Be the Sustainable Change You Seek in the World
Sustainability is the balancing of social, economic and ecological needs, without excess to one over the other, ensuring that the world’s resources will be existent for future generations to come. It is important for our generation to start making the … Continue reading
Permaculture Southern California Convergence
The Permaculture Southern California Convergence is now at its peak in educating people about permaculture living. The 2nd Convergence is going to be held in Malibu from the 29th April to the 1st of May. You can join this program … Continue reading
Designing Ecologically Thriving Cities Changes Everything
While often seen as areas of major pollution, cities can also be highly beneficial to the environment when people are concentrated in a smaller area. Ecological cities seek to ensure that the needs of humanity are met while simultaneously having … Continue reading
What’s Good for the Planet is Great for Business Profit
Many companies have begun focusing their efforts on sustainable business practices in the last few years. Green business is no longer just a fashionable trend. Instead, it is being seen as a sensible way for businesses to save money and … Continue reading
Passive Solar Design Saves Money
Passive solar design is the type of design and construction of structures, buildings, and homes to access the energy of the sun for the necessary heating and cooling requirements of inhabited spaces by taking advantage of the characteristics that are … Continue reading
Graywater – Learn How to Design Water Reuse Systems
Graywater is created by bathing, doing laundry or washing dishes. It is water that is not clean, but is also not sewage. It contains some dirt and, usually, some detergents. This water is fine for watering flowers, lawns and vegetable … Continue reading
Sustainable Living Means a Higher Quality of Life for Everyone
Sustainable living is not just about being eco-friendly. It’s about living and working in a way that is not only mindful of the earth, but also of the body and how the two are connected. Sustainable living also means being … Continue reading
Good Sustainable Design Can Save the World
Sustainable living has progressed from basic recycling and conservation to innovative technologies and designs. Sustainable design has already exploded on the scene for architects and engineers who are learning to build in harmony with the natural environment using renewable natural … Continue reading
Rainwater Catchment Can Save Our World
Rainwater harvesting is a low-cost and efficient way to reduce your dependence on your local water system. Your city or municipality sells potable the potable water that comes out of your taps. This water comes from an area lake, reservoir, … Continue reading
Natural Building Using Cob And Other Natural Materials
There are many people who want to build their own homes, inexpensively using natural building materials. Building homes with a mixture of earth (clay), sand and straw called cob is one way to build a home with a natural building … Continue reading
Renewable Energy is Here – Solar Energy Prices Are Hitting The Floor
Solar Energy – Past, Present And Future Who knew in just one decade solar energy would become a leading source of renewable energy? Two states, California and New Jersey are at the cutting edge of the solar energy industry. Previously, … Continue reading
Touring Bikes – The Basic Guide for the Perfect Touring Bike
Since the day the bicycle was invented, people around the world have been using it to travel long distances. In recent decades, long distance bicycle travel has gained popularity as a recreational activity. Adventurous souls have crossed states, countries and … Continue reading
The Complete Bike Touring Starter
Bike touring is a fast growing adventure sport because of its physical and economic benefits. Families and friends are finding that through the use of bike touring the getting-there can really be the best part of the trip. Though many … Continue reading
Excitement of a cycling tour for beginning travelers
Ever wondered what it would be like to travel across the world on a cycling tour? People surprisingly do this very often, disregarding all factors such as adequate shelter, food, change of clothes, and, even communication. This exhilarating hobby of … Continue reading
The Ride of Your Life – Cycle Tour
A long distance cycle tour can be one of the most exciting and fun events you ever do. Once you do it once, you’re going to find that you are hooked and want to find more and more great trips … Continue reading
Long Distance Bicycling Tours: What are they, anyway?
Ninety-percent of us learn to ride bikes as children, yet most leave it at that – a fun way to pass the time. A small percentage will move to cities or colleges where cycling is the main form of transportation, … Continue reading
A Guide to Using Touring Bicycle Racks
Going on bike tours means carrying a lot of gear on bicycle racks. All of that gear can be a major problem if it is not stowed properly. Gear that isn’t stowed properly will make the bike wobble, forcing a … Continue reading
The Guide To Bicycling Touring – How To Tour With Your Bike
The secret to successful bicycling touring is combining a terrific bicycle, the right supplies and a lot of enthusiasm with a great destination. You may not get there in a hurry, but you will enjoy every mile of the trip. … Continue reading
A World Waiting to be Explored on a Tour Cycle
Tour cycle holidays are a great decision for people that want more out their vacations, rather than doing the same old things. Those that want exciting, fun-filled adventures have to simply jump on a tour cycle and explore new and … Continue reading
The Unforgettable Experience of the Perfect Cycling Holidays
People that want to have an active holiday should consider the rewards of cycling holidays. These trips are centered around cycling for most of the day, but they are wonderful chances to sightsee and experience parts of the country, and … Continue reading
Cycling Tours Ideal for Both Local Travelers and Tourists
Have you ever had the experience of learning about a new store or restaurant in your home town that was right around the corner from you, but you had never noticed before? Or, have you ever had the experience of … Continue reading
Top Eight Adventure Tours For Long-Distance Cyclists
Ready to see the world in a whole new light? Long-distance bicycle touring is one of the best ways to get off the couch and really see what the Earth has to offer – you’ll get fit, experience the wonders … Continue reading
The Ultimate Guide to Cycle Touring – Get the Facts
Whether new to cycling or an experienced rider, the notion of exploring new and different places is always exciting. Many people just stick to their usual locale when riding a bike, but just think about touring exotic and historic locations … Continue reading
The World’s Five Best Guided Bicycle Tours
There are so many wonderful places to go on guided bicycle tours throughout the world that is very difficult to make a list of the best. We have narrowed it down to the top five, and it was a very … Continue reading
Guided Bike Tours: A Different Look at the Sites
Vacations are often filled with fancy dinners, museums, seeing famous landmarks, and most of all, lots of walking. This often leaves travelers exhausted at the end of their days and dreading getting up to do it all over again the … Continue reading
Active Tours – Get Off Your Butt – Change Your Life
Bicycle touring is one few types of active tours where one can not only see new and exciting places but also get plenty of exercise on the way. After sitting in a cubicle shuffling papers all day, who wants to … Continue reading
Planning Tips: Your Next Bicycling Adventure and Bicycle Trips
Long-distance bicycle trips can be a fun, rewarding experience whether you decide to ride solo, with friends, or with the whole family. It is a great way to stay in shape and see the world, and in comparison, it can … Continue reading
Your Guide to Touring Bikes For Your Next Bicycle Tour
Bicycle touring is one of the most exciting activities, and the most important component of the activity is the touring bike itself. The worst thing that can happen on a great bike tour is to find that your touring bike … Continue reading
What to Look For in Your Next Cycling Holiday
If wanting a change of pace, it is definitely time to consider a cycling holiday. Seeing new places and historic sites around the world is easy while out and about on a bike. No matter the schedule, there is a … Continue reading
Bicycle Gear Matters – For Touring or Commuting
Bicycle gear is not just about accessories to make a cyclist look good; having the right bicycle gear can make a cyclist safer and more comfortable while on a ride. Bicycle gear covers everything from repair kits to proper clothing … Continue reading
Choosing Solid Touring Bike Bags / Bike Panniers
There are many things to consider when preparing for a long-distance bicycle tour: what route to take, what kind of bicycle to use, what to pack and what kind of bike bags to pack everything in. Many riders overlook the … Continue reading
Mountain Bike Tours
Bicycling tours are an exciting way to spend a vacation, and mountain bike tours take the excitement to another level. Anyone that wants to have an adventuresome trip where they embark on steep climbs so they can speed down should … Continue reading
Great Cycle Tours – Some Ideas
Go ahead, grab a helmet and go on exciting cycle tours around the world. Bicycle touring is growing in popularity due to a number of reasons, but with the thought of warm, sunny beaches, cool mountain breezes and friendly locals … Continue reading
Adventures on Bicycling Trips
Bicycling trips are simply the best way to get outside and see the sights. If ever wanting to find out about new places or encounter friendly people, it is always a good idea to check out the possibility of bike … Continue reading
Explore Your World with Biking Tours
Biking tours are a great way to travel to and see the sights of your vacation destination without spending a lot of money. However, before you embark upon your grand long-distance bicycle tour, there are several things you should take … Continue reading
Great Ideas for the Perfect Biking Trips
Biking trips are the epitome of independent traveling. The riders must get themselves to each location on the trip and arrange sleeping arrangements or a campsite; the trade-off is an amazing experience that cannot be matched. Bicycle touring allows people … Continue reading
Choosing Perfect Bicycle Panniers
Finding the perfect panniers for your bicycle is one of the most important considerations when planning a long distance bicycle touring trip. As with most things in life, gaining knowledge about your bicycle baskets; what factors to consider when buying … Continue reading
How to Choose the Right Touring Bicycle
A touring bicycle is designed for comfort and stability under a heavy load. They are definitely not speedsters! Touring bikes differ from racing and sport bikes in several areas: Frame geometry and materials, brakes, wheels and tires, and drive train. … Continue reading
Bicycle Touring – Right Equipment Makes All the Difference!
Not all vacations are equal. While visiting the beach and soaking up the sun is wonderful, some people would rather bicycle to the beach and soak up the sun before heading off to another exciting destination. Bicycle touring allows people … Continue reading
Finding the perfect tour bicycle
Bicycle touring is a great way to see different parts of the world, and a tour bicycle is a valuable piece of gear that can be passed down to the next generation or sold at a vintage sports equipment auction … Continue reading
Great Destinations for Awesome Biking Holidays – Expert Advice
Biking holidays! For many people, the ideal holiday is one spent on the beach with a cold drink and little to do. However, many more adventurous and athletic individuals look for a way to stay active on holiday and explore … Continue reading
Want to learn about your next bike trip?
If you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to get exercise and see the country, a bike trip may be exactly what you’re searching for. Bike trips can be as long or short as you like, but they’re sure … Continue reading
Long distance bicycle rides
Long distance bicycle rides are held nationwide. Non-profit organizations-charity rides, community and festival rides amongst other types of rides featuring a variety of riding conditions, challenges and experiences are offered annually. Every region in the US hosts a wide assortment … Continue reading
Planning for the Bicycle Trip of a Lifetime
For decades, the most enchanting thing anyone can say in relation to summer vacation plans is surely “Bicycle Trip.” Long-distance bicycle touring is an exciting, rewarding way to see the country first hand in a down to earth way. You’ll … Continue reading
Choosing good bicycle routes
A bicycle route is now a gateway to an exciting vacation. More and more people are eschewing traditional vacations and are looking for ways to add adventure to their trips. Bicycle touring is one popular way to do do, since … Continue reading
Do something different – cycle holidays!
Cycle holidays are an amazing opportunity for people to have an active holiday and see many sights that are otherwise unavailable. While most of the trip is spent bicycling, there are numerous opportunities to sightsee and hike or pursue other … Continue reading
Why go on a guided biking tour when you can do it yourself?
Guided biking tours are a fantastic option for people that wish to experience the excitement and thrill of a bicycle tour but want professional support and guidance. These tours are led by a professional cyclist that is familiar with the … Continue reading
Cycle Oregon – What’s the fuss all about? Oregon bicycle tour
The magnificent countryside of Oregon is the perfect arena for the ultimate bicycle touring event, Cycle Oregon. From the eastern Blue Mountains, across the fertile mid-section to the rainforests of the coast, Oregon is a cyclist’s dream and Cycle Oregon … Continue reading
Explore the world on a bike tour!
Exploring the world through a bike tour and bicycle touring is rapidly becoming popular everywhere. It is a great way to visit and explore new and exciting places throughout the world. Whether it is riding past warm beaches, through mysterious … Continue reading
What is a green business?
A green business, or what is commonly referred to as sustainable business, is a business that has overarching business practices that have no negative affect on the environment or economy. A business is considered green if it falls within the … Continue reading
Long Distance Bike Tours – The Guide
The latest travel craze for adventurous types are long-distance bike tours, which are eco-friendly and offered all across the United States. Due to exponentially growing advancements in technology, people have found themselves becoming more and more distanced from their natural … Continue reading
Long-Distance Bike Trips – Touring Guide
Are you a travel bug who enjoys long-distance bike trips? Are you making plans to cycle across country or maybe explore a foreign land? No, you are not a nut as some people might think. With some training and correct … Continue reading
What’s so great about a bike ride?
There I was, nearly 40 years old, overweight, out of shape and on a road going on a bike ride with a bunch of people who had ridden before — a lot. By the end of that 25 miles, I … Continue reading
What is eco design?
Eco design is a concept of taking into consideration the environmental impacts of the materials, resources, and end-of-life scenarios at the front end of a design project and making choices that reduce the impact of the product on the environment. … Continue reading
Why are bicycle tours so freaking awesome?
Bicycle tours are growing in popularity, partly because many people are adopting more active lifestyles and partly because it offers an easy, low-cost vacation. Different kinds of bicycle tours are available from local, single-day events to longer ones crossing a … Continue reading
It’s time for a bicycle ride!
One of the best ways to embark on a new adventure while staying in shape is to go for a bicycle ride. Whether you’re planning a trip to a foreign country, commuting to work or looking for a calm countryside … Continue reading
Cycling gear for the long-distance bicycle tourist
Cycling gear for touring falls into several broad categories. Aside from the bike, there’s baggage, tools and repair items, and cycling-specific clothing. Cycling gear baggage includes camping gear like a lightweight tent, sleeping bag, cooking equipment, and personal items. Unlike … Continue reading
Biking Oregon – The Ultimate Cycling Experience
When considering biking Oregon, a little bit of planning will yield a magnificent experience. Oregon is well known for its diverse natural beauty; and one of the best ways to see it is from your bike on the open road. … Continue reading
Awesome ideas for biking tours
A long distance biking tour is a great way to see the beauties of the world while engaging in a healthy physical activity. Trekking the landscapes on a bicycle allows tourists to see impressive landmarks and sightings they normally would … Continue reading
What is the best bicycle?
The best bicycle is the one that you always want to ride. It becomes part of you, almost an extension of your body. The best bicycle is an old friend, as comfortable as a favorite armchair, or a daily challenge … Continue reading
In 1987, the UN Conference breathed life into the term sustainability. Discussion focused on finding a balance between using current resources in such a way that it would not interfere with the needs of future generations. Ways to interconnect financial, … Continue reading
California Permaculture – A Sustainable Culture
California Permaculture: A Sustainable Culture Modern industrial agriculture, while productive, is highly detrimental to the environment, unlike california permaculture. Feet of topsoil are lost every year, tons of fossil-fuel derived fertilizers and pesticides and herbicides leech into groundwater, and monoculture … Continue reading
Building with Green Materials
Green materials have greatly impacted the way that new buildings are being constructed as well as remodeling projects that are being conducted on existing structures. There are many reasons to use green materials which has led to the recent increase … Continue reading
Green Sustainable Building – Wave of the Future
Sustainable building or green sustainable building is part of the broader environmental movement, and refers to the process of constructing buildings in such a way that they cause the least environmental damage while they are being built, as well as … Continue reading
Beauty and Function – What is Eco Architecture?
The sustainability movement is making an impact in many areas of daily life, including eco architecture. From utilizing local food sources to reducing energy consumption across the board, sustainability is rapidly becoming mainstream. The idea of being able to maintain, … Continue reading
Self-Contained and Guided Bicycle Touring
Going on a bicycle tour is a wonderful and fun activity that can be done by both beginning and advanced cyclists. Not only is a bike tour great for exercise and being in the outdoors, but it can also help … Continue reading
What is a sustainable home?
Although the smokestacks of industry and the automobiles clogging our highways are more visible examples of modern civilization’s negative impact on the environment, the sheer number of private homes ensures that residential neighborhoods are one of the planet’s most pressing … Continue reading
The Meaning of Sustainable: A Changing Word for Changing Times
What is sustainable? It’s an old word which has been acquiring new meanings lately. Organic farmers began to use it in the sense of sustainable farming, as a term meant to move beyond the question of whether a farming technique … Continue reading
What is sustainability design?
Sustainability design is a concept that is known by many names, most commonly it is known as sustainable design or environmental design or even green design. No matter what name it is called by, sustainability design is more of a … Continue reading
What is energy efficient design?
Energy efficient design focuses on developing products that use energy significantly less than a standard or traditional version of that product. Energy efficient is becoming increasingly popular not only because of the cost savings associated with constantly rising energy prices … Continue reading
What is an organic vegetable garden?
The Simplicity Of Organic Vegetable Gardening Imagine farmers hundreds of years ago planting a vegetable garden. Soil was virtually pristine and mulched in the way nature intended. Vegetables were propagated from one generation to the next from the same species … Continue reading
What is Oregon permaculture?
Since ancient times, the ever-expanding scope of human activity has depleted resources and threatened to degrade the natural environment. One of the biggest culprits, ironically, has been modern agriculture, which emphasizes yield over process and consumes large amounts of water, … Continue reading
What is sustainability in education?
Sustainability in education covers a number of different topics. It means teaching sustainability practices to others, doing research on topics that can help sustainability increase in future years, and utilizing sustainable methods in the education system. There are many programs … Continue reading
What is ecological design?
For centuries, humans have chosen to force their natural environments to conform to their wants and desires. This attitude of transformation rather than conformation has led to a host of problems. Buildings and other structures are built without consideration of … Continue reading
What is green engineering?
Green engineering is the design and manufacturing of products and processes that have the least negative impact on the environment possible. Green engineers take into consideration many factors when doing their jobs in order to make this happen. The field … Continue reading
What is environmental design?
Since the industrial revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries, humanity’s ever-expanding footprint has damaged or destroyed many formerly pristine natural environments through deforestation, air or water pollution, desertification, and so on. From the very beginning, the movement to counter … Continue reading
What is environmental management?
Although the dramatic expansion of industrial activity since the 18th century has improved economic well-being in much of the world, the corresponding population explosion continues to strain resources and subjects many to hunger and deprivation. It has also placed added … Continue reading
What is “regenerative”?
When most folks talk about environmentally-friendly building and design practices, the word that most frequently comes up is likely to be “sustainable.” This term is often used to describe human activities that do not contribute to environmental degradation, resource consumption, … Continue reading
What is an organic garden?
Having an organic garden is a great way to raise crops in which can be eaten without having to worry about any chemicals or additives that are added from factories. Organic gardens are some of the best ways to get … Continue reading
What is biodynamic farming?
Biodynamic farming is a method of farming deeply rooted in the principles of anthroposophy. The basic guiding principle behind biodynamic farming centers on taking an enlightened approach to how people grow their food. Farmers who practice this type of farming … Continue reading
What is green building?
Green building is the wave of the future. Buildings that incorporate high efficiency and sustainable components within their construction and operation are known as green buildings. These buildings are not only cost efficient they are earth friendly. Therefore, what does … Continue reading
What is green sustainable design?
The green revolution is in full swing, and many people are interested in living more ecologically-friendly lifestyles. One element of sustainable living is green sustainable design, a philosophy of design that focuses on creating architecture that adhere to green principles. … Continue reading
What is LEED certification?
Created by the United States Green Building Council, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certification process is meant to recognize environmentally-friendly building efforts. The program also exists to provide a theoretical framework for advising new construction or … Continue reading
What is innovation and design?
Innovation an design is an outstanding way for people to progress things within society and culture. Those that give back by contributing ideas to society are able to create a better world in which people are able to live in … Continue reading
What is urban permaculture?
What is urban permaculture? A clothing store store? A band? No! Urban permaculture is a growing movement created by people living in cities who want to help the environment and have control over where their food comes from. Permaculture, which … Continue reading
What is sustainable design?
Sustainable design is a way of designing new buildings and homes in a way that efficiently utilizes available resources. The goal is to create new spaces with a minimal negative impact on the environment. This means that sustainable designers evaluate … Continue reading
What is environmental education?
Environmental education teaches people about the natural world and how their actions may affect it. This learning may take place in a formal classroom setting or the term may be used more broadly to describe efforts to inform the public … Continue reading
What is biomimicry?
The average reader might be forgiven when first stumbling across the term “biomimicry” in thinking that it is in reference to those animals that defend themselves by taking on the appearance of another, more threatening species: caterpillars that mimic spiders, … Continue reading
What is green living?
Within the last decade there has been a push to be more environmental in people’s lives and to undergo a certain amount of green living. Green living can be highly rewarding to the environment and is a great way to … Continue reading
What is sustainable living?
What is sustainable living? Today, sustainable living is a hot topic. Many people may have heard about sustainable living and are not sure exactly what it means. At its most basic, sustainable living means living a lifestyle that uses as … Continue reading
What is organic vegetable gardening?
Gardening is more than a past time. Many people believe it costs too much money for all the fertilizers, pesticides, plants, tilling services, building beds and more. It can seem like such an expensive proposition. Every year, the money, er, … Continue reading
What is sustainability?
While there has always been a concern about keeping the world as clean and as green as possible, there has been a noticeable surge in recent years in discussing sustainability. There is still a great effort to recycle and save … Continue reading
What is sustainable development?
There is much talk about sustainability in general terms today, but for many, the concept of sustainability, sustainable design and even sustainable living is not clearly defined. Sustainable development is the name given to growth patterns that balance the use … Continue reading
What is regenerative design?
Regenerative design is a concept based on process-oriented systems theory. The word “regenerate” means “to create again.” A regenerative system makes no waste; its output is equal to or greater than its input; and part or all of this output … Continue reading
What is natural building?
Following a construction scheme utilizing natural building means being dedicated with an entire project to using materials, construction, and services that promote sustainability practices. This approach many times means forgoing materials that are highly-processed and pollution creators. Instead, many building materials involved are as organic as possible, only reshaped for the immediate construction need. Cut wood tends to be a common example. Alternatively, recycled materials are allowable as well since they recapture material that would otherwise end up in a landfill.