July 18, 2010
Let me begin by sharing some good news. Scattered here and there, in my country and in yours, the seeds of a new, more local and durable economy are taking root.
Locally grown food has soared in popularity. There are now 5,274 active farmers markets in the United States. Remarkably, almost one of every two of these markets was started within the last decade.(1) Food co-ops and...
June 28, 2010
Nestled in between vacant warehouses and bustling industrial yards, 3rd Ward offers both a playground and a serious workshop for creative professionals
in Brooklyn, NY. The
space houses photo studios, professional wood &
metal shops, a fully loaded digital media lab,
office space, and an interdisciplinary art education program. Co-founder Jason Goodman talked to us about getting people to...
June 15, 2010
Alive Structures is a unique landscape design firm, grown out of the recent interest in increasing green spaces in urban environments and the long-term benefits of green roofs. We talked with the business owner, Marni Majorelle, about seeing an opportunity to contribute to her city, hiring her first employee, and the determination to make it all work.Video not loading correctly? Watch it here on...
June 14, 2010
Sheepless.org champions the
small businesses that make our communities more sustainable, accessible,
creative, and fun.
June 2, 2010
As easy as it was to schedule a meet up with Cafe Moto owner Torrey Lee, it’s much harder to pin down a description of his business. The list includes solar power, social responsibility, sustainable agriculture, local distribution, and community involvement -- though none of these are core principles per se, and they’re more than just good business decisions. They involve decisions that he can,...
May 12, 2010
Jessica Stockton Bagnulo and her partner Rebecca Fitting opened Greenlight Bookstore in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. We talked to her about the place for independent bookstores in today's world, their inspiring funding model, and about creating a community space that people want to spend time in.Video not loading correctly? Watch it here on the Sheepless.org Vimeo