Category Archives: Recycle – Reuse – Rethink

Taking a look at how we can do better with not wasting precious resources.

Two Bronx boys, Biarritz France, Seafood, Plastic waste, art projects and more…….

Why seal plastic that washes up on the shores of Southern France in small food cans? Daniel Lanzilotta says, “Why not?” With the beaches as his art supply shop, Daniel explains the premise behind his intriguing artwork. Watch the process and have … Continue reading

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More interesting ideas and people in and around our area of France.

What is a roulotte? From the travelling gypsies to Sandy from my last interview, these wonderful characterful travelling homes come in many shapes and forms. Sol and her husband Juan take theirs to a new level of creativity and comfort. … Continue reading

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Chop that wood, carry water!!

Great idea I found in Permaculture Magazine. All you wood choppers and splitters out there enjoy this practical tip. Place logs to be split in an old car or truck tire. Start splitting and the tire holds everything in place. … Continue reading

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“Houston, we have a problem!”

Apollo 13’s infamous understatement, but I love that line. I remembered watching those astronauts going up, and along with my schoolmates holding my breath hoping they would get back down. After their immediate shift in reality they needed to work … Continue reading

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Money-free – well not quite;-)

A recent book has been published by a person whose story I came across in Permaculture magazine. The Moneyless Manifesto is an experience I followed in the magazine, but haven’t gotten around to reading the full book yet. What Mark … Continue reading

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Turn austerity into a great life adventure.

So what is a kid from The Bronx doing all grown up and now living in a small village in the south of France? Building composting toilets, putting up solar panels and trying to understand what his neighbor’s are saying. … Continue reading

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Small, debt free, and still open for business.

I stared out the shop window and once again the sun shone. “They lied,” I said to myself. “It’s nearly March and we’ve been here a few months and the weather has been fantastic.” Such was our first year shaping … Continue reading

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The bees won, yippee!

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” ― Albert Einstein Avaaz came through once again with another win against big business. I was very happy to hear the … Continue reading

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AU # 13

Re-use, Re-cycle, Re-think! In our throw away societies we never re-use, we just re-buy. I have just sat with my local stall holder who sells food and drinks and watched her bag up sugar in small plastic bags cutting off … Continue reading

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