How Zimbabwe’s Rainwater Harvesting Strategies Can Be Applied in the US

Zimbabwe has dealt with recurring droughts and destructive floods for decades. But farmers there are adapting to the changing climate by implementing rainwater harvesting strategies. These same low-cost, scalable methods can be used to reduce the impact of droughts and floods by large- and small-scale farmers in the US. Homegrown Harvesting Efforts Since the devastating (more…)

Plastics. Jon Oliver Does It Again.

At Etopia we know that while there’s a lot we can do to reduce our personal footprint, there’s a lot that isn’t. Controlling personal plastic consumption is. For example, we can choose to shop at food cooperative or other store that offers bulk-buying (which btw can be done correctly even during a pandemic) or buy (more…)

Gosau Dachstien SL Offers More than Holiday Shopping

I don’t often write about other regions, but this place is AMAZING! Gosau am Dachstein in SL has all the elements of a perfect winter experience. There’s a fun little market when you first land. Santa stands there with his list and checking it twice. The market booths have traditional and fun gift ideas along (more…)

Harvest Party With Our Etopia BESTies!

We know that because of COVID many Americans could not spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends as in past years. So, we hosted the BEST Etopia Harvest Celebration in Second Life. Friends of BEST and Etopia came from across the grid and around the world to celebrate friendship, the bounty of our harvest, (more…)