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Microhydro

Microhydro

Clean Power from Water

Hydroelectricity is the world's largest -- and cleanest -- source of renewable energy. But despite lively interest in renewables generally, there is an information vacuum about the smallest version of the technology dubbed "the simplest, most …

related subjects: Energy
Mobilizing the Green Imagination

Mobilizing the Green Imagination

An Exuberant Manifesto

Dysfunctional cities, catastrophic climate change, ever-deepening distance from nature - today we see environmental disaster everywhere we look. In Mobilizing the Green Imagination, philosophical provocateur Anthony Weston urges us to move beyond …

related subjects: Social Responsibility
The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese

The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese

While chickens preen in the spotlight, geese are the historic unsung heroes of small farms and homesteads. Providing weed control, large eggs, and entertainment, and acting as "security" over other animals, geese are the ultimate modern homesteading …

More Straw Bale Building

More Straw Bale Building

How to Plan, Design and Build with Straw

Straw bale houses are easy to build, affordable, super energy efficient, environmentally friendly, attractive, and can be designed to match the builder's personal space needs, esthetics, and budget. Despite mushrooming interest in the technique, …

Mudgirls Manifesto

Mudgirls Manifesto

Handbuilt Homes, Handcrafted Lives

In the face of widespread burnout and a world gone crazy, how do we find things to say "yes" to, rather than a resounding "no"?

On North America's West Coast, there's a group of rebel women who ten years ago chose to break free from a rigged economic …

related subjects: Conscious Community
My Name is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization

My Name is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization

When it came out in 1994, My Name is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization quickly became a classic of the ecopsychology movement. It is a book about roots which reach back millennia to a time when humans lived in and honored the …

related subjects: Cultural Critique
Mycelial Mayhem

Mycelial Mayhem

Growing Mushrooms for Fun, Profit and Companion Planting

Most supermarket mushrooms are bland and boring; products of an industrial process which typically relies on expensive equipment and harmful pesticides. Many people would like to add more flavorful and diverse fungi to their diets, but lack the …

related subjects: Food & Gardening