home brew.

the bARTer of exchange

There is a freedom in realizing how remarkably easy it can be to facilitate learning and sharing. The barter economy has largely become a thing of the past, yet, there are community-building ways to bring it back!  Barter is a big one for sustainability. This past fall a thegreenrocker organized a ‘free school.’ Basically what…

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get out – single digit below zero!

It’s Friday, and -3 in St. John’s!  On the heels of the minus double digits, today’s blue-clear sky, squeaky white snow, and balmy temp are a perfect inspiring breath of warm air.  Skiing and snowshowing are great, but a simple skote down the street (no sign of pavement on this one), or a walk through Quidi…

lucy and the sky.  one diamond.

Play Again – NLEE film screening

They don’t mean minecraft!   Join NLEE and other local people who want the kids to get outdoors at Cowan Heights Elementary on Wednesday for the Play Again film screening. The Play Again film synopsis website says “Through the voices of children and leading experts including journalist Richard Louv, sociologist Juliet Schor, environmental writer Bill McKibben, educators Diane Levin and…

homemade eco-friendly cleaner!

clean. not toxic.

  What’s in your cleaning cupboard?  If products you use carry a warning label it’s for a good reason:  it’s harmful.    It really is scary how we accept using harmful chemicals on every surface and for every purpose.   True story:  I refused to let my kids help with the cleaning because I didn’t…