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.

Off-Grid Straw Bale Home, Northern California

Off-Grid Straw Bale Home, Northern California

I had been really looking forward to this stop on the tour…some long off dream of living on an acreage with an off-grid home and my own art studio… that is my dream, Stan and Judy are living theirs. Stan and Judy live off-grid in an area of northern California between Mt. Shasta and Mt. […]

Sustainably Upcycled Renovation, Santa Clara, CA

Sustainably Upcycled Renovation, Santa Clara, CA

We were pleased to spent a few hours on a Saturday with David of MyEarthBoundHome.com. David gave us a lot of great information and we saw that green building wasn’t just his business, it is his passion. David is the president of this green home building and renovation company. He truly cares about the environment […]

Passive Solar Vented Sunroom, Eugene, OR

Passive Solar Vented Sunroom, Eugene, OR

What made this John and Heidi’s home unique, was the Passive Solar sunroom. A bright glass room to the rear of the home, south of course. Yes, we have seen sunrooms before, but this one used this warmth to heat other parts of the home. The couple had pipes installed that moved this air throughout. […]

Off-Grid Straw Bale in Goldendale, WA

Off-Grid Straw Bale in Goldendale, WA

Tobiah and his wife, raised their two kids on this five acre homestead. He often gives straw bale home building workshop, so there were a lot of small buildings on his land. Tobiah and his wife live in what they call the round house. This straw bale home includes the kitchen and living areas. There […]

Rammed Earth Home, Summerland, BC

Rammed Earth Home, Summerland, BC

Rammed earth is an ancient building technique using the raw materials of earth, chalk, lime and gravel. It has seen a revival in recent years as people seek more sustainable and natural building materials and methods. Rammed earth walls are simple to construct, incombustible, thermally massive, strong, hard-wearing, have great thermal mass and fantastic acoustic properties. […]

Wind Beer

Wind Beer

In Kamloops, British Columbia we were treated to a beer from the Stanley Park Brewery called 1897 Amber. The reason this is cool, and why it’s on this blog, is because the brewery is wind powered!… And the beer was very good.

Whistler SIPS Panelled Home Pex system

Whistler SIPS Panelled Home Pex system

We saw three sites in Whistler Thursday 16th. A NetZero house with PV, HRV and a solid envelope. A construction site of three Structural Insulated Panel houses in various stages of construction. And a very swanky Rammed Earth home. It was neat to be able to see the houses being constructed using the SIP panels. […]

Equilibrium Green Home, Kamloops, BC

Equilibrium Green Home, Kamloops, BC

Our good friends Paul and Danica from Riverside Energy had been responsible for the installation of the Solar Photovoltaics in the Kamloops Equilibrium home and set up a private tour for Mark and I (your eco friend Terry). This home had many partners as you will see in the information below. The Equilibrium Dream Home in Kamloops […]

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