I Went Back to the Land to Feed My Family All photographs by Eric Michael Johnson for The New York Times The author cuts Swiss chard and basil from her Brooklyn garden for the night's frittata. I’M not interested in being hip or a hippie. BumpTop demo from TED2007, now on TED Anand Agarawala presents BumpTop, a fresh user interface that takes the usual desktop metaphor to a glorious, 3D extreme. In this physics-driven universe, important files finally get the weight they deserve via an oddly satisfying resizing feature, and the drudgery of file organization becomes a freewheeling playground full of crumpled documents and clipping-covered “walls.” Worried your laptop’s desktop will descend into the same disorder as its coffee-mug-strewn real-life equivalent? Fear not: BumpTop has a snappy solution for that messy problem, too.(Recorded March 2007 in Monterey, CA.
How Big a Backyard Would You Need to Live Off the Land? posted by Dave Llorens on January 4th, 2011 What’s One Block Off the Grid? One Block Off the Grid makes it easier and more affordable for homeowners to go solar by negotiating great solar deals on their behalf. Since 2008, One Block Off the Grid has hosted hundreds of deals on solar in over 40 U.S. states and helped thousands of homeowners go solar. How to have a Green Christmas Each year, 50 million Christmas trees are purchased in the U.S. Of those, about 30 million go to the landfill. And added to this is the carbon cost in transporting all these trees to the landfill. Much of the environmental costs associated with the holidays can be reduced by simple awareness and some pre-planning. • Reuse or recycle gift packing materials Bubble wrap can be stored for reuse, or recycled.
UndergroundHouse : Underground House The Purpose of this Group is to bring together as much information as possible for the building of an Underground / Earth Sheltered (ES) House that will be Self Heating / Cooling, Off Grid & Food Self Sufficient. There are two main objections to ES houses, which is that they are Dark & Damp, I intend to overcome these by: 1. Building a Back Yard Patio, conceived by Mike Oehler, onto the rear of the house, allowing in natural light, with the advantage of deflecting water away & to the sides into the underground drains. & 2.
Newspaper, Plastic Bags, Dog Hair Yarn April 23rd, 2009 Email 25 users recommend Recycle newspaper into yarn. BioChar « carbonsync.ca - Carbon-neutral Christmas trees! CarbonSync™ specially converts tree waste into biochar, an environmentally friendly soil amendment that sequesters carbon. Enduring carbon sequestration CarbonSync™ biochar returns atmospheric carbon into a rich material that improves soil. How to Make Your Own Recycled Paper Recycled paper can be made from old newspaper, following the instructions below. Recycling paper uses cellulose (plant fibers) over and over again, it uses less electricity, less water, a lot less pollution, and it saves trees from being cut down! You will need: a food processor or an old blender an electric iron an old wire hanger an old pair of panty hose newspaper or other paper, torn into 2-inch squares white glue water an insect screen or strainer (optional) food coloring (optional) a big sink or tub filled with 4 inches of water Make sure you have a place to work where you can make a big mess! Step One: Make a frame out of the coat hanger. You'll need a frame for each piece of paper you make.
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Making Fused Plastic March 12th, 2013 I’ve been wanting to experiment with fused plastic for ages so what better place to try it out than here on Tutorial Tuesday and share my experiences with you. I’ve got lots of plastic bags stored in the kitchen from a few online supermarket deliveries we’ve done since Milo was born and I’ve just never got round to taking them back to the supermarkets for recycling. Nature imposes the real bottom line The Biosphère of Environment Canada in Montreal. (Credit: Harry Palmer via Flickr.) By David Suzuki with Faisal Moola In December, Canadian specialty TV channel Business News Network interviewed me about the climate summit in Copenhagen.
How To Unravel A Sweater To Recycle Yarn This is the sweater we will be unraveling. Turn your sweater inside-out, grab a pair of sharp scissors and let's get started! There are good seams and bad seams. This is an example of a good seam. It looks like two tiny braids side-by-side. How to Make Your Own Cat Toys 101: Turn a Toilet Paper Roll Into a Ball of Fun How to make cat toys from a toilet paper roll I’ve been making cat toys for Furball since he was a wee kitten, almost 10 years ago. I can’t believe my cat is almost a decade old.
Keep Your Teeth Clean Without A Toothbrush Or Paste In a world without a dentist, you know that keeping your teeth clean and cavity-free is an extremely important part of your overall hygiene. Many people stockpile toothbrushes and toothpaste, or seek out recipes for toothpaste that can be made out of more natural ingredients like baking soda. The problem with these methods is that eventually the materials needed run out. Baking soda doesn’t grow on trees, after all, and once your toothpaste is gone your brushing will be much less effective.