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Promotin’ the General Welfare

New Orleans, Toward Becoming A More Sustainable City

“It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature” was the ominously comical punch line delivered by the mock-maternal figure in Chiffon Margarine commercials of the 1970s.


For the folks living in denial regarding rising sea levels and similar issues related to climate change, maybe the message should be, “It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature.”

Dwell on Wheels

By Alex MacDonald    

When summertime rolls around, many New Orleanians hit the road to get away from the heat. One local couple, Nathan Vreeland and Belva McMurray-Vreeland, plan on using their getaway as a laboratory for alternative ways of living. Under the moniker Victory Family Farm, they are in the process of constructing a tiny farmhouse on wheels. In a few short weeks the Vreelands will be leaving town with their six-by-twelve house loaded onto a trailer, along with their two children Zoe and Calhoun, as well as two chickens, two cats and a mobile vegetable garden. 

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