Ask Umbra: Is there such thing as an eco-friendly cellphone? Send your question to Umbra! Q. Have you thought about doing a review of cellphones for environmentalists? I’d love to know a) what the environmental impact is, and b) which phone does the least damage in terms of both materials and energy use. Peter W. Amazingly Functional 136 Sq. Ft. Molecule Tiny Home on Wheels on November 4, 2013 If you already haven’t seen this 136 sq. ft. Molecule Tiny Home you’re in for a treat. To me, it’s one of the best designed and best built little houses on wheels out there. And it’s their 5th design and build. At 8’x17′ it’s one of their smallest, too. blog - French farmhouse free to the right low-impacter << read other blog articles Posted: Sep 6, 2014, by Dave Darby of LILI LATEST NEWS: We've been swamped with applications - over 200 in the first couple of days.
About Permaculture » Holmgren Permaculture Design for Sustainable Living The Origin of Permaculture Permaculture is a word originally coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the mid 1970′s to describe an “integrated, evolving system of perennial or self-perpetuating plant and animal species useful to man” Mollison, B. and Holmgren, D. Permaculture One published by Corgi 1978 and since published in 7 languages (now out of print) What is permaculture? A more current definition of permaculture, which reflects the expansion of focus implicit in Permaculture One, is ‘Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy for provision of local needs.
Heat Your Room For 15 Cents a Day a href=” target=”_blank”>Natural Cures Not Medicine The following video shows us an ingenious way to heat a whole room for under 15 cents or possibly even cheaper if you find cheaper candles or maybe larger ones. It’s simple, here’s what you need: Small candles such as the ones seen is the video which are found at IkeaA metal cake panTwo clay planter pots, one smaller than the otherA lighter to light the candles
Biking is the best way to get somewhere fast while getting in shape One of the fringe benefits of living car-free is that you end up exercising more, as a matter of course, as you bike to work or sprint to the bus stop as you see the last, late bus coming around the bend. But say you wanted to up your game, burning the most calories possible while getting around. What mode should you choose? Man Turns his Toyota Echo into Stealthy Micro RV for Car Camping This Toyota Echo Turned into Stealthy Micro RV for Car Camping is a guest post by an anonymous reader – submit yours here! Have you ever thought of converting your car into a stealthy car camper so you can easily sleep in it while traveling without being noticed? This way you don’t have to spend so much extra money and time getting in and out of hotels while you try to get somewhere. So I wanted to show you what I’ve been working on for the last few days. Of course it’s considerably smaller than your average tiny house so I’m not sure if you’re still with me but even if you’re not…
The Super Sustainable Mass Heaters Rocket Mass Heaters A rocket mass heater is a clean burning, high performance burner usually put together using a majority of recycled and/or natural materials, such as cob. Owners claim an 80-90% reduction in wood usage compared to heating the same space with a metal wood stove. MittiCool How to use : This Mittiool water filter has two chambers. You have to fill water in the upper chamber. It can take 10 litres of water. The filtered water will automatically flow to the lower chamber. You can use the tap for disposal of drinking water.
Fences – sustainable, durable and beautiful In Mending Wall, poet Robert Frost decries the saying that “Good fences make good neighbours”. It’s a beautiful piece of writing but I feel the saying has great relevance in an urban setting. Fences do help define the boundaries between public and private, yours and mine. But all too often, those same fences are drab and dreary and even, sometimes, an absolute eyesore. If you’re tired of your old paling fence you might find some inspiration here… Here’s a great bit of fun!