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the category is earth 🌍

the category is earth 🌍

celebrate the planet you call home with these offerings that you can enjoy on your own! 4/1community ATLARto commence the month long EARTH celebration, we are building a communal alter space to give thanks for abundance, acknowledge violent impacts on the planet and to request healing and restoration of our global ecosystem. visit online for full details on how to build and altar and join us in our stories at 4:30p. 4/8DIY clothes swapstart clearing out your closet! we're giving you details on how to plan a safe community clothing swap.   4/15songs abt climate changedo you know what climate change...

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we are raising our standards

we are raising our standards

last year we asked you to take a journey with us as we transitioned from a eco-lifestyle blog into a cooperative business. after years of being a guerrilla business, we needed to decide how the FORT would grow and what it would grow into, and for whom. the cooperative business model, in lieu of a traditional business model or a non-profit, gives us the ability to build what we want (a regenerative economy with a fair distribution of wealth) rather than fighting something we don't. while we continue to thread together the foundation of FORT NEGRITA THE CO-OP, the veil...

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strong people don’t need strong leaders

strong people don’t need strong leaders

“strong people don’t need strong leaders.” -ella baker  pictured is a portion of the FORT NEGRITA steering committee. a group of stars in #aconstellationcalledtribe. well lived, well fed, well traveled, and well informed people.  we have vision and dare to create the world we want to see. we lose sleep,  break down and cry, laugh hysterically, and then eat a nourishing meal to vibey playlists together in an effort to soothe the fatigue. we also prioritize pleasure, organize with neighbors, raise babies, harvest herbs, ride bikes, carpool, place make, mediate, meditate, churn compost, frolic, all in the name of building...

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cheap dads & energy politics

cheap dads & energy politics

ok, let’s hear dad out! we all know the price we pay for turning up the heat, both financially and parentally, but there is also an environmental cost with turning up the heat.  1. we contribute to more fossil fuels being extracted from the earth, which releases greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and increases global temperatures (global warming).  2. we increase our own exposure to climate risks such as flooding, heat islands, and air/water pollution.  3. we send unintended messages to power companies that we demand more fossil fuels, causing those companies to inflate their capacity and monopoly on the...

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no compromise on function, style, and the earth

no compromise on function, style, and the earth

when conceptualizing the cooperative GENERAL STORE, functionality, style, and earth intentional could not be compromised.  hand-printed greeting cards on recycled paper by @thefairchild_art  health-building tinctures and decoctions by @greenhousebotanicals  herbal blends for well being by @food_earth_birth  reusable alternatives to everyday disposable ware by @fortnegrita . we are excited to host the GENERAL STORE at @thekenekt #sleighfortheholidays TODAY and TOMORROW from 12:30p- 6p. Atlanta come out and #shopsmall  

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