Sustainability Archive

Rural Arts and Culture Map and Interactive Cultural Mapping

A few months ago we posted about the Art of the Rural’s attempt to acquire a Rural Digital Advocacy Grant for their collaborative project, the Rural Arts and Culture Map. They received the grant and last week launched the official version of Rural Arts and Culture Map, a digital, interactive map fueled by public participation. Hosted by
Category: Bioregionalism

Friday Video: Activist Larry Gibson: An American Hero Remebered

Today’s Friday Video is taken from the film, YERT (Your Environmental Roadtrip), a a sustainable solutions documentary produced by Ben Evans in the Spring of 2008. One of the people featured in the film was environmental activist Larry Gibson, a staunch advocate against mountain top removal. Gibson  passed away this past week at the age
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Arkansas Local Food Network Community Fund

Community funds are an excellent way to pool resources and help people in need. Based on the concept of giving circles, and inspired by the activities at the Conway Locally Grown Market, the Arkansas Local Food Network recently began a Community Fund to help area growers find start-up money to get their operations up and
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Bigger Than Benevolence: Organizing Against Hunger in Arkansas Part 2

The Boiled Down Juice explores concepts of living community traditions, community action and organizing, and creative living, among many other things. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for reading!  Today’s post comes from regular contributor Rachel Townsend, and is an extension of her previous post, “When Dignity Isn’t Dignity: Organizing Against Hunger in Arkansas”  She offers a series of ways
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McElroy House: Organization for Folklife, Oral History, and Community Action Fall Internship

The McElroy House Organization for Folklife, Oral History and Community Action is offering a fall internship for students at Arkansas Tech University.  The independent study will focus on documenting and partnerning with both gardens and farmer’s markets in the area. To learn more visit the McElroy House’s full description online here.  To download and share
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Rethinking Community: Canada and a Folklorist’s Realization

Today’s post comes from our newest contributor to the blog, Nic Hartmann. A folklorist and PhD candidate, Hartmann discusses moving to Newfoundland, the economic and cultural diaspora facing residents of the community where he lives, and the importance of attachment to place as both concept and geographical location. One of the things he is learning
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Detroit 2012: ReImagine the World, Transform Ourselves, Fight for the Future.

Since the beginning of the week,  people have been gathering in Detroit for Detroit 2012: Re-imagine the World,Transform Ourselves, Fight for the Future.  Bringing together activists and thinkers from around the nation, this gathering falls on the heels of the grassroots organizing coming out of the Occupy and other movements, posing these fundamental questions: What are the
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Strategies for a New Economy Conference

The Boiled Down Juice explores concepts of community tradition, community action, and creative living, among many other things. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for reading!  Each day we come into contact with more and more community members and neighbors (of the literal and metaphorical variety) who are involved in conversations and movements centering around alternative, locally-based
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Monday Music: A Recommitment to Artists, Envisioning Online Music Co-Ops, and a Discussion of “A Letter to Emily White”

The Boiled Down Juice explores concepts of community tradition, community action, and creative living, among many other things. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for reading!  Every Monday we do a series called Monday Music where we post links to an artist  or particular song that we feel is, in some subtle or overt way, exploring how the past
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Friday Video: Little Rock Stories

This week’s Friday Video features a Little Rock-based project seeking a small Good Maker grant to do some amazing work in Little Rock. This project touches on alternative economies, movements of localism and sustainability, and the connections of these movements to democratic action. The group applying for this grant is part of a larger collective of
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