You’ve heard of the Seabin, right? It’s this amazing bin that sucks trash right out of the ocean! It works just like a fish tank filter. It sucks in floating trash, oil, and other waste into a reusable bag that can be pulled out and the trash can be thrown away.
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!
Meet the Tiny House Warriors! They’re building tiny houses on the path of a pipeline to stop it in its tracks. Kinder Morgan wants to pump tar sands oil through the Secwepemc Nation.
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.
This portable solar stove could revolutionize cooking around the world. A vast majority of Americans today cook with gas or electric stoves, both of which ultimately burn fossil fuels in most scenarios. But the GoSun is a solar stove that cooks without fuel.
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.
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.
Meet Forest Shomer, the Master Wild Seedman. For 25 years, Forest’s livelihood has come from over 200 species of seeds, but he has no farm or garden to tend to. Instead, he harvests native seeds from the wild.
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.