Grassroots Sustainability.

Fresh new ideas for creating a sustainable society at the individual, family and community level. Suggestions from members even if they haven't been able to iron out the bugs. Not for rehashing ideas that have been out there for a long time, though new ways of doing things are welcome along with personal experiences.

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Citizen Science [re-sources.org] How people can help the environment through participating in scientific studies. One local example is KWIAHT [kwiaht.org] Here is an example of citizen scientist in action.
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JackPedigo 8 WA Feb 1 Feb 1 11 comment
Plastic free Salish Sea. More concerns/propaganda from my neck of the woods (waters) + a view of life here. I am a believer that place can shape mindset. This county is proof positive of this and this video shows it. [vimeo.com] There is a ...
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JackPedigo 8 WA Dec 20, 2018 Dec 20, 2018 11 comment
I feel like I should be living in my grandparents time. Have been working like crazy past few months and it had paid off. Now 2 of my neighbours have dug there yards up and put in vegetable gardens. They have both come and asked for propagation ...
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Rugglesby 8 Australia Dec 12, 2018 Dec 12, 2018 33 comments
Natural systems in crisis. [islandsweekly.com] I found this an extremely interesting article. It says a lot about the concern we, in this area have for our local life-support system.
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JackPedigo 8 WA Oct 14, 2018 Oct 14, 2018 55 comments
[islandgrownsj.com] While in Friday Harbor, the county seat I discovered this guide. It says a lot for this area which, at one time was the food basket for W. Washington. We are the only county in this agricultural state that bans GMO farming
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JackPedigo 8 WA Oct 4, 2018 Oct 4, 2018 11 comment
Someone sent me this on facebook and it took a while to find a better link. This place was recently on the cover of home power and covered in the magazine. They are about a mile from my house and is one of several on the island. When we first moved ...
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JackPedigo 8 WA Aug 4, 2018 Aug 4, 2018 22 comments
1519 days after successfully escorting metgasco off the land: bentley of the northern rivers, nsw, australia - clear air, pure water, clean soil. i'd do it again, any time, for my earth. gate a, the elders' tree, camp liberty paddock.
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walklightly 8 Australia July 11, 2018 Jul 11, 2018 55 comments
I just got my solar energy production report for June. I produced nearly a megawatt. I also had about 3/4 of a ton of carbon offset. ?? Yeah, I can get a little geeked out about that stuff. ?‍♂️
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Plamon 4 ID July 4, 2018 Jul 4, 2018 55 comments
Energy prices are to take a slight drop in most of Oz next week, I am happy, I have just contracted to sell my surplus solar for a 25% increase for the next 2 years. This will cover more of my other expenses. Nice to have a win.
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Rugglesby 8 Australia June 22, 2018 Jun 22, 2018 44 comments
I have 24 solar panels on my roof (no battery storage so I accrue credits with the local utility). I’ve stripped up 2000 sq ft of sod for an orchard/vineyard/garden/chicken coop. Finally got all the weeds, roses & flowers cleaned out. I plan to ...
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Plamon 4 ID June 15, 2018 Jun 15, 2018 88 comments
What has everybody been up to? I have busy as all hell down here, change in seasons, ripping out old plants, getting ready for the next season. It has been great, an over abundance of most things, eating well, swapping lots. Grocery bill last week ...
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Rugglesby 8 Australia June 2, 2018 Jun 2, 2018 33 comments
Does anyone barter? At work we swap our own produce, and there are a couple of us, who like me are generally unfriendly so we tend to do gs for each other. ie the only people you know you can call. It may not be genuine barter of item for item, but ...
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Rugglesby 8 Australia May 17, 2018 May 17, 2018 55 comments
I saw this today and even though it is a bit old it applies especially these days. It referenced the "boiling Frog Syndrome" which I have posted several times.
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JackPedigo 8 WA May 15, 2018 May 15, 2018 33 comments
For the sustainability group. Our local paper came out with an article about a local garden blogger. Sustainability through nature is an important virtue on these islands. [zwillinghealth.com]
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JackPedigo 8 WA Apr 28, 2018 Apr 28, 2018 11 comment
I just joined the group, Being retired now gives me more time on the farm, and live more off the land. Hoping to learn more and make friends.
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kenriley 8 KY Apr 23, 2018 Apr 23, 2018 44 comments
Keeping the lights on. Just in from a local community expo on renewable energy. This is after a day of negotiations to put another 12 kw of solar on our Community Technology Centre which will double our current capacity. It was so good to see the ...
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Rugglesby 8 Australia Apr 16, 2018 Apr 16, 2018 55 comments
More bragging from a small, ‘insignificant’ island. We have again, become nationally famous with our progressiveness (we were the first county in the country to get “leave no trace” status and one of the first to ban GMO farms). I spotted ...
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JackPedigo 8 WA Mar 21, 2018 Mar 21, 2018 11 comment
Self Sufficient Luxuries. One of the things I love about self sufficiency is enjoying what I produce myself. I grow my own coffee and lots of it. I have begun growing ginger, love ginger. A few years back I was dunking a gingernut biscuit in my ...
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Rugglesby 8 Australia Mar 14, 2018 Mar 14, 2018 66 comments
Tiny Houses. Wondering if anyone has had much experience with these? I have lived in caravans and sheds, even lived in my car in a shed. Another 10 weeks and I really hope I will be finished what I want/need to do with this house. Then I would ...
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Rugglesby 8 Australia Mar 11, 2018 Mar 11, 2018 11 comment
Finding a balance. I get great satisfaction from self sufficiency. The personal satisfaction of providing for myself and my family, the knowledge of where my food comes from and what is in it, the taste and quality of home grown/made food.There ...
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Rugglesby 8 Australia Mar 5, 2018 Mar 5, 2018 11 comment
Aquaculture, Hydroponics, Aquaponics? Has anybody given these a try at all? Any success? I have kept all sorts of fish over the years as an aquarist. And had a farm dam with perch fingerlings once until the kooka burras found them, all gone. I ...
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Rugglesby 8 Australia Mar 4, 2018 Mar 4, 2018 33 comments
Joint Planning Exercise Part 2. Not surprisingly we came up with water source, warmth = means to make fire, clothing, means to get food and some form of shelter and not much more. Though not possible by the billion, but if the global population ...
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Rugglesby 8 Australia Feb 28, 2018 Feb 28, 2018 66 comments
Joint Planning Exercise. Anyone care to try a different approach? If willing, list what you "need" in order to survive in your own, imagine in the wilderness, on an island. Amend your post over a week or two after reading what others may have ...
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Rugglesby 8 Australia Feb 23, 2018 Feb 23, 2018 77 comments
Sustainable Communities. What makes a community sustainable? I am throwing this one open as it is not a one size fits all. We have "eco-villages" all around the globe, I have been involved with a few, most focus almost exclusively on ...
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Rugglesby 8 Australia Feb 23, 2018 Feb 23, 2018 11 comment
I had, what I could only describe as a vision. In this vision, I saw a community with everything you could need in a community. Homes, schools, stores, libraries, police and fire stations, medical facilities and anything else you could think of. The ...
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AncientNight 8 VA Feb 21, 2018 Feb 21, 2018 55 comments


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