major role in the solution to the climate crisis,” says Bilal Sarwari, membership and communications manager of the National Young Farmers Coalition. “By helping…

RESILIANT LIVING: What You Need to Know About Bug Out Vehicles, Fuel, and the Energy Matrix – By J.G. Martinez D.

Source – naturalblaze.com – “…This side effect of the consequences of a flawed energy matrix (electric scooters and cars are just nonexistent in Venezuela: those were toys for kids, if you even though having something electric and non-contaminant for commuting you’d be ridiculous) that relied uniquely on fossil fuels. I know, having several energy sources…

DEEP GREEN: An Anarchist Solution to Global Warming – By Peter Gelderloos

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com – ‘…Every year, the world heals a little more from the ravages of industrial capitalism. The amount of real forest and wetlands have increased as some areas rewild, while heavily inhabited areas become healthy ecosystems thanks to gardening, permaculture, and the elimination of cars. Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere are actually…

REBEL YELL: How to Rebel Against Corporate Food (…& Why You Should) – By Daisy Luther

Source – freedomoutpost.com – ‘… More than 70% of food in America is processed and almost two-thirds of the food available comes from only 4% of the farms. This means that a very high percentage of the food consumed in America was somehow provided by a corporation whose main goal is profit, not nutrition” How…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘Matrix of Four’, Beyond Nationalism & Globalism – By Ethan Indigo Smith

Source – wakeup-world.com – .“…Localization and individuation would and could offer the full beauty of the world instead of a world of fast food kitchens. Localization could provide everyone with their basic needs, freeing time and space for individuals to practice self-development. And of course best of all localization and individuation do not promote the…

RESILIENT LIVING: How to Escape the Globalist System – By James Corbett

Source – corbettreport.com – “…Many new peer-to-peer platforms are popping up to help people to exchange goods, services and ideas without money entering the picture at all. From sites that connect people to free food growing in their local area to ride-sharing, book sharing and, well, everything else sharing…The solution to a centralized globalist system…

THE ROAD UP-AHEAD: The First 3D-Printed House In The US Was So Successful, 50 More Are Being Made

Source – truththeory.com – “…Vulcan II is ready to move out of ICON’s lab and into the world next month to begin its very good work of delivering affordable, resilient dignified housing around the world…Vulcan II is the first printer of its kind in that it has the capability of printing homes in which people…

RESILIENT LIVING: Three Alternatives To Living That Will Blow Your Mind, Not Your Budget – By Andrew Martin

Source – collective-evolution.com – “…Things have really ramped up with some cool, practical, and inexpensive methods of building, demonstrating you don’t need to have loads of cash to afford something practical, sustainable, and liveable. People are turning to a whole range of alternative housing options such as container pallets, straw bale, earth berm, earth bag,…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘Living Simply, Simply Living’, The Secret to a Meaningful Life is Simpler Than You Think

Source -qz.com -.“…The example of existentialist psychologist Viktor Frankl, who survived imprisonment in Nazi concentration camps in World War II and went on to write a book, Man in Search of Meaning. Frankl’s purpose, his will to live despite imprisonment in the harshest conditions, came from his desire to write about the experience afterwards” The…

RETURN TO EDEN: Local, Small-Scale Organic Farming Poised to Save the World, Here’s How – By Carolanna Wright

Source – wakeup-world.com – “…Local, small-scale organic farming is the number one solution for many of the food security, environmental and human health issues that we face today. Fortunately, people across the nation and throughout the world are waking up to this fact — and taking back our food system, one small organic farm at…

OUR DANCE WITH DESTINY: ‘The Green vs Greed Economy’, Moving Beyond the Corporate Vision of Sustainability – By Rajesh Makwana (Archive)

Source  – globalresearch.ca  –  In light of ongoing global negotiations on pressing environmental issues, it’s time for efforts to curtail the excessive influence of multinational corporations over public policy to be strengthened and scaled up at all levels – especially at the United Nations. The corporate capture of policymaking has dire implications for how we…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘The Great Simplification’, De-Urbanization & The Rural/Urban Divide

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com – “…Bradford’s prediction of a major migration from urban to rural areas is based mainly on the inability (owing to higher costs) of renewable energy to fully substitute for cheap fossil fuels. He asserts there will be less energy available to move food into cities from the countryside, as well as less…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘The Fourth Turning’, A Case Against Cities

Source – hardscrabblefarmer.com – “…Eventually the complex business of moving paper and money, of accumulating wealth and building shrines to their hubris always runs its eventual course. And as the lines of supply are cut off, either through inattention or rebellion, the dependent urban centers begin to feed on themselves” The Case Against Cities Historians…

DAS KAPITAL: How Do You Beat The Bankers At Their Own Game? – By Tom Chatham

Source – projectchesapeake.wordpress.com – “…The bankers have created a society of dependent people that they can exploit. They can only continue to exploit people as long as they are dependent on the bankers for the things they need. Once this dependence is broken the bankers lose much of their control on society’ How Do You…

MASONIC VISIONS: ‘Synergetics’, Buckminster Fuller & Spaceship Earth (Archive)

Source  – umsl.edu – “In addition to being a successful architect and inventor, R Buckminster Fuller was also known as a systems philosopher.    He used the phrase “Spaceship Earth” to express the need for mankind to use teamwork to fully utilize Earth’s limited resources.1   Ephemeralization was another systems’ term coined by Fuller to express the…

RETURN TO EDEN: Minimalism – By Rex Weyler

Source – greenpeace.org – “…Mahatma Gandhi began his human rights career by establishing a self-sufficient “Tolstoy Farm” near Johannesburg, South Africa…His practice of satyagraha — peaceful civil disobedience, borrowed from the Quakers — led to the liberation of India from British rule. “Earth provides enough to satisfy everyone’s needs,” wrote Gandhi, “but not everyone’s greed”…

THE ROAD UP AHEAD: New 3D-printed house can be built in less than a day for just $4,000 – By Lacy Cooke

Source – inhabitat.com – “…One billion people on Earth lack access to adequate housing — but that could change if ICON and New Story are successful. They’ve found a way to 3D-print 600 to 800-square-foot houses for $4,000 in under one day” New 3D-printed house can be built in less than a day for just…