Green Homes

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

7 Tips for Living Large in a Tiny House

By Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton

Living in a tiny house is good for the environment and for the wallet, but requires a lifestyle shift for the inhabitants.


Transforming a Suburban Property: Removing a Driveway

By Jan Spencer

Taking out a driveway and reclaiming automobile space can be one of the most rewarding projects on the suburban frontier. Replacing it with a walnut tree, blackberries and a storage shed with edible landscaping over the roof is even better.


Is Your Home Safe from Radon?

By James White

Learn about the dangers of radon in the home and what can be done about it.


Fuel Your Fire with Dried Citrus Peels

By John Atwell

How convenient that citrus is a winter fruit! Their peels, when dried, make great kindling for your fire.


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Build a Greener Future with Earth-Sheltered Homes

By James White

Learn about the different types of earth-sheltered homes and why you should consider digging in the ground to find your next residence.


8 Steps to Cut Out Wasted Energy in the Kitchen

By Jennifer Tuohy

If you are looking to make your home more eco-friendly, there is no better place to start than in the kitchen. Here are 8 simple ways to save energy in the kitchen.


Transforming A Suburban Property: Early Projects

By Jan Spencer

Transforming this suburban property has been one of the most satisfying and creative adventures in my life. No need to go anywhere. Making big changes was the plan from the beginning, 15 years ago, when I bought this quarter-acre property with a modest 1,100-square-foot mid-fifties suburban house. If I reincarnated as a house and suburban property, this would be it.


Evaluating the Best Options for Energy-Efficient Cooking

By Jennifer Tuohy

Although cooking is not as big of an energy-drain in the home as other things, there are still ways to do it in an energy-efficient way. This article describes some of the best ways to cook sustainably.




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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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