Eco Living Weekly celebrates our collective efforts to live more harmoniously on Mother Earth, and walks hand-in-hand each week with @ecotrain's other eco-village curation, Global Steem Village News. It's a "best of" from posts on the steem blockchain this past week which have used the #ecotrain tag.
What kind of content will get you curated here? Practical, thoughtful, creative and personal posts about literally Making the World a Better Place. From recycling, art, natural health and organic-permaculture to eco-travel, creating change, spirituality, art-poetry-music, natural food preparation and growing-storing-preserving your food and natural medicine. Please attribute quoted material and images which aren't your own, and be thoughtful. You need to use the #ecotrain tag to be considered for an upvote. And please make at least part of your post in the English language - we MANUALLY curate so we need to be able to understand the gist of your post.
We DON'T require you to delegate to @ecotrain, but we'd ask you to please consider it. You can take it back at any time, no questions or stress. Delegation is nothing more than a LOAN of your SP so we can give YOU juicier upvotes. It's a no brainer, really. We also don't REQUIRE you to upvote or support others (all too school-marmy for us!) but, again, we'd ask you to simply give to others what you' like to receive, which is a generous upvote and a thoughtful comment.
MUCH APPRECIATION for the wonderful posts this week.
Please: read, upvote, comment, resteem the posts we've selected for you. Share them on twitter, facebook and your other social media. And start writing YOUR next @ecotrain post.
Nothing screams 'eco-living' and 'community' more than a local gardening group. @riverflows shares some of her spoils (pictures, anyway) and the joys she receives and shares with her local group. Have YOU ever thought of starting a local gardening group?
Low impact living as a way to solve cost of living and financial
pressure? @revisesociology takes a detailed look at the math behind
eco-living, and why it makes sense to get off-grid and out of the system.
Energy is life, and we think we're all agreed we need to collectively
rethink energy sources and energy usage as the global population
explodes and competition for natural resources increases. @scholaris
gives us a neat overview of solar energy - a great starting point for
Continuing his unbelievably constant posting, @icedrum updates us
not only about space weather and how it impacts us "down here", but
shares the great news from Thailand aboout an environmental initiative
for turning rice straw - normally burned in ugly seasonal dirty
smokefests - into paper and disposable plates and cups. We all need to
support this stuff when we can, and appreciate the news ad updates. If
solar and space weather is your 'thing', follow @icedrum!
"Our Matt" hit one out of the park this week, with a kerbside 'find' that he was able to fix for $10 and has listed for sale for $3,000!! As he says, hustle pays. Not only that, @steemmatt is keeping a HUGE amount of stuff out of landfill, while making other people happy and meeting their needs. If you've ever thought of tossing in the 9-5 grind, follow @steemmatt for incredible inspiration.
Love to hate vegans and veganism? @fenngen wrote a truly probing, mindful and excellent post bout veganism and what you should do if you truly love the planet and feel the need to eat meat. Totally worth your time to read and consider this provocative post. Spoiler alert: he's not a big fan of so-called vegans who eat processed, mono-cropped GMO crap either.
Steem's own @homesteaderscoop store is blessed to have @papa-pepper putting great seeds and goodies out there. Being able to buy the seeds for gorgeous gourds? Oh yes. Whether you're an artist painting gourds, making musical instruments, or simply needing fee or kitchen scoops, he's got it sorted for you. Just need some good soil in a sunny spot. If you buy seeds, please consider checking out the @homesteaderscoop store FIRST and buying from our steem-fam.
Planting flowering trees for bees is a huge part of improving crop yields and making the whole world happier and more fertile. @artemislives shares #3 in her series - the amazing natural medicine tree, Vernonia. Gotta say, the bees look very happy! What do YOU actively plant to encourage more and happier bees?
Sustainable news from @vlemon about the blockchain and single-origin,
organic coffee (awesome!), oatmilk in more mainstream products and a
thoughtful article about how the popular plastic bans may be harming
the environment in other ways and actually increasing our carbon footprint.
Growing out of the first communication challenges in Portugal this last week with the eco-village start up team, @eco-alex has generously offered a 4 week FREE Non Violent Communication workshop. So much incredible learning and growing to be had... please join in!
And we have the first module!!
AND we'd love you to share your post to twitter using the tags #steem
#ecotrain and #nvc and then invite you to post the twitter url back into
your steem post with a #PSOH tag. Yes, we're getting serious about
getting steem out there in the twittersphere. A little birdie whispered
there might be some juicy upvotes encouragement worms out there, and
it's an important onboarding tool.
The Ecotrain Question of the Week is one way that we, as a digital
community, engage and share, learn and inform about things that
matter. The QOTW is open to anyone, and this week's question is a doozy!
ANYone can contribute!! Let us know your post URL in the comments of
the Launch Post ^^ so we can upvote, comment, engage, support and curate
you in our Tie Up Post. This QOTW, Season 3, Number 3, closes on
January 24th! You still have time to post!!
We hope you have enjoyed these eco-living posts - please LAVISH
them with upvotes, reblogs, comments and engagement.
If you're able to delegate, or increase your delegation, to
@ecotrain, it's a simple and practical way you can help to engage with,
and fund, steem eco-villages around the world.
Most importantly, consider writing under the #ecotrain tag this
coming week - we love all posts eco-green, earth building, spiritual and
natural, but mostly as those things relate to the building and evolution
Wishing you peace, abundance & connection as together we try to walk
more lightly on Mother Earth.