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Biofuels Plant in Hawaii Is First to Be Certified as Sustainable – The New York Times

KEAAU, Hawaii — The trucks roll in and out of the plant at a business park nestled near papaya farms and a forest preserve on the Big Island here, an operation that transforms waste cooking oils, animal fats, fruit and seeds into biodiesel fuel, nearly 13,000 gallons a day. Owned by Pacific Biodiesel, an industry […]

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Sustainbal Development

Is Cuba the future of farming? – The Boston Globe

IN 2006, the World Wildlife Fund identified Cuba as the only country in the world to achieve sustainable development. This was, in large part, due to the country’s involuntary adoption and ultimate promotion of agroecology — farming practices that dramatically reduce or eliminate the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. In some cases, those substances […]

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DOH Announces Medical Marijuana Inventory System

The State Department of Health has selected the on-line “seed-to-sale” tracking system that will manage Hawai‘i’s medical marijuana inventory. Florida based BioTrackTHC was awarded the contract yesterday. Their system will track every plant with a unique number, measuring each fraction-of-a-gram of cannabis from seed, through sale. Patrick Vo is the CEO of BioTrack THC. He […]

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hemp, sustainable building, alternative building

Hempcrete: The Astounding Benefits of Using Hemp to Build Homes

If governments and corporations really wanted to help the environment and create more sustainable housing, I can guarantee you that the whole world would be using Hempcrete right now. Unfortunately, It seems that they are too concerned with keeping their very profitable system that they fear changing things. Growing industrial hemp was illegal in the […]

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Scott Mann

Episode 1524: Right Livelihood with Ben Weiss, Dave Jacke, and Charles Eisenstein | The Permaculture Podcast

This episode is a Susquehanna Permaculture round-table discussion recorded at my friend Seppi Garrett’s on June 3, 2015 in front of a live audience. The panel for the conversation were Ben Weiss, Dave Jacke, and Charles Eisenstein. Ostensibly the conversation was framed around the idea of how to achieve a right livelihood, but as you […]

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La Akea article, la' Akea intentional community

Hot Topic, Raw Emotion, and the Spice of Life: Chewing over Food Choice in Community – Fellowship for Intentional Community

 Tracy From La’akea Community (Big Island) & Fellowship for Intentional Community Deep breath in, deep breath out. I sit on one of the twin beds in our upstairs meeting room, leaning against the wall, with a steaming cup of freshly harvested and brewed turmeric ginger tea, mildly sweetened with honey from the bees on the […]

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2 Ways to Inspire Sustainability in Your Community – Fellowship for Intentional Community

Community Bookstore Gaia Education Guides Digital Teacher’s Guide Digital Youth Activities Guide Reviewed by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Gaia Education Guides Teacher’s Guide & Youth Activities Guide by Gaia Education Digital Teacher’s Guide $15 Digital Youth Activities Guide $10 Both for $20! Where does one begin when teaching and inspiring one’s community towards a […]

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Unlearn & Rewild Podcast, Derrick Jensen Podcast

Derrick Jensen on Civilization and Creating a Culture of Resistance

Unlearn & Rewild Podcast With Derrick Jensen Civilization took millennia to congeal, and in the last few hundred years it has accelerated its world takeover. The health of the world’s plant and animal communities has inversely plummeted, where now species extinctions are in the hundreds per day, and the wounded remnants of ecosystems are finally […]

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