Criminalizing Small Farms, With HR 875

     Proposed legislation, HR 875, is a major threat to sustainable farming and the local food movement. Supported by the deep pockets and political influence of Monsanto,  this legislation places small farms throughout the country under federal jurisdiction and would give the federal government the authority to appointdesignated ~ Sadministrators~T (lobbyist, consultants, private contractors, etc.) and... continue at ...more

An exclusive with Diane MacEachern of Big Green Purse, plus recycled metal jewelry for the Humane Society at 15% off.

If you ever doubt your power to change the world, think about this: The 82 millions moms in this country represent $2.1 trillion dollars spent each year—about 15% of our country’s economy—and make 85% of household buying decisions. When they decide to go green, they’ll shift the whole economy! ...more


“Now if we only had a superhero who could stand here and turn the generator real fast, then we wouldn’t need to burn so much fuel to make…electricity.” (Electricity, Electricity— SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK!)   ...more

Would you live in a floating city?

According to this CNN article, a floating city may be only a few years away: The Seasteading Institute already has drawn up plans for the construction of a homestead on the Pacific Ocean. One project engineer described the prototype as similar to a cruise ship, but from a distance the cities might look like oil-drilling platforms. ...more

Care for a few more toxins in your water?

I’ve spent a few days wondering what subject would be most appropriate for Politics and Quirk’s first post. Pandas (I warned you in the “About” section)? Washington, D.C.’ s cupcake-pocalypse? FedEx Kinko’s announcement that they’re offering free resume printing (another pleasant reminder that we’re in a recession)? Granted, these are all good topics, sure to make it in this blog at ...more

Water Rationing Is Not Just For Californians

California’s third year of drought is cause for alarm.  Reservoirs are low even though there have been large amounts of snow from storms lately. ...more

Take a big chunk out of your carbon footprint

We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in our society. The financial crisis upon us is painful but it is also driving people to question our choices.  Out of crisis comes opportunity- if we choose to make it such. This is no more true than about the energy we consume in our homes. ...more

Springing Forward: Random Thoughts

                                            "Morning Speaks." PPR_Scribe People speak of "losing" an hour when they move their timepieces ...more

Read an eBook Week!

A witty post about Read an eBook Week, which appears to be part gimmick, part real. Click here to read about it, and love the snark on the banners. ...more

Baby Steps and Big Ideas: BlogHers Go Green in 2009

Living eco-friendly has its upsides. It's often more frugal. You definitely feel more connected. You get to carry around cute cloth tote bags. It may even help you be healthier. And then there's the little matter of making the world better for us and future generations. But changing your life? Walking more lightly on the earth? It's also, um -- intimidating. ...more

Great post! I am looking forward to the upcoming ones on this topic. I thought I would ...more