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: 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…

CROSSROADS: What Is The World? Who Are We? What Are We Going To Do About It? – By Robert Jensen

Source – robertwjensen.org – “…The lesson of the garden is not that people should avoid all knowledge, only that we should resist the temptation to believe we are godlike and can manipulate the complexity of the world. The larger living world of which we are a part — the tree of life — was adequate to sustain us”: (What…

COSMIC COWBOY: ‘You Belong to the Universe’, Buckminster Fuller and Spaceship Earth

Source – global.oup.com – ” …His life after all had a purpose, “which could be fulfilled only by sharing his mind with the world” – And share it he did, tirelessly for over half a century, with houses hung from masts, cars with inflatable wings, a brilliant and never-bettered equal-area map of the world, and…

RESILIENT LIVING: The US Govt Has Recently Issued 2 Alarming Warnings to Prep, But Is Anybody Listening? – By Daisy Luther

Source – activistpost.com – “…Remember the Hurricane Rita traffic jam back in 2005? Out of 113 deaths attributed to the hurricane, 107 were associated with the evacuation, where people perished of heat strokes, a bus fire, and the exacerbation of chronic health issues”: (The US Govt Has Recently Issued 2 Alarming Warnings to Prep –…

RETURN TO EDEN: “The Right Stuff’, 10 Ways Minimalism Can Change Your Life – By Alanna Ketler

Source – collective-evolution.com – “…Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body.” -George Carlin”: (10 Ways Minimalism Can Change Your Life – By Alanna Ketler) The minimalist movement — a lifestyle which opposes the Western consumerist ideal  — has been gaining popularity in recent…

RESILIENT LIVING: Vertical Micro-Farms Reimagines the Future of Farming – By Derek Markham

Source – treehugger.com – Grocers are in constantly pursuit of ways to connect their customers with the freshest, highest quality produce, but it’s a challenge when veggies have to be harvested at the farm and transported to market. INFARM is cutting out the middle man by placing vertical micro-farms inside Berlin supermarkets, as a way…

THE ROAD UP AHEAD: The City That Will Pay You To Bike to Work – By Jake Anderson

Source – theantimedia.org – Milan, Italy — Milan is the most polluted city in Europe. In fact, the smog is so bad that in 2012, the country reported 84,000 premature deaths linked to poor air quality. Last year, both Milan and Rome introduced traffic bans to combat pollution. Now city officials are trying something relatively…

THE ROAD UP AHEAD: Here’s How Electric Cars Will Cause the Next Oil Crisis – By Tom Randall

Source – bloomberg.com – With all good technologies, there comes a time when buying the alternative no longer makes sense. Think smartphones in the past decade, color TVs in the 1970s, or even gasoline cars in the early 20th century. Predicting the timing of these shifts is difficult, but when it happens, the whole world…

RESILIENT LIVING: Man Invents Sandals That Grow 5 Sizes In 5 Years To Help Children In Poverty – By Julija Nėjė

Source – boredpanda.com – Sometimes, the simplest invention can change millions of lives. That’s the goal of The Shoe That Grows, a sandal invented by inventor Kenton Lee that can adjust its size, allowing children in impoverished nations to grow up without having to go barefoot. The shoes, which come in catch-all Small and Large…

RETURN TO EDEN: Leisure as the Basis of Culture, The 1948 Manifesto for Reclaiming Our Human Dignity in a Culture of Workaholism

Source – brainpickings.org – “Leisure lives on affirmation. It is not the same as the absence of activity … or even as an inner quiet. It is rather like the stillness in the conversation of lovers, which is fed by their oneness:”  We get such a kick out of looking forward to pleasures and rushing…

RESILIENT LIVING: Affordable shipping container village can pop up almost anywhere in the world

Source – inhabitat.com – Copenhagen is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities, but unfortunately not all can afford to live there. Luckily, CPH Shelter is bringing affordable housing to the city in the form of a modular cargotecture village. Built with organic materials and upcycled shipping containers, the eco-friendly CPH Shelters…

RESILIENT LIVING: This Self-Filling Water Bottle Turns Air Into Drinkable Water – By Paul Tamburro

Source – craveonline.com – A potentially life-saving design for underdeveloped countries: The Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottle Magically Turns Air Into Drinking Water A useful new tool for cyclists, but a potentially life-saving design for underdeveloped countries. image: http://cdn1-www.craveonline.com/assets/uploads/2016/01/TheFontus.jpg The Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottle Magically Turns Air Into Drinking Water The Fontus aims to be cyclists’…

RESILIENT LIVING: Students design affordable, beautiful homes that target mass-production at just $20,000 each – By Lucy Wang

Source – inhabitat.com – High-quality design and affordability don’t have to be mutually exclusive—just ask the architecture students at Auburn University’s Rural Studio, a “social justice architecture” program that has been designing sustainable and low-cost homes for the rural poor in an initiative called the 20K Project. Now, after a decade of design/build experience, Rural…

RESILIENT LIVING: Australia’s New Pre-Fab House Produces More Energy Than It Consumes – By Amanda Froelich

Source – naturalblaze.com – Behold, Australia’s first carbon-positive pre-fabricated home, which is packed with a number of eco-friendly features and is absolutely gorgeous. The contemporary and cozy house was unveiled to the world last week by the Australian architecture firm ArchiBlox. Filled with light from the many windows and a solar panel top, the Archi…

THE ROAD UP AHEAD: Germany opens the first 3 miles of a 60-mile bicycle superhighway

Source – phys.org, By Pauline Houede – Move over, bike lanes. Move wayyyy over. Germany put its pedals where its mouth is and opened its first bicycle-only highway, a three-mile stretch of protected roadway that is closed to cars and other motor vehicles. Unlike a traditional bike lane, which is separated only by paint on…