International Code Council (ICC) changes rules to avoid improving building energy efficiency
In Nature Towns, long after the developer and construction teams have built the last house, the farmer remains, producing food and nature.
The Central Texas food system is just 1% self-sufficient (i.e. locally supplied), and Winter Storm Uri exposed new fragilities. Supply chains for grocery stores, dependent on faraway producers, had bare shelves – if they were even open are getting more fragile. Trucks could not get through the icy streets to replenish supplies. At the endContinue reading “Our food system is getting more fragile”
Winter Storm Uri revealed uncomfortable truths about the infrastructure of Central Texas. We discovered that we all live on microgrids.
What: USDA’s Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) provides matching funds grants (i.e. 50% reimbursement) for adding value to farm commodities. How much: Maximum $75,000 USDA award for planning projects (desk studies only) for a budget maximum of $150,000 When: Applications due March 22, 2021. Awards announced September 31, 2021. Duration: 10-12 months Planning grants areContinue reading “USDA Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG)”
The destabilizing food security situation is releasing millions of consumers to find innovative new options such as using municipal tax free bonds.
What happens when we combine ‘social distancing’ with a permeable quarantine type scenario? Can Nature Towns help reduce the spread of Pandemics?
The near and long term implications of COVID-19 on the financial, energy and overall economy.
Are you tired of raising your kids in the backseat of your car? Too busy to enjoy the fleeting moments with your beloved little ones? Worried about their safety, their health, and their future?
You’re among the first generation in this country not to have a brighter economic outlook and longer lifespan than your parents. You don’t want to have kids unless you have hope that there will be a livable future.