“As an urban designer, planner, architect, educator, and author who has been programming and building projects in Central Texas since 1967, I believe Nature Towns has the potential to establish a major international precedent.”
Jason & Andrea, members
“I look forward to being a part of the Nature Towns model as it goes out into the world. Nature Towns has that vision, unlike other projects that we have participated in. We see ourselves as being able to work together with Nature Towns as it evolves. There is a distinctive capacity in Nature Towns that we haven’t found elsewhere. “
“I would like to introduce you the a guy that has a pretty amazing development model. Its central premise is zero carbon footprint through the use of agriculture. That is a super simplification but I think its strongest benefit might be to the periphery of growth…..the Lee Counties of the region. It can take an element of what is important to those stakeholders and build an affordable and environmentally innovative development.”
The Union of Concerned Scientists released a new report that analyzed the federal funding for “Sustainable Nutrition Science” – a field of research and education that is at the intersection of nutrition, food production and climate & environment – and found levels to be abysmally low, amounting to less than 25 cents out of everyContinue reading “Healthy Soil, Healthy World”
It was a real thrill a few weeks ago to spot this creature, likely a hummingbird or sphinx moth, on our little grapefruit tree. I’ve never seen one in our garden before. It made me wonder how it found us only days after we planted the tree. Maybe it was the incredible and enticing aroma of the blossoms. This indication of biodiversity in our urban garden in Austin was so encouraging.
There is good news on renewable energy. And this one is funny, too. A company called Vortex Bladeless, based near Madrid, has developed a small, pillar-shaped wind energy generator that can be used in small communities. Unlike a turbine, it has no blades. Instead, the entire body, a little over 9 feet tall (3 meters),Continue reading “Good News on Renewable Energy”