DIY home building isn’t just green; it’s can also be cheap. Check out this tiny house made largely from salvaged & recycled materials. Total cost: $300.
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Do you throw banana peels into the trash? Don’t: they’ve got all sorts of practical uses (& then you can compost them rather than send them to the landfill)
Want to learn what it is really like living off the grid in a solar and wind-powered straw bale house? Want to try your hand at organic gardening and building a sauna with natural materials? Check out this internship opportunity at NE Missouri’s Red Earth Farms.
Living off the grid sounds romantic…no more bills from dirty energy companies, self-sufficiency, green power, etc.; however, there is one “dirty little secret” found in most alternative energy homes. Without it, some off-gridders couldn’t cook, refrigerate, heat water, or dry clothes. That dirty little secret is propane. Propane is a “by-product of natural gas processing and petroleum refining,”. Due to […]
Spent a morning off with the horses, so we’ve doing a late edition of Five for Friday this week. Like previous weeks, the oil spill continues to be the big story on the environmental front (and I’m looking forward to a time when I don’t have to write that). Got one post of these week’s […]