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2013 Internship in Permaculture & Community - Stelle, Illinois

A Cooperative Program Between Midwest Permaculture and Center for Sustainable Community


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Added by Ernest Rando on February 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Indiana Shorelines at Peril

More seasons of fun in the sun at any one of Indiana's bountiful number of lakes could be in peril, at any time. Peril not just for the lucky few that  own lakefront property, but also for the ones that are considered the public, and have limited access to many public waters. I have noticed the impending peril for a long time, it  took this latest catastrophe  for me to look into it in more depth.

Recently a lakefront home burned, on Tippecanoe Lake. Now this is not just some small…


Added by Ellen on January 27, 2012 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

The Trouble with Turkey

I did not eat turkey on thanksgiving, did you? We are not planning to on Christmas either, unless it is a  free  range(organic)one from a reputable free range farm. With the recent news on another huge expansion of Huntingburg-based Farbest Food Inc. turkey processor, southwestern Indiana, it reminded me of POW.... Protect Our Woods alert several years ago about the  issue then of local  turkey CAFO expansion and the negatory effects on air, water, soil quality. Read it here on newest…


Added by Ellen on December 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — 27 Comments

The Dilemma of the Commons

The best paper every written on political theory or economics wasn't written by a political theorist or an economist.  It was written by a biologist.  In 1968 Garrett Hardin wrote one of the most famous papers ever to be published in the journal, Science.  He titled it, "The Tragedy of the Commons".

The issues brought up in… Continue

Added by Jonathan Cracraft on March 26, 2011 at 11:46am — 1 Comment

Birds Falling From Sky

Agricultural intensification is one of the major drivers of global environmental degradation. Its impacts on birds, past, and present(especially farm birds such as red wings, blackbirds, starlings, grackles) are well known and include population declines in Europe and North America... of bottom feeding fish too. These are indicator species.

Or could it be HAARP?…

Added by Ellen on January 5, 2011 at 5:00pm — 10 Comments

They Call it Bug Spraying

The Journal Gazette

Bug spraying tonight in northeast

Local health officials plan to spray for mosquitoes tonight in an

effort to control ongoing West Nile virus activity in… Continue

Added by Ellen on August 26, 2010 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

Plastic bags: To pay or not to pay


This is one of the must read topics from the Washington Times today, other than ' Inside the Beltway' which really blows me away. While I am still trying to wrap my head around that government conspiracy theorcy post, I will deal with the plastic bag issue, and whether to pay, or not, for our plastic shopping bags.

If you are Enviro… Continue

Added by Ellen on February 24, 2010 at 3:13pm — 21 Comments

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Subject :… Continue

Added by sushil yadav on January 8, 2010 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Indiana Green Business Awards Nominees are...

...it could be you or someone YOU admire in the State for their green project or personal efforts

Nominations are being accepted until 26th January. Are you a little bit greener or alot? We want to know.

The Indiana Green Business Awards are being run by Green Fest Expos and the awards dinner will be held on March 25, the evening before Green Fest Indy 2010 opens on March 26-28

Nominations are being accepted in 14 categories including:-

A Reduced Energy… Continue

Added by Tina Jesson on December 15, 2009 at 5:27am — No Comments

Public Service Announcement: Computers are Evil!

Call the police and get them here quick. My PC is attacking me and our planet. It has caused me to have heart surgery (an Angioplasty") and will soon cost me more as I continue to gain weight and now consider lap band or some other weight loss surgery. It is a major culprit in global warming too. It is… Continue

Added by Lincoln Builds on July 6, 2009 at 1:36pm — No Comments

"Step It Up!"

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

With urgency, McKibben calls for global action to make 350 the target in climate change

GOSHEN, Ind. – Bill McKibben hopes that the world is ready to act fast, and aim for 350 – "the most important number in the world."

"Anything more than that is not compatible with life on this planet," the environmental author, educator and activist said. The number 350 refers to the parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which… Continue

Added by Ellen on March 20, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Presentations and research papers from academics, think tanks and activists available for download.

From valleywatch.net

Presentations regarding the conversion of coal to liquid and gaseous fuels


Presentations and research papers from academics, think tanks and activists available for download.

1. Presentation by Valley Watch president, John Blair, regarding… Continue

Added by John Blair on January 24, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Eighteen Indiana Counties declared to have unhealthy air. Breathe at your own risk.

From valleywatch.net

December 24, 2008-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor. Indiana continued its race to the bottom of public health criteria when EPA declared 18 of 92 counties as having air quality to polluted to meet the health based 24 hour standard for fine particles.

Twenty percent of Indiana Counties do not meet the current health based standard for fine… Continue

Added by John Blair on December 24, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

How Does Wal-mart keep Getting Away With Convincing Reporters and Environmentalists It Is Serious About Sustainability, and Not Just Greenwashing?

How does Wal-Mart keep getting away with convincing reporters and environmentalists that it is serious about sustainability? It took Jack Neff, who writes for Advertising Age, to point out the hypocrisy of Wal-Mart¹s environmental policy. Of course, he did it quite subtly but the point is clear.


Added by Ellen on December 5, 2008 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

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