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  1. Behind the scenes
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    13 Jul '16 10:33
    Amid all the unpleasant news we're exposed to everyday There is a positive movement underway, it is a modern version of Henry David Thoreau's theme of the minimalist / simplification lifestyle. We see it in the move to mini homes, herb gardens, wearing only a few carefully selected sets of clothes everyday etc. Not everyone will go along with this of course, but I've tried some of these ideas, and found them to be quite helpful. This is a very useful website.

    http://www.becomingminimalist.com/

    ::Transmitted from a dark and quiet place::
  2. Standard memberfinnegan
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    13 Jul '16 12:18
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/13/us-food-waste-ugly-fruit-vegetables-perfect

    Half of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests
    The demand for ‘perfect’ fruit and veg means much is discarded, damaging the climate and leaving people hungry
  3. Joined
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    13 Jul '16 12:33
    Originally posted by finnegan
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/13/us-food-waste-ugly-fruit-vegetables-perfect

    Half of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests
    The demand for ‘perfect’ fruit and veg means much is discarded, damaging the climate and leaving people hungry
    I once poured a perfectly good bowl of cereal down the drain just to watch it go down the garbage disposal. 😠
  4. Standard memberSleepyguy
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    13 Jul '16 13:27
    Originally posted by mchill
    Amid all the unpleasant news we're exposed to everyday There is a positive movement underway, it is a modern version of Henry David Thoreau's theme of the minimalist / simplification lifestyle. We see it in the move to mini homes, herb gardens, wearing only a few carefully selected sets of clothes everyday etc. Not everyone will go along with this of course, ...[text shortened]... site.

    http://www.becomingminimalist.com/

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    An interesting site.
  5. Cape Town
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    13 Jul '16 14:091 edit
    Originally posted by mchill
    We see it in the move to mini homes, herb gardens, ...
    I have to point out here that by far the biggest thing you can do for greater efficiency is to move into a flat in the city. Suburbs are extremely wasteful. I often see stories about 'green' houses built out in the suburbs, and then the owner drives a 4x4 miles and miles into the city each day essentially negating all those solar panels on the roof. And its not just about transport, all the services supplied to suburbs cost so much more.
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