|Amazing new house proves that green doesn’t have to mean expensive|
Grist - 12/23/2012. By Jared Green – Lakiya Culley just moved into one of the most innovative, energy-efficient houses in the U.S. Empowerhouse, which uses “passive house” technologies, produces all of its own energy while consuming 90 percent less energy for heating and cooling than a conventional home.
|Minnesotans pay a price for crop fertilizer at faucet|
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 12/23/2012. By Josephine Marcotty – Hastings, Minn.: Debbie Carlson can laugh at the irony: She's the wife of a well digger who can't find good water for his own family. Like one out of three wells in Dakota County, hers is so contaminated with nitrates she won't let anyone drink from it – especially her 8-year-old granddaughter. Most likely it comes from nitrogen used as fertilizer on the cornfields surrounding her home.
|Mapping the Global Transition to a New Economy|
New Economics Institute - 12/22/2012. What would a green and fair world look like? We don't have the answer yet but we do know that people all around the world are working on it … right now! And we can prove it.