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Another new WordPress, for a local climate conference

Climate Smart & Climate Ready is a conference coming up in Ithaca, New York, April 18-21. Thanks to Sustainable Tompkins for bringing us in to help out with the WordPress! We built this quick WP using the responsive, mobile-friendly Twenty Twelve theme. Click here to register for the Conference and click here to check out […]

Support indie theatre in Ithaca

The Civic Ensemble, Ithaca’s new theatre company, needs support for their Inaugural Season. We got to know these folks back in July when they did a reading of a play called Wider than the Sky, about animal testing. They actually looked up local animal rights folks, found Vegan Ithaca, and got in touch with us […]

Video for Earthdance Ithaca 2012

In September, I had the pleasure of attending Earthdance Ithaca and making a video of the event’s highlights. Despite the rain, it was pretty magical and full of amazing performances and workshops. The video includes highlights from the opening address by famed local activist Dorothy Cotton and the Global Peace Prayer, which united people around […]

Buckminster, you make my life so much Fuller!

On Saturday, September 29th, Ari and I had the pleasure of attending a “live documentary” at Cornell Cinema called the The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller. With live commentary by director Sam Green and featuring a score performed live by Yo La Tengo, we were amazed that the tickets were only $20. We’ve been […]

Report from Our DIY Solar Panel Cooker Freeskool Class

Last Saturday, Shawn Reeves of EnergyTeachers.org came over to our house to give a workshop on how to make a solar panel cooker using recycled materials. Read on for photos and info on how to make your own!

The Power of the Sun

Solar power is abundant and yet we’ve scratched the surface of its potential. We are making some big moves in our own lives to start harnessing the sun! We just got approved for a loan from Alternatives, our wonderful local credit union, that will enable us to get a $40,000 photovoltaic system installed on our […]

Our morning cry: Montréal Casseroles

From Huffpo: Casseroles – Montréal, 24 Mai 2012 from Jeremie Battaglia on Vimeo. Click here to read Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina, edited by Marina Sitrin, for first-hand accounts of this traditional form of civil disobedience being used in Argentina.

Three Cheers for San Francisco’s Knights of Revery

If you ever chance to be in San Francisco, California, please go see a show by the Knights of Revery. Shira and I were fortunate enough to be invited to one by our friend Josh, and I think I’m not exaggerating when I say that it was life-changingly awesome. A huge thank you to the […]

VIDEO: Women healing the world

“The biggest event in human history is the rise of women to full partnership with men, because it’s only that partnership that’s going to allow the world to flourish.” Right on! Let’s do it, sisters! See also: Our “gender” bookshelf on Goodreads Our Delicious links tagged with Gender Our Delicious links tagged with Feminism

‘Tis the Season for Sharing and Bartering

In Ari’s recent blog post Say Happy Holidays to the Earth and Your Neighbors, she pointed out some great ways to get gifts while supporting your local economy. If you want to take traditional money out of the equation altogether, in Ithaca, you can come to one of three (count ‘em, three!) local events in […]

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