Green Homes

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

How to Make Air Conditioning More Energy Efficient

By Ruth Barton

As demand for air conditioning continues to increase, discover how to reduce the impact it has on the environment.

'Build It with Bales' Offers Instruction on Building Straw Bale Homes

By Alec Weaver

Learn how to build a straw bale home by downloading this free guide.

'Tiny Homes on the Move' Showcases the Nomadic Lifestyle

By Alec Weaver

Shelter Publications’ new book has all manner of roaming, tiny dwellings to spark your inner wanderlust.

Induction Cooking On the Cheap

By Jennifer Tuohy

Considering induction cooking as an eco-friendly alternative to cooking with electricity? Can’t begin to contemplate spending $3,000 on a stove? This article will run down how you can integrate the hottest new tech in cooking into your kitchen without winning the lottery.


The Recycled Log Cabin

By Douglas Stevenson

I love my two-story log cabin, which combines recycled and an array of green building materials.

'Staycations' in the USA: Impact on the Environment

By Ruth Barton

This article explores the nature of the staycation, if it is indeed a greener option and ways to vacation in a more eco-friendly manner.

Buildings that Pass the Test of Time

By Paula Baker-Laporte

Building Biology advises us to look for a successful history of use when choosing building materials but in our ever changing product-based building environment we seldom have the luxury of evaluating track record. This becomes quickly apparent when vetting new products for client’s homes. I recently called a major manufacturer to find out what was in a new product developed to prevent mold growth on framing lumber.

Compost Tea

By Ron Ferrell

A basic recipe for making compost tea.

Crowd at Seven Springs 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!