we're thrilled to have clients in the running to present their panels at the @sxsw conference next year. want to vote for one of them? tap the link in our bio and stay tuned for more details to come :)
It's official! Minimus Tiny House build begins on site at Delaware Valley University tomorrow! Big thanks to 84 Lumber Company, McDonough Construction, LLC., Indigenous Ingenuities, LLC & of course my Papa for your help today! #sustainability#gominimus#tinyhouse
How do you like those tomatoes 🍅! Our heirloom tomatoes are the newest addition to our summer menu and have a very special story behind them. They come from a wonderful organic grower in Berthound CO who is known to us as the tomato fairy. She has been growing and supplying our tomatoes for years and she's one of the best!
This #FactFriday revolves around the tragic flooding experienced across South Asia. According to a @bbcnews more than 16 million people have been affected by the flooding; killing about 500 people and displacing tens of thousands with growing numbers. Our thoughts are with the families affected in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh. Image source @bbcnews
Neem has hundreds of advantages when compared to other pesticides - both synthetic and natural! With the ability to combat over 500 pests, fungi, and nematodes, as well as strengthening vital nutrients in the soil, neem is one of the most essential tools in organic farming. How can you utilize neem in sustainable agriculture? Find out at Neempedia.com by tapping the link in the bio!🌿
Check out @cornelluniversitycals new #sustainability map . Explore how you can be a sustainable citizen on and off campus.
ONE MONTH's worth of trash. Guys I made it. Plastic milk rings, receipts, produce stickers, plastic straws that were handed to me by accident, packaging for things I bought online, tiny pieces of trash on the floor from unknown sources, and small bits of nylon yarn (from crocheting). Exceptions were the cat litter, that I disposed by using empty cat food bags. Couple of receipts that cashiers threw away in their own trash can. I ate some pulled pork yesterday that someone graciously bought me for helping move furniture, I used minimum trash while eating it, but I told him to take the trash home to his own trash can because I literally did not have a place to put it in my own house, hahaha. I don't lie about my trash, so yes, accidents do happen, nobody is perfect, but I'm still proud of myself for making it this far. But, you guys! This jar is completely filled up! I will have to upgrade to a normal sized jar now for the next month. Hopefully I won't fill THAT up.
Another intriguing and intricately detailed picture book from Kim Michelle Toft is Coral Sea Dreaming.Take a plunge under the water and meet many amazing animals who live amongst the Coral of the Great Barrier Reef. ⠀Learn about why we need to take care of this world heritage listed wonder. Learn more about the animals who call the reef their home and know that if the reef is destroyed by mining, climate change, pollution, over fishing or greed that they too will disappear. ⠀
Kim Michelle Toft shows her passion for raising awareness about the GBR in all her books and this one is no exception.
So what you do?
How do each of our actions effect the GBR? Make a list of the actions you are going to change (water usage, chemicals you put down the drain, amount of times you drive instead of walking)
Why do we need the coral reef? List all of the different reasons why we need this great natural wonder.
How can we talk to the government so that they take action and halt any further mining in this area?
What might the future look like without the GBR? Think . Discuss. Educate. Empower. #sustainability#books4sustainability#bookstagram#childrensbooks#kimmichelletoft#coralseadreaming#greatbarrierreef#coral#stopadani#climatechange#queensland
In her new Medium post, @leylaacaroglu shares an in-depth look at her activated method for making change by design, the Disruptive Design Method: "The world needs more pioneers of change, people who are willing to intentionally and thoughtfully disrupt the status quo of deep-seeded problem arenas. Innovation is useful for iterating at the edges, but what I am interested in founding is a movement of creative changemakers who have the critical, cognitive, and practical tools to understand, intervene, and activate positive impacts globally." Read more here: https://medium.com/disruptive-design/making-change-by-design-the-disruptive-design-method-d38e11aed413 or #swipe to see the key words to search on Medium 😉
L o v e • the sustainably sourced and lovingly created pieces by @kitx are hands down my favourite and an ongoing inspiration to educate on sustainable styling approaches. Thank you @kit_willow for being such a talent, a pioneer and a warrior xx
It's #FishFriday ! This is a longspine thornyhead, sometimes referred to as "idiot fish" because of its big, goofy eyes. Like the name suggests, longspine thornyheads have an extremely sharp ridge of thorn-like spines across their cheeks and on top of their dorsal fin. They also have black gills, which can trick the untrained eye into thinking it's not fresh. These fish are magnificant grilled whole, and pair beautifully with other grilled veggies like asparagus and squash!
Recently we've been giving our extra SCOBY to Wild Acres Farm (@wildacres) and the owner, Brian, has been feeding the beneficial bacteria, yeasts, and acids to his wide array of livestock who absolutely love the stuff! It sure does feel good to minimize our waste in the brewery while also supporting other local businesses. You can catch us both at the Fairhaven Farmers Market on Wednesdays! ✌🏼
"Global Storage" se une a la familia #KayaEnergy , contribuyendo al cuidado del medio ambiente e incorporandose a la revolución solar del pais. Cotiza con nosotros para unirte a la era de la #EnergiaLimpia y veas los ahorros inmediatos en tu factura eléctrica.
Scientists 🔬Want To Turn Cacti🌵Into Renewable Energy In Mexico!
1. 🌵Researchers from green energy start up Suema, or Energy and Environmental Sustainability, have been working for years on ways to deal with the by-product of all this celebratory prickly pear consumption. They've developed a biogas generator that can convert the prickly pear leftovers in methane, and set up a prototype on Mexico City's south side.
2. 🌵The pilot project was launched this spring in the Milpa Alta area, which has a cactus market place and 7,000 acres of prickly pear cactus nearby. About 200,000 tons of the plant are produced each year, and researchers estimate 10 tons of that ends up as waste at the marketplace. Suema has the support of the Mexican government, who pledges in 2015 to cut the country's emissions in half by 2050.
3. 🌵At the moment, the generator is not at full power, but they're building towards producing 175 kilowatt hours, or for comparison, enough electricity power 9,600 low-energy light bulbs. By November, the system should be able to process three to five tons of waste a day by mixing the cactus with manure and heating it at 131 degrees Fahrenheit. The biogas is produced and gathered in tanks, and the remains makes about a ton of excellent compost.
4. 🌵If things go well, the Mexico City government's scientific development chief will plan to spread the program. The pilot cost $840,000, and biogas only makes up about 0.1 percent of the 15.4 percent of green energy used in the country. But the potential is there.
Suema's vision shows how tradition and innovative technologies can find a way to meet and create new ideas for the future.
Credit to @greenmatters