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sustainable design: self sustaining shipping container

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sustainable design: self sustaining shipping container

this is for all of us making tiny home vision boards.  if you know me, you know i’m am a back country, out of pocket, river as my backyard kind of woman. the v1, a proof of concept home designed by joseph dupuis. the home is heated by a wood stove and an in-floor heating system, which is ideal as heat travels upward and will be utilized before reaching the ceiling. the v1 consists of three insulated shipping containers that can be dismantled for moving.  learn more here: working title (photo: @drekisath, courtesy of working title)

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19 Everyday Acts of Revolution

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19 Everyday Acts of Revolution

What does revolution look like to?  Perhaps our idea of revolution was developed by movies, music and pop culture, but let' be real it's overwhelming to think about it. Like a scene from The Warriors; angry youth in denim jackets and black skinny jeans slamming trash cans into windows whilst Jay-Z's "Takeover" plays enthusiastically in the background.  Revolution doesn't have to be so complicated, violent or devastating. Practicing everyday acts of revolution is how we manage to exists, otherwise, we spend our lives waiting for that big 'scene' to happen. In lieu of a big undertaking, take everyday acts of revolution and trust that ideologies...

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Eco-Tourism: Primitive Camping in Perdido Key

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Eco-Tourism: Primitive Camping in Perdido Key

Want to get lost without going too remote or to another country? Go to Perdido Key's Johnson Beach. It's one of the best getaways for someone living in Georgia or Florida. And great for people searching for primitive beach options.With it being a 'key' you're surrounded by water on both sides gulf in the front and a lagoon in the back. There is so much to be said about the beauty on Perdido Key beach. Know the moon phase when you take your trip. We camped out when the moon was a little past a half waxing. So in the...

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3 'What If' questions around rap culture and sustainability

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3 'What If' questions around rap culture and sustainability

With all the buzz about Earth Month and the green-filled festivities occurring across the globe, everyone is expanding their outlook on what it means to be "eco-friendly." Even better, people are adopting habits to minimize their trash and contributions to the landfill. Recently Erykah Badu dedicated a mixtape to the endangered bee species, Jadakiss opened a juice bar, and Future is headlining Broccoli City Fest, a festival dedicated to building awareness around sustainable practices including recycling, reducing energy usage and alternative forms of transportation. What a time to be alive! The hype of it all, got me thinking about the...

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Be a Conscious Consumer

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Be a Conscious Consumer

Believe it or not there's more to your purchase decisions than size and color. Being a considerate shopper when making purchases, puts you in control of the way your money is used and ultimately the political, environmental and social issues you financially support. Like a chewing gum company's connection to petroleum extraction, and the fashion industry's toxic dye pollution in waterways; everyday purchases have a grueling toll on planet Earth. We live in a hyper-consumer nation, where we buy things with non-functional purpose to help shape our identity, and feed our pressure to conform to a capitalist society. What does...

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