Zero Waste Shops Opening All Over Europe

Zero Waste Shops are opening all over Europe. Dozens of unique shops have opened and many more are coming. In Zurich, Switzerland, FOIFI launched 2 months ago and is making a huge splash.

FOFI is both a bulk grocery store and café. You fill reusable containers and pay by the weight. They sell “ugly produce” and the price is “pay what you feel.” You can buy products here to help reduce your waste too. Almost everything they sell is local, much delivered by bike. They even have beer, wine, and gin on tap. All zero waste. The shop is building a community where people can come together and learn to live more zero waste and environmentally friendly.

To learn more about FOIFI, visit their Website and follow them on Facebook.

School with No Blackboards, Teachers or Homework

Welcome to Casa Sula, an alternative school in Costa Rica. It was founded by parents in a nearby Ecovillage along with the Orion Group from Ecuador. There are no blackboards, teachers, or homework, yet there are unlimited materials to learn from. The space is designed to work with children’s natural curiosity. 

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Stephen Brooks: The Botanical Explorer Obsessed with Finding Plants that Make Life Better

Meet Stephen Brooks, the botanical explorer obsessed with finding plants that make life better. In 1995, he watched a playground full of indigenous children get sprayed by a Chiquita banana crop duster. Ever since then, his life has never been the same. Stephen is on a mission to redesign where our food comes from, how it affects the people that grow it, and ultimately the planet.

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Brian Blum- The Sustainable Daddy

Meet Brian Blum, a busy dad with a full time corporate job, who still makes time to create a sustainable paradise in San Diego. He has a small house on a small lot but manages to do a lot with it. He grows healthy, organic food for his family and has planted close to 20 fruit trees, which are part of his permaculture food forest.

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Punta Mona Center Costa Rica

Welcome to Punta Mona, the land of freedom. It’s a tropical paradise off-the-grid in the Caribbean Jungle of Costa Rica.There are no roads here. You arrive by boat or hike 2 hours through primary rainforest. Stephen Brooks, who left suburban Miami to create a new way of life, founded the community in 1995.

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Permaculture Country Club

Welcome to The Permaculture Country Club in Costa Rica, the model for an environmentally conscious country club. Most country clubs are based around golf courses, which use huge amounts of toxic fertilizers, pesticides, fossil fuels, water, and land. The Permaculture Country Club is out to be an example for a better way of life.

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Hillary Kearney Girl Next Door Honey

Meet Hillary Kearney of Girl Next Door Honey, a local hero for the struggling honeybees across the USA. Bee populations have been on the decline for decades due to pesticides, loss of habitat, and climate change. Hilary is working to raise San Diego’s bee population and spread awareness among her community. After rescuing the bees, she photographs them, teaches her community about them, and manages over 90 honeybee colonies!

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