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WATCH: Lewis Black: A Bucket of Humanure and One Dead Spongebob

Folks, if you really want to get people to abandon their wasteful ways and embrace a greener lifestyle, you’ve got to get ’em while they’re young. As a child I remember watching all the kid-oriented Earth Day programming with rapt attention. I even watched Captain Planet—and Captain Planet was not a good show.

That’s the lesson we should all take away from Lewis Black’s “Back in Black” segment on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Kids’ minds are like empty, pristine buckets just waiting to be filled with knowledge, compassion, and—if you want to get really ambitious—human poop.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartM – Th 11p / 10c
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—Lewis Black, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart


Three Principles to Survive the Future

What guiding principles will you need to not just survive the future, but imagine a better one? Surviving the Future is a story drawn from the fertile ground of the late David Fleming’s extraordinary Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It. That hardback consists of four hundred and four interlinked dictionary entries, […] Read More

Sow Seeds: Stop Walking Around Doing Nothing

“In the last one hundred years, 94 percent of seed varieties available at the turn of the century in America and considered a part of the human commons have been lost.”That’s one of the key takeaways in award-winning author and activist Janisse Ray’s book, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food. In her book, Ray […] Read More

True or false? Figs contain dead wasps

They are trees of life and trees of knowledge. They are wish-fulfillers … rainforest royalty … more precious than gold. They are the fig trees, and they have affected humanity in profound but little-known ways. Gods, Wasps and Stranglers tells their amazing story.Fig trees fed our pre-human ancestors, influenced diverse cultures and played key roles […] Read More

Eight Seed-Saving Myths

You don’t have to move to Svalbard, Norway in order to have access to a seed bank.Author and plant breeder Carol Deppe believes that every gardener should have her own seed bank. Even if you aren’t a seed saver, you should have your own seed bank. Even if you never experience any disaster beyond the […] Read More

Solar Dollars: Promote Renewable Energy & Support Local Economies

How can you use the sun as a way to not only generate renewable energy, but support the local economy and provide interest-free financing for utility companies?Author Thomas Greco (The End of Money and the Future of Civilization) has the answer: Solar Dollars!In a recent post on this blog (Beyond Money), Greco makes the case […] Read More
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