Your Top 10 Ways To Go Green

We are starting to become more aware of our environment and the impact our daily lives has on it. People say that they will change their ways, but when push comes to shove, no one really goes through with this promise. The time to act is now and making changes … Read more

Dragon Oven Helps Fire Up Local Food Movement

Possibly the world’s first mobile dragon oven fires up to inspire the local food movement among Angelenos. The Dragon Oven “Sparky” is the creation of artist Ray Cirino and business partner Camille Cimino who both wanted to create a piece of art that was fully functional and supported the city’s … Read more

Free Range Chicken Farming is Better for Animals and People

Chicken Farming Benefits, Latest Method of Poultry Farming Business Free range chicken farming versus commercial factory farming- which is better? These are the two most prominent ways that eggs end up at the local grocery store or farmers market. The first obviously the friendlier of the pair and the latter, … Read more

Vegetable Oil Fuels – A Not So New Way of Keeping Wheels Turning

Vegetable oil fuels are an alternative for diesel fuel as well as for the use of heating oil burners. More recently they are becoming the fuel of choice for green-minded vehicle drivers. Rudolf Diesel, the inventor of the diesel engine, did initially experiment with engines running on vegetable oil fuel. … Read more

How Many People are in the World?

The ever expanding world population arises the greater question of how the planet’s limited resources will be used among so many people. We already know that resources are not distributed equally. The wealthy populations in the West use far more oil based resources than the combined people of developing nations, … Read more

The History of Bartering: Still Has A Place Today

Barter is a method of exchange by which goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money. The history of bartering extends back to early human existence. Yet today, bartering still has its place in modern life, as a … Read more

Ithaca Hours and How They Work

What are ithaca hours? | How They Work? The Ithaca HOUR is a local currency used in Ithaca, New York and is the oldest and largest local currency system in the United States that is still in operation. The basic premise of the Ithaca HOURS is that one Ithaca HOUR … Read more

The Causes of Global Warming: Natural or Man Made?

Global warming (also referred to as Climate Change) is a complex issue which is difficult to tease out the human and the non-human causes. The precise causes of global warming are not crystal clear; whether humans are the cause, the Earth’s natural cycle or a combination of both is still … Read more

Hassan Fathy: An Early Visionary of Sustainable Architecture

Born in Alexandra on the 23rd of March, 1900, Hassan Fathy passed away in 1989, but not before leaving his mark on the world. Fathy was an architect and the very first Egyptian that did not incorporate western ideologies into his architectural techniques. Instead he dug into the past and … Read more

Organic Food Preservation Methods: Beyond Canning

Organic Food Preservation Definition, Importance, & Methods Food preservation has long been a necessary pursuit of humans through the ages. While short term food preservation methods are largely dominated by today’s refrigerators, and long term preservation is dominated by canning or freezing, our ancient cultures thrived without such technology by … Read more

Permaculture in South Africa

Permaculture, a term created by David Holmgren and Bill Mollison in 1970, is defined as a “consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fiber and energy for provision of local needs. People, their buildings and the ways in which … Read more

Sustainability Grants: An Introduction

Caring for the environment is a good cause, especially considering its present state. Anyone can start from simple things at home like; sorting rubbish for recycling, turning off electrical appliances, conserving water, and using chemical-free cleaning fluids. However noble these simple practices are, there is still a need for actions … Read more

Ecotourism in South Africa

The International Ecotourism Society, also known as TIES, defines ecotourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” South Africa is still a developing country and many still live under the internationally established line of poverty. It is a country that … Read more

What Is the Built Environment?

Chances are you are reading this article in the built environment. Your house, an office, maybe at the mall (although doubtfully InnoD readers are mall rats!) So, what is the built environment? It refers to all the man-made places, built up around us by our own society- a term that … Read more