Sustainability

How has WWOOF impacted my life?

Eight months ago, we set out on an adventure in “Valhalla Falcon” to follow our dreams and live a life of purpose. My expectations were no match for the realities of life on the road. Expensive and time consuming vehicle repairs, border crossings, rainy weather conditions leading to mold growth, poor communication, and disorganization continue […]

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Eco Visionaries Unite With Sustainability Partnerships to Yield Support, Funding, & Fruitation For Various Projects

January 13, 2015 @ 12:40 pm By

Eco and sustainability visionaries are joining forces in groves with Sustainability Partnerships, a growing eco cooperative comprised of sustainability projects and visionaries; a non-profit, and a Pay It Forward company located in Los Angeles, California. The cooperative is donating 1 Million equity shares to support new partners, and offers a growing list of funding, marketing and technical services at no charge, including private equity incentives through Crowdfunding Cooperative.

Sustainability PartnershipsThe cooperative is considered inspiring because it grows stronger not by asking for support, but rather by supporting value driven eco projects and visionaries. In turn, the individual projects grow by being in community with Cooperative Platform of Sustainability Partnerships. The cooperative is also donating 1 Million shares of its own private equity to assist green projects and visionaries to collaborate with the growing cooperative of sustainability partnerships.

Sustainability projects and visionaries are continuing to join forces to support each other’s projects and to expand the cooperative to bring fruition to one another’s projects. Already, the cooperative platform of sustainability partnerships includes the following departments to assist sustainability projects: funding, crowdfunding, legal, marketing, public relations, engineering, design, land owners, aquaponics, permaculture, rain water catchments, social media, press releases, radio hosts, online store managers, travel and tours businesses, classified marketing, Google+ marketing, email marketing, event coordinator, office staff, grant writers, telecom, technology, celebrities, business consultants, and solar; new departments are added with every new sustainability partner added.

Read more here: http://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2015/01/60994-sustainability-partnership/

Farmers rewarded for not burning crop stalks

From China News:

Cui Min, a 62-year-old farmer in the village of Lianhua, Yonghe, in Bin county, Heilongjiang province, recently finished harvesting his corn in much the same way he has for the past 40 years.

This year, however, after the harvest, he left the cut stalks standing in the fields instead of burning them.

“I signed a deal with a local company,” Cui said. “They will pack the crop stalks and carry them away. In return for the crop stalks, they will also plow my fields before sowing in the spring.”

Read more: http://www.ecns.cn/2014/12-09/145888.shtml

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Alternative Energy

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Gardening

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The Biochar Edition.

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