The Slow Movement has encompassed nearly all aspects of conscious minded individuals, from slow food to slow fashion, people are rethinking how they choose to spend their money, and this has a significant impact that goes much deeper than the initial purchase. That reconsideration of consumption and consumerism has led to a refreshing new approach to the way money is viewed – and used. The Slow Money movement initiated in 2010 when the nonprofit organization was initiated by Woody Tasch while writing the now published book, Inquiries Into The Nature of Slow Money: Investing As If Food, Farms and Fertility… read more
Given how many American families do not have enough food on their tables each night, the statistics of how much food wastage there is each year in the U.S. is quite shocking.
Posted in Ecology,Featured,SocietyMarch 5, 2013
Raptor Works is a program based at Merced High School in California, which takes used crates that once harbored items like fruit or nuts and turns them into wooden homes for Barn Owls. The program was developed by Steve Simmons, a retired shop teacher and volunteer biologist. In this program, students of Merced High School take crates and other packages destined for the landfill, and make homes for Barn Owls. (Though they have also put their skills to use making habitats for other birds, including Bluebirds, Wood Ducks, Screech Owls, and American Kestrel.) Once the materials are up-cycled into homes,… read more