Water conservation, even in the land of 10,000 lakes

Water conservation saves a ton of resources and electricity even in areas with abundant sources of water, so it is a good idea to be careful in your water use wherever you live.

How to stay cool in the summer without air conditioning

Here are some things that I learned from my grandmother (who never had air conditioning in her Dover, PA house) and during 6 years living without AC at home in Ithaca, NY.

DIY Micro Aquaponics

This aquaponics set-up is the most basic sort: a passive system where the plants’ roots are constantly bathed in liquid rather than pumping water to the roots.

Building an inexpensive low tunnel

This year we decided to experiment with building a low tunnel in our community garden plot. The design parameters were 1) something inexpensive and 2) something with components that could be easily stored in our apartment during the off-season.

5 Sustainability Resources Your Town Needs

My spouse and I just moved from Ithaca, NY to St. Paul, MN. I had known leading up to our move to Ithaca that it was a hippy Mecca, but we’ve been pleasantly surprised to learn about the forward-thinking resources in the Twin Cities.

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