Fracking and Your Drinking Water

Here is a great video on Fracking. Please share.  

Community Solar Projects

Community Solar Projects

I wrote a post on a the Sabin Coop Co-Housing Community in Portland which will eventually be included in my book. This featured 4 homes built on a single inner city lot. The homeowners shared a central courtyard, gardens, honey bees, yard duties as well as storage facilities and the list continues. The homes are […]

The Dirty Truth about Recycled Plastics

The Dirty Truth about Recycled Plastics

I was on an island in the middle of the ocean, a few miles outside of Belize, no people for miles, yet there were piles of plastic bottles, bags and other plastic garbage washed up on the shore. This was a few years ago and it really opened my eyes to the amount of “recyclable […]

How to Choose A Sweetener

Just about every low-calorie food or any boxed, can or prepared ones contains some kind of sweetener, one of my personal pet peeves. I don’t understand why most foods contain sugar or other low-calorie sweeteners to disguise the flavours. Well if you must have a sweetener in your foods take a look at this chart […]

Passive Solar using a Water Wall

Passive Solar using a Water Wall

I have blogged before on my friend Jack’s passive solar home. He toured us last fall Bellingham, Washington: Passive Solar, PV and Solar Thermal home. Passive solar, combined with a good heat sink (concrete, stone, masonry, water) creates one of the most cost-effective methods to heat and cool your home. With passive solar you have few […]

Touch only Your Camera While Snorkelling or Diving

Touch only Your Camera While Snorkelling or Diving

I live in Calgary, AB, Canada. An area landlocked by mountains on one side and prairie on the other. I have a love of water so when I get a chance to holiday then it is usually somewhere near the ocean. Last March, Mark and I took a trip to Roatan, an island off the […]

Ingredients in Personal Care Products

A short time ago I posted about the Campaign for Safer Cosmetics and the necessity of becoming  more aware of what’s in the products you use. It’s recommended that you switch to products that don’t contain harmful ingredients. Ah, this in only possible when you know what these harmful ingredients are. My friends at the Environmental […]

Campaign for safer cosmetics, shampoos and products

Campaign for safer cosmetics, shampoos and products

This story is also somewhat personal and it is not just about cosmetics, it’s also about shampoos, soaps and everyday products. Yes eco friend, products used by all members of our families. Many of these – off the shelf – body products contain industrial chemicals, including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, plasticizers, and degreasers. When you […]

Planet Earth Forever

This one of my favourites.

Eco Fables

Eco Fables

I have encountered a couple of stories in the last two days that help simplify and support some of the Eco ideas we have been working with. “A dog lies in the shade in the summer time. He lies in the sun during winter.” unknown author This one seems so simple and obvious. It is […]

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