An Affordable Zero Energy Off-Grid House + EV Combination
In an increasingly crowded, complex, resource scarce, and globally interdependent world, long supply lines for energy, water, and food become perilous and subject to natural and man-made disruptions. A return to a more local and self-reliant method of resource use may be a better approach than large centralized scenarios.
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Added by Larry Gales on May 29, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments
We investigate the effects on the American lifestyle of a drastic reduction in remote site energy supply in two areas: operating residences and operating automobiles, which together consume more than one third of all the energy used in the United States. Specifically, we look at the effects of a 10-to-20 fold (more than 1000 per cent) reduction in energy coming from the electrical grid, natural gas, oil, and gasoline. We compare and contrast the costs (without any subsidies) and…Continue
Added by Larry Gales on May 29, 2011 at 12:17am — No Comments
Solarize Seattle is a neighborhood based bulk-buying approach to solar electric installations. It is based on a successful project in Portland called...wait for it...SolarizePortland!
A local non-profit, NW Seed is bringing the concept to Seattle. They recently held a successful pilot in the Queen Anne neighborhood.…Continue
Dear Friends of Farmers Markets,
Please join the University District Farmers Market, University Heights Center and the Seattle Parks Dept for an important public meetings regarding University Heights Open Space and the future home of the Farmers Market.
The U-District Farmers Market is the oldest and largest “farmers-only” market in the state. Started in 1993, the U-District market is a weekly event that celebrates local farms and builds community. Every Saturday,…Continue
Added by Diana S on May 25, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments
In the wake of the Sunday's Seattle Times front page article (the most read of that paper!), we're getting extra coverage. It's an opportunity to build momentum.
It will take you no time but could make a big difference: to sign on and show support for the 3-week shift. And spread the word and ask others to sign on. …Continue
Added by Karin de Weille on May 23, 2011 at 2:47pm — No Comments
to shift our disposable cup habit as a community.
Here in Seattle, we’ve taken the lead in recycling. Now we need to push the envelope by shifting to reuse.
Recycling is better than landfill but does that mean we get to be wasteful, extruding a veritable torrent of disposable, single-use items, plowing through the resources burned up for the sake of a product used once and then tossed?
Our use of disposable cups is skyrocketing in the States, up a third…Continue
Great 30 hour position for someone!
Added by Marcia Rutan on May 3, 2011 at 2:04pm — No Comments