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Self Sustaining

Documenting a Life in the Woods

Mary J. Loftus | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Mary J. Loftus

Ever wonder what it would be like to live deep in a forest for 50 years? Me either. But that's exactly what Harvard graduate Bill Coperthwaite has done, living a self-sustaining life in a three-story yurt in the Maine woods for more than five decades, attracting a near-cult status and fan following.

From the Front Lines of the Great New Mexico Gas-Out

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Why are we asking other people, especially corporate or governmental entities what we're supposed to do? What are we thinking? What was I thinking?

How Two Pigs Changed Her Life

Vivian Glyck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Through a loan of poultry of livestock along with training, these impoverished families can create a self-sustaining business that gives them hope and pride.

The Human Stain on "Sustainism"

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

In its infancy, our little blue orb was a perfect place serenaded by little more than the swoosh of winds and the ebb of ocean tides. Enter humans.

Simplicity Doesn't Mean Easy

Tri Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tri Robinson

Things aren't always as easy as they seem, but in the case of the environment, we must realize that sacrifices must be made to achieve greater sustainability.