Ecology

Adventures In Container Gardening (And Local Eating)

On August 7, 2011, in Ecology, Gastronomy, by eCoylogy
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I initiated this blog when my friends and I decided to start a container garden (or series of container gardens) spring 2009. Since then, it has evolved into a space for me to share thoughts and recipes. I hope to continue to expand the “gardening” components of the site as I seek opportunities to farm and garden this upcoming season. I am also hoping to expand the site to post more ideas, links, and resources about food and agricultural issues. Until then, I hope you enjoy the recipes and try them out for yourself and your loved ones.

Avoiding Social And Ecological Disaster: The Politics of World Transformation

On June 5, 2011, in Ecology, Sociology, by eCoylogy
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Everything depends on readiness for a form of existence organized locally around the commune and the living community. The division of work would essentially be built up anew from there. In the center of things, however, would stand not work, but life, the interpersonal traffic of a high, love-filled culture, where the values of being stand above the values of having.

So the immediate thing to do is to become familiar with developing communities: Start looking around for other people, families and groups to maybe share with them the adventure of a different life.

Seafood: Not Eating With A Conscience

On June 5, 2011, in Ecology, by eCoylogy
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Too often, humans take their food for granted. It's easy to forget to take the time to think about where the food on your plate comes from; it's so readily available that we don't have to. The pressure that we are putting on our planet and natural resources, however, begs us to think twice about what's for dinner.
A few years ago I had a bit of a revelation: I had been eating food my whole life, and never thought twice about where it came from. Ever since, I've become increasingly aware of my food sources, and try to eat as earth-friendly as I can, as often as I can [...] My food revelation, however, only pertained to food sources from land. Until recently, I hadn't thought much about food that come from the sea.

One Million Trees For Ethiopia

On June 5, 2011, in Ecology, by eCoylogy
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Gashaw Tahir, an American citizen, returned to his birth country of Ethiopia to find the green hills that surrounded his home eroded and ruined due to deforestation. So he decided to do something extraordinary: Plant one million trees.

Video: Nature In Time Lapse

On May 1, 2011, in Ecology, by eCoylogy
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Time-lapse photography uncovers an unseen world, showing us scenes we’d never be able to perceive in real time. These 10 terrific time-lapse creations from the wonderful world of nature will amaze and inspire you. From the lifecycle of a simple weed to the majestic splendour of the Northern Lights, we think you’ll find something awe-inspiring in our collection.

LAqua: Indoor Shrimp Farming

On April 3, 2011, in Ecology, by eCoylogy
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With Katrina still in the rearview mirror, the Deepwater Horizon oil platform exploded on 4/20/10 spewing millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf. Domestic shrimpers were diverted to skim oil in response to the crisis, and uncertainty about the safety of Gulf catches still exists. For a culture that enjoys seafood as much as the Gulf region, and integrates it as much into every aspect of life, a new way forward is clearly needed. LAqua is an indoor shrimp farm, we plan on using geothermal technologies, as well as an integrated systems design.

Open Source Ecology

On March 6, 2011, in Ecology, Technology, by eCoylogy
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Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers, and supporters that for the last four years has been creating the Global Village Construction Set – an open source, low-cost, high performance technological platform that allows for the easy, DIY (Do It Yourself) fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a sustainable civilization with modern comforts.

Bahamas Islands Blue Holes

On January 2, 2011, in Ecology, by eCoylogy
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‘Blue Holes’ are beautifully complex and intricate underwater sinkholes that provide a deeper understanding of everything from geology and water chemistry, to biology, paleontology, archaeology, and even astrobiology—the study of life in the universe. The August 2010 issue of National Geographic did a story on a number of the holes located in the Bahamas and as one explorer put it, ‘I can think of no other environment on Earth that is so challenging to explore and gives us back so much scientifically.’

"World Reached 25 % Renewable Energy Capacity"

On December 5, 2010, in Ecology, Sociology, by eCoylogy
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On a local level, it”s easy to see how the 21st century sustainable movement is taking form, but what does this trend look like on a national level? On an International level? This report released by the Institute of Science in Society discusses the quantity and direction of international investments, providing a crystal ball-like vision […]

Infographic: America’s Appetitite For Energy

On December 5, 2010, in Ecology, by eCoylogy
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From GOOD.is: Energy consumption is arguably the largest contributor to carbon dioxide emissions and is at the center of much of the blame for climate change. To better understand how we use this carbon-creating energy, this is a look at which states use the most.