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Reproducing meat's "meatiness" with plant-based ingredients has been a five-year quest for Impossible Foods, and its 'bloody' veggie burger is now (sort of) available.
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Originally published on Clean Power Research. By Gavin Novotny Is it possible to save more money by combining an electric vehicle (EV) with a home solar PV system rather than considering each individually? Often the answer is yes, and the additional savings can be substantial. To help energy consumers answer that question, residents of New York State now
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Love your article on healthy eating... iam in zambia.. would you be able to give me advise on how to open and manage a health bar?
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A new project, called Kasita, may prove to be a viable option for tiny houses in the city, as the units aren't meant to stand alone, but rather to be installed in an apartment-like complex with other units.
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Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”—and almost everyone gets it wrong.Frost in 1913.From The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong, a new book by David Orr. A young man hiking through a forest is abruptly confronted with a fork in the path. He pauses,... <a href="http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2015/09/11/the-most-misread-poem-in-america/">Read More</a> <span class="link">»</sp...
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The Kickstarter campaign for the Little Sun Charge kicked off on September 2nd with the goal of raising at least $56,345, and in just five short days has tripled its goal, with pledges worth $170,204 (and counting). Olafur Eliasson, the artist and designer behind the Little Sun solar LED light, and his engineer cofounder Frederik Ottesen,
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Residents of three Colorado counties can take advantage of a discounted group buy/lease program for rooftop solar and/or an electric vehicle, which will net them an installed cost of solar of $3.50/W and a savings of more than $8000 on a 2015 Nissan Leaf.
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In 1985, a group of international superstars gathered together to record an iconic anthem that changed the way that the arts and activism engaged with each other. At the behest of legendary vocalist (and activist) Harry Belafonte, Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie wrote a single that was then performed by a host of the world's
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has just announced a round of funding, in the form of loans and grants, to more than 1100 rural renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide, which are aimed at helping small businesses and agricultural producers reduce both their energy use and costs. The funding will go to
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Adding appropriate daylighting to a building has a number of benefits to the both the owners and the occupants, whether it's a home or a business. Daylighting can reduce lighting energy costs, as well as other lighting equipment costs (replacement bulbs, ballasts, drivers, hardware, etc.) and can be a key component of a more sustainable
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New research suggests that by investing in low-carbon infrastructure, including transport, building efficiency, and waste management, cities could save $17 trillion by 2050, while also reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 3.7 gigatons of CO2 per year by 2030. The research, published by the New Climate Economy under the title Accelerating Low-Carbon Development in the World’s
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What would a car-free Paris look like? This September, we'll get to find out, as this French city hosts its
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If you've been waiting for the right time to go solar, you might want to rethink that and start exploring your solar options right now, because there's never been a better time to install solar in the US.
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Good. Because we are going to put thousands of Detroit homes on solar and wind power
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  • Life
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Birthday
April 13
Other names
naturalpapa
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Tagline
One hand in the dirt and one on the keyboard
Introduction
I'm a father, a blogger, a social media fool and a green crunchy treehugger who embraces new media and social networking to help spread the word about positive social change. I also build WordPress sites and teach small businesses how to use blogging and social media.

I dig solar and wind energy, green tech and cleantech, organic farming, permaculture, mushrooms, bicycles, and homesteading topics.
Bragging rights
Extreme shoveler, neophyte farmer, kid wrangler
Work
Occupation
Writer, New Media Hack, WordPress lover, Social Media Butterfly
Employment
  • Enlightened Pirate Productions
    WordPress and social media, present
  • TreeHugger
    writer, present
  • Ecopreneurist.com
    Writer and editor, present
  • InspiredEconomist.com
    Writer and editor, present
  • Discovery Communications
    writer, 2012
  • Green Options Media
    writer
  • Twilight Earth
    writer
  • Fort Collins Food Co-op
    GM
  • Green Living Ideas
    writer
  • Blue Living Ideas
    writer
  • GreenUpgrader
    writer
  • Green and Clean Mom
    writer
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Currently
Silver City, NM
Previously
New Mexico - Globally - Virginia - Germany - Japan - California - Colorado