By Becky Striepe on January 15, 2013
Let’s face it: not every town is pedestrian-friendly. If you’re driving, going a block or so out of your way feels like no big deal, but on foot it can be pretty frustrating to have to pass your destination just to cross the street at a crosswalk.
By Becky Striepe on December 17, 2012
We’re lucky to turn on the tap and have clean, drinkable water flow right out whenever we need it, but not everyone is so lucky. In much of the developing world, water is a scarce, precious resource. Women tend to carry the burden of water collection, traveling miles each day to carry water home for her family. And even then, that water is not always clean.
By Becky Striepe on December 14, 2012
Confession: I have a crush on Asheville, North Carolina. My sister-in-law lives there with her family, and it’s one of my favorite places in the whole country! I could eat at Rosetta’s Kitchen every day of my life. One of the things that I love most about Asheville is that it’s a southern town on the cutting edge of sustainability. It’s incredibly vegan friendly, most of the restaurants compost their food scraps, and it has a strong local art scene. Asheville is also home to the first hemp house in the U.S.
By Guest Contributor on November 27, 2012
Renewable energy systems, or energy development, is the process of creating sufficient primary sources of energy, and also secondary forms of energy, from which societies can supplement their use of fossil fuels. The delivery of energy services and the production of many manufactured goods have caused technologically advanced societies to become increasingly dependent on external energy sources.
By Becky Striepe on November 26, 2012
We’ve talked about park lamps fueled by dog poop, and now a group of teens in Africa have developed a generator that runs on urine.