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Pedal People Put the Cycling in  Recycling Pedal People Put the Cycling in Recycling
by Laura Kaliebe
In all types of weather, the staff of Pedal People Cooperative Inc. can be found hauling up to 300 pounds of trash, recycling and compost on trailers hitched to the back of their bikes.
Dream House Dream House
by Dee Williams
Positive change begins at home. So when Dee Williams decided to change her life, thats where she started. In fact, she redefined what "home" meant, right down to what it was, and where it could go.
No Foreclosures Here No Foreclosures Here
by Holly Sklar
With the housing crisis nationwide driving struggling families from their homes, Boston’s creative Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative shows how communities can hold their ground.
Living Large in a Tiny House Living Large in a Tiny House
by Carol Estes
Dee Williams doesn't need a big house to be happy. Instead she found happiness in a 84-square foot house on wheels.
Sustainability in Seattle: Green     Buildings Sustainability in Seattle: Green Buildings
by Richard Conlin
Seattle has one of the largest stocks of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings in the country. Conlin said the city uses its power as both a regulator and an economic force to push the rest of the city and region to adopting greener building styles and methods.
In Review :: The Urban Homestead and Northwest Green Home Primer In Review :: The Urban Homestead and Northwest Green Home Primer
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
A good-natured guide for urbanites who want to live off the land without leaving the city limits.
Community Land Trust Keeps Prices Affordable—For Now And Forever Community Land Trust Keeps Prices Affordable—For Now And Forever
by Daniel Fireside
Community Housing Trusts buy land and houses, not for profit, but to keep them affordable for low- and middle-income residents. Daniel Fireside looks at the success of Vermont's 25-year-old Champlain Housing Trust, which provides homes for 2,100 households.
Who Killed the Electric Car? Who Killed the Electric Car?
by Chris Paine
Find out why do the only kind of cars that we can drive run on oil. And discover a terrific alternative, a pure electric car.
Communities in Transition Communities in Transition
by Doug Pibel
The Transition Town movement brings neighbors together to prepare their communities for a post-carbon world. And finds that "the future with less oil could be preferable."
The Secret Life of Plug-In Cars The Secret Life of Plug-In Cars
by Sherry Boschert
Plug-in hybrids and electric cars can run on wind or solar power, and driving an all-electric vehicle cuts greenhouse gas emissions by up to 65 percent. A cool car review from Plug In America.
Getting There Carbon Free Getting There Carbon Free
by Guy Dauncey
Post-carbon travel starts with walking, biking, more public transit, less commuting, more local buying.
Smart, Green Buildings Smart, Green Buildings
by Guy Dauncey
The U.S. emits the equivalent of 7.26 gigatonnes of CO2 annually. Our buildings contribute 2.49 gigatonnes of that. What Can We Do: Guy Dauncey outlines our options for Smart, Green Buildings.
People Taking Charge: Homeless Build Community People Taking Charge: Homeless Build Community
Prestes Maia and the Downtown Housing Movement Create Homes for the Homeless in Brazil
Compost Toilets and Self-Rule Compost Toilets and Self-Rule
by Madhu Suri Prakash
The ecological toilet is one of today's most hope-filled expressions of people's power. How composting toilets help us take back our power and autonomy.
Building Autonomy, One Co-op at a Time Building Autonomy, One Co-op at a Time
by Michael Fox
Over 20,000 member families live in cooperatively owned housing in Uruguay. The co-ops are not just housing members, but also involving them in social politics, management and organization. And they are working to spread the concept across the Americas.
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