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.
Originally founded as a homestead in 1980 by Jack Gray and Mary Jo Wade, Winter Green Farm has grown to become a successful biodynamic farm in Oregon’s southern Willamette Valley. This profile of Winter Green Farm has been excerpted from "Planting A Future: Profiles from Oregon’s New Farm Movement."
Suggestions for what to have on hand - and handy - when you hear a storm is heading your way.
Keep your greenhouse above freezing during short cold periods without paying for a heater.
For decades, corporations have been able to skirt past being held accountable for any environmental irresponsibility, and that has helped propel us into a time where pollution is out of control, and our natural resources are at a constant decline. Raising the standards for these faceless corporations is becoming evermore necessary.
Why spend hundreds of dollars on a readymade bicycle cargo trailer when you can build one yourself? Portland Pedalworks keeps the project easy and inexpensive in this how-to video.
Car sharing is becoming more popular in the United States, and is a greener method of transportation.
Good news for businesses! An Oregon report shows cyclists and walkers spend more than motorists.
An index of previous posts that have referenced green products. These posts have covered building- and home-related products, as well as chocolates, books, and other types of goods. Many of the products mentioned in these posts would make good gifts.
A "how to" for building a hoop-style greenhouse using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting.
Ordering bees in January doesn't seem to make sense, until you understand that April is the cruelest month. Plus, if you order bees in January, and then you don't need them - that's just a reason to celebrate! Order early!
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list — all under $50!
GO Home, built by architecture and construction firm G•O Logic LLC, received the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) 2011 LEED for Homes Project of the Year Award.
In Simran Sethi's final post, she describes her philosophy on sustainability.
Home energy management, electric cars and solar gadgets take starring roles at consumer electronics industry’s biggest trade show.
Simran Sethi explains how the green faith movement can provide common ground among different groups.
Building housing projects in developing regions is extremely rewarding, but also quite challenging. It’s prudent to draw ideas from as many resources as possible to improve the process. The following guidelines have proven effective.
I am especially concerned with the electricity hogs that keep us burning coal.
Simran Sethi reflects on her first summer of yard-care and gardening.
Simran Sethi learns how to compost the right way and explores her composting options.
Simran Sethi enjoys the fruits of late summer at a local farm dinner.