Green Homes

The ins and outs of green construction and natural building, with specifics on solar design, home insulation and more.

A Roundup of 24 Eco-Friendly Patio-Decor Ideas

By Sommer Poquette

It's never too early to think spring. And it's a good time now to plan for an eco-friendly patio by thinking about how household items can be smartly repurposed and upcycled into useful patio décor.


Make 9-Volt Batteries Last as Long as Possible

By Derek Purdy

Here’s how to use every last drop of charge from 9-volt smoke detector batteries.


Window Treatments for Saving Energy in Your Home

By Sommer Poquette

Windows can be responsible for up to 40 percent of heat loss in a home. One way to achieve both cost savings and energy savings is by installing the right window treatments.


Icicles: How We Stopped Them and the Heat Loss that Caused Them, Part 2

By Adam D. Bearup

Most ice build up on roofs in the winter time are caused by specific circumstances. This project that we just completed had ice build up from the day it was built. Although the builder did a good job of insulating, he missed one key element, which you will read about here.


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Sustainable Flooring Options

By Kari Klaus

How to choose a sustainable flooring product. Review of sustainable flooring used over time and links to more material choices.


Water Catchment on the Suburban Frontier

By Jan Spencer

Catching and storing rainwater is one of the most important tasks on the suburban frontier for "green preparedness." It's a great way to build "home economics" and connect more closely with taking care of basic needs.


Just How Green is Green Building Anyway?

By James White

Some businesses toss around the word "green" to be hip and fit, but the question is just how green are their products and buildings anyways? Let's take a closer look.


The Earth Shelter

By Douglas Stevenson

The "Earth Shelter" at The Farm Community in Tennessee combines the geothermal properties of the earth with solar design to produce a very energy efficient home.




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MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Sept. 15-17, 2017
Seven Springs, PA.

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!

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