Sustainable Living

What lies behind the drive to to save seeds or protect the planet? World-renowned environmental leader Vandana Shiva reveals the interconnectedness of things we call the...

Omega: How did you get started preserving food at home?

Marisa: I grew up doing it with my mom. We lived in Portland, Oregon, and had apple trees and blackberry bushes in and around our yard and in the...

"There's a great space in which this moment takes place. There's a great silence that is listening to the thoughts," says Adyashanti, a spiritual teacher who leads silent retreats...

Omega FoodWorks, the team responsible for overseeing the food at Omega's Dining Hall and Café, is committed to using as much local produce as possible. FoodWorks executive...

Anyone who has been closely involved in social or environmental justice work for a while is likely to have experienced moments of complete overwhelm, even sometimes to the point of hopelessness. It’s very easy to feel like all of your best...

Today we live in an era of information, statistics, metrics, and measures. In nearly all aspects of life things are quantified by data—sometimes, it seems, to the point that the metric becomes confused with the thing being measured.

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Omega: How do you see the place of women within the permaculture movement today?

Lisa: Currently we see a lot of women active in the permaculture movement. That said, not a lot of women are seen as being...

On a typical day you can find Marc Williams outside—identifying plants and talking with students. As an ethnobotantist, he works with almost 60 organizations throughout the year teaching students and working with colleagues to further the...

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