Category Archives: sustainable agriculture

Dr. Nadana Shiva during a CBC radio Interview

Sustainability and Sheroes

Living Future 2012 I love Portland in the springtime – especially when I’m here for Living Future 2012, an annual conference developed by the Cascadia Green Building Council “to promote the continuous evolution and adoption of sustainability in the built arena.” As is common with this event, the intention of the opening keynote is to

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Carter’s Premise Home (town) Security

Majora Carter shares some wonderful stories of people who are “taking limes and making limeade” (a green version of lemonade). They are not waiting for national or global solutions to trickle down to their communities. They are hometown heroes finding ways to solve unemployment, to give people new beginnings and to use entrepreneurship at the

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Roots and Shoots – Growing My Knowledge

These days many people are taking a more active interest in food – from how it’s grown to how it’s consumed. This emerging national trend is happening locally, too. Your Puget Sound area neighbors are learning how to grow heirloom produce, raise chickens, ranch, create value-added food products, organize farmers’ markets and teach others about

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Join me at 21 Acres Sustainable Living Fair

21 Acres Sustainable Living Fair – Saturday, October 2, 2010 10a – 4p Join me in celebrating food, farming and sustainable living, an informative, fun-filled family-oriented day is planned on the 21 Acres Farm near Woodinville. Learn about sustainable, organic and local food systems, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Meet and talk to experts in

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Food for thought|Sustainable Agriculture and Urban Farming

This month’s Eastside LEED User’s Group (ELUG*) panel on Sustainable Farming and Urban Agriculture drew a broad crowd beyond our traditional group of architects, engineers and contractors – as the topic of food is of fundamental benefit to us all. Whether related to its production, distribution, nutrition, security, selection, organic, local or exotic, everyone has

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The Future Isn’t Here Yet …. Living Future 2010 insights!

Along with almost 1,000 other people, from many parts of the country, I attended the 2010 Living Future Conference in Seattle last week. The majority of the audience represented the Cascadia Regions’ design build commercial community. Also in attendance were corporate leaders, foundations, municipal representatives, community organizers, sustainability consultants, and marketing, and media folks to

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