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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Lateral Thinking. I love solutions. Solar power is finally taking off but many people for many reasons are unable to take advantage of it. This could be from renting, living in a complex, not having sufficient sunshine. Around the world are "Solar ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Rugglesby 29 views 77 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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 ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Plamon 28 views 88 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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 ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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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 ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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Does anybody know where to find resources for sustainable building techniques? I've googled what I can, but there are some specific questions I would like to have answered before I start planning out an off-grid-capable home. Particularly, does ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Nebroxah 21 views 55 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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 ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
AncientNight 21 views 55 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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 ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Rugglesby 21 views 11 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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. Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
kenriley 21 views 44 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
What is the definition of 'Sustainability'? I've been asked that question many times and I don't know how to answer it. People in my area seem to think I'm a 'green guru'. But I'm not. I'm as trapped into the fossil fueled infrastructure as anyone ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
farmboy2017 20 views 44 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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 ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
JackPedigo 20 views 11 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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 ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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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] Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
JackPedigo 20 views 11 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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. Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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I call this piece "The Jurists" I'll cast it in a few weeks. Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
farmboy2017 19 views 11 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Growing your own food is another big way of being sustainable. You get to eat fresh, it saves money and the taste can be amazing. We do things a bit different, not so much actual vegetable gardens, but lots of edible plants, very few natives in the ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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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 ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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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. Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
walklightly 19 views 55 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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 ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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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 ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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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 ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
JackPedigo 17 views 22 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
Went to an event with Paul Hawken as speaker about his proposition "drawdown". he had nothing new to me on offer, but I really appreciated his repeated mention of the dangers to create otherness, between individuals as well as person & environment. ...
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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 ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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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 ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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Sadly in suburbia these days, I did have a few acres on the coast a little further south 8 years back, sadly property settlements and so forth, so I start again - again - again. Son and I have a 5 year plan for this place, expires May 31st this ... Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
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I make cast iron sculpture by recycling old steam radiators and re- melting the iron. This tile is about 4" x6". Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group
farmboy2017 15 views 33 Posted in Grassroots Sustainability. group


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