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Vertical Farming

The Problem

By the year 2050, nearly 80% of the earth's population will reside in urban centers. Applying the most conservative estimates to current demographic trends, the human population will increase by about 3 billion people during the interim. An estimated 109 hectares of new land (about 20% more land than is represented by the country of Brazil) will be needed to grow enough food to feed them, if traditional farming practices continue as they are…


Posted on August 8, 2013 at 12:57pm

Green Optimization

In the movement to "go green" and the increasing demand for products that deliver a sustainable practice to buyers fingertips, a lot has been going unmentioned within the circles of the press. 

The energy used to manufacture and transport products is often hidden, and it can be the prime…


Posted on March 15, 2013 at 3:11pm

Technology and Networking in the Sustainability Transition

For urban growth, solutions to providing optimized experiences in all facets of living can be provided through the use of networking. The world is increasingly becoming more networked, and there is inherent value in connecting the unconnected.…


Posted on March 5, 2013 at 1:33pm

Biomimicry - Using Nature's Ideas

Recently I've been watching lots of TED Talks online, and I've been finding lots of inspirational content that deserves to be shared. One of the talks was by author Janine Benyus, who has devoted her time to showcase Nature's genius. Biomimicry is her latest…


Posted on February 14, 2013 at 3:00pm

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How might your current work contribute to the sustainability movement?
I do independent research projects on alternative energy.
In what ways do you personally identify with the Sustainability & Transition movement? Why are you interested?
The transition to the new world is necessary for the continual evolution of our species. I seek to answer the question:
Can all of humanity thrive?
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
Currently pursuing higher education in Mathematics.
4 years of photography experience.
Interest in many topics in the realm of computers.
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
What aspects of the sustainability movement most interests you?
Community based economies, local food production, alternative energy.
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At 8:23am on February 27, 2014, Geoffe Vents said…

Thank you Darkin for the warm welcome.

At 8:49am on August 14, 2013, Mo Achachlouei said…

Thank you Darkin for your kind message and for the links!


At 9:37am on April 15, 2013, Becky Shirley said…

Thanks Darkin!

At 11:29am on February 15, 2013, David Barnett said…

Hi Darkin -

Thanks for the welcome! We've getting some networks going here... Check out https://www.facebook.com/APPLECenterforSustainableLiving on facebook or the new web site, http://www.applenc.org/. We're affiliated with the Woolman School http://woolman.org/ and the Nevada County Quakers http://gvfriends.org/ . We have local sustainable medicine at http://haalo.org/.  We are connected with Chris Martenson's (Crash Course) Peak Prosperity organization -- http://www.peakprosperity.com/group/nevada-city-grass-valley-crash-course-discussion-group.



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