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Sustainable Life A place to share the most creative and effective ways of consuming and wasting less energy and resources for a more sustainable world.

Established and curated by Roland Marconi. It's within everyone's power to live and consume in more sustainable ways, to help protect our environment and share the world's resources in more just ways. Even if it's just for today or for one day per week, please think of creative ways to consume less and waste less. Start with focusing on one day per week and try changing a habitual way of consuming or generating waste. Walk or cycle, avoid disposable containers for food or drinks, turn off unnecessary electrical devices. Most of the world's crucial resources may be finite but the possibilities for innovation are endless.

Builders Are Using Hemp Instead of Concrete and It Could Save the Environment
12/28/2019
Builders Are Using Hemp Instead of Concrete and It Could Save the Environment

Builders Are Using Hemp Instead of Concrete and It Could Save the Environment

According to Bloomberg, cement manufacturers are responsible for about 7% of annual global carbon dioxide emissions. Plus, the massive cement demand has created a global shortage of sand, the second most used natural resource in the world, surpassed only by water. This could have a disastrous effect...

It's Time to Replace Slaughterhouses With Greenhouses
12/24/2019
It's Time to Replace Slaughterhouses With Greenhouses

It's Time to Replace Slaughterhouses With Greenhouses

Innovations in greenhouse technology make it possible to grow plant foods sustainably & abundantly in regions where they have not previously grown well.

Earth power: hemp batteries better than lithium and graphene
10/21/2019
Earth power: hemp batteries better than lithium and graphene

Earth power: hemp batteries better than lithium and graphene

Henry Ford’s Model T was famously made partly from hemp bioplastic and powered by hemp biofuel. Now, with battery-powered vehicles starting to replace those that use combustion engines, it has been found that hemp batteries perform eight times better than lithium-ion. Is there anything that this c...

Dutch Company Reveals An Electric Car That Charges Itself With Sunlight
10/13/2019
Dutch Company Reveals An Electric Car That Charges Itself With Sunlight

Dutch Company Reveals An Electric Car That Charges Itself With Sunlight

A Dutch company from Eindhoven has released a prototype car that has already sold 100 orders to be filled in 2011. What’s special about the car is that it is completely electric as well as solar powered. The prototype car actually won the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, and it represents the wo...

Malawian Teen Taught Himself How To Build A Windmill From Junk, Brought Power To His Village, ALL Learned From Library B...
10/13/2019
Malawian Teen Taught Himself How To Build A Windmill From Junk, Brought Power To His Village, ALL Learned From Library Books! | Urban Intellectuals

Malawian Teen Taught Himself How To Build A Windmill From Junk, Brought Power To His Village, ALL Learned From Library Books! | Urban Intellectuals

Get this boy in a prominent position, make him famous, let him inspire! We are joining a call from Anonomous who posted a very simple message, they say the media is blacking out the importance of Malawian Teen William Kamkwamba. He taught himself how to build a windmill from junk, brought power to h...

Stop eating hamburgers!
10/07/2019
The Amazon Is Still Burning. Blame Beef (and Bolsonaro)

Stop eating hamburgers!

Welcome to the lawless heart of the Brazilian Amazon. Here, cattle ranchers and loggers — emboldened by President Jair Bolsonaro — are clearing huge swaths of rainforest every minute. All in the name of progress.

Summary of Solutions by Overall Rank | Drawdown
09/02/2019
Summary of Solutions by Overall Rank | Drawdown

Summary of Solutions by Overall Rank | Drawdown

Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. We gathered a qualified and diverse group of researchers from around the world to identify, research, and model the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change. What was uncovered is a pat...

Plastic Free Home - Zero Waste Living and Simple Changes We Can All Make
08/26/2019

Plastic Free Home - Zero Waste Living and Simple Changes We Can All Make

So simple it’s genius..? 🙄 🚽 we don’t think these are necessarily a Japanese thing though and yes there is plastic in the pic...

This is the kind of model we need now and must be an integral part of the Green New Deal
08/13/2019
Ellen MacArthur Foundation

This is the kind of model we need now and must be an integral part of the Green New Deal

Did you know that waste and pollution are largely the result of the way we design things?

Not amusing. Maddening.
08/13/2019

Not amusing. Maddening.

Out-Of-Work Appalachian Coal Miners Retrained As Beekeepers
07/09/2019
Out-Of-Work Appalachian Coal Miners Retrained As Beekeepers

Out-Of-Work Appalachian Coal Miners Retrained As Beekeepers

Non-profit offers free beekeeping classes, bees and equipment to displaced coal miners, improving the local economy and protecting threatened bee populations The declining coal industry has left nearly 100,000 former miners unemployed in West Virginia. But a new nonprofit called the Appalachian Beek...

06/25/2019
Wake Up World

Wake Up World

It's like a Roomba for oceans.

via The Ocean Clean UP

This is what a dystopian future looks like. Deregulation on steroids. It is intentional poisoning and essentially chemic...
06/14/2019
Trump Administration Proposes Easing Rules on Genetically Engineered Crops

This is what a dystopian future looks like. Deregulation on steroids. It is intentional poisoning and essentially chemical warfare on the public. Glyphosate is not only in our food (even organic), 90% of wines and beer, 30% of our water, it's pervasive in our environment (most city parks). There is a nutritional solution that I've been using and would like to share which was shown in a pre-clinical trial to remove 75% of glyphosate from the body in 6 weeks. This is a revolutionary and natural nutritional breakthrough that is now essential for well being and living in our corporate polluted and seemingly unsustainable world. http://ltl.is/xQBsD Use the code: greendream for a $50 discount. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-05/trump-team-proposes-easing-rules-on-genetically-engineered-crops?fbclid=IwAR2PIZKdQQGWAcOfp-hpyGK7OhCU4juEOEvHorpNTM6tBqz7rO3qKP8NXHs

The Trump administration would exempt many new genetically engineered crops from regulation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under a broad overhaul of biotechnology rules announced on Wednesday.

06/11/2019
BBC World Service

BBC World Service

It works like plastic but it's made from cactus and fish can eat it. (via People Fixing The World)

06/04/2019
etee

etee

Did you know 20 million plastic sandwich bags go to landfill every day in the US?

Say goodbye to plastic sandwich and produce bags. 👋

Choose reusable etee Foodbags instead.They last up to a year and are fully biodegradable.

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