The Zero Waste Challenge is a great way to start your journey towards a zero waste lifestyle. The challenge is to replace one single-use item with a reusable one once a month. This slow start helps you to not get overwhelmed by the process. At first, it may be difficult but with time it gets easier, my wife and I like to make a game out of it. We try to see who can come up with best reusable replacement even if that means making some of our household products ourselves like toothpaste or shampoo.
How Wolves Change Rivers opened my eyes to how ecosystems work. I never knew how interconnected these species are and it made me realize that every species on earth is connected and anything we do has an impact either positive or negative. So think twice before you changing things that your don’t fully understand.
Monoculture vs Polyculture is a big topic in farming circles today. If you look at nature you can see that it is natural for different plants to work together and benefit each other. The most well know human designed polyculture or guild is the Three Sisters, the Native Americans used this guild to produce corn, beans, and squash. The corn acts like a trellis for the beans and the squash act as a ground cover. Using this method they could produce more with less space, work less, and grow more nutrient dense foods.
These Soil Carbon Cowboys were faced with crop failure and came out ahead of the game. They started practicing sustainable and regenerative methods of land management and are now building the carbon in their soil which is good for their business and the environment!
My Life as a Turkey is a well produced and interesting documentary of a man who got the chance to raise wild turkeys as there mother!
In One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts Will Harris the owner of White Oak Pastures, tells us the evolution of his farm to a Regenerative Agriculture practice. This guy is the change we need to see more of in agriculture and this video is very well made and is one of the best regenerative agriculture videos I’ve seen.
Kirsten Dirksen travels around the world documenting examples of sustainable living and her Dryland Homestead Hacks with Brad Lancaster is one of her best videos yet! It is just shy of an hour long but at no point was I bored, every second is filled with great information and ideas for any dryland climate. Brad Lancaster is a genius when it comes to rainwater harvesting watch the video and see for yourself.
The Circular Economy is the future! As I have said in the past, “I believe that the modern day society we live in is out of balance with nature and inherently unsustainable. We live on a finite planet with finite resources, so we have to be smart how we use them, the change we need will not come from government but everyday people like you and me. I do what I think is right and hope that some will follow in my footsteps.” Check out the video below to learn more about The Circular Economy and keep reading to find out how you kan help make a difference!
This is a Free Permaculture Course. There are no admission requirements or prerequisites needed to take this course. While none of the discussions, activities, assignments, or quizzes are required, if you choose to complete all of the discussions, assignments, and quizzes you can earn your “Intro to Permaculture” digital badge from Oregon State University. You can display your digital badge on social media platforms!
Vandana Shiva is amazing, she’s a Doctor, an Eco-Activist, and my Hero! She’s a brilliant scientist who became Monsanto’s worst nightmare and a rock star of the international sustainable food movement.
Geoff Lawton is a permaculture consultant, designer, and teacher, he specializes in permaculture education, design, implementation, and system establishment. He plays a vital role in spreading the word of Permaculture and has a free video series with breathtaking imagery and inspirational concepts.
“Permaculture Chickens is everything you ever wanted to know about raising chickens with a permaculture twist!”
This video brings one of many sustainable solutions to light. It’s kind of silly but if you think about it, it really makes sense.
Materialism is all bad, it’s so sad that things and the fear of losing those things can make people so crazy. Materialism can lead to depression, anxiety, and general unhappiness. Also, any concern for the wellbeing of our environment goes right out the window.
What happens when Louis Schwartzberg and Morgan Freeman collaborate? A poetic message filled with hope, optimism, and Sustainability.
Presented to world leaders at the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit in New York, this short film shows that the world we believe in is possible. We already have the appropriate technology to harness nature sustainably. Thanks to permaculture (and all the seers who helped shape it), we constantly learn how to regenerate land, work more harmoniously with nature while benefiting from a fertile planet.