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…

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: 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…

RESILIENT LIVING: Earthships  – The Ultimate Green Homes (Archive)

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…

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: 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…

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…