TAG: sustainable living

Making a Living Out of Living (Off-Grid in the Wilderness)

Brad Waters, L.C.S.W., Contributor Waking Times A glimpse into two households living off the grid in the American wilderness. When the sun sets on Charlie Larson’s cabin, he does not flip a light switch- his cabin doesn’t have electricity. It takes several moments longer to reach for his kerosene lamp, strike a match, and adjust

Lessons From Bamboo

Christina Sarich, Contributing Writer Waking Times  “Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe When one of the most intellectually resilient minds of our time tells you that change is inevitable, sometimes you listen. In a recent reading (Gino Serge’s Faust in Copenhagen) about the

Sustainability is Mainly a Spiritual Crisis, Not a Material One

Caroline Savery, Sust Enable Waking Times The more godlike he becomes, the less godly Homo economicus behaves.” – Andrew Nikiforuk When I started out as a sustainability activist, I firmly believed that “sustainability” meant finding better, more efficient ways for humans to live within the means of our resources.  I considered the problem of sustainability as a problem

An Introduction to Permaculture

Staff Writer Waking Times “How can we maximize hammock time?” – Bill Mullison, author of Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual Permaculture affects every part of your life, from how you design your room, to how you design your life. It encompasses how people are able to get along and make living decisions that make sense for the long

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