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Water: The New Gold

Water has always been valuable in the west. Wars have been fought over water rights–along with grazing–and water grabs have been the stuff of stories for California noir stories of corruption. These days water is becoming the new gold–it’s just … Continue reading

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AmazonSmile

This morning I visited Amazon.com to make some purchases and to my delight they have begun the new “AmazonSmile” program which automatically donates money to a charity of your choice at no cost to you. I’d like to encourage all … Continue reading

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Sustainable Ideas

There’s lots of folks doing cool things out there and it seems a good time to take a look at what’s going on. In Scotland, one island has taken back its power–the people own the land and they have both … Continue reading

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10 Practical Tips to Sustainability

Changing your lifestyle to be more sustainable offers opportunities to save money, build a stronger local community, increase the quality of your home and possessions, be more insulated against the collapse of larger systems, simplify, continue learning, be organic and … Continue reading

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The Catron Courier

Cielito Lindo Ranch now has a new publication—the Catron Courier. It’s a challenge, but one that we’re excited to take on, and it matches our goals at CLR. As a 501(c) (3) educational non-profit, it’s our mission for “sustainable learning, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Trash

An art installation on Botafogo Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil shows three gigantic fishes made from discarded plastic bottles. The slogan on a sign beside the installation loosely translates to, “recycle your attitude”. The sculptures were created to raise … Continue reading

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Wisdom

“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to bear all cheerfully, do … Continue reading

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More Resources

It’s always fun to find new resources, and since we’re still working on the lodge (and getting to things now like the ceiling and interior stuff), we’re finding lots of cool things. Here’s some of the best ideas we’ve seen. … Continue reading

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