Author: Cat Johnson, Shareable

How To Free The Soil By Depaving

Pavement causes all sorts of problems including the fact that water can’t soak through it and instead runs across it, collecting pollutants and biological contaminants that make their way into waterways, plants, animals, and ourselves.

The $25,000 Open Source, Modular, Eco-Home

The Open Building Institute is an open source effort to make affordable housing widely available while fostering collaborative and ecological practices. The project is focused on low cost and rapidly-built structures that are modular, ecological, and energy efficient.

5 Innovative Solutions To Food Deserts

Food deserts are places where it is difficult to buy fresh food. Numerous solutions to get food into these deserts are being piloted, with some of the most exciting and effective ones being created by grassroots initiatives working directly with the communities they serve.

15 Ways To Stay Sane On Black Friday

The United States' Black Friday holiday shopping ritual doesn’t have to be a descent into its usual madness. There are plenty of ways to build community, express gratitude, exercise your creativity, celebrate the commons, and otherwise stay sane. Here are 15 of our favorites.

Boston Coworking Collective Prioritizes Community Over Profit

In 2008, Boston-based user experience designer Benji Mauer was feeling the isolation of working from home. He and his friend Benjamin Spear decided to rent an office together, but they couldn’t find one small enough. Rather than give up, they decided to get a few more people onboard...

Off-Grid Tiny House — In Style!

Tiny house, off-the-grid living is a good way to reduce your ecological footprint, save money—"Our bills for energy and water are zero dollars,” explains LaVoie—and simplify life down to the things that truly matter...