National Geographic-Green Energy Challenge

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?

About The Great Energy Challenge — National Geographic.

Artha Sustainable Living Center- Amherst, WI


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.

Freedom Solar Roofing- located in Wisconsin



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.

via Home – Freedom Solar Roofing.

Wisconsin Public Television

I’m big into the local food movement, and getting really connected to where we live via food.

via Wisconsin Public Television.

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.