Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Simply Living Fair and Midwest Permaculture Gathering

The Center for Sustainable Living and the Bloomington Permaculture Guild are excited to offer the 2010 Simply Living Fair and Midwest Permaculture Gathering, Sept 23-26!
Come to the fair on Saturday to participate in workshops on a variety of sustainable living topics including:
  • Renovating an old home for energy efficiency
  • Conserving water with rain barrels, cisterns, and low-flow faucets
  • Cooking with solar ovens
  • How to live without a car
  • Growing food in your backyard (or front yard)
There will also be activities for children all day long and a series of demonstrations including natural building, a visit from the Solar Bike Team of Bloomington High School South, and live music.   Keynote speaker Aaron Newton, coauthor (with Sharon Astyk) of A Nation of Farmers, will talk about rebuilding our local food systems and his work creating a farm incubator in North Carolina.

On Sunday, tour sustainable sites around Bloomington with your choice of morning and afternoon tours.  Options include Urban and Community Food Production, Nationally Acclaimed Permaculture Design, Solar Homes and Businesses, Green Retrofitting, Community Sustainability, and Backyard Wildlife Habitats.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Gasaholics? Frack that!

Filmmaker Josh Fox was living in northeastern Pennsylvania above the massive Marcellus Shale natural gas play when he decided to make “Gasland,” a documentary which premiered  on HBO, that shows the environmental dangers of natural gas drilling.

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