Buy Nothing Year

Freeconomist from Bristol sets off to live free for a year. No chance.

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Cool ideas

51ltm8i1z2bl-_sl160_-5248268A new book by award-winning science writer and Daily Planet host Jay Ingram explores the efforts of everyday individuals — extreme and otherwise — to reduce their carbon footprint and work toward addressing the warming of the world.

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Green rules for real people

Forget anything you ever read about how to green your house. Forget fancy gizmos or weird materials. Here is the real deal:

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Flower power

Self-sufficiency can be profitable and fun

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Nick Rosen featured in Independent

Author of “How to Live Off-Grid” gets double page spread in Independent newspaper to expound his philosophy and explain why he bought a Majorcan mountain hideaway.

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Treehugger in a bad light

Treehugger web site features eco-light that cannot work. When will they learn not to believe every press release that crosses their desk?

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Taos Solar Music fest

Michael Franti and the Spearheads
Smaller than Live Earth

Michael Franti & Spearhead, is topping the bill tonight at the final day of the 9th Taos Solar Music Fest. Get down there if you are in the area. Franti blends hip hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk, and rock. He is also an outspoken supporter for a wide spectrum of peace and social justice issues.

The other big names at the three day event were Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and Los Lobos.

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