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43 Articles by Kristy Arbon

A Farmer Finds a Post-Peak Oil Solution

Writer's Note: This article is the first in a series that will showcase individuals who are quietly doing their bit to prevent further global warming. These people are not rich or famous; environmental living is simply part of their modus operandi. Maybe you will garner some tips on how ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in November 2007, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Transport

Book Review of "Finding Community"

Advice for an Aspiring Communitarian Diana Leafe Christian knows something about living in close proximity with other people. A resident of Earthaven Ecovillage in the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, Christian is part of what would have been called a commune in the flower power era. Today “intentional community” or ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in October 2007

Bush Inches Closer to Kyoto

While 80 heads of state meet in New York this week to discuss climate change, as a precursor to the United Nation's December Bali summit, U.S. President Bush decided to hold his own Washington meeting late last week, emphasizing, critics say, his determination to not collaborate with the ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in October 2007, about Carbon Trading, Politics & Government, Weather

Friday Linkfest - Edition 11

Here’s the good, the bad, and the interesting on global warming issues from this week. Will Gore get a Nobel Prize too? Good News The Nobel Peace Prize is tipped to go to a climate campaigner this year, according to the Reuters news agency. Ex-U.S. Vice President, Al ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in September 2007

What Happened to Bio Willie?

Willie Nelson burst onto the environmental stage in 2005 with a grand unveiling of his own personal brand of biodiesel, BioWillie. His old, familiar face was in newspapers across the U.S., broadly smiling as Nelson lifted the nozzle of another new biodiesel pump in yet another gas station somewhere ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in September 2007, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy (5 comments)

Friday Linkfest - Edition 10

Greenpeace stops coal shipment Whew, made it to the end of another week. Here is your Friday Linkfest – the good, the bad and the noteworthy, from around the world. Good News: In a recent article in the medical journal, The Lancet, scientists said that eating less meat could help slow ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in September 2007

The Okapa Connection - Fair Trade Organic Coffee, New Guinea

"The Okapa Connection" follows the journey of organic, fair-trade coffee from the growers in the Purosa region of Papua New Guinea, to the coffee shops of Australia. Growers explain how the move to organic, fair-trade coffee production has affected their lives, and consumers in Australia explain why they buy organic ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in September 2007, about Agriculture & Food

Global Warming Impacts Washington

The heat is on It’s heating up in Washington, D.C., on a number of fronts. The U.S. Senate, the House, and the federal court have all been buzzing with climate change activity. Global warming is firmly branded on the congressional agenda while the president has been forced ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in September 2007, about Climate Change, Politics & Government, Weather

An Ecovillage Existence

People everywhere have had enough. They’re taking off. They’re leaving the city, leaving the high-rises, leaving the 9-5 and they’re heading for something better, something many of them knew existed but had only dreamed about – an ecovillage. Known as communes in the 60’s and later as ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in August 2007, about Philosophy & Religion

Introducing the Dancing Rabbit

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is in Rutledge, Missouri, in the United States. Dancing Rabbit is a work in progress where 30 residents build strawbale homes, run businesses that include editing and IT consulting, and strive to reduce their ecological footprint through design and practice. [youtube]iobyEjlV9AM[/youtube] Further Reading: Dancing Rabbit ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in August 2007

New Girls on the Block

Image courtesy of SentientBeings.org Are the chickens that laid your cage-free, vegetarian-fed, organic supermarket eggs really as happy as the picture on the packaging suggests? How environmentally beneficial is a plastic or cardboard egg carton, even if it is recyclable? How do you know if eggs have sat on ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in August 2007, about Agriculture & Food

On Yer Bike!

Cycling to work can be a frightening prospect. It can be dangerous and you could get to the office smelling quite agricultural. A session in the gym might seem a more appealing workout. However cycling is a viable commutation option for many people, and the environmental benefits are well worth ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in August 2007, about Transport

Fish-Farming a Salt Scald

Editor's Note: With this post we welcome Kristy Arbon to the writing team! Kristy is an Australian, currently writing out of St. Louis, Missouri. Kristy has a background in permaculture, voluntary simplicity, religion studies, anti-nuclear activism and travel. Good to have you aboard Kristy! Rounding the asphalt bend between ... keep reading

Written by Kristy Arbon in August 2007, about Agriculture & Food

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