Building a world of
resilient communities.

MAIN LIST

 

Becoming an Ecopreneur


Let's meet Lisa Kivirist.

There were so many useful angles to this interview. For one thing, we learn about transition out of the city. But what will you do there to survive and pay the bills? Lisa and her husband John Ivanko managed a balance of food production, local business, and book writing - successful for the past 17 years.

They've developed and then written about "ecopreneurship" - developing an income from what you love to do - and what is good for the Earth. Oh and by the way, Lisa and John run a "carbon negative business". They soak up more carbon than they emit. Isn't that the only way to a future?

Their latest book is "Rural Renaissance: Renewing the Quest for the Good Life". If you want to learn from this dynamic couple personally, book into their top-rated green bed and breakfast outside Monroe, Wisconsin. Find their web site here.

Just one of the many tips that impressed me: setting a time after the Christmas feasting to really eat up all those supplies you bought in bulk, or stored away from the previous season. A time of buying no food.  Instead, you work up good recipes from what you have, cleaning out the freezer and pantry in the process, ready for the next growing time.

Linda is an experienced and engaging speaker, and we had some laughs along the way. Enjoy this one!

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Sign up for regular Resilience bulletins direct to your email.

Take action!  

Find out more about Community Resilience. See our COMMUNITIES page
Start your own projects. See our RESOURCES page.
Help build resilience. DONATE NOW.

 

This is a community site and the discussion is moderated. The rules in brief: no personal abuse and no climate denial. Complete Guidelines.


The Commons: A Quiet Revolution

In the contemporary political landscape, the commons blur the lines of the …

Meet the Guy Corralling Billionaires to Fight Inequality

In 1986, at the age of 26, Chuck Collins, the great-grandson of meatpacking …

When Memes Fail Us

Yes, there has been a major electoral upheaval, and it seems there are many …

Cooperative and Common Ownership

What changes to the cooperative form would permit a better construction of …

The Great Deceleration

The 'Great Acceleration' of economic activity in the past 60 years has led …

New Zine Highlights the Solidarity Economy in St. Louis

It's hard to convey what the sharing movement is about without describing …

The Climate Crisis and Economic Policy Choices

A major issue in climate economics is whether it is possible to halt the …