Save the planet with your manhood: BeardsOn plants trees for whiskers

Save the planet with your manhood: BeardsOn plants trees for whiskers

For 90 days this summer (actually winter, as this campaign originates in Australia), BeardsOn is running a campaign to “Save the planet with your manhood for future generations,” and although saving the planet with your ‘manhood’ might be worthy of a giggle or two, rest assured that it’s your beard, not your genitals, that’s being referenced here.
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Sustainability Jobs For the Empowered American

Sustainability Jobs For the Empowered American

Sustainability isn’t only about getting out into your community (or your own home) and making a difference. Yes, impacting the way your neighborhood views and uses its resources in a sustainable manner is immeasurably important. Read more

6 Alternative Ways to Help the Environment

6 Alternative Ways to Help the Environment

Today’s political environment could have a serious and detrimental impact on the health of the planet. Watching all of the policy being made and feeling powerless to stop some of these decisions can be frustrating, but there are still plenty of things one individual can do to help. While most people know the importance of recycling and reducing waste, there are other less common methods of supporting environmentally-friendly policies. Read more

Permaculture and Self-sufficiency

Permaculture and Self-sufficiency

Permaculture farming and social systems are rapidly growing in global popularity. Many people around the globe are becoming enlightened to the long-term benefits of self-sufficiency through cultivating their own nature based ecosystems, growing their own crops and keeping/breeding their own animals, whether it be on a sizable plot of land or humble balcony. Read more

How Do We Monitor Air Quality?

How Do We Monitor Air Quality?

Although there are many ways to monitor the air to look at levels of pollution or for other factors, both using simple physical methods and with complicated electronic devices, there are four main ways to assess the quality of the air. Optical analysis Remote optical analysis uses spectroscopy – often with the help of custom… Read more

Tensions Rise as Water Levels Fall: How Likely are Water Wars?

Tensions Rise as Water Levels Fall: How Likely are Water Wars?

Anyone who’s been paying attention for the past forty years has surely seen the global tensions caused by oil and the ownership thereof. That countries fight over crude oil to run the machinery and transportation of the world is not news. What might surprise you is the way that nations are beginning to worry over… Read more