ReGen Villages: sustainable housing of the (near) future

Imagine living in a luxurious home where your carbon footprint was minimal, your groceries grew down the way in smart hot houses, and everything was designed to be beautiful and sustainable Take a look at this talk with James Ehrlich, founder of ReGen Villages. Ehrlich and his team are bringing to life a vision of … Continue reading ReGen Villages: sustainable housing of the (near) future

Yisrael Family Farm: disrupting a food desert

In a stretch of Sacramento with hardly a grocery store in sight, Chanowk and Judith Yisrael broke the yoke of corporate life and are bringing about change for themselves and their community by growing their own produce and teaching their neighbors to do the same. It started in 2008 when Chanowk realized the economic downturn … Continue reading Yisrael Family Farm: disrupting a food desert

Great Minds: Bill McDonough’s riveting insight on sustainable design

William (Bill) McDonough is a brilliant architect and designer focused on making sustainable buildings and products that plan for the well-being of "all children, all species, for all time." In this Ted Talk, McDonough shares some inspiring examples of his work, including the awesome, closed-system, sustainable cities he helped design in China. Take a look: … Continue reading Great Minds: Bill McDonough’s riveting insight on sustainable design

The Feedback Loop of a Circular Economy

I love the concepts and ideas in this post on Greenbiz.com about how to reduce waste in our consumer-based society: In the linear economy, achieving zero waste is impossible: Raw materials constantly are extracted to feed the production line, and those materials end up in landfills when they break down. With a system for material reincarnation, however, manufacturers … Continue reading The Feedback Loop of a Circular Economy