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Solar Schools

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  By Amanda Bancroft The National Resources Defense Council announced last month that their first-ever crowd funding campaign is successfully kicking off their new initiative, called Solar Schools: Powering Classrooms, Empowering Communities. They exceeded their goal of raising $54,000 in just one month, with over 300 supporters nationwide. North Carolina is the first wave of…

Northwest Arkansas Eco Villages, Part One: Urban

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  By Amanda Bancroft Readers Ask: “Are there eco villages or sustainable communities (rural or urban) in the Northwest Arkansas area?” Answer: Yes, but it’s complicated: communities can change fluidly, and their degree of true sustainability will vary greatly. First, check the online directories to get an idea about what’s out there — not only…

Earthbag Building Worldwide

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By Amanda Bancroft Ever have a doppelganger? Ripples has those, too. We’ll be innocently shopping for groceries or browsing Facebook when there they are — like-minded groups who build with earthbags, looking almost exactly like us! Truth is, while it’s exciting to receive surprised responses from people who are new to earthbag building, there’s nothing…