Green Living

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

SunRay Kelley’s Two-Story Treehouse in the Woods

By Lloyd Kahn, Shelter Publications

The structure of the treehouse is a two-story wooden yurt with the roof supported by a web of small branches and spiraling cedar boards. Like most of what SunRay does, his formula for natural building flies in the face of any mechanical, technical approach. He prefers his buildings to feel as if they grew there.

How to Make Your Home-Based Business Greener

By Jennifer Tuohy

Implementing a “Green Policy” is just as important for a home-based business as a company and there are simple and easy ways to do it. Here are some steps you can take and policies you can implement to make your home-based business a green one.

Greening A Neighborhood Planning Process

By Jan Spencer

Our neighborhood has an unprecedented opportunity to work with the city for creating a new neighborhood plan that can put permaculture type green and resilient ideas and actions out to a far wider audience. This neighborhood plan can guide how the neighborhood evolves over the next 20 years in terms of transportation, land use, economic development, open space, public participation and resilience.

Rural Intentional Communities

By Diana Leafe Christian

Learn more about rural intentional communities with this guide.


Busting Myths about Community Living

By Diana Leafe Christian

Get the answers to common questions about living in an intentional community.

Moving House, The Green Way

By Anna Twitto

Moving is an opportunity to declutter and recycle.

Avoiding Plastic When Grocery Shopping

By Chantal Plamondon and Jay Sinha

Learn how to go grocery shopping and stock your kitchen without buying any plastic products.

Conserving Water in an Emergency

By Bernie Carr

In case of an emergency, use these methods of water conservation to save water in your home.

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