RESILIENT LIVING: ‘Going Rogue’, 15 Ways To Detach From The System

Source – thesleuthjournal.com – “…When you don’t feed into the manipulation tactics of the system, or enslave yourself to debt, and possess the necessary skills to sustain yourself and your family when large-scale or personal emergencies arise, you will be far better off than those who were dependent on the system”: ‘Going Rogue’, 15 Ways…

RETURN TO EDEN: Putin backs extending free land giveaway all across Russia

Source  – rt.com – “…A poll by the Express newspaper found a majority of Brits want to emigrate to Russia after President Vladimir Putin offered free land to people willing to settle the country’s sparsely-populated Far East region”: Putin backs extending free land giveaway all across Russia Vladimir Putin has backed the idea of expanding…

RESILIENT LIVING: Follow Nature’s Model, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle – Are You a Conserver or a Consumer? – By John Ivanko

Source – motherearthliving.com – “…From living in an appropriately sized home to selecting materials that divert waste streams from the landfill, renewing your commitment to reducing, reusing and recycling shaves your ecological footprint while increasing your quality of life…For many who adopt voluntary simplicity, cultivating fewer wants leads to greater achievement, satisfaction and happiness in…

REBEL YELL: ‘Only Total Non-Compliance Can Achieve Freedom’, How to Build Communities

Source – themindunleashed.com – “…The state is often an airtight, all powerful crushing force: this is especially apparent if you look at sanctions, borders, taxes, and things of that nature. However, deep in the crevices of a country, where the authorities don’t find it practical to enforce a law, there exists an opportunity to turn…

RESILIENT LIVING: How Nomad Culture & Rejecting the Concept of ‘Home’ Has Returned to the 21st Century – By Sabrina Maddeaux

Source – nationalpost.com  – “…The new nomads are largely Millennials and young Gen Xers who eschew material ownership of items like homes, cars and closets full of luxury goods in favour of experiences – especially shareable ones – and quality of life. They’re part of the “asset-light generation,” either by choice or circumstance, that frees…

THE ROAD UP AHEAD: ‘The Law of Resonance’, The Future Of Community Living – Michelle Walling, CHLC

Source  – in5d.com – In the late 60’s and early 70’s, hippie communes and campgrounds were a place of peace and love. Government camping regulations now disallow this kind of living on public lands. Communal living is discouraged from society to the point of zoning and utility restrictions that define usage of public and private…

RESILIENT LIVING: Why Everyone Should Consider Living in an Earthship – By Audrey Wright

Source  – expandedconsciousness.com – Earthship is a concept of over 40 years and yet the first one ever built in Europe was in 2000. The idea is a trademark of Michael Reynolds  — a US architect. In the 70s, Reynolds envisioned a home which would have three exciting traits — self sustainability, construction utilizing basic and recycled materials…

MASONIC VISIONS: Buckminster Fuller & Spaceship Earth

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…

RESILIENT LIVING: This Makes It All Possible – Sell Your Crap, Pay Off Your Debt & Do What You Love – By Jeff Roberts

Source  – collective-evolution.com – There’s something strange happening around the globe… but it’s awesome! Lifestyles and needs are changing, and consequently, our houses are shrinking. The tiny house movement has blown up in the past few years, shifting the traditional North American housing models towards a more practical, finance-friendly blueprint. The movement is garnering attention…

RETURN TO EDEN: Food and Financial Sovereignty = Freedom

Source  – hague6185.wordpress.com –  If one was to believe the media everyone in Russia is on the verge of panic because of the sanctions on imported foods. The reality is much different, the belief that what Russia imports from other countries would lead to empty shelves in grocery stores has proved to be false? So…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘Agrihoods’ Provide Suburban Living Built Around Community Farms – Not Golf Courses

Source – collective-evolution.com – California’s first farm-to-table new home community just opened. Called “The Cannery,” it’s a residential project designed and put together by The New Home Company. Designed with a seven acre urban farm near the center of downtown Davis, this 100 acre project is considered to be the very first agrihood built on what…

REBEL YELL: This “Rebel Farmer” Is A Constant Target Of His Own Government. But His Wild Ideas Made Him A Global Icon

Source  – althealthworks.com – In the battle of “conventional” agriculture vs. organic, a clear winner is emerging: organic food sales are skyrocketing, and interest in organic farming is rising dramatically, especially among the youth. But while the debate between organic and conventional gets all the headlines, one particular style of farming that may hold true…

AFFLUENZA: The Über Consumer Society – When More is less

Source – filmsforaction.org – AFFLUENZA is a groundbreaking film that diagnoses a serious social disease – caused by consumerism, commercialism and rampant materialism – that is having a devastating impact on our families, communities, and the environment. We have more stuff, but less time, and our quality of life seems to be deteriorating. By using…

CROSSROADS: ‘The Venus Project’, The Choice is Ours (Archive)

Source  – thechoiceisoursmovie.com  – This film series explores many aspects of our society.  To rethink what is possible in our world, we need to consider what kind of world we want to live in.  Although we refer to it as civilization, it is anything but civilized.  Visions of global unity & fellowship have long inspired…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘Freedom Road’, Zen & the Art of Simple Living

Source – thefreedomroad.wordpress.com – “…Walden is not just a geographical point somewhere in the New England landscape but a state of mind, an attitude of simple living that can be transported anywhere, anytime, if we so decide. After his two years experiment in simple living Thoreau left Walden Pond to pursue life elsewhere but he…

RESILIENT LIVING: The Virtually Indestructible Eco-Friendly ‘Hobbit’ House, Assemble Your Own and Bury It

Source – naturalblaze.com – “…A new twist to tiny house living – The prefab system is virtually indestructible Eco-Friendly and takes advantage of earth sheltering to optimize energy use”: (Hobbit Like House – Assemble Your Own and Bury It – By Yvonne Holterman) How awesome are these new Hobbit like homes, which brings a new…

RESILIENT LIVING: Brilliant Young Minds & Their Inventions That Could Save the Planet – By Lacy Cooke

Source – inhabitat.com – “…Sometimes the brightest ideas come in young packages….from $13 germ-killing door handles to Braille printers, check out these eight teenage inventions that revolutionize the way we view energy, food, and, of course, the oceans“: (8 teenage inventions that could save the world – By Lacy Cooke) Sometimes the brightest ideas come…

RESILIENT LIVING: Multipod Studio’s Affordable Pop-Up House Snaps Together Like LEGO Bricks

Source – inhabitat.com – “…The structure of the Pop-Up House is made from insulating blocks and wooden panels – a unique low-cost system patented by Multipod Studio that provides outstanding thermal insulation. The materials used in the construction are inexpensive, while the thermal envelope reduces the need for additional heating. The construction requires no special…

OUR DANCE WITH DESTINY: Grow Fresh Produce Anywhere, Anytime, in a Freight Farm Shipping Container

Source – forbes.com – “…We decided to target a very specific part of the food system to start off. There are 4,400 institutional distributors of fresh fruit and produce to restaurants, hospitals, and universities. We are selling to small and medium sized distributors with revenues between $3 million and $75 million – representing an $860…

RESILIENT LIVING: New Tiny House Neighborhood Will Allow Homeless to Rent to Own

Source – themindunleashed.com – “… As a rule of thumb nationwide, even an efficient nonprofit developer can’t build an apartment affordable to a household making less than about $32,000 a year. That leaves out nearly a third of American households”: (New Tiny House Neighborhood Will Allow Homeless to Rent to Own) For a reality check…

RESILIENT LIVING: 8 inexpensive earth homes almost anyone can afford – By Katie Medlock

Source – inhabitat.com – “…Many people dream of building their own home, but the financial cost and environmental toll of starting from scratch can often seem overwhelming….almost anyone can afford to build their own green home out of sustainable materials. “Earth homes” utilize surrounding terrain or other natural elements such as dirt, bamboo, wood, and…

RESILIENT LIVING: Desert Farm Grows 17,000 Tons of Food Without Soil, Pesticides, Fossil Fuels or Groundwater – By Amando Flavio

Source – csglobe.com – “…The farm has a year-round growing season by heating the greenhouse in winter with 39 megawatts of clean energy gained from solar power.This farm proves, once again, that the biotech-promoted myth of needing genetically modified food and millions of pounds of carcinogenic pesticide to grow them to feed the population, is…

RESILIENT LIVING: 4 Ways Young Americans Are Saying No to America’s Love Affair With Cars – By Cliff Weathers

Source – alternet.org – “…The number-one reason non-drivers are giving for not getting licenses isn’t the ownership costs—it’s because they’re too busy (37%). Obviously, there is a major shift in priorities going on here. The same survey also indicated that 22% of those without licenses would rather bike or walk than own a car; 17%…

RETURN TO EDEN: Seven Agricultural Innovations That Could Save The World – By Greg Beach

Source – inhabitat.com – ‘…Well aware of monoculture’s flaws, growers, scientists, and innovators have developed alternative methods and models that enrich the earth and produce healthy food. Time to tune out that doom and gloom and get some hands dirty – hit the jump to learn about seven agricultural innovations that could save the world”: (7…

RESILIENT LIVING: 7 countries where Americans can study at universities, in English – for free

Source – stuartjeannebramhall.com – “…Free education and health care are the most important ways to create productivity and real wealth in a society. What passes for wealth creation in the US and other industrialized countries is merely the organized transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich”: (7 countries where college is free) The  cost…

RESILIENT LIVING: This Wind-Powered Device Pulls 11 Gallons Of Drinkable Water From The Air Each Day

Source – trueactivist.com – “… A constant stress for approximately 2.3 million people on the planet has to do with obtaining clean, drinking water. Fortunately, a solution to the latter conundrum has been presented…the Water Seer collection device relies on simple condensation to collect drinkable water from the atmosphere and can provide up to 11…

RESILIENT LIVING: The ‘Tesla of eco-villages’ is an off-grid community capable of producing its own food, water and electricity

Source – minds.com – “…Producing a community where farming is at its core is key….he says  – “We don’t do lawns, we don’t do golf courses or tennis courts. That’s a good place to grow food, so we’re going to grow food there”: (The ‘Tesla of eco-villages’ is an off-grid community capable of producing its…

RESILIENT LIVING: ByFusion turns all types of ocean plastic into eco-friendly construction blocks

Source  – inhabitat.com – “…The technology is based on a genius idea from New Zealand-based inventor Peter Lewis, who is a principal engineer with the company. His process involves a modular platform that compresses plastic debris into blocks of various shapes and densities, based on custom settings”: (ByFusion turns all types of ocean plastic into…

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

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…

RESILIENT LIVING: Solar Village is World’s First Community to Produce 4x More Energy Than it Uses (Flashback)

Source – treehugger.com – “…The project started out as a vision for an entire community — the medium-density project balances size, accessibility, green space, and solar exposure. In all, 52 homes make up a neighborhood anchored to Sonnenschiff, a mixed-use residential and commercial building that emphasizes livability with a minimal footprint”: (Solar Village is World’s…