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Posts & Podcasts
How to run a neighborhood email group
I've been running a listserv called TheHillGB for some years now, and just received this question from a member: "I am considering creating a listserv for work-related purposes. As moderator of this list, do
Home Ecology Tips in English and Chinese
Our friend and colleague Catherine ZHOU kindly translated some introductory sections from Karen Christensen's in-progress book Home Ecology. Versions of these tips were included in some of her previous books, and she is busy compiling
How to Help a Tree in Distress
Karin Vaneker, a writer and activist in the Netherlands, has been helping me by tackling subjects that haven’t yet attracted much scholarly research for the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability. She’s written,