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Update

00   The monsoon season has finally started, we get some rain once or twice a day, I haven’t had to water my garden in about 4 days (woo hoo!). Today has been mostly cloudy, but it hasn’t rained yet. The … Continued

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Grow your own food, make your own fuel

Off-grid has been covering the Dervaes family’s eco lifestyle in Pasadena for years. Now the family is becoming famous – they are California’s leading off-grid ambassadors.

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Six ways to save the planet

Nicholas Stern is pushing a six point plan to tackle climate change. If it is not adopted within a year, the cost to western economies could be enormous he thinks.

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Mountain Man Bob

00   You might be a mountain man if you look like this: Rather handsome I’d say, and pretty handy around the house too! :)

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Tide comes in

Green Oscars ceremony top award goes to new ultra-efficient wood burner for third world poor

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Buying Food On Line

00   I’ve been thinking a lot about food, the availability of it now, and in the future. While I am able to get it relatively easy right now, that may not be the case in the future. And as much … Continued

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Cheap Water Filter for Everyone

00   The Australian National University (ANU) scientist Tony Flynn has developed a process to create water filters from commonly available materials. The materials need to also be fired, which can be done without a kiln or other western technology, by … Continued

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I resign from eco-committee

00    Eco-town Minister 3rd from left The UK administration’s plans for new eco-towns are increasingly threadbare, and Labour ministers are rowing back from earlier commitments. As reported in The London Times, I am therefore resigning from the committee which … Continued