Monthly Archives: May 2013

It’s Easy Being Green!

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Behind the Stacks

Editor’s Note: This special editorial didn’t fit in TFW’s “Green” Edition, but we didn’t want you to miss the great things the library has accomplished in being environmentally friendly. Enjoy! By Renee Mahon and Willow Fitzgibbon Much has changed since Kermie owned this color, and even the Irish, Jealous, Seasick, Inexperienced and Aliens have all…

Ride To Success: Challenge Yourself To A Healthy, Biking Lifestyle

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Bike Cover Photo

By Terrah Baker Riding your bicycle on a sunny Saturday on Fayetteville’s multi-use trail system is one thing; making the commitment to a healthier lifestyle through using a bicycle as transportation is another, said Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks’ co-founder Laura Kelly. But what keeps most people from gaining the benefits of bicycle commuting is…

April Showers Bring May Aquaponics

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People Making Ripples

By Amanda Bancroft Recycling water with fish and plants is pretty splashtastic; but is it feasible? There are some downsides, but practically speaking, sustainable water filtration systems are doable and exciting opportunities to reduce our H2O footprint. Greywater filtering planters reuse water from the sink and bathtub/shower, eliminating the need to water the plants in…

Food Security In Sustainable Communities

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Special Editorial By Jan Spencer Fayetteville has the potential to become a state and regional model for moving towards local food security — a condition where food produced in town and nearby can feed the local population in ways that are environmentally, economically and socially responsible. A growing number of community leaders and citizen activists…

Clueless in the Kitchen

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People Making Ripples

“Brad Volz is an avid reader, photographer, and writer living sustainably by shopping locally and bringing his own bags to the Farmers’ Market. He also grows a backyard garden, among other pursuits. He began his blog, Writing to Freedom: a Place to Connect, Inspire, and Thrive, as a way to share exciting and inspirational stories…