Swale Floating Garden

This is Swale, the floating garden that travels through New York City. Built on an old barge once used for hauling sand, it now travels to food deserts where there’s little access to fresh food. People can come aboard and pick healthy food for free!

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The Bios Urn

What will happen to your body when you die? Will it be embalmed and pumped full of chemicals? Sit in a casket separate from the earth indefinitely? In a cemetery where the space could be used to support life instead of just death? This is the current model in the USA, and it’s running out of space. But there are alternatives if this doesn’t sound right to you.

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This guy wants to turn YOUR POOP into fertilizer!

Jared Criscuolo wants to turn your poop into fertilizer. In 2012, Jared got sick from polluted water while surfing. The water was contaminated with wastewater and runoff from the city. This is a common occurrence in the USA, and Jared set out to be part of the solution to our waste problems.

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The Food Bank Garden

Welcome to the Food Bank Garden! Many food banks across the USA are lacking in fresh produce and many don’t offer locally grown, organic fruits and vegetables at all. But the Port Townsend Food Bank Garden is setting an example to strive for using land in the community that would have otherwise have gone unused.

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Nothing New for a Year – Spring Update

My last Nothing New for a Year blog came out on February 12, 2017 and was the journal of my first month of buying nothing new for an entire year. Here it is September 1st, and 6 months have passed without a new blog. I was planning on doing a monthly blog about this experience, but that completely got away from me. It’s safe to say I have been overly busy for a good portion of this year.
I am going to catch you up to date in a series of two blogs. This one will include February through May, including three weeks in Florida, six weeks in Costa Rica, and a seven-week speaking tour in Europe. The next blog will document my bicycle ride across the United States. A lot happened in both, so I could easily have split this up into more blogs, but I’ll go with that for the sake of finally catching up.

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