Category «Sustainable Living»

Going Zero Waste

By Bronwyn Slater I’ve had an interest in self-sufficiency and off-grid living now for many years, so recently I decided to go zero waste.  While I’m delighted to see so many new vegan products appearing on the supermarket shelves, I’ve grown weary of the plastic packaging they come in.  Images of oceans full of plastic …

An Ethical Guide to Responsible Giving

Christmas is a time for giving and donating to your favourite charities, but have you considered whether your money is being well spent or could have gone further?  Here are some theories about philanthropy that might get you thinking.   By Ted Lechterman   Every holiday season, people find themselves showered with mailed appeals, beseeching …

Organic Sikkim Leading the World

Although Sikkim is tiny in area, India’s First 100% Organic State matters for the future of farmers and the future of food     By Lindsey Oberest, editor for the Food Revolution Network (with minor additions by James O’Donovan)   Though we might wish otherwise, progress often starts small and takes time.  An organic country …

Pledge for Poison Free Food and Farming

Creating Poison-free Food and Farming, Rejuvenating Biodiversity and Growing Organic    By Navdanya and Seed Freedom  For a century today’s Poison Cartel has engaged in a war against life on earth, against diverse species, against the land, against farmers and society, against our bodies and our health, against stable climate systems, against knowledge, science and …

Vegan Parenting in a Very Non-Vegan World

Julia Feliz Brueck talks to us about her new book: ‘Baby and Toddler Vegan Feeding Guide’     Veganism, a movement that works against the oppression of nonhumans from humans, is not only ethically sound but also environmentally beneficial in the now and for future generations. It’s also a lifestyle that invokes a specific diet …

How Sustainable are Tiny Houses?

This article was first published in ‘The Tiny Project‘ and is reproduced here under a Creative Commons Licence.   Tiny houses have their advantages for the environment. Besides their tiny footprint on the land they occupy, a tiny house can definitely help you keep your carbon footprint tiny, too. Many of the creative space-saving and …

Going Off-Grid

This article was originally published in Off-Grid.net under the title ‘The Road to Self Reliance’ by Sam L. James   American families have been going off-grid for more than forty years, but for most it’s a gradual process, involving a lot of learning by trial and error. In a recent article published in Reason, J.D …

Dog Food Recipes

by Trent Grassian and Jordan Collins ‘Wet’ Food This recipe is adapted from one provided by PETA, based on Rigby’s preferences. Ingredients 6 cups water 1 cup brown rice (or other grains, such as quinoa) 1 cup mixed lentils or other beans (e.g. garbanzo, red lentils, ) 1 cup mixed vegetables (Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, mushrooms, …