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He Ripped Their House Off the Grid and He's No Hippie: Tales of the Solar Middle Class

He Ripped Their House Off the Grid and He's No Hippie: Tales of the Solar Middle Class | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
David Greene woke up one day and fired his power company. It wasn’t that hard to do.
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Self-sufficient

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Arizona's own Grumpy Cat might have met her miserable match: Garfi, the so-called angriest cat in the world.
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How to Transition into the Tiny House Lifestyle: Downsizing e-Course

How to Transition into the Tiny House Lifestyle: Downsizing e-Course | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
I wanted to let you know that my friend Mariah of Comet Camper is hosting a Tiny Transition Downsizing e-course that you’re invited to take part in. So i
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For anyone considering the transition to tiny house living - this is a great course to explore.

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California Says NO to Plastic Bags - Earth911.com

California Says NO to Plastic Bags - Earth911.com | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
1 California has long been at the forefront of the effort to ban plastic bags. San Francisco, the first city in the U.S. to ban plastic bags, started with a small and limited ban. Over time the ban grew bit by bit until the city banned them completely in 2007.   Now state legislators have passed a bill that, if signed, into law will make California the first state in the nation to enact a state-wide ban on plastic shopping bags.   SB 270 is not the “clean” pro-environment, anti-pollution bill that many supporters would have us believe. It is uncertain if Governor Brown will even sign it into law since it contains what amounts to significant tax on shoppers. This is an election year making raising taxespolitically awkward for the governor, especially since in January of this year at a press conference to introduce his FY-14/15 budget he announced that there would be no new taxes in the foreseeable future. All of which leaves the governor stuck between the political equivalent of a rock and … Continued
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Better stock up on reusable bags quickly!  :-)

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LOOK: Dog Fur Purses Are Hair To Stay

LOOK: Dog Fur Purses Are Hair To Stay | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
For those who preFUR high-fashion, HAIR'S something just for you.

Dog fur purses! Look at the pictures, then keep reading the words, please.



The handbags are the creation of Fur You by Doris' Doris Carvalho.

"I turn this groomed dog...
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Now THAT's what I call upcycling!  LOL

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Epsom Salt Luminaries: Some Winter Beauty - Crafts by Amanda

Epsom Salt Luminaries: Some Winter Beauty - Crafts by Amanda | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Recently I’ve seen a few crafty ideas around the internet using epsom salts, but I wanted to come up with something different. I’ve been itching to make some new luminaries, something that would be elegant and pretty against winter’s white snow. Something that says Christmas, but isn’t limited to the holiday. Something that could be kept out all winter long.   Read More »
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Nice upcycle use of old jars - in time for prep for winter holiday decorating!

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Zero Packaging Grocery Store in Austin

Zero Packaging Grocery Store in Austin | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Hold the packaging: Austin, Texas will get the country's first ''package-free, zero waste grocery store'' this fall.
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Quit Your Day Job: Peg and Awl | The Etsy Blog

Quit Your Day Job: Peg and Awl | The Etsy Blog | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Discarded materials become everyday essentials in the hands of these shop owners. Learn how they found wholesale success making the things they love.
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Garage Converted to a Small Modern House Part 2: Video Tour

Garage Converted to a Small Modern House Part 2: Video Tour | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Earlier this year I showed you this garage that was converted into a small modern house. It’s unique because of it’s multifunctional interior design. But a
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Natural Ways to Prevent and Treat Bug Bites

Natural Ways to Prevent and Treat Bug Bites | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
It's hard to resist the lure of the outdoors during these summer months. But whether it's a chore, a meal or a simple frolic that beckons you into the open air, you're likely to be stung, feasted on or just irritated by bugs.
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Reps Urge USDA to Shut Down Foster Farms After Chicken Recall - NBC News

Reps Urge USDA to Shut Down Foster Farms After Chicken Recall - NBC News | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Two members of Congress are calling on federal agriculture officials to shut down all Foster Farms poultry plants until a salmonella outbreak that has sicken...
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Antibacterial Soap is Fouling Up Sewage Treatment Systems — NOVA Next | PBS

Antibacterial Soap is Fouling Up Sewage Treatment Systems — NOVA Next | PBS | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Triclosan is an indiscriminate killer, wiping out bacteria even in places where microbial communities are hard at work keeping us healthy, like sewage treatment plants. Sewage treatment... Read Full Post
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Get Rid of Pests Naturally With Diatomaceous Earth - Natural Living Mamma

Get Rid of Pests Naturally With Diatomaceous Earth - Natural Living Mamma | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Get Rid of Pests Naturally With Diatomaceous Earth Every garden attracts both beneficial insects and those insects that we would rather never see again. If you have hard-shelled insects invading your space like beetles, squash bugs, ants, even fleas or scorpions, you should invest in food-grade Diatomaceous Earth [...]
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40 DIY Tricks To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible - Page 4 of 4...

40 DIY Tricks To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible - Page 4 of 4... | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Groceries are certainly not cheap these days. Many households spend hundreds of dollars every month feeding their families and making those groceries last is important.
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Frozen Grapes The Easiest Snack Ever - From This Kitchen Table

Frozen Grapes The Easiest Snack Ever - From This Kitchen Table | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Frozen grapes. These are the easiest snack ever! Super tasty and a nice refreshing treat when you are trying to avoid sugar.
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Healthy and if you grow them yourself, even better!

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Solar Power Finally Rounds The Corner

Solar Power Finally Rounds The Corner | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Solar technology seems to change daily except in the way the panels looks and fit. That is, until now!
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These actually look practical for "back up" in a larger home or RV. I love seeing products like this!

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Tiny House Vacations: Victorian Tiny Texas House Cottage

Tiny House Vacations: Victorian Tiny Texas House Cottage | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
This Victorian Tiny Texas House cottage is now available as a tiny house vacation rental so I had to tell you about it and show it to you. It’s completely
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All it needs to be perfect (IMHO) is an array of solar cells to provide the electricity and an on-demand hot water heater.  :-)

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DIY OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM

DIY OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Day by day the price of the solar panel falls gradually.But still installation of a complete off grid solar system is costly.So I write this instructa...
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For those of you toying with off-grid living - here's a starting place.

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in.gredients

in.gredients | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it

Check out their website.

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We need one of these in Bakersfield...

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Shopping for Change: A New Generation of Shoppers Helps to Bring Social Responsibility Home

Shopping for Change: A New Generation of Shoppers Helps to Bring Social Responsibility Home | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Shopping for Change: A New Generation of Shoppers Helps to Bring Social Responsibility Home
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Man Builds Amazing Tiny Dome Home for only $9k

Man Builds Amazing Tiny Dome Home for only $9k | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
I’ve been wanting to share this man’s tiny dome home for a long time so now we’re here. It all started in 2011 when Steve visited his friend in northeast
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Looks like a tropical hobbit hole....I love this!

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How to Transition into the Tiny House Lifestyle: Downsizing e-Course

How to Transition into the Tiny House Lifestyle: Downsizing e-Course | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
I wanted to let you know that my friend Mariah of Comet Camper is hosting a Tiny Transition Downsizing e-course that you're invited to take part in. So if you're thinking about moving into a tiny h...
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14 Signs You're An Old Soul

14 Signs You're An Old Soul | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
1. You tend to think a lot about everything. You’re always finding deeper meaning in your relationships, simple interactions with strangers, and in the world around you.
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Teens Create A Way To Use Urine As Fuel

Teens Create A Way To Use Urine As Fuel | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Four teenage girls who used urine as a source of hydrogen to power a generator are a long way from solving our energy challenge, but scientists are working on more sophisticated variations of the same idea.
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Excellent work Ladies!

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Aurora Algae Farm Throws Down Green Guantlet In Oil State

Aurora Algae Farm Throws Down Green Guantlet In Oil State | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
We've been following the Aurora Algae company's progress in Australia for a couple of years, so imagine our surprise when all of a sudden the company popped up deep in the heart of oil country. Earlier this spring Aurora Algae announced that it was planning to convert a former shrimp farm in South Texas to
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