Browsing the "energy efficiency" Tag

Simple Living: Where Frugality and Ecology Meet

April 24th, 2012 | by Guest Author

My family and I live an ecological lifestyle on one part-time income. To me, living out my values means living simply, living debt free, and living in a way that honors the earth. The primary way I do this is through frugality. The same skills and values that allow me to be resourceful with money also allow me to be a good steward of natural resources


How to Build a Clean Fire: The Top-Down Fire

November 24th, 2011 | by ziggy

There's more than one way to skin a cat, and there's more than one way to build a fire. But that doesn't mean they are all equal: the top-down fire (or upside down fire) is perhaps the most efficient and cleanest way to build a fire


Great Green Home Insulation Product: Sheep's Wool Batting

November 21st, 2011 | by ziggy

Wool is one of the best natural insulators -- think of how precious that favorite wool sweater of yours is, or those toasty wool socks you can't leave home without on a cold winter day. Well, the benefits of wool extend to keeping your house comfortable, too -- it is a fantastic, highly insulative, and energy-efficient material that is a superior material for saving on home heating and cooling expenses


Shining a Light on Energy Efficiency

July 12th, 2011 | by Earth Policy Institute

Our inefficient, carbon-based energy economy threatens to irreversibly disrupt the Earth’s climate. Averting dangerous climate change and the resultant crop-shrinking



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