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DIY Green Inventions

By Amanda Bancroft The popular claymation series, Wallace and Gromit, used to be just fun entertainment for my husband and I. But now, it’s inspiring us to become resourceful inventors

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Buying Land For Sustainability

By Amanda Bancroft If looking for land is like trying to find a needle in a haystack, searching for Ripples’ land is like trying to find the needle when the

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100 Wonders On One Acre

By Amanda Bancroft In the very first Making Ripples column in 2012, I asked: “How can we make every aspect of our life create something wonderful in the world?” Most

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Small House Designs

By Amanda Bancroft U.S. buildings consume 72 percent of the nation’s electricity and generate 47 percent of all U.S. CO2 emissions, according to the Rocky Mountain Institute. Our homes have

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Canine Conservation Heroes

Dogs are receiving increasing publicity for their worldwide conservation work,