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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 […]

This Week’s Creation and Destruction Report

A lot of things have broken lately – our car, twice, on our way back from a roadtrip, and our plumbing (thank you Drain Brain!!), and Shira’s computer, which is headed into the shop tomorrow for some diagnostics. Our site (and our email) were down earlier this week due to our wonderful host, May First, […]

7 books scored at dollar-a-bag day at the Friends of the Library Book Sale

Here in Ithaca, there are a lot of smart people with good taste in books. So, the donations that end up at the Friends of the Library Book Sale are generally pretty awesome. This year we went on the day toward the very end where you can fill up a whole plastic bag with books […]

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 […]

Two Good Big-Picture Docs

This week I’ve watched two good documentaries about the big picture – where we’re headed right now. One of them focuses on debt, the other on technological “progress” run amok. Both are well worth a watch (and are available on instant play, on Netflix). And both are based on books, which I imagine are also […]

Oveido Chickens

Two days left to vote for our universal reuse symbol!

Here’s our entry in the Earth911 Challenge: Design the Universal Reuse Symbol. If you like it, please vote for us – voting is open until Thursday at 12:00 PM PDT. From Trash to Treasure – Reuse is about taking something old or broken and finding a new purpose for it. A plant growing in a […]

VIDEO: Goodbye Tree

Goodbye Tree from Ari Evergreen on Vimeo. We have to cut down a white pine in our yard, the oldest tree on our land, so that we can install solar panels. Here’s your last chance to meet this beautiful old tree, older than any of us.

Three Special Caves

Caves are so interesting. They’re as large and beautiful as cathedrals or temples, but they’re natural. No one had to haul stone to make these huge spaces – they just grew that way. Here are images of three caves so mysterious and awe-inspiring that they’ve become religious pilgrimage sites… 1. Batu Caves, Malaysia (Photo by […]

O Earth: Glaucus atlanticus

I just learned about Glaucus atlanticus, a.k.a. sea swallow, blue glaucus, blue sea slug, blue ocean slug, or “Glucose Fish”, and wow they are awesome. What a wonderful world we live in, that these are our neighbors. Photo: Life of Sea Sea Slug Forum: Glaucus atlanticus Wikipedia: Glaucus atlanticus Life of Sea: Life of Blue […]

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