YouTube video on Sustainable Communities

Aloha, l just watched this very comprehensive YouTube video on Sustainable Communities presented by Dr. Kelly Cain to the Saulk County, Wisconsin,  Comprehensive Plan Steering group. It has lots of very valuable data that would benefit our cause as well as all Hawaii County sustainability initiatives. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of1ThHkhx74> aloha Graham

Natural Building Network

Natural Building Network http://nbnetwork.org/  is a not-for-profit membership association promoting natural building principles, materials and practitioners worldwide. We support ecological regeneration, social justice, the building of community and economic opportunity, and the recognition of indigenous wisdom as essential in creating healthy, beautiful, and spiritually-uplifting habitation for everyone.

Hobbit house in Wales

Aloha, I thought you folks might be interested in this website since you are trying to get local and state governments to approve of special land-use projects.  What caught my eye with this website was the following statement:  The “Lammas Project is a voluntary organization that has been working to promote . . . → Read More: Hobbit house in Wales

Vermont does away with permitting for small solar systems

May 31, 2011 Vermont took one big step toward making solar more affordable last week that many in the state hope will establish it as an example for the rest of the country. The Vermont legislature approved a solar registration program last week that will allow home and business owners who . . . → Read More: Vermont does away with permitting for small solar systems

Bellyacres: A Model of Community Sustainability in Hawaii

Bellyacres serves as a sustainability demonstration model featuring a community based, community run arts center, solar power and rainwater catchment systems and low-impact dwellings out of local and recycled materials. Currently the pioneer in Hawaii County zoning for a sustainable small-scale community. . . . → Read More: Bellyacres: A Model of Community Sustainability in Hawaii

Save the Yurts! One person’s experience in CA

Graham, Thank you for sharing, and creating action for change… I will share this information with my community to reach towards creating possibilities for yurts and other eco- conscious structures to stand in our community. I had a yurt stand in community as a beloved donation based yoga studio, serving 1,000s . . . → Read More: Save the Yurts! One person’s experience in CA

Sustainability Success Stories

Sustainability Success Stories

We have uncovered many inspiring, and useful, stories of people and communities successfully implementing various ideas around sustainable living and permaculture. Many of the posts here will include useful links and other resources. If you have a post to share, please register here and then contact us to . . . → Read More: Sustainability Success Stories