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Pushing my Buttons

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BY THE COSMIC CURMUDGEON “Namaste,” I say to people I meet. I wish to convey that the spirit in me honours and respects the spirit in you. We are all the same at a very…

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VOSS Water of Norway

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VOSS Water of Norway has long understood the challenges faced by communities with little or no access to clean water. To tackle this issue, the Voss Foundation was founded to address the availability of clean…

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The Earthship Has Landed

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A Manitoba family explores off-the-grid homesteading By H. JACOB BULLER Sustainable development is not a luxury, it is an imperative. – Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations) In 1972, American architect Michael Reynolds produced his…

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What is Permaculture?

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By H. JACOB BULLER In 1978, David Holmgren and Bill Mollison created the term Permaculture to represent permanent agriculture. Today it also refers to permanent culture. Permaculture is utilized in Earthships, and has wide-ranging applications…

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Beyond Earthships, Ecovillages

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By H. JACOB BULLER Where Earthships are an individual housing representation of permaculture principles, ecovillages are a social representation that has many different facets. However, the term ‘ecovillage’ is very loose. Ecovillages range from a…

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