LifeOffGrid.com Sustainable Living
- Category: Recycling
- Published on Monday, 25 June 2012 03:48
- Written by Napolean Hill
This is my first blog post.
I would like to start by saying that my career started with fast food, moved to telemarketing, then technical support and now I am currently a teacher in China. I have a wide range of experiences but, I have learned that most of which have not prepared me for surviving without the economy.
I personally do not know how to build or repair a house, grow my own food, fix a car and many other necessary skills to live effectively outside of our working economy.
I know that for myself and most others that the goal of obtaining all of these skills may very well be a pipe dream and very unrealistic however, I would like to think that the more we learn about each of these areas the more confident and secure we will feel about ourselves and our communities in the future.
I would like to propose the idea of having an open source forum for going green. It could be using technology, obtaining skills to become more sustainable or a host of other things.
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- Category: Reducing
- Published on Monday, 25 June 2012 13:18
- Written by Jeff
Today I thought that I would mention the less obvious possibilities of becoming more sustainable.
We all know that technology and education are easy ways to become more sustainable.
But, I wonder how many of us know that sharing is another way of becoming more sustainable while being interdependent ?
Has anyone ever volunteered their time, donated money or lent their personal property to another for a short period of time ?
I would guess that most of us have at one time or another. If not, I would guess that you may have borrowed something from another at least once.
In either case, this will explain that we are not entirely independent and free from the need to be kind to others and to allow others to be kind to us.
I personally have used a website called couchsurfing to share my living room couch with travelers from around the world. I have also couch surfed with 2 people and made lots of friends and contacts in the process. I would say that it is a worthwhile experience for 99.99% of people that take part.
The single biggest obstacle is trusting others.