National Geographic is hosting a great energy challenge that is available for everyone to check out. There are informative quizzes and a personal energy meter that allows you to have a closer look at your use. After seeing our results from the meter, we discovered the greatest energy used in our home is electricity.
What do you think your greatest energy use is? Any guesses?
Here is information to help you find a local CSA and their numerous benefits. Right now Zach and I are growing tomatoes, various peppers, corn, onion, cabbage, eggplant, and many herbs. We hope to provide our family with local and organic food as often as possible. This site was helpful for us as we are looking into a CSA farmer.
Artha: solar water heating training and instruction, herbal and yoga workshops and retreats in Wisconsin and USA, Bed and Breakfast in Wisconsin.
I was very delighted to have come across the Artha Sustainable Living Center located in Amherst, WI. Artha offers green living retreats that include hands-on- workshops in solar water heating, yoga, and herbs. In addition, there is a bed and breakfast that may serve well for weddings and large gatherings.
In most facets of my life, I’m pretty green: From the way I live, to the way I get around. I certainly don’t throw anything else on the ground. But when it comes to cigarettes, it’s a struggle. And frankly, I’m not alone:
Tammam’s ready-to-wear bridal gowns are made from organic and fair-trade cotton, vintage lace, and peace silk.
The Freedom Solar Roofing system is designed to serve a dual purpose of roofing and power generation. While most systems are designed to sit on top of your roof and need to be removed at great expense in order to re-roof your home, the Freedom Solar Roofing system becomes part of your roof and does not need to be removed or replaced during re-roofing.
I’m big into the local food movement, and getting really connected to where we live via food.
It’s amazing the variety of plants and herbs that can be found in our backyards. There is a helpful book named, “A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants.” The book contains numerous photos and detailed descriptions of the plant or herb you are researching. This can be beneficial to someone that is interested in wild plants and herbs that are grown in your community.
Composting is not a new idea. In the natural world, composting is what happens as leaves pile up on the forest floor and begin to decay.