5 Ways Practicing Permaculture Has Changed My Life
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5 Ways Practicing Permaculture Has Changed My Life

I grew up in the windy city of Chicago with the dream of being an entrepreneur. My life was consumed with technology, socializing and working a corporate job. I didn’t realize until I left that following a stale traditional path was consuming my potential to live a life filled with meaning and enjoyment. Although city-living is […]

How You Can Help Nepal Now! by Brandon Bodhi Denton
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How You Can Help Nepal Now! by Brandon Bodhi Denton

The PermaculTourism Initiative is a regenerative tourism project which offers educational travel experiences which serve local communities. This project has taken shape through our annual Permaculture Adventure in the Himalayas, which includes service-learning projects at a high-school, a small family farm, and a Tibetan refugee settlement. There are a lot of exciting success stories from […]

10 Ways to Empower Youth Leadership
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10 Ways to Empower Youth Leadership

According to the Knight Foundation, statistics also show a gap. ‘Often that energy, that desire to contribute or lead, is going unsupported and untapped, they said.’ Teens and young adults don’t always see a place for their voice and their work.’ They feel unwelcome, perhaps a result of negative messages about youth coming from adults […]

Jamaica Stevens & Re-Inhabiting the Village
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Jamaica Stevens & Re-Inhabiting the Village

Jamaica Stevens is the Founder of Re-Inhabiting the Village, a community resource hub, a book in the making, and tool for the contemporary social change catalyst and global villager. I have been following Re-Inhabiting the Village for the last of months and watching it evolve has been a privilege. I caught up with Jamaica recently […]

Kristen Rivers is Transforming Young Women’s Lives in Santa Cruz by Taylor Proffitt
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Kristen Rivers is Transforming Young Women’s Lives in Santa Cruz by Taylor Proffitt

Artemis Girl’s Empowerment Training Meet Kristen M. Rivers. When she isn’t teaching deep ecology and permaculture design from her Santa Cruz home, she helps young women face the multifaceted emotional, physical, and spiritual challenges of the millennial age. Through after school meetings, yoga, art, gardening, storytelling, poetry, and superfood cooking, “Mama Artemis” helps junior and […]

Who’s Really Sharing? Exploring the Sharing Economy & Its Potential for Growth.
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Who’s Really Sharing? Exploring the Sharing Economy & Its Potential for Growth.

“For all its troubling externalities, the sharing economy is largely heralded as a “return to the village,” an ahistoric utopia where we were friends with all of our trusted neighbors, lived in harmony with nature, and wanted not to consume, but to share. (Never mind that this is not new at all—sharing and homesteading are […]

5 Ways for Introverts to Thrive in Community
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5 Ways for Introverts to Thrive in Community

Many of us love the idea of living in eco community. To find a like-minded group of people who share values, common interests, and ways of life is appealing! From maximizing the use of resources to working together toward common goals, there are many benefits to living in community. However, communal living also involves lots […]

6 Steps to Starting a Community Garden
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6 Steps to Starting a Community Garden

A community garden provides limitless benefits like diversification within communities, land stewardship, youth skills, leadership, and community cohesion. A plethora of unused lots and open spaces exist in many U.S. and international cities. When I see them in the places I visit, I wonder why food is not grown in those spaces; free food for […]