Explore passive house building and deep energy retrofits through posts by Community Solutions Fellow, Linda Wigington.
Yellow Springs Time Exchange
The Yellow Springs Time Exchange is a local project to facilitate currency-less exchange. Neighbors can offer different services like piano lessons in exchange for an equal amount of time for service from another time bank member. To become a member check out their website!
From the Archives: “Human Ecology: Becoming Agents of Change”
New Solutions 21
Check out profiles and interviews of people actively reducing their emissions in New Solutions 21.
Arthur Morgan Award
Meet our Arthur Morgan award recipients, William Beale and Stephanie Mills.
The Power of Community
This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during "the special period". Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis – the massive reduction of fossil fuels – is an example of options and hope.
Passive House Revolution
This film follows leading-edge architects, builders and homeowners as they bring the Passive House method of building to the United States.
William always delighted in the education and encouragement of the next generation. He included among his many mentorships a Saturday Science Seminar for local youth, several of whom went on to join the current generation of young technology startup entrepreneurs.
Jonna Johnson has partnered with Springfield Promise Grows to administer a garden-based after school care program. Here is a picture of Jonna and first-year Community Solutions LEAF fellow, Leah Newton, with the Hayward Middle School Garden Club, making rocket stoves.
Locally grown food can promote a community’s health, relationships, and economy. While the local food movement in southwest Ohio is growing, it remains relatively small, and many barriers to growth exist. To find out more more click here.