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The “New Local”

By Amanda Bancroft People Making Ripples: John Remmers, of the Fayetteville-based Himalayan Village Fund, works on issues of education and water access. Their two projects include scholarships for Nepalese children

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The Wonderful World of Worms

People Making Ripples: Quinn Montana, author of Worship Your Food, loves red wigglers. She recently held an inter-generational workshop, pictured here, as part of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville’s

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April Showers Bring May Aquaponics

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

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Clueless in the Kitchen

“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

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Introducing "People Making Ripples"

By Amanda Bancroft “People Making Ripples” is a series of photographs and short captions about what local residents in Northwest Arkansas are doing to live sustainably. Some future Making Ripples

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Dates For Earth Day

By Amanda Bancroft If you’re empathizing with Bambi and his twitter-pated friends, now is the perfect time to try sustainable dating and spread the love to Mother Nature, too. Most

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Temporary Jobs Built U.S., Value Creation May Save It

Making Ripples Creed: If I see a need, I will seek to meet it. If I have an opportunity, I will follow it. If I have a problem, I will

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Food Freedom

By Amanda Bancroft I’m not really a vegan, so you needn’t fear a long-winded lecture on the virtues of veganism. No, I’m not even a vegetarian anymore. Or an omnivore,

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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