green revolution

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn

The concept of the beloved front lawn is as American as apple pie, right? Most of us have memories of our fathers mowing and edging and reseeding and sodding and applying a variety of chemical stimulants to get the grass as smooth perfectly green as possible. But the soft, sloping expanse is about as natural to the United States as palm trees are to California, which is to say not at all. The idea of the lawn originated in England where it rains so much a sprinkler system is not required. But in the US not only is it necessary to install sprinklers, but most people use gas-powered lawn mowers and pesticides to maintain their lawns. The list of criticisms continue. Aside from being energy inefficient (and often times downright wasteful – how many times were those sprinklers turned on and forgotten?), most lawns are comprised of but one species of plant and work to decrease local biodiversity.

The alternative is the vegetable garden.

Green Home Assistance

Green Home Assistance

Looking for a way to transform your home into a green paradise? There are people and organizations out there who want to help you find your own unique way of joining the green revolution. Whether you have a fancy contractor or you want to do-it-yourself, you can find great information on many websites. There are…

You Can Buy BIG IDEAS FOR A SMALL PLANET: Season 1 DVDs

You Can Buy BIG IDEAS FOR A SMALL PLANET: Season 1 DVDs

Now you can collect the entire first season of BIG IDEAS FOR A SMALL PLANET. Previously unavailable for purchase on DVD, Art Alliance America is helping to spread environmental information through this Sundance Channel original series. The DVD set will be officially available on Earthday, April 22. The Arts Alliance America website does accept pre-orders…

No Green Movement Without Individual Choices

No Green Movement Without Individual Choices

It is easy to feel like you are the only one who really cares about the state of the environment. The reality of the situation is that you are in good company. Many resourceful, intelligent, caring and morally guided individuals are a part of the rising green revolution. The upcoming election of 2008 will be…