This “Mantra” Is a chant or a reminder to our collective consciousnesses, to take a personal responsibility for the wellbeing of plants, sentient beings and the resources on planet earth, on which we depend. Three simple verses can potentially motivate our psyche and activate our physical activity, resulting in the purposeful human act of providing […]
Save the planet, easy as 1-2-3: Plant edibles – Preserve Harvests – Compost (Repeat)
Build a fun balloon-powered boat for your pond or pool.
The big picture of One Planet Thriving: (1) Our modern way of life is the largest, most unethical failure in human history. (2) We know how to reverse that failure and thrive on one planet’s worth of resources. (3) The trick is transitioning to that way of life. For more detail, read this post which, in turn, has links to more detailed posts and resources.
“Kennie’s in the Kitchen” Almond meal crust Quiche (VIDEO) Kennie D. makes a delicious almond meal crust quiche.
“The plant washer” is a video from Kennie D’s “How to do it Yourself” series of video’s. These videos are produced in the hopes of promoting and enhancing our understanding of the intimate relationship, between us and the environment. The projects are beneficial to plants and fun to do. The road between us and our […]
Plant health is a major concern for any plant lover. Growing and maintaining a healthy plant is a gardeners number one objective. There are many pests that will oppose your efforts to reach this objective . But there is one pest that you will find is a unyielding adversary, “The Aphid”. You can not eradicate […]
Video of a recent 60-minute talk with music in 9, bite-sized bits, entitled: “Saving Rumi: Connecting to Ourselves for Sustainable Well-being”. It’s a good summary of the sustainable well-being project. Through words and music, the talk discusses how our current way of life is the largest failure in human history, advocates making changes to maximize sustainable well-being, describes some psychological principles needed, and suggests solutions, ranging from a scientific and cultural project called “Open Source Life Design”, to solutions being modeled by pioneering communities throughout the world, to an incubating idea for a Community Supported Sustainable Lake House (CSSL).
Aquaponic Growing Systems Updated
The Natural Step outlines the 4 principles of sustainability, a foundation for a lifestyle that maximizes sustainable well-being. This post looks at Ecological Footprint as one quantifiable measure of resource use (our lifestyles need to use the resources of 1 planet whereas the current average American lifestyle requires 4 planets worth of resources). Money is another quantifiable way of viewing resource use. Our conversation briefly describes the current inequity in wealth distribution in the U.S. and suggests that a fair amount of money to live on for a family of 4 would be $40,000 per year in income, with wealth of about $127,000.