Sustainable Living

During the Ecological Literacy Immersion Program (ELIP), participants visited Hawthorne Valley Farm to learn about cultivating both outer and inner landscapes.

 

ELIP is a program of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL...

Omega: For someone who is new to growing their own food, even if it’s on a fire escape in a city apartment, how do you suggest they get started, in the best, easiest way?

Eric Toensmeier: You start with...

Discover new ways to understand natural systems and how to live and work within them. The Ecological Literacy Immersion Program invites people from all walks of life with a passion for exploring ecological design from a social,...

The Ecological Literacy Immersion Program invites people from all walks of life with a passion for exploring ecological design from a social, economic, and spiritual perspective. Listen to those who have had the profound experience of learning...

Writer T.S. Eliot famously stated, “April is the cruelest month,” in the opening of his opus poem “The Waste Land.” For devotees of local food, April might be cruel, but February and March can feel downright brutal, especially if you reside in...

Valentine’s Day can evoke a range of emotions for people, depending on your relationships status and how you like to celebrate. It’s also a day that can have a big impact on the environment. Many typical ways to show affection like chocolates,...

If you’re interested in lessening your environmental impact and trying to live more sustainably, knowing where to begin can feel overwhelming. Over the past several years countless lists of green steps to take and green product comparisions have...

Outside of the tropics, winter is a time of rest. It's a time when much of the natural world begins to turn inward and withdraw into itself. Everything slows down, insulates itself, reacting and responding to the colder temperatures—including us...

For many people an increasing amount of media consumption has become digitized, whether listening to music, watching a movie, or reading the news or a book. It’s part of what’s been dubbed the ...

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