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Blazing The Autumn Trail

  By Amanda Bancroft It takes a mountain to move a trail…or at least, to build one. A nice autumn hike in the woods, unless it’s a bushwhack, was probably

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Earthbag Building in Humid Climates

By Amanda Bancroft If only houses could wear antiperspirant. But since they can’t, there is a tendency in earthbag homes built in humid climates for moisture issues. The Ozarks is

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Earthbag Building Worldwide

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

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Earthbag Building: Foundations

By Amanda Bancroft Here at Ripples, we just received our first delivery of empty earthbags! We thank Green Acre Eco Village and Saddle Boch Brewery for graciously providing the bags.

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Plan to Make Ripples with Indirect Service

People Making Ripples: “An Evening for Bhutan” is a benefit dinner with entertainment and a silent auction sponsored by the Himalayan Mountain Shop owned by Lama Thinley. All proceeds will

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Celebrating 50 Columns and Two Years of Ripples!

People Making Ripples:Greg Foster is a recent arrival to NWA and has been a vegan for two years, creating animal-free recipes to share with others. “For me, one of life’s

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The U.S. Military’s War on Climate Change

  By Amanda Bancroft You might have a hard time convincing your neighbor alternative energy is not just for hippies, but the military is already convinced. Without donning flower wreaths

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Back-to-School Bento Boxes

By Amanda Bancroft Several readers have expressed frustration with finding affordable, quick, healthy food for their kids to eat. Now that it’s time to go back to school, these foods

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Go Green with Words

By Amanda Bancroft The Sierra Club once partnered with the National Rifle Association for their mutual goal of conservation. But try to collaborate with diverse (often opposing) groups, and you

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Volunteerism In College Creates Ripples For Life

By Amanda Bancroft Those who make ripples in the world are rarely bored. There are plenty of ways to earn money, reduce student loans, or best of all, have a